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07
May

Students’ Union AGM Ideas Ranking complete

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Last week gave students the chance to vote on which ideas they’d like to see discussed at the upcoming SUSU

AGM. From banning Sabbatical Officers from rerunning to pitching the idea of keeping a SUSU kitten (and lion!)

almost 30 suggestions were made, giving students and trustees plenty to talk about at the general meeting. The

AGM will see the discussion of these student-submitted policies and the election of the Chair of Union Council.

The AGM will also see the approval of this year’s annual report, Trustees Report and a list of the Union’s

affiliations. Final policies reflecting the most … Read the rest

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10
Apr

SUSU run job shop to increase part-time employment opportunities for students

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Continuing the campaign to end student poverty Union President David Gilani and VP Welfare Officer Beckie Thomas proposed the opening of a SUSU Job Shop.

Similar to the newly-opened Lettings Agency, this new addition to the Union’s services aims to help students to find part-time work in reputable companies as well as with SUSU and the University of Southampton itself (where possible), so that financial difficulties do not hold

students back from getting an education.

It has been proposed that the Union should prioritise advertising jobs from companies with ethical employment practices based on criteria identified by the SUSU

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08
Apr

Local MPs and City Council joins SUSU in lobbying against Lettings Agencies

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Following the ongoing “Vent About Your Rent” survey, devised by Union President David Gilani: for students to name-and-shame their lettings agency or landlord so as to identify Southampton’s 10 worst lettings agencies, the Union launched the infamous “Don’t Rush” campaign urging students not to hasten to sign housing contracts.

The campaign and survey were developed as a result of students decrying a range of issues with their student accommodation or landlord every year. So far, the survey and “Don’t Rush” campaign has reached over

60,000 students over social media, with media attention increasing since some local MPs and Councillors joined … Read the rest

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08
Apr

SURGE Radio to attend National Student Radio Conference

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From 7 – 9 April, Newcastle University will play host to the National Student Radio (NSR) Conference 2014. Each year the conference is hosted by a different participating university’s radio station and NSR has seen the number of student broadcasters increasing year after year. This exciting three-day excursion is open to student broadcasters and presenters at the University of Southampton to hear from industry professionals and widen

their broadcasting experience. Speakers last year included representatives from the BBC, Bauer, Folded Wing, Orion Media and Global Radio to name but a few, so the conference is guaranteed to provide a unique … Read the rest

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