- The Students’ Union represents USW students to the University
- It’s independent of, but closely tied to the University
- It is registered as a charity and as a business
- It runs several venues for USW students
- It runs the USW sports teams, clubs and societies
USWSU gives you representation, helps you meet new friends, facilitates you playing sport, has places you can eat, drink and socialise during the day and night and also offers some work opportunities.
USWSU encourages every student to participate, as part of the Student Council, as an Academic Rep, a member of a sports team, a club or society, or as a volunteer.More about the University of South Wales Students’ Union can be found on www.uswsu.com.
The Union exists for the benefit of the students at USW and you automatically become a member when you enrol on your course. If you don’t want to take advantage of all that the Union does and/or provides, then you can opt out by informing the Students’ Union.
Most of the people involved in deciding how the Union runs are elected students. Becoming one of these is an opportunity open to all Union members during the Students’ Union’s annual Leadership Race.
There are three elected students on the Union’s governing Board. They carry the responsibility of ensuring that the organisation is running as it should. The Board collectively makes all the top-level decisions.
There are 4 elected full-time paid positions to represent students:
Unpaid Elected Positions
The Students’ Union has shops, bars, cafes and night-time venues across the campuses. They are open throughout the academic year. For specific times and locations, see here.