Renewability and Sustainability Society

RESUS is a student manufacturing, engineering, and education initiative that centres its activities around renewable and sustainable technologies. We have four technical divisions and one social team. Our current projects include:

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EkkoRacing: We are making our flagship Solar Challenger for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge! Join our Electrical, Mechanical and Aerodynamics teams in Designing, Testing and Manufacturing our race vehicle. Be it testing designs in the RJ Mitchell wind tunnel, liaising with the Solar Division, fabricating an electrical powertrain or one of our many other projects, there are plenty of opportunities to get stuck in. Whether you're here to learn or to lead, we accept all levels of experience!

Solar Division: Currently building the Mini Array, a proof of concept build to solder and encapsulate solar cells in house. We aim to innovate within these to achieve cost reduction. We also assist other teams in our society with their solar panel designs. We aim to build products that can be integrated into the university landscape and more.

Turbine Division: Mini Turbine Alpha is the first wind turbine that will be in our journey to build a full scale wind turbine. We are building all of our components even the generator from ground up. Currently MTA is in it's manufacturing phase while it's generator is being revamped. Eventually we want to collaborate with Strathclyde Turbine Team to donate our builds to international communities that are not receiving constant power.

Electric Aviation Team: Currently building Project Sylph, a fully solar powered UAV for surveying and monitoring missions that we intend to make it available to the university community for their research. For this reason we are aiming to create a modular and flexible platform that can carry powerful sensors meanwhile still have a competitive flight time for missions. We plan to initiate another project and iterate on SolarUAV concept to achieve a pseudo-satellite, a platform that can indefinitely remain airborne. Our ultimate aim is to achieve a benchmark in electrical aviation and design/manufacture a single seater electric aircraft which is also supported by solar power.

Education and Collaboration Division: We are part of the RESUS that aims to achieve communicating and educating regarding our efforts, global climate crisis and renewable technologies in an empirical and politically unbiased fashion. We aim to reach to university students and the general public with creating regular outreach channels (like newspapers), smaller scale campaigns and initiatives (foremost addressing the university and Southampton) also events for networking, promotion and education. We are looking for members that are willing to take on responsibility and initiative to sustain our efforts.
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Fairness and communication are important themes in our community, we always want to attribute everyone's contribution and work as transparently and clearly as possible. Whether you are casually interested in green technology or a renewables expert there is a lot of fulfilling work to do and have fun together! We also run regular socials :)

Please check our Linktree for our discord (for discussion) or lounge (for events):

Feel free to contact us via resus@soton.ac.uk Alternatively you may forward your questions about the teams directly to the division leaders:

- Daniel Reynolds (dgr1g21@soton.ac.uk) EkkoRacing
- Ella Macey Turbine Division
- Ahmet Aydogan (aia1g20@soton.ac.uk) Solar Division
- Harilaos Karavaggelis (hk1g21@soton.ac.uk) Electric Aviation Division
- Ben Moerman (ram1g22@soton.ac.uk) Education and Collaboration Division

We have regular general workshop sessions where all the society come together and focused team workshops which are determined by the division leaders. Please join our social media channels and email list via membership to keep up with all the details!

Our general workshop sessions currently take place at the Level 3 Workstations in the Zepler Building (59) on Thursdays at 1800. Please do pop along if you are interested though do contact our main email in case you can't get in.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Renewability and Sustainability Society this year are:

Elijah Brown
Communications Secretary
Daniel Reynolds
Consultant
Tawana Nhamo
Consultant
Reuben Moerman
Head of Skill Development
Dennis Setiawan
Head of Surveying and Research
Harilaos Karavaggelis
President
Tawana Nhamo
Projects Secretary (VPO)
Ahmet İbrahim Aydoğan
Projects Secretary (VPO)
Adrian Fernandes
Secretary
Elijah Brown
Social Secretary
Daniel Reynolds
Sponsorship Manager
Adrian Fernandes
Sponsorship Manager
Harilaos Karavaggelis
Treasurer
Lauren Field
Treasurer
Neo
Treasurer
Ahmet İbrahim Aydoğan
Vice President Engagement
Elle Radford
Vice President Engagement
Elijah Brown
Welfare Secretary

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Renewability and Sustainability Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Normal Membership 23-24FREE01/10/2023 - 30/09/2024Our 'normal' membership. Grants access to our normal meetings and activities. Please consider selecting a membership with donation option to help fund our society.
Membership with a Small Donation 23-24£5.0001/10/2023 - 30/09/2024Normal membership but you want to generously donate £5 to RESUS activities!
Membership with a donation 23-24£15.0001/10/2023 - 30/09/2024Normal Membership but you very generously donate £15 RESUS activities!
Membership with a sizeable donation 23-24£35.0007/10/2023 - 30/09/2024Normal Membership with a generous donation of £35 for RESUS activities! Thank you :)

Constitution

All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Renewability and Sustainability Society are available to view below

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