Southampton Says Enough: Campaign Updates
Southampton University Students Union
by Becky Foster
11M ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our 2022-23 VP Welfare and Community, Aycha, has shared some updates to this year’s Southampton Says Enough campaign. These updates include successful progress and achievements, including safer bus stops in Southampton, a lit routes scheme, and updates from the University about their support and resources for students. Aim One Safer Bus Stops Safer Bus Stops is something the Violence Reduction Unit is exploring under the Safe Places Network program. Street lighting and CCTV was implemented in hotspot crime areas and where there were reports of members of the public and ..read more
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New Laundry Provider in Halls
Southampton University Students Union
by Becky Foster
1y ago
Reading Time: 1 minute Over the course of the past few months the University has been undergoing a tender evaluation process to determine which company will provide laundry in University Halls of Residence over the course of the next 10 years. SUSU was excited to be involved in this project, both gathering student feedback to help build the contract, and sitting on the interview/tender panel itself. After extensive work from both SUSU and the University, we are pleased to announce that WASCHO will be the new laundry provider in Halls from September 2023. Student voice and consideration was inv ..read more
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SUSU voted 12th Best Students’ Union in the UK
Southampton University Students Union
by Becky Foster
1y ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute We are excited to announce SUSU has been voted 12th Best Students’ Union in the UK in the StudentCrowd University Awards 2023! We have also been voted 12th in the UK for our clubs and societies! To determine the award winners StudentCrowd analysed over 24,000 student reviews submitted on their website. Students were able to rate many aspects of university life (including students’ unions, and clubs and societies) out of 5 stars. Thank you to everyone who reviewed SUSU and our clubs and societies on StudentCrowd – it’s your feedback that has placed … Read the rest ..read more
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SUSU Buildings Closure – 02 May 2023
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
1y ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute In line with the University’s announcement of the closure of Highfield campus due to an ongoing water disruption, we have had to close Buildings 40, 42 and 57. This includes The Bridge, The Stag’s, The Plant Pot, The Locker and The SUSU Shop.  We anticipate being open tomorrow (Wednesday 03 May) but will update via our social media should that not be the case.   If you have any concerns or need support, please reach out to The Student Hub. … Read the rest ..read more
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Industrial Strike Action: Support for Students
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
1y ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute On Wednesday 25 January SUSU opened an All Student Vote asking students to vote on whether we should support UCU’s upcoming industrial action. Quoracy levels were not reached for this vote, and so SUSU will not be taking a position on the current strike action. You can find out more about the All Student Vote here: All Student Vote. SUSU is committed to supporting students during Industrial Action, whether that’s through support and advice at our Advice Centre, our supporting our Academic Representatives to answer any questions you have. You can also always ema ..read more
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History That Matters – LGBTQ+ History Month
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
1y ago
Reading Time: 3 minutes In the UK, there is a long history of legislation that protects the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals and seeks to promote equality. . Here are some key pieces of legislation that relate to LGBTQ+ issues in the UK: The Equality Act 2010: This Act provides protection from discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity, and other protected characteristics. It applies to various areas of life, including employment, education, and the provision of goods, facilities, and services. The Gender Recognition Act 2004: This Act allows trans individuals to apply f ..read more
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WSA Shuttlebus Timetable
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
1y ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you’re travelling to and from WSA, the WSA shuttlebus is a great free service for University of Southampton and Winchester School of Art students! The service is now running again for the 2022-23 academic year. When using the bus, you will need to show the driver your Student ID card.  The Service runs Monday to Friday 07:30 – 22:30 during term-time. The bus will pick-up/drop-off at the following locations:  Southampton – the Highfield Bus Interchange, off University Road.  Southampton – Avenue Campus. Winchester (WSA) – North Walls bus stop ..read more
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Social Mobility Awareness Day and the Social Mobility Network
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
2y ago
Reading Time: 2 minutes Thursday 16 June marks Social Mobility Awareness Day, which is a chance to promote conversations and celebrate commitments to positive change. Here at SUSU we’ve created the Social Mobility Network. This was set up at the end of 2021 by myself – Savanna Cutts, VP Welfare and Community – and Gino Graziano, UoS Director of Widening Participation and Social Mobility, highlighting a joint passion and commitment to social mobility. The Network was created as a result of my manifesto commitment to provide greater representation and support to students from lower income b ..read more
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AU Ball 2022: Your Winners!
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
2y ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute Congratulations to all our winners in the 2022 Athletic Union Ball! We hope everyone had an amazing night celebrating the sporting achievements of Team Southampton this year. Our award winners are: First Year Sportsperson: Eloise Toms (Ladies Lacrosse) The Union Engagement Award: Neve Smith (Korfball Club) The James Atherton Sport & Wellbeing Award: Southampton University Trampolining Club The Mike Beresford Coach Award: Graham Dodsworth (Ladies Cricket) The Sports Volunteer of the Year Award: Francesca Eyles (Trampolining Club) Most Improved Team of the Year: M ..read more
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Union President: Statement on the recent events in Ukraine
Southampton University Students Union
by Students' Union
2y ago
Reading Time: < 1 minute At SUSU, we cherish the value of standing strong for all of our students. On behalf of the entire team at SUSU, I am horrified to watch the unfolding of an unprovoked attack by Vladimir Putin on the people of Ukraine. We all watch in awe of the brave Ukrainian and Russian civilians speaking out against tyranny and military aggression. The University is in the process of contacting all students affected by the fast moving situation, a number of whom have already reached out to the Students’ Union for support. I would like to remind … Read the rest ..read more
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