Our mission is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every student
We are the University of Southampton Students’ Union (also called "SUSU"). We are here to represent the voice of students at every level and ultimately make their university experience unforgettable. Independent from the University, we're run by students, for students!
Five full-time Sabbatical Officers are elected annually by students to lead and direct the organisation and to represent students. They in turn support 30 Student Leaders who directly lead various areas of the Union. Our trustee board is made up of 4 Sabbatical Officers, 4 elected students and 4 external trustees.
The wide range of services that we run includes:
- Promoting the interests and welfare of members at the University of Southampton during their course of study and representing, supporting and advising members;
- Representation of students through our student Academic Reps, student officers and committees, and our You Make Change platform.
- Opportunities including over 300 sports clubs and societies, fundraising, volunteering, student media groups.
- Support including the Advice Centre, SUSU Lettings, Look After Your Mate training, Safety Bus and student-led Nightline service.
- Places for students to socialise, grab a bite to eat or stock up on essentials including The Stags, The Bridge, The Plant Pot, The Shop, Union Films student-led cinema, The Annex Theatre, plus a varied programme of popular year-round events.