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Student Leader Elections: The Winners!

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Congratulations to all the students elected in our recent Student Leader Elections, and thank you to everyone who voted. Your winners are:

RAG President: Zoe Chapple

Surge Radio Station Manager: Will Hough

SUSUtv Station Manager: Byron Kellett

The Edge Editor: Sam Pegg

Wessex Scene Editor: Emily Dennis

Find out how you can get involved with student Elections and democracy: Student Voice.

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Student Leader Elections: Vote Now!

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Who should be the next leaders of student fundraising and student media at SUSU? Voting will open from 9am on Wednesday 17th March and you can vote for who you think should fill the following positions:

Vote Now

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Student Leader Election 2021

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Want to be a magazine editor, TV or radio station manager or lead on student fundraising for charity? Use your student voice this year and become a Student Leader or Media Group Head!

Nominations are open for the following part time voluntary positions:

Nominations open Monday 08 March at 09:00, and you can nominate yourself here.  

Nominations close Monday 15 March at 16:00, with voting Wednesday 17 March 09:00 until Friday 19 March 16:00.… Read the rest

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Student Media Groups up for National Accolades

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It’s been a fantastic few weeks for our Student Media Groups who have been shortlisted or nominated for countless national awards:

Wessex Scene

Your campus news magazine has been shortlisted for three awards at the national Student Publication Awards:

Wessex Scene – Best Magazine Design

Charlotte Colombo – The Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment

Linnea Lagerstedt – The Billy Dowling-Reid Award for Outstanding Commitment

The Edge

Your campus entertainment magazine has also been shortlisted for three awards at the national Student Publication Awards:

The Edge – Best Specialist Publication

The Edge – Best Magazine Design

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Will you help the Wessex Scene fund a special issue?

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The Wessex Scene are raising money to print a special edition of their magazine titled ‘Poverty & Class’ and need your help to fund the costs of printing.

This special edition will raise awareness of how issues like class divisions and poverty impact people on a local, national and international scale. 

Currently they have raised £500 of their £800 goal, and need to reach £600 in order for all of the money that has already been donated to not be automatically refunded to donors.

You can donate to the fund here, there are scaled rewards for donating £10 or … Read the rest

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Wessex Scene Launch Monthly Newsletter

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Wessex Scene, the University’s oldest student publication, is launching a monthly newsletter for the next academic year.

The newsletter will include several segments including previews of upcoming issues, a ‘Section in Focus’, a ‘Contributor of the month’, details of upcoming events and an update on the progress of the editorial team and publication.

Charlotte, Editor-elect of Wessex Scene, says: “One of my main goals for the next 12 months is to improve engagement and communication between the editorial team and our wonderful contributors and readers. Wessex Scene wouldn’t exist without any of you, so I think it’s time we gave … Read the rest

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Clubs and Societies: Explained

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You’ve arrived at University of Southampton, and you want to try something new – but with 300+ societies offered here at the Students’ Union it can get a little confusing. Whether it’s our sustainability groups that spark your interest, charity societies or creative industries, there is a club or society for everyone! We’ve put together this handy guide of what to expect from at Bunfight on Wednesday 26 September, 2018…

Performing Arts

Performing Arts encompasses all of our performance societies. They fall into four categories: Theatrical, Dance, Music and Technical. There is no need to be a West … Read the rest

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Media Ball 2018 – the winners

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On Monday 07 May we celebrated another year of fantastic talent, hard work and dedication shown from our student media groups at the Media Ball 2018. This year the ball was held at the Southampton Harbour Hotel and was a very glamorous occasion!


Congratulations to all the students who received Media Ball 2018 Awards. A full list of winners is below:

Best News Coverage: Jake Willis and the Surge News Team

Best Interview: Lydia Pallot Union Election Candidate Interviews (SUSUtv)

Best Review: Sophie Jones’ Twin Peaks Review

Best Broadcast Feature: SUSUtv Fresher’s Coverage

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Student Media Teams Nominated for 12 National Awards

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Congratulations to the Union’s media teams who have recently been nominated in national awards ceremonies. Wessex Scene and The Edge have been nominated for five awards in the Student Publication Association Awards 2018, whilst Surge Radio have been nominated for seven I Love Student Radio Awards 2018. SUSUtv have also submitted their show reel entry for Best Freshers’ Content 2017/18 to the National Student Television Association Awards 2018.

Wessex Scene, our official student-run magazine, received SPA Award nominations for:

  • Best Interview – Alice Hearing’s interview with Jon Sopel
  • Best Feature – Linnea Lagerstead’s powerful piece
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The Student Film Festival 2017 Launches on Thursday

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The Student Film Festival returns to Union Films this Thursday.

The student-led event is set to begin at 18:00, featuring screenings from the sixteen shortlisted films at the black tie evening.

There are ten awards up for grabs including:

🎬 Best Film

🎬 Audience Award

🎬 Best Director

🎬 Best Editor

🎬 Best Cinematography

🎬 Best Actress

🎬 Best Actor

🎬 Best Music

🎬 Best Sound

🎬 Best Screenplay

The films will be judged by a panel of students and lecturers from the University’s Film Department including: Hollie Geraghty (Film Editor for The Edge), Ben Robins (Film graduate from the … Read the rest

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