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Rob
"Hi, I’m Rob – I’m your Vice-President Academic Affairs for 2010-11 and am here to ensure you get the best education possible. I’m able to do this through working with the Faculty Reps, School Presidents and Course Reps to represent you and campaign for you on issues like degree funding. I also work with the University on educational issues across all campuses."

Academic President by-election

01 June 2011 » No Comments

A couple of weeks ago we held the Academic President Elections, filling 12 of the 36 positions- congratulations to those elected! If you are interested in standing for one of the remaining positions, please come along to Union Council on Monday 13th June at 5pm in the Union cinema, where we will be holding by-elections […]

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Revision- Where & How?

16 May 2011 » 1 Comment

Its that dreaded time of year again when exams and deadlines are looming for all students. SUSU has opened up some space for students to use during the revision period in building 42. Bar 2 & 3 are avaliable for revision, with meeting room 2 (level 1, by the squash courts) avaliable from 8am until […]

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VOTE NOW IN THE ACADEMIC PRESIDENT ELECTIONS

10 May 2011 » No Comments

Voting is now open in the Academic President Elections! Go here to check out the candidates: http://www.susu.org/academic-president/candidates and here to vote: www.susu.org/vote If you are intersted in running for one of the unfilled positions please email me, my address is vpacademic@soton.ac.uk

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Could you be an Academic President?

19 April 2011 » 5 Comments

What is an Academic President? An Academic President is the senior Course Rep in their Academic Unit/Discipline Group. They are responsible for representing Students’ interests and concerns. Academic Presidents have previously been called School Presidents, but as the University has re-structured and abolished all-but-three Schools, the name has changed. This year’s School Presidents have been […]

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University Staff to Strike

22 March 2011 » No Comments

As you may have heard from the Wessex Scene, members of University staff affiliated to UCU are set to strike this coming Thursday (24th). Billy Fitzjohn (SUSU President) & I have been in dialogue with the Vice Chancellor to ensure that the effects of the strike are minimised for students. The University are unable to […]

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WiFi on campus- can’t find a signal?

14 March 2011 » 1 Comment

One of the most common suggestions that I get from students day-in day-out is that they can’t study effectively on campus because they simply cannot get a stable WiFi connection on their laptop.Whether you are studying in the Library, the SUSU buildings or in your respective departments, WiFi is often a limiting factor. So what […]

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Timetabling- how do we fit everything in?

07 March 2011 » 2 Comments

Timetabling is an issue that has been at the core of student concerns for the past few years. Increasing numbers of students have placed significant pressures on the University’s infrastructure, with teaching space not increasing at an equivalent rate. This has led to timetable clashes, restriction of module options, teaching outside of the regular 9am-6pm […]

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Assessment & feedback- where is the University going wrong?

14 February 2011 » 9 Comments

Assessment & feedback has been an ongoing issue for students in Southampton for a number of years now. Highlighted by comparatively low national student survey scores indicating poor student satisfaction, the University has undertaken a variety of methods to try to improve this. Policy was passed through University Senate in June 2010 to improve feedback […]

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What did you think about pre-booking Library desks?

10 February 2011 » No Comments

During the Semester 1 exam period Hartley Library ran a trial enabling students to pre-book a select number of desks for two-hour periods. I ran a survey to establish how the Student body felt about the trial, to which 114 students responded. The results are as follows: So what happens next? I will be taking […]

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Pre-booking Library desks- what do you think?

26 January 2011 » 11 Comments

During the semester 1 exam period Hartley Library offered the opportunity to pre-book desks for a period of 2 hours at a time. We want your feedback- did it make your Library experience better or worse? Please take two minutes to fill out our quick survey here.

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