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David Gilani
"Hello everyone, my name is David and I’m your Union President. SUSU is here to make sure that you can get the most out of your time here at Southampton. The Union is run by students, which means that you can represent students on your course, you can lead any of the 300+ student groups we have, you can vote to decide who should run the Union or you can run to lead it yourself. This is your student experience, your Union, and I’m here to make sure that it is as good as can possibly be"
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My final goodbyes to SUSU

24 June 2014 » 4 Comments

After a whole year as your SUSU President, another as VP Communications, another as Surge Radio Station Manager, another as Surge Programme Controller, and one as a keeno Fresher… it’s FINALLY time for me to leave SUSU. I’ve had an amazing time as President working to help improve the lives of students at this University, […]

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Finding more jobs for students

03 June 2014 » No Comments

SUSU is researching  into the creation of a ‘Job Shop’ to find part-time work opportunities for more of our students. As you should all know by now, I believe that finances should never be a barrier to education, yet more and more it seems to be that way. Maintenance loans now barely cover your accommodation costs, […]

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What’s been given out at the Innovations Fund?

30 May 2014 » No Comments

Earlier this year, at the Trustee Board, SUSU put aside £25,000 to help fund exciting new projects / activities that could help benefit of our students. This blog goes through the four projects so far that we have funded. A SUSUPA Dance Trophy Cabinet – £550 Sammi Gardiner the Performing Arts Dance Rep said: “SUSUPA Dance […]

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Another increase of £3 million in bursaries!

27 May 2014 » No Comments

I’m overwhelmed and delighted to announce that thanks to lobbying efforts on behalf of SUSU, in the academic year 2014/15, students could receive over £5 million in bursaries! A possible increase of over £3 million on this year, which was already a large increase on previous years! This is a huge step forward towards ensuring that […]

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Oli’s decision and next year

22 May 2014 » 2 Comments

As you might have heard this afternoon, Oli Coles, our Vice President Student Communities has made the decision to not take up his second year in office. As Union President, I feel that it’s important to explain what this will mean for SUSU next year. It’s incredibly tough to make a decision of this magnitude; this […]

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Launch of ‘£s back to you’ Campaign

19 May 2014 » No Comments

When students spend more money in SUSU’s commerical services, your union is able to invest more back in the areas that directly benefit students. This year we’ve seen an increase in turnover for our commercial areas of roughly £150,000 – this is due to more students using SUSU’s facilities on a day-to-day basis. At the start […]

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Nominate a friend for the Grad Ball Awards

17 May 2014 » No Comments

The SUSU Graduation Ball is fast approaching with the special night set for 9th June – and for the first time ever, we’re introducing the Grad Ball Awards! With six categories, we want to be able to celebrate some of your best moments and memories from your time at Southampton. So nominate either yourself or […]

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Rank your AGM Ideas!

30 April 2014 » No Comments

We’ve had a stunning response to our call for ideas for discussion at the SUSU Annual General Meeting on Wed 14th May – we’ve had almost 30 different suggestions come in! You can now rank which ideas  you’d most like to see discussed, and we’ll then work with students to turn the most popular ideas […]

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£2 million going directly to students’ pockets!

04 April 2014 » No Comments

The University and SUSU have made a great step towards financially supporting students who need it most, by putting £2.2 million of bursaries into students pockets this year! … and there’s room to double that for future years! Each year, SUSU gets to work with some fantastic staff over at the University of Southampton to […]

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Still Looking for a Grad Ball ticket?

31 March 2014 » 12 Comments

Are you still interested in picking up a ticket for the 2014 Graduation Ball? If so, here’s your chance! If not, try this. This year, Grad Ball tickets flew off the internet shelves, out-selling targets with over 100 more tickets than previous years and in 1/5 of the time! General release of sales closed on Sunday […]

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