#SotonFreshers – been there, done that, got the t-shirt…

» 21 October 2016 » No Comments

So sadly Freshers’ 2016 has come to an end, but what a great three weeks it was! I just thought I’d some up some of my favourite moments and take some time to thank some of the amazing people that made it all happen. This Freshers’ has been the liveliest and most exciting one that […]

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Returning Officer Statement of Results

» 18 October 2016 » No Comments

As Returning Officer for the Autumn 2016 All Student Vote, I hereby give notice of the following results: Quoracy: 10% of student population, calculated from December 2015 figure (22,834) = 2,283   Do you prefer the name SUSU or Union Southampton (Us.)? Votes Cast: 4735 SUSU received 3328 votes (70%) Union Southampton (Us.) received 1407 votes […]

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Arts Ambassadors are coming to Southampton!

» 17 October 2016 » No Comments

This year we are working with the University on an exciting initiative for anyone interested in the Arts and Creative Industries. ‘Arts Ambassadors’ is a scheme launching in November that will consist of a team of students who will deliver, promote, and champion all of the arts that the Union and the University has to […]

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Academic Rep Elections!

» 12 October 2016 » No Comments

As many of you might be aware by now the Autumn Elections are now fully in swing. Positions up for nomination include several Student Leader positions, Zone Open Places, Senate, and what I want to talk about today, Academic Reps.   There are three different Academic Rep roles. Course Reps are for the most part […]

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Taking action on sweatshops

» 07 October 2016 » No Comments

Last week I was delighted to learn that four of our superb societies are teaming up to run a campaign. The Labour Society, Feminist Society, Green Action, and Worldview Southampton are jointly campaigning for human and workers’ rights in factories around the world. This is without a doubt an incredibly important issue, and myself and […]

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Your opportunity to get involved this autumn

» 03 October 2016 » No Comments

Hi everybody, As you may be aware the autumn elections nominations are now open! We’ve got a huge range of positions available for you including Community and Volunteer Officer, Postgraduate (Taught) Officer, Senators, and Zone Open Places. We’ve also got a range of academic representative positions up for nomination including Faculty Officers, Academic Presidents, and […]

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New Intramural Membership System

» 23 September 2016 » No Comments

Hi everybody! I hope you are all excited for freshers and starting up this next year at the University of Southampton. Big sports news for you today! We are delighted to announce news that many students have been asking about for a while now. Intramural members no longer have to pay Sport and Wellbeing/gym membership […]

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Developing a digital Union

» 20 September 2016 » No Comments

In my manifesto I set out a plan to lead on the development and release of a mobile app for the Union.  This is all about dragging the Union into the 21st century from a web and data point of view. I’ve already explained in a previous blog about the steps taken in terms of […]

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Let’s celebrate Southampton Pride

» 26 August 2016 » No Comments

As a Union, we are proud to have such a diverse student population and we are here to welcome, celebrate and support you all. And what better way to do it, then at Sunday’s Southampton Pride, home to the city’s biggest LGBT+ party! We’ll have a Union presence at Pride, so keep an eye out […]

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Adventures in Pres Land

» 25 August 2016 » 1 Comment

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been fairly quiet of late on this blog, but that does not mean the hard work has stopped!  So what exactly have I been doing? The Strategic “pillars” At the first Trustee Board of the year earlier this month, the Board discussed and set our four strategic pillars for the […]

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