When’s the referendum going to be?

» 26 May 2016 » 7 Comments

After a lengthy discussion this morning, Democracy Zone Committee have decided that the rebrand referendum will be held at the start of the next academic year. Under the Rules, Democracy Zone Committee is responsible for the conduct and timing of all referendums. The Committee had two choices: either hold it next week, or at the […]

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Petition: To Referendum or Not To Referendum?

» 24 May 2016 » 2 Comments

  I’ve been on the redbrick this afternoon, giving out free pizza and talking to students about their thoughts on democracy and elections, and a few people asked me what I, as VP of Democracy, thought about the prospect of a referendum. Quite honestly, I’m torn! Obviously I really value the democratic principles of a […]

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Shift Your Stuff 2016

» 24 May 2016 » No Comments

Shift Your Stuff is back for a second year, helping you to give your unwanted items a new home when you move out. We’ve all been there, moving out of your house and having loads of stuff you just can’t take with you. Instead of going to waste or disrupting the community, we want to […]

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Sports Zone Conference 2016

» 23 May 2016 » No Comments

On Friday 3rd June, the Sports Zone Conference will be taking place in Building 54, Room 4011 from 5 – 7 pm Here we will be giving the new club committees some essential information about the running of their clubs (how to apply for funding and block bookings etc) and electing people into the roles on Athletic Union […]

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Let us know when you want to graduate

» 23 May 2016 » 4 Comments

Earlier this year I released a survey to find out if you want to graduate in December. Some students are allowed to graduate in December, whereas others only get the option of graduating in July. You can read my previous blog here. At the Union’s AGM on Wednesday 11th June a policy was passed to […]

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Rebrand Week 1: Looking back!

» 20 May 2016 » 4 Comments

First, I want to thank you all for being so patient with me this week. As with most things I’ve done this year as a Sabb, this has been an enormous learning curve, and I’d like to thank you all who have made your points calmly and clearly and given me a chance to engage […]

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PGRs who Teach – results!

» 19 May 2016 » No Comments

I can now, very proudly, present the results of the survey we deployed in March/April. I will hold my hands up and apologise that it is a month later than intended and here is the reason: originally we were intending to present the university-wide results outlining both quantitative and qualitative responses, which we were all […]

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Supporting our Trans Students

» 19 May 2016 » 1 Comment

Every student should feel welcomed, comfortable and supported at University. After some recent media attention I wanted to talk about the Union’s position and the changes we’ve made. Over the last few weeks a number of media outlets picked up our Improving Trans Inclusion policy that passed at the Annual General Meeting in 2014, focusing […]

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Let’s talk about the rebrand.

» 16 May 2016 » 14 Comments

At the moment, we’re part-way through the exciting launch of our new brand. We’ve run a huge survey (2,500 of you took part) and held lots of consultation sessions. We’ve kept Union Council – made up of 45+ of your elected reps – updated all along the way, and they unanimously picked the “Union Southampton” […]

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Industrial Action and the Students’ Union’s stance

» 13 May 2016 » No Comments

On Thursday 12th May, the Education Zone Committee (which consists of the elected Faculty Officers, Student Groups Rep, Postgraduate Research Officer, Postgraduate Taught Officer, VP Welfare, Union President and VP Education) had a meeting to discuss the upcoming Industrial Action (25th and 26th May) proposed by the University and College Union (UCU) and to decide […]

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