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Student Taxi Scheme

» 21 December 2011 » 8 Comments

So a while ago I posted about the Student Taxi Scheme that we are implementing here at SUSU. This is going to start on Monday 30th January 2012. We’re running the scheme with Radio Taxis.  There will be a few simple steps for you to follow: 1. Phone Radio Taxis to book a cab and […]

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Got a question for the local police? They’re holding monthly surgeries here!

» 28 October 2011 » No Comments

Some of you may have seen my previous blog about Portswood Police Station shutting down.  Unfortunately this is going to happen, but not for a while yet. In light of this, SUSU and the Police have been working together to ensure that students can bring up any concerns they have. On the first Tuesday of […]

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Student Taxi Scheme – a new safety initiative

» 12 October 2011 » 4 Comments

Over the summer I have been working with the local police to create a scheme for The Student Taxi Scheme. It is a welfare scheme that ensures that you can get home safely even if you’ve lost your money. The scheme has been implemented in a number of other universities and has been very successful. […]

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Vice President Winchester & Sites: Electing A Replacement

» 12 October 2011 » 2 Comments

Last Monday Simon Protheroe, Vice President Winchester & Sites resigned from his post with immediate effect. You can read more about his decision in his blog post here. Myself, Sam (SUSU president) and the rest of the sabbatical team are putting in lots of extra hours to ensure that at least some of the work at […]

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Running for a Union Council Position – The very short guide.

» 03 October 2011 » No Comments

Thinking of getting involved in Union Council but not sure if it’s for you? Well here’s a quick guide. What is Union Council? Union Council is where the  important decisions of SUSU, your students’ union are made and its actions can affect every student. Its main job is to make policy which SUSU must put […]

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Moving in Weekend

» 24 September 2011 » No Comments

We’ve spent months and month preparing for the arrival of all of our new students, and now the day is finally here. This blog post will track what your team of Sabbaticals (the President and Vice Presidents of the Union) get up to during moving in weekend, and hopefully some of the people they meet. Keep […]

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Have you got something to say about the potential closures of local police stations?

» 12 September 2011 » 1 Comment

Tomorrow evening (Tuesday 13th September) between 7 and 9PM the Police are holding a very important public meeting to discuss local policing in Southampton. See the vlog below to find out more. The meeting will be held at St George’s Catholic School on Leaside Way, SO16 3DQ (just down the road from Bencraft Court Halls […]

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“Police Urge Landlords to Increase Security at Student Properties”

» 06 September 2011 » No Comments

In student housing there is sometimes a problem with crime with break-ins and thefts being more common. On Friday the police released a statement stating that they have “teamed up..[with] Southampton City Council’s Private Housing Team..to tackle the rising problem of burglaries to privately rented student homes” They are taking a number of measures to […]

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Card Charge Survey

» 23 August 2011 » 2 Comments

We’ve been working hard over the summer to look at ways we can save money across all of your commercial outlets to ensure that there is more money available for to put into the activities and services you want. We’re currently looking into the cost of debit card charges in the shop, the Bridge, the […]

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Union concourse refurbishment begins! (main entrance moved)

» 02 August 2011 » 2 Comments

On the 13th June, Union Council passed the Union concourse  refurbishment project. Today work begins. Over the next three weeks the Union concourse will be transformed into a fresh and vibrant space. Changes include a new reception/box-office, bookable “pod” meeting areas, a cash point and a video wall. As part of the work access to the front […]

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