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

May 23, 2011 by

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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

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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 […]

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

December 4, 2010 by

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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 […]

Campaigning begins in SUSU’s hotly contested NUS Referendum

November 27, 2010 by

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Campaigning began yesterday (Fri 26/11/10) on the hotly contested and controversial NUS referendum at Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU), which will decide whether SUSU should reaffilliate to the National Union of Students or stay out. SUSU disaffiliated from the NUS in 2002 after a narrow vote in their AGM, having had a referendum in 1999 […]

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

November 25, 2010 by

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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

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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 […]

SUSU to stifle the Wessex Scene

July 8, 2010 by

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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 […]