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

April 13, 2011 by

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

City Council to sell Broadlands Allotments to University

November 18, 2010 by

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It has been confirmed by Caroline Nokes MP that the Broadlands Road Allotment site is to be sold off by the Council to the University to expand on to. Plot holders have feared such a decision has been in the pipeline since the University offered them sums of money earlier in the year to sell-up […]

Wednesday 20th October Protests Round-up

October 22, 2010 by

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This past Wednesday students, residents and activists protested across Southampton over both the presence of Arms companies at a University careers fair and the Coalition government’s imminent cuts with a well attended demo at the Bargate. On Highfield Campus students from the Amnesty, Socialist and Green Action student groups opposed the presence of arms companies at […]

BAE Systems and University of Southampton Announce Partnership

October 7, 2010 by

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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 […]

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 […]