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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 […]

‘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 […]

24/11/10 Protest Round-up: College and School students take the lead, whilst Council workers march on Civic Centre

November 25, 2010 by


Southampton saw multiple protests against national and local government yesterday, with students from schools and colleges walking out to protest against proposed fee rises and university cutbacks by the coalition government, whilst UNISON members agreed a resolution to oppose the City Council’s cutbacks in a packed meeting before spontaneously marching on the Civic Centre. Reports […]

The Students are Revolting! Protests against Fees and Cuts build momentum

November 19, 2010 by


Student campaigners in Southampton are building momentum in their protests against upcoming fee rises and university cuts, with protests planned for next Wednesday (24/11/10) after at least 250 Southampton students attended the national NUS demo last week. The NUS demo last Wednesday (10/11/10) saw around 6 coaches of students from the University of Southampton along with Southampton Solent […]

BAE Systems and University of Southampton Announce Partnership

October 7, 2010 by


The University of Southampton has signed a new five year partnership, worth £1.25 million, with controversial arms company BAE Systems. The partnership has been described as strengthening the already existing links between the University and BAE. BAE Systems will visit campus on October 20th to attend the IT, Science and Engineering Careers Fair. They will be one of several arms […]

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 […]