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10
Apr

Meet the student behind Medicine Faculty’s new consent workshops

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Content warning: mentions of rape. 

After feeling uninformed of the support available to her at university, fourth-year student, Sarah teamed up with SUSU, SCA Society and MedSoc to introduce new consent workshops to the Faculty of Medicine.

“Unfortunately, during my years of university, I have been raped. When this happened, I felt alone and uninformed of the support available at university. I felt that educational systems had failed to educate my colleague on what consent means and how it applies to our lives,” says Sarah.

“I’ve now been able to find support at the Enabling Services which have allowed me

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10
Oct

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.1: World Mental Health Day

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do. Read the rest

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17
Jan

Shoebox Appeal: How your donations have helped

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Throughout December 2017 we ran our annual Shoe Box Appeal in association with our Homed society. We received a fantastic 53 boxes of essential items, toiletries and gifts, which were donated to Two Saints Day Centre, an organisation who support the homeless in Southampton.

You may wonder exactly how our donations contribute to the important work Two Saints carries out. We were thrilled to receive a thank you letter from the team at Two Saints Day Centre:

“As an organisation we are always grateful to receive donations, especially clothing, food, toiletries, shoes and of course financial. It goes without … Read the rest

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11
Jan

You Are More Than Your Studies…

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Remember, you are more than your studies. As the Semester One exam period is fast approaching, we’re pleased to announce the return of the Union’s You Are More Than campaign, supporting each and every student with a range of study spaces in the Union, events and activities. It’s important to take a break and relax away from your exams, assignments and hand-ins.

Study Spaces within the Union

  • The Cafe and Bar 2 (both in Building 42) will be open for studying during normal Union opening hours
  • Meeting Room 5 (Building 42, Level 2) and Meeting Room 7 (Building 40, Level
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28
Nov

Humans of SUSU: Men’s Health Month

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November is Men’s Health Month; we have met with students to discuss the stigma often attached to physical and mental health problems in men, and consider how we can tackle this. We spoke to Alastair about coping with depression whilst at university:

“I came to university much like any other student: excited about what seemed an endless array of possibilities.  My first year passed quickly, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.  Then, during my second year a number of factors aligned and I began to feel depressed.  Depression is one of those things that, once you’ve had it once, you … Read the rest

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05
Jan

Welfare Packs: A Little Gift For You

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The Christmas holidays may be nearly over, but there’s no need to feel the January blues. As a little extra, we are giving away free Welfare Packs filled with goodies to our Halls Committees to help you survive the January study season. Whether you’re taking exams, submitting hand-ins and coursework or getting ready to go on placement, we’re here to support you. 
During the past week, our team have been joining Flora (Vice-President Student Communities) and Dan (Vice-President Engagement) to pack thousands of bags with surprises to get you through your next few deadlines. We don’t want to reveal all … Read the rest

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07
Aug

Tweet our leaders: Our Full-Time Officers Twitter Accounts

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Do you really know what our Full-Time Officers are doing day-to-day? To help you gain an insight into what our Officers get up to while you’re in lectures, they’ve launched their very own Twitter accounts. Ask them for progress on projects at the click of a button and get a chance to snoop into the world of University meetings and events planning, as it happens.

Follow Friday #FF

  • Union President – Alex Hovden @SotonPres
  • Vice-President Democracy & Creative Industries – Cameron Meldrum @SotonVPDCI
  • Vice-President Engagement – Dan Varley @SotonVPEngage
  • Vice-President Education – Elliot Grater @SotonVPEd
  • Vice-President Sports Development – Tom
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02
May

Let’s Talk about Sex!

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There we said it. Sex. It’s natural and completely normal, but people often find ourselves shying away from the subject when it’s mentioned. So to help offer you information about sexual health and consent and to give you body confidence, we will be running various events and activities during this Thursday 05 and Friday 06 May.

Here’s what you can look forward to:


Thursday 05 May

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THE BODY POSITIVE EXHIBITION

  • 09:00-17:00
  • Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union

The Body Positive is a free exhibition of photography that aims to promote body positivity, confidence and challenge negative portrayals of the human … Read the rest

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05
Apr

WSA: Meet the Winchester Student Committee

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Congratulations to Ryan Shannon (pictured), Bex Willis and Kezia Davies, who have been elected as your representatives in the new Winchester Student Committee for 2016-17.

Winchester Campus President – Bex Willis

Your Winchester Campus President for this year (2015-16) has been Ryan Notman-Watt. Ryan will continue in the position until the end of this academic year alongside Bex Willis, who will be learning the ropes to take over the position officially for 2016-17.

What does the Campus President do?

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28
Jan

#IWill Nominate Myself in the Spring Elections

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Nominations for the Spring Elections are open! Nominate yourself here.

Did you know?

  • Sabbatical positions are just that – if you are in the middle of your studies, you can take a year out to run for a position and then resume your work afterwards.
  • We have Full-Time (Sabbatical) positions, but we also have lots of part-time positions available for you to take part in.

Here’s a bit more about our Full-Time roles. You can find out more here.

Elections FB-01 Elections FB-02 Elections FB-03 Elections FB-04 Elections FB-05 Elections FB-06

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