Tag Archive > Democracy

All Student Vote – Results!

» 12 January 2018 » No Comments

Our All Student vote has now closed! We had a total of 2,335 individual students take part, reaching quoracy. As a reminder, we asked you 3 questions, written in collaboration with the students who submitted the petition that triggered the vote. The results are as follows: Do you believe that there has been full and […]

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Running in the Spring Elections? Here’s what you need to know

» 23 January 2017 » No Comments

As we head into the second week of exams, now’s around the time that those of you who are thinking of running in this year’s Spring Elections are going to start getting your ideas together, forming campaign teams, and drafting manifestos. It’s also around the time last year that, after two whole weeks living in […]

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SUSU AGM: The real story

» 13 May 2016 » 8 Comments

On Wednesday this week we held the SUSU Annual General Meeting- where every single student can submit and vote on policies. Amazingly, we had a record breaking year with the highest ever number of: ideas submitted by students (161); policies submitted by students (19); and proxy voters (563), which is a 46.2% increase on last year. […]

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Student Group Financial Support is Coming!

» 10 March 2016 » No Comments

We want to introduce an in house financial support system that can function a bit like a bank for Student Groups. This has come from a history of students asking for better financial support, which culminated in a policy that students voted for in 2014 at the Annual General Meeting. Why are we doing this? […]

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Introducing… The New Democratic Structure!

» 19 February 2016 » 2 Comments

All of this year, we’ve been working on a massive project to change how we make decisions. In my opinion, the very backbone of a Students’ Union is how it enables its students to have their say and make change, which is why its so important that we update our structures to reflect what our […]

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What is Union Council and Why Should I Care?

» 04 December 2015 » No Comments

  What is Union Council? Union Council is the Union’s highest decision making body – meaning it has the power to make some pretty serious changes to your time in Southampton. Union Council approves things like financial expenditure, holds officers to account, and also discusses and votes on policies. What is the point? We are […]

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24hr Library Referendum: Your Questions Answered

» 26 October 2015 » No Comments

It’s great to see so many students already getting stuck in with discussions in this referendum. A couple of students have been posting questions, so to make things clearer; more transparent; and all in one place, we thought we’d answer them all here.      What’s the point in the referendum? It’s as simple as […]

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Upgrading your Students’ Union: What is the Democracy Review?

» 09 October 2015 » No Comments

You may have heard that we are preparing a series of reviews and upgrades to the Students’ Union, to make sure we are continually improving. A massive part of this this year is the Democracy Review, which will certainly have a huge impact on your time here.   What is it? This year we are upgrading our […]

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Honest Fears of a Sabb (aka, the people who run the Union)

» 17 August 2015 » No Comments

As myself and the other new sabblings have settled into office for a triumphant year ahead, some of the unique fears and challenges of being given the power of representation of such a large and diverse group of people have begun to dawn on me like stepping out into the sun with no sun cream. […]

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The Final Blog!

» 24 June 2014 » No Comments

Well it certainly doesn’t feel like a year since I started this role! I’ve had a really thrilling year being the DCI this year with so many great experiences along the way. I’d also like to take this time to thank all of the Student Leaders I’ve worked with as well as the many volunteers […]

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