Thanking our volunteers

Our students’ experience on campus would be much poorer if it wasn’t for the ongoing support of our graduates and supporters from industry. Whether providing a placement, offering industry insight or stepping up as a mentor – we thank you. Professor Julie Lydon, Vice Chancellor

Cylch Cynnig 

The University of South Wales' foundations were built on benefactors and benevolent groups from across South Wales who supported the progression of education and vocational training.  Building on the spirit of offering this enlightenment to the masses, Cylch Cynnig  (from the welsh 'to offer in the context of volunteering') celebrates the support given to the University from its graduate community. Through the gift of alumni volunteering, USW is able to provide students with a sound platform for future success. 

In recognition of their contribution to the University, we're delighted to recognise our alumni volunteers as annual Cylch Cynnig members - see this year's roll of honour.

Alumni Awards

The annual Alumni Awards recognise the excellence and achievement of individuals within our network. The actions of our alumni reflect the excellence of a USW education and our mission to provide not only innovative education and world class graduates, but also culturally aware global citizens. The Inspiring The Next Generation Award, Excellence in Service Award and Contribution to Welsh Life and Culture Award are particularly relevant in helping us recognise and celebrate the impact of our graduate volunteers.

Alumni and Supporter Gala Evening

The University welcomes benefactors and beneficiaries, as well as graduates and students who have actively volunteered their time to support the University, to the Alumni and Supporter Gala Evening, This Vice Chancellor-hosted occasion is combined with celebrations to announce our annual Alumni Award category winners, and is an initiative to acknowledge the transformative and inspiring achievements of those within our alumni and supporter community. Read a review of our last Gala Evening and Awards night.

Let us know that you've undertaken volunteering 

The University of South Wales has a large and vibrant network and sometimes the central Alumni Office is not the primary partner in inviting graduates back on to campus. To help us thank you and acknowledge your volunteering contribution, we'd appreciate you letting us know that you've undertaken a volunteering activity. Contact us to share news of your engagement and ensure that we're able to thank you properly.


Recognition from our students