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19
Nov

Emily Dawes to stand down as Union President

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Emily Dawes has announced that she is to stand down from her role as Union President with immediate effect.

 

Emily commented:

“After careful consideration I’ve decided that it’s best if I step down from my role.

I sincerely apologise for the offence and disrespect caused by my earlier comments, which were misinformed.  I acted impulsively and as such fully accept how careless and hurtful my words were.

I’ve had a wonderful time as President and am sad to be leaving.  All my thanks go to everyone who has supported me throughout my Presidency, and I wish the team and Read the rest

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11
Oct

International Day of the Girl: Feminist Society

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 Today is International Day of the Girl, an observance day declared by the United Nations, which aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. 

In recent years there seems to be an overload of national awareness days and we’re definitely guilty of jumping on almost every single one, (did you see our blog post for #NationalCupcakeWeek BTW?). While some make fun posts for social media, they can be also be great tool in getting conversations started. We used this opportunity to sit down withRead the rest

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31
Jul

National Student Survey Results 2018

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The results are in for The National Student Survey 2018. We are excited to announce that the University of Southampton Students’ Union student satisfaction rate for academic representation has risen by over 7% to 50.9%.

This is great news and we are pleased to see our hard work during the 2017/18 academic year has had a positive impact on the overall student experience at Southampton.

This year we trained over 200 Academic Representatives and acted on over 270 student ideas and suggestions through our You Make Change platform, including improving services in the library and creating new study spaces at … Read the rest

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06
Apr

Surge Radio’s News Team win ‘Team of the Year’!

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Huge congratulations to Surge Radio’s News Team who took home the award for ‘Team of The Year’ in the I Love Student Radio Awards yesterday, after being selected by various judges within the radio industry!

The I Love Student Radio Awards is an annual event which takes place at the National Student Radio Conference, and is a time to celebrate the successes of student radio stations nationwide. The ‘Team of the Year’ award was a brand new one for this year’s ceremony and was very well deserved. This award recognises the efforts of a particular area of a radio station. … Read the rest

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27
Mar

Society Spotlight: Volleyball

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We recently met up with the following members of the Volleyball Club (SUVC) to find out more about what they get up to: Matt, club President, (joined Men’s 1st Team, joined 2 years ago), Phoebe, Higher Education Volleyball Officer, (joined Women’s 1st Team, joined 2 years ago), Christina (Women’s 1st Team, joined in her second semester 2 years ago), Coco (Women’s 1st Team, joined since the start of this academic year), Owen (Men’s 1st Team, joined at the start of the academic year) and Brendan (joined 2nd Team last year, advanced to Men’s 1… Read the rest

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13
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: Erasmus Park Halls President

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We’ve introduced you to our WSA Campus President, International Officer and Welfare Officer, and now it’s time to find out more about Jake, the Erasmus Park Halls President.

What are you studying and what year are you in?

I’m currently studying Fine Art and this is my very first year over at WSA.

What are you most looking forward to about being the Erasmus Park Halls President? What is your main aim?

Well, my main aim will be to keep our students in the loop with everything happening at WSA. I’m a very social person and always willing … Read the rest

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10
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: Welfare Officer

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It’s time to chat to our WSA Welfare Office, Sam. Let’s find out her favourite place in Winchester and more in the Q&A below…

What do you study and what year are you in?

I study Games Design and Art, and currently I am in my third year.

What is your main aim being Welfare Officer?

If I am honest, I want to be that very loud voice (apparently us northerners are loud? I mean I know I can be, but I’m honestly not loud often and without reason!) for the people who don’t feel like they can speak … Read the rest

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09
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: International Officer

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In our blog post earlier today, we found out more about Venny, our WSA Campus President. Now it’s time to see what our WSA International Officer, Bridgett, had to say.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I study Fashion Marketing and I’m in my second year.

What are you most excited about as International Officer?

I’m looking forward to ensuring that international students feel included and welcome in the Student’s Union. I hope to assure that proper information regarding the British education system is passed along to students so they feel comfortable in their studies.… Read the rest

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09
Nov

Meet the WSA Committee: WSA Campus President

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As you know from our blog post yesterday, we have recently welcomed two brand new members to the WSA Committee 2017/18. We chatted to all six members of the committee to help you get to know them a little better, and put a face to a name. First up, let’s meet Venezia (or Venny as she likes to be called) who was elected as our new WSA Campus President in the Autumn Elections this year.

What do you study and what year are you in?

I’m a second year Games Design and Art student.

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29
Jun

Grad Ball 2017: A Night We’ll Never Forget!

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Our annual Graduation Ball was held on Saturday 10 June and it was fantastic to see hundreds of you suited and booted as we came together to celebrate the end of an era.

As we’re sure you’ve seen from the photos we posted on our Facebook page, we transformed the Union to fit in with this year’s Eden Project theme and there were 6 different venues which offered a whole range of exciting live entertainment. This included performances from rock band Don Broco, singer-songwriter Hannah Trigwell, and DJs Tom Zanetti & KO Kane. There was also a Shisha Garden, … Read the rest

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