Transgender Awareness Week 2023 – The importance of Sport & Swimming for all

Swimming as a fun activity or a competitive sport can be empowering to participate in, though when it comes to being comfortable in our own bodies, enjoying swimming and really losing yourself in the freedom of it can become difficult.   For members of the Transgender community, this can especially mean a focus on how our […]

Transgender Awareness Week 2023 – Dos and Don’ts of Being a Good Ally 

Here is a brief overview of just a few of the ways in which you can be a good ally to the transgender community; there are both things you can do more often and things you can avoid, which together help create an environment that is safer and more supportive for transgender, nonbinary and gender […]

All Student Vote – Sports Pass

On Friday 09 November 2023, SUSU opened an All Student Vote on the following statement:  “The University should lower or remove the charge on the Sports Pass Sport is supposed to be inclusive and accessible. Adding this charge in the middle of a cost of living crisis stops people playing sport and makes Southampton University […]

SUSU Shop makes £200 local charity donation

As part of The SUSU Shop’s partnership with Nisa, we are part of the “Making a Difference Locally” charity scheme. This enables local retailers like us to donate money to their local communities. These funds are raised through specific products we sell in store, and then a local charity is chosen for a donation. We’re […]

SUSU Signs Annual Relationship Agreement with University

Members of Southampton Students Union and Southampton University standing and smiling at the Relationship Agreement signing ceremony in 2023

On Thursday 19 October our Union President, Ed Brooker, and the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Mark E. Smith, signed the University and Students’ Union relationship agreement. This agreement is signed annually between the two organisations, and outlines how we will both work together, commit to improving the student experience at Southampton, and always have students’ interests as […]

Black History Month: Loving Natural Afro-Hair

Nakieah May, Criminology and Psychology student and member of ACS, has shared her blog with us this Black History Month on loving your natural afro hair. Afro hair comes in a range of textures, coils, and curls. Maintained in an array of protective styles, like braids, dreadlocks, and twists amongst many others. Today, the diversity […]

Read the SUSU Impact Report 2022-23

It’s time to look back and celebrate all of the amazing work and achievements from 2022/23! You can read through our facts and stats from last year and find out what we’ve been up to in our Impact Report: SUSU Impact Report 2022/23. Thank you to everyone in our student community, we can’t wait for […]

The Advice Centre supports students over housing deposit issues

The Advice Centre at SUSU offers students a wide range of housing support, including knowing your rights on deposits with landlords and lettings agents. Our team have been made aware of issues with the lettings agency Posh Pads, and noticed an increase in concerns and complaints this year. Many students contacted The Advice Centre with […]

SUSU, Southampton Sport and Be Active shortlisted in ukactive Awards 2023

Students playing basketball in Southampton University Sports hall

We are excited to announce that SUSU and the University of Southampton have been shortlisted  in the ukactive Awards 2023! SUSU, in collaboration with Southampton Sport and Be Active, are nominated for the Physical Activity Excellence Awards (BUCS). You can view the full awards shortlist here: Finalists revealed for the ukactive Awards 2023. This week […]

SUSU Building 42 Closed Friday 01 September

Outside of building 42, University of Southamptons Students Union

Please note that SUSU Building 42 will be closed all day on Friday 01 September due to fire alarm testing. SUSU Building 40 (including The Stag’s, The Advice Centre and SUSU Lettings) will remain open as normal. Building 42 will reopen as normal from Monday 04 September!

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