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October 30, 2017

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» University Challenge - Join the USW Team

Be a part of USW’s new University Challege team.

University Challenge

USWSU are organising a team for the TV show University Challenge.

If you want to apply please email supres@southwales.ac.uk with your name and student number saying that you’re interested in being on the team.

You must be registered as a student at this University and cannot be graduating in December 2017. You must also not have competed in University Challenge for another team.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th November.

August 30, 2017

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» Students' Union - Freshers' Events, NUS Card and Get Involved!

The start of term is the best time to take part in Freshers’ events, get your NUS card, and get involved with your Students’ Union.

USWSU Freshers' 2017

When you enrol with the University you’ll automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. Every year, a team of Executive Officers are elected by the student body to represent and guide the Students’ Union. Your full-time Officers for 2017-18 are Megan Wilson (Acting President), Ollie Britten (VP Education and Welfare, Pontypridd), and Charlotte Billinghurst (VP Education and Welfare, Cardiff and Newport). You can read more about what they will be working on this year here.

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 SVR and Course Reps and annually hold over 150 events at our venues. This year we’ve got heaps of events taking place during Freshers’ – from the official Welcome Party ft. Spring King to Freshers’ Fair, there’s something for everyone and it’s a fantastic way to make new friends. Make sure you don’t miss out by buying your tickets in advance.

Freshers’ wouldn’t be the same without making the most of student discounts. The National Union of Students represents students on a national level, so it’s taken seriously in high-level negotiations, and is able to secure some great deals and discounts for its members. To access them you’ll need an NUS extra card.
All students who purchase an NUS extra card will benefit from 200 UK discounts on everything from university supplies to fashion, plus more than 42,000 discounts worldwide.

You can buy your NUS extra card from any Students’ Union Information Point, which you can visit at Treforest, Newport City and Cardiff campuses or online through our Click and Collect service. Proceeds from the sale of NUS extra are fed straight back into the student movement to help improve the lives of students through campaigns such as #CutTheCosts.

Visit USWSU’s website to find out more about your Students’ Union, or go directly to Freshers’ 2017 for everything Freshers’ related.

March 24, 2017

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» Students' Union Elections: Results

The results of the Students' Union Elections are in. The team for 2017/18 will comprise of the following representatives:

SU Executive

Part-Time SU Officers

Student Voice Reps

NUS Conference Delegates Election

August 26, 2016

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» Students' Union Expert Guides for Freshers!

Where it all begins

USWSU Expert Guides: The Plan

USWSU will help you get ready for your University adventure…

Expert Guide Number One

In this week’s guide, Sam, VP Pontypridd will be sharing his expert knowledge on everything USW, from activities and events to getting the most out of Freshers 2016.

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February 29, 2016

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» Students' Union Elections - Vote via UniLife or in Person

Voting is now open for next year’s SU leadership team, and will stay open until 6pm on Thursday March 3rd.

Find out about the election candidates, then cast your vote help to decide who will be next year’s student representatives.

You can also vote electronically at the following Ballot Stations between 10am and 3pm:

  • Treforest:
    • Students’ Union Reception
    • Library
    • Stilts
  • Glyntaff:
    • Zone
  • Atrium:
    • Foyer
  • Newport City:
    • Foyer
  • Caerleon:
    • Students’ Union Shop

April 30, 2015

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» Who Should Win the Student Led Teaching Awards? Vote Now!

You can now be on the judging panel and rank who you think should win the Student Led Teaching Awards.

You have until Tuesday 5th May, 10am to decide who is most deserving.

Here are the shortlisted lecturers’ nominations

After you have read the nominations, you can vote online

The Students’ Union may put the names of students who completed this survey on the judging panel list.

March 13, 2015

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» Students' Union Election Results

The Students’ Union has announced the results of the elections on Twitter:


VP Education & Welfare, Pontypridd Campus

VP Education & Welfare, Cardiff and Newport Campuses

VP Student Activities

Students With Disabilities Officer

Societies Officer

LGBT Officer

Black Students’ Officer

More Information

For more information, please see the USWSU Website

February 12, 2015

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» Let's Go, #TeamUSW!

Some of our Teams, Clubs & Societies are entered in this year’s Spotify Soundclash and need your help! The winners get £5,000 for their Team/Club/Society and the rest of the top 10 £500.

To help, please…

  1. Go to www.spotify-soundclash.co.uk
  2. Click filter
  3. Filter by “University of South Wales merger of University of Glamorgan and University of Wales Newport”
  4. Click on “All Time”
  5. Follow all our Teams, Clubs & Societies!!

If you’re not signed up to Spotify you can do so for free when you go to the site.

Let’s go ‪#‎TeamUSW!

List of USW Playlists

Alternatively, go directly to the playlists below and “follow”

(Links listed in order of ranking at time of writing – 10am on 12/02/2015)

December 11, 2014

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» Job Vacancy: Letting Negotiator (Glamorgan Student Letting)

Employer: Glamorgan Student Letting
Salary: £16,000

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join the letting agency team at Glamorgan Student Letting.

Based in the Students’ Union building at the Treforest Campus, the successful candidate will assist the Letting Agency team to help manage and grow the existing business. Duties will include arranging and conducting viewings, drafting tenancies, negotiating terms, dealing with both landlord and tenant queries, property maintenance and inspections, and general office administration.

The person we are seeking must have excellent communication and negotiation skills, a polite and patient manner and a 'can do’ attitude. Applicants must also hold a full UK driving licence and be competent in the use of information technology. Previous experience of working in a letting environment is desirable but not essential.

This is a full-time position of 37.5 hours per week. Working hours are normally between 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday-Friday, although some flexibility of work routine is required occasionally during evenings and weekends.

To request a copy of the job description and person specification for this position please email Kimberley.fowler@southwales.ac.uk

To apply for this position please send your CV with a covering letter to: Kimberley.fowler@southwales.ac.uk or by post to:

Kimberley Fowler
Letting Agency Manager
Glamorgan Student Letting
Forest Grove
CF37 1UF

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 17th December 2014.

December 3, 2014

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» On-Campus Opportunity: Get £100 Amazon Vouchers for 50 Minutes of Work

Can you deliver a 10-minute presentation to classes full of students?

The University is offering £100 Amazon vouchers to students agreeing to deliver five presentations in classes.

The presentations will be about encouraging students to complete the National Student Survey online and early. The University will even give you a starter presentation, which you can customise!

Interested? Then please email Denize McIntyre for the presentation and to book your time slot to make your pitch. Pitches will take place on Friday 5th December in Cardiff or Wednesday 10th December 2014 in Treforest.

You’d be mad not to!