A message from your Students’ Union
Welcome to USW. We are your Students’ Union (USWSU), and we
exist to make sure you get the most out of your university experience at USW.
From activities, events, and venues to volunteering and skill
development, we strive to make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect
of your student life. We support over 100 clubs, teams, and societies, 700
Student Voice Reps and Course Reps, 29 Student Councillors and annually hold over 150
events at our venues. So, whether you want to develop your skills, become a representative on
your course or socialise with friends, we’ve got it all. And because we’re for
students, not for profit, we make sure every investment you make at your SU is
put back into the things you care about most.
Life at university can sometimes be a little
overwhelming; from leaving home for the first time to being in
your final year with us. Throughout your university journey, we're here
for you. Our dedicated Welfare
and Education officers exist to support you; so, if you think your
course isn't right for you or you're feeling homesick, our officers can help. You can call, email, or drop us a
message on our Facebook
page and our team will get back to
you. If it's not
something we can resolve straight away, we can arrange to meet you in person or
The Students’ Union’s contact information can be found on the Contact
Us webpage. If you have any questions, queries, or
concerns, please get in touch.
Are you passionate about speaking up
on behalf of other students? We are seeking representatives for our
Student Council and Student Voice Forum. The Student
Voice Forum concerns all
things academic, and Student Council steer the Union
in the right direction to enhance the student lifestyle. Both set
policies and work with the university. Get involved by visiting our website for full job descriptions and advice on how to apply.
Teams, Clubs and Societies
All our teams, clubs and societies will be back up and
running from the start of the new academic year. Some may
be restricted by governing body guidelines, but activities will be as
near to normal as possible. The British Universities leagues are also going
ahead, so there will be plenty of sporting action to look forward to. If you
live close to Treforest campus, you will be able to take part in pre-season
training; fill in this form and we'll get back to you with further information. Updates on when activities are starting
can be found on our website.
On Treforest campus, a variety of food and drinks are on
offer from street-style food including noodles, wraps, pizza,
paninis, rolls, and sandwiches to a more
traditional, pub-style menu. Just order your
food and drink and we’ll bring it to you wherever you choose to sit: in
the bar, the coffee shop or on one of our terraces. On Cardiff campus, the Zen Bar offers a
crossover between a traditional coffee shop ‘proud to serve Starbucks’
and a continental style café bar, serving a range of drinks.
The Students’ Union has shops
on Treforest, Glyntaff, Newport and Cardiff campuses. The Students’ Union shop on Treforest
campus offers a full range of convenience goods, stationery and
computer consumables, USW merchandise and more. The Students’ Union shops in Glyntaff,
Cardiff and Newport offer a limited range of products which
include drinks, snacks and confectionery, USW merchandise and stationery.
The shops also provide essentials relevant to the campuses
and courses studied there, such as art materials and lab equipment. USW merchandise is
also available through our online shop. For shop and venue opening hours,
visit our website.
We're going bigger and better for 2021! The Students’ Union is teaming up with USW
to bring you Welcome Fest, which will showcase all that we have to
offer across our campuses. Welcome
Fest will feature stalls, demonstrations, and an
opportunity for you to find out more about your Students’ Union. You
will be able to sign up for teams, clubs, and societies, get to meet
our Officers and learn about the support that's available to you. For more information about Freshers’, visit the
Official Freshers’ 2021 website.
We can't wait to meet and welcome you all to USWSU!
off-campus students who are studying with a partner college should
check guidance and communication from their college, about local attendance,
assessment and teaching arrangements.