Our new brand was advertised as a way to reduce inconsistencies between how different student groups choose to represent themselves. However, this is difficult to achieve when our branding materials are not publicly accessible. A Google search for "Union Southampton branding" currently yields a guidelines document from 2012 (https://www.unionsouthampton.org/uploads/groupadmin/SUSU%20Brand%20Guidelines.pdf)
To facilitate a smoother transition into the new brand, and to reduce instances of misuse (logo resized out of aspect ratio, low-res images used due to poor availability of resources, etc.), branding materials should be made available through the Union website, together with a current version of the branding guidelines.
Tuesday 16th May 2017 12:19pm
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Thanks for your response, Cameron. As I'm sure you're aware, I've originally raised this issue 3 years ago, so it's nice to hear that the Union agrees this time. I look forward to this finally being implemented!
I would like to suggest that these materials should be available to students, not just student groups. The difference may seem small, but it is crucial in actuality. Honestly, all restrictions on this stuff should be kept to a minimum and explicitly justified.