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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 […]

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 […]

‘D Day’ for students and school pupils as the fate of Higher Education is decided

December 6, 2010 by


School and college pupils will be once again demonstrating along with university students against the Coalition government’s proposed reforms to higher education, marking the day of the final Vote in Parliament to decide the issue.  These follow a recent wave of protests by university and school pupils on the issue since the controversial Browne report […]

SUSU’s members vote 2-to-1 to remain unaffilliated to the NUS

December 4, 2010 by


Students at the University of Southampton have voted 2 to 1 in favour of their Student Union (SUSU) remaining unaffilliated to the National Union of Students (NUS).  Over 3000 of SUSU’s members voted in the referendum which was heavily fought over during the last week (w/b 29.11.10), as well the process itself being criticised by […]

Bevois Valley bars considering action against Student’s Union over Magazine snub

October 1, 2010 by


The Blowhole has heard that bars, pubs and clubs from Bevois Valley are contemplating taking action against Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) over alleged snubs in SUSU’s ‘Fresh’ magazine sent out out to new students.     The magazine included a cartoon map of Southampton as a guide for new students, in which various establishments […]

SUSU to stifle the Wessex Scene

July 8, 2010 by


The Dolphin’s Blowhole has been covering the news from Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) since our inception, and so far it has generated a fair few stories regarding some significant cock-ups.  The most recent of these is the controversy around the recent by-election for the post of VP Academic Affairs, which occurred following issues with […]

Student Union’s AGM descends into Farce

May 13, 2010 by


Students members of the Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU) were disappointed today by a chaotic Annual General Meeting, which denied many students the chance to represent their Motions and have their voice heard in the one meeting they can freely speak. The AGM, which began 45 minutes late after 12pm due to too few members […]