First of all, welcome back!
There’s been a few changes happening around the SU and University over the summer break, so here’s a little summary to keep you up to date…
1. Welcome to our new website!
You’ve probably noticed that we have a new and improved SU site. This update should allow for an easier experience navigating the website, allowing you to find out what’s on, how to get involved and what to do if you need help without hassle! However, we are still figuring out the kinks, so if you do find a glitch or something that doesn’t seem right, please let us know at email@example.com.
2. New officers!
Just before you left in June, we had our annual elections where you, the students, voted for a new President, Vice President, school and liberation officers, of whom have settled in very well at your SU. Georgia, your new president, and Amy, your new VP, have definitely made their mark already.
Some say current students can't get involved in Freshers'... We all know that's a huge lie! Please don't miss out on Freshers' fortnight because you're not a new students, who else will show the Freshers' how it's done otherwise?
Check out our Freshers’ Fortnight calendar below…
For more information about these events, click here…
4. The Hold!
Did someone say there’s a new University building? Behold The Hold…
A partnership between the University and Suffolk Country Council has meant the University has received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund, along with support by charities the Suffolk Archives Foundation and Friends of Suffolk Record Office. The Hold we be a home for the majority of Suffolk’s unique archival collections and offer state-of-the-art public facilities and teaching spaces for the University. The Hold will be located on North of the Ipswich Campus, replacing part of the car park towards Fore Street. construction on the new building has begun and is scheduled to open in early 2020.
Find more information about The Hold here: https://www.uos.ac.uk/content/thehold
5. We won an award!
Throughout the last year, your SU have been working on becoming a more sustainable SU by starting initiatives such as; Car Sharing Week, FREE reusable SU water bottles (That orange bottle you collected at Re:Freshers fair) and more. All of which lead us to be recognised by the NUS (National Union of Students) with a Green Impact award! Find out more about our award in our ‘NUS Green Impact Award’ news article.
6. Changes to the SU/Library building!
If you’ve been following our social media accounts, you would have seen regular updates of our what’s going in our SU/Library building, if you haven’t been following our socials then where have you been?! Here are a few images to give you an idea of the progressive they’ve made, however, if you want to see the finished product, you’ll have to come over and have a look – while you’re here don’t forget to pop into your SU and say hello!
7. Parking changes!
The current University car park (in front of the Library) will still be available to students and staff, but the spaces will be reduced due to The Hold building works. Preparations for the new University car park on the Waterfront are underway and it is due to be ready at the beginning of September. The University are also working with Ipswich Borough Council to make available the Athena Hall public car park for University users. There won't be an increase in charge. We understand that there will be no reduction in car parking for students. We'll keep you posted with news as we have it.
8. Join our socials
Keep most up to date with all things SU by following our social media accounts linked below...