Welfare Sec thoughts on Alcohol Awareness Week

Drinking is a massive part of uni culture, and when done in safe, consensual environments can be lots of fun! However, problems can arise when people are feeling nervous, pressured or unsafe when drinking at socials. Committee members should keep an eye on members, as well as each other, to check everyone is feeling comfortable […]

International Students’ Day

Today is International Students’ Day, a day to celebrate our diverse community of students! We’ve spoken to some members of our Clubs and Societies about their experience of studying in the UK, and how belonging to our Clubs and Societies enhanced their University experience.  Uluk Rasulov  “I come from a small country of Kyrgyzstan in […]

Transgender Awareness Week 2023: Transgender Healthcare

The majority of healthcare needs for a transgender person are just the same as any other person. And, like us all, trans people are entitled to open, respectful, sensitive care from healthcare providers. However, this unfortunately is not always the case, and there are often many difficulties for trans people to receive the level of […]

Student Experience Survey

The Student Experience Survey is your opportunity to give feedback on your student experience. It is a collaboration between your Student’ Union (SUSU) and the University of Southampton. We are working closely together to ensure your feedback is valued, listened to and acted upon. We would like to understand your experience, so that we can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top tips for new students!

Pre-uni nerves have kicked in, and you have made your trip to IKEA/Wilko/other student appropriate shops where you can get what you need to take with you. You’re feeling as prepared as you can be. But, what will actually happen once you’re there, what should you expect? We want to help put your mind at […]

Your City, Your Say: contribute to Southampton City Council consultations

Southampton University grounds, green space with Building 42 in the background

Southampton City Council are currently running many consultations for their plans in the city. These cover Green Infrastructure, Biodiversity, sports facilities, homelessness and more. As a student living and studying in Southampton, you’re a resident of this city, so it’s really important to have your say and ensure the student voice is heard in these […]

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