As a Southampton student, you will automatically become a member of the Students' Union. SUSU's aim is to unlock the potential and enrich the life of every Southampton student.
SUSU is led by students for the benefit and interest of students. It's here to represent your voice on issues at local, national and international level. The Union makes a real difference to the quality of life of each and every student. It has fantastic facilities and services which provide a thriving social scene for all our different communities of students. All SUSU members also have access to free and confidential advice and support.
Students’ Union facilities at Highfield Campus include:
- The Café - serves hot and cold food, drinks and snacks throughout the day
- Union Films - a 330-seat cinema completely managed by students; shows the latest blockbuster and film releases
- The Cube - a 1,700-capacity nightclub
- The Bridge - a recently refurbished bistro bar and entertainment venue
- The Shop - stocks a wide range of groceries, stationery, gifts and clothing
- The Stag’s - a student pub which shows live sport and hosts karaoke and live music events
Connaught, Highfield, Glen Eyre and Monte Halls also have their own bars offering a huge selection of events throughout the year. You will also find students’ union facilities and services at Winchester School of Art.
Help and support
SUSU is also here to offer help, advice and support, and provides a range of services that are free to use, independent and completely confidential.
These include The Advice Centre; Nightline – a listening service run by students; welfare campaigns throughout the year; and all kinds of online tips, advice and guides on our website www.susu.org.
SUSU also runs The Safety Bus and works with a local company on the Student Taxi Scheme to make sure you can always get home safely at night.
SUSU gives you plenty of opportunities to have fun and socialise.
Whether it’s competing in a sport you love, broadening your experience with volunteer work or getting involved in a society – no matter what you’re interested in, there’s something for you.
There are also hundreds of exciting opportunities to get involved in running SUSU and helping to represent students.
Your Freshers’ is organised by SUSU and is a week full of activities and events to help you settle in, make friends and find out everything you need to know about life at Southampton.