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Two Southampton Students convicted over Fortnum & Mason UK Uncut protest

November 21, 2011 by


Two students from Southampton have been convicted of aggravated trespass, on the basis that protesting might have intimidated staff despite being dubbed ‘sensible’ by police at the seen, for their role in the Fortnum & Mason UK Uncut protest during the March 26th Anti-cuts march . The two are of only ten protesters out of […]

Southampton University Student Union slammed by editors of the Wessex Scene over censorship

May 23, 2011 by


The editors of the Wessex Scene, Southampton University’s student newspaper have slammed Southampton University Student Union (SUSU) for censoring the paper in an open letter published on their website. Dan Webb and Jessica Fuhl, the Editor and News Editor of the Scene, published the scathing article on Monday afternoon, and claim that SUSU have repeatedly […]

Both Universities in Southampton to charge much more than government’s suggested Fees

April 13, 2011 by


Both universities in Southampton have now declared their new levels of tuition fees for 2012 and beyond in reaction to cuts in government funding, with Solent to charge £7,800 and Southampton planning to charge the maximum of £9,000. Both these figures exceed the £6,000 rate originally envisioned by the coalition government, who indicated that universities […]

Protests galore as Southampton demonstrates against the cuts

March 23, 2011 by


Pissed off Southamptoners will be taking to the streets of Southampton and London over the next couple of days as protests against cuts from both local and national government kick off following the coalition’s budget announcement today. At half 12 on Thursday 24th members of the Unite and UNISON unions for council workers will be […]

‘Big Society’ under threat in Southampton as cuts start to bite

March 2, 2011 by


Voluntary and community groups in Southampton are facing the prospect of around 20% cuts in their funding from the City Council as tough budget cuts are implemented. Critics have pointed out that this stands in contrast with the government’s plans to promote the ‘Big Society’ as an alternative to the public sector, despite many the […]

Campaigning begins in SUSU elections, TDB analyses the manifestos

February 24, 2011 by


Campaigning has begun for Southampton University Student Union’s (SUSU) annual election, with a wide slate of candidates running. Blowhole reporter Mike Gecko takes you through some of the main manifesto points and where the Union could do better. Thirty candidates have stepped forward for the 10+ positions, with eight running for the President role. Most […]

Funding for Southampton’s Women’s Aid Centre to be slashed, crucial helpline threatened

February 15, 2011 by


Amongst the services threatened by the City Council’s budget cuts is Southampton’s Women’s Aid Centre.  Rhiannon Clare Frame-Jones, SU Feminist Society’s Publicity Officer, presents the case for protecting the centre and gives some advice on how to complain about the cutbacks .   This Thursday the 17th February, the local council will consider whether or […]