Library Petting Zoo Grad Ball Exams



…Now that I’ve got your attention!

It’s Friday and it’s my turn to let you know what my priorities for the year are going to be. Exciting stuff!

The process of re-thinking, re-crafting (and remembering) our manifestos is one of the many things we’re all up to this summer. After much deliberation and plenty of debate, we have all picked the three areas that we think are essential to work on this year. I’m writing this blog so that you guys have the opportunity to reflect on my plans and tell me what you think. Is this plan a great shout? Is something else more important? Now is your chance to tell me before anything is set in stone, so let me know in the comments below, or drop me an email on

  • Mental Health

    … NOW!

– Work with external organisations and experts to deliver fantastic campaigns and workshops for students: let’s normalise mental health issues.

– Work with the university to attain better mental health resource, specifically focusing on the counselling service

– Provide mental health guidance and resource around high stress times, like exams.


  • Housing

– Fight for better student rights by working to create SUSU’s very own student-centric and ethical Letting Agency. This will guarantee the standard of housing is raised, long term.

– Target messages about housing rights and guidance heavily throughout the year, to ensure more students are savvy with their choices.

good ol’ Portswood!

  • Sustainable and Real Community Change

    Put your hands up for communities! (not Detroit)

– Work with external community groups to seek out projects that SUSU can get stuck into, with the aim of making a substantial impact in an organisation with under-privileged Southampton residents.

– Make SUSU’s community strategy sustainable and ambitious: is there a five year project students want to work on? Let’s think BIG!

– Improve Community Volunteering and address the need for SUSU staff, who will be able to help us achieve our goals in this area.



Now, these three goals are by no means exhaustive and I’ll be working on PLENTY more things beside. But not a bad place to start, huh?

Let me know what you think!

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7 Comments on "Library Petting Zoo Grad Ball Exams"

  1. Chloe
    10/08/2012 at 10:21 pm Permalink

    Fantastic marketing strategy, Chloe!

  2. Chloe
    10/08/2012 at 11:57 pm Permalink

    Love the title! 4 hours, 80 views, not bad 😉

    Looks like it should be an exciting year, and really glad the letting agency project is being picked back up again!

  3. Chloe
    13/08/2012 at 6:40 pm Permalink

    Yup, that is a great title!

    I echo what Oli says in that I’m really pleased that you are going to be working to create a letting agency! Will this goal also include the mention in your manifesto of ‘Automatic council tax exemption forms’?

    I also think it’s great that one of your goals is around mental health, an area I feel definitely needs it.

    Looks like it’s going to be a great year and I can’t wait to see some of this stuff in action!

  4. Chloe
    13/08/2012 at 6:51 pm Permalink

    Hiya Jade,

    I just spotted your comment on Sam’s blog about the letting agency – I’m sure he’ll answer too, but the reason it’s not on his aims list is because it’s on mine! We’ve had some discussions about it and we felt that it was more sensible for him to adopt some of my finance manifesto points and I adopt the letting agency. This makes sense, due to our remits and other goals.

    Stay tuned for more information about council tax, I’ll be blogging on it soon… 😉

    Chloe x

  5. Chloe
    13/08/2012 at 7:04 pm Permalink

    Thanks Chloe, I thought it would be something like that, fair reasoning.

    I look forward to this council tax blog!


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