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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 […]

Monday Afternoon of Discontent: Unions to take to the streets this Monday over Library and University Cuts

June 19, 2010 by


Southampton will see Public Sector Union members and campaigners taking to the streets this coming Monday 21st over proposed cuts in both the Cities Libraries and the University of Southampton.  The upsurge in Industrial unrest comes as cuts in Public Services from Central and Local Government approach and their proposed severity increases. Southampton’s Libraries have […]

Local Pub to be flattened by University despite Community objections

May 21, 2010 by


The University of Southampton is to flatten two pubs in the Basset area despite efforts by the local community to preserve them.  The pubs are to be demolished on the first of June to make way for landscaping and allegedly car parking spaces in the universities expansion plan, unless the city council intervenes. The pubs […]

Transition University Initiative builds momentum in Southampton

April 29, 2010 by


The Transition University Southampton Initiative gained momentum this week following both its first open space conference and a keynote speech by Mark Levene at the LASS conference.  Based on these meetings students and staff have begun to put together an alternative vision to challenge the Universities own recently released Strategic Vision. The Initiative, supported by […]

University cuts Sports Studies despite Student Protest

March 29, 2010 by


The University of Southampton has taken the decision to cut Sports Studies and several other related programmes despite growing and vocal opposition by student activists.  The decision was taken last Thursday by the University Court whilst a noisy protest took place outside attended by over 50 staff and students, despite the decision being scheduled to […]