The latest news and updates about what's going at SUSU, successes from our clubs and societies and general information

Darcy Coomber’s trophy takes its place in the Students’ Union

Darcy Coomber was the former President of Monte Netball club and student at the university, studying Politics and International Relations. Unfortunately, during her final year at Southampton, she passed away peacefully on 27th January 2021.   A year on from her passing, a trophy donated by Darcy’s dad, Chris Coomber, was unveiled in the Students’ Union […]

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  • 14/02/2022

LGBTQ+ Exclusive Flats in Halls of Residence

Recently at SUSU, we’ve had confirmation that the University of Southampton accepted our proposal on LGBTQ+ flats and therefore they will be implementing LGBTQ+ exclusive flats in their halls of residences in the 2022/2023 academic year. This has been a big win as it was an idea brought forward by our student LGBTQ+ Officer, Jamie […]

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  • 27/01/2022

Tackling Student Safety: January Update

As many of you will be aware, prior to Christmas SUSU ran lots of initiatives to help tackle student safety issues, in particular actions to combat the rise in spiking. We wanted to provide an update as to where we’ve got to on all of this. So please see below for the update from Matt […]

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  • 20/01/2022

All Student Vote – In-Person Exams During Covid: the result!

Following a petition being submitted earlier this week by a student which very quickly gained well over the required 250 signatures, SUSU held an All Student Vote which asked students to vote on whether they thought the University should move exams online in light of ongoing concerns about Covid. The All Student Vote needed to […]

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  • 07/01/2022

SUSU Safe: an update on our safety measures

The safety of students continues to be a top priority at SUSU, and we have lots to update you on when it comes to Covid safety, anti-spiking measures and getting you home safely. We encourage everyone to be vigilant, and stay safe. Take a look at our updates below to find out more: Vybe Christmas […]

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  • 09/12/2021

Live Campaigns: Sports Bursary

Campaign update from Union President, Ben Dolbear Earlier in the academic year, the Students’ Union launched its first ever Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan, which details our plans for how we intend to build a sense of equity and belonging for all of our student members and staff, through key areas of work […]

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  • 03/12/2021

Live Campaigns: Supergraduation 2022

Campaign update from Union President, Ben Dolbear Here at SUSU, we have been working closely alongside colleagues in the University’s Student Engagement team to ensure that next summer’s graduation is an unforgettable experience for all participating graduands. This is because we know that each graduating cohort had their student experience negatively impacted by restrictions imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and deserve a special moment in […]

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  • 30/11/2021

SUSU and University Relationship Agreement 2021-22

On Thursday 28 October Ben Dolbear, Union President, and Professor Mark E. Smith, President and Vice Chancellor at the University of Southampton, signed the annual Relationship Agreement between SUSU and the University. This agreement outlines the relationship between our two organisations and how we will work together throughout the academic year: “At the University of […]

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  • 02/11/2021

Student Accommodation Update

We are aware that a number of students are facing challenges with regards to their accommodation for the coming academic year. We are in daily dialogue with senior University management on this issue and have been doing everything we possibly can through our Advice Centre and Lettings Agency to help students find accommodation. The University […]

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  • 22/09/2021

Freshers Housing Guide

The Advice Centre team at SUSU have put together this guide to support you in finding appropriate accommodation in Southampton.  As you may not have housemates or be familiar with Southampton, this guide will support you in finding housemates, help your knowledge of where to live in Southampton and give you an understanding of how […]

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  • 21/09/2021