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Change Week 2023

After a Successful AGM, Change Week is here to put your call-to-action proposals into practice. Want to be involved in making change?Read More

Fri 03 Feb 2023
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New Acting President

Just before Christmas, David decided that he wanted to return to Canada and resigned from his position as President of USWSU. David has been involved with the Students' Union since April 2021, and has supported many students during this time.Read More

Thu 19 Jan 2023

Freshers 2022 Update

To be respectful of the funeral of Her Majesty, The Queen, we're tweaking the line-up to our Freshers' Week programme: things may not necessarily be in the same order, but we're trying to get everything crammed in, even if it is on a different day to the one originally published. So, here's the plan -Read More

Mon 12 Sep 2022
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Renaming The Randy Dragon: Results

After a busy few weeks filled with by-elections, campaigns and voting, we now have two new Sabbatical Officers in place and a brand new name to take over from the Randy Dragon. It was a great opportunity to have your opinion on the union’s work moving forward and we are thankful to all of you who participated.Read More

Fri 10 Dec 2021
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Action against spiking - The Union's next steps

Student safety in our venues is of the utmost importance to us. At the Students' Union, we host a range of events to make sure our students are getting the best possible student experience. To support this, we invest heavily in our safety initiatives to ensure all can access events, activities and support in a safe environment. In return, we require our attendees to do their part in keeping themselves and everyone around them safe.Read More

Fri 12 Nov 2021

AGM 2019/20 Update

This years’ Annual General Meeting did not achieve the 100 students required to be quorate. As such, the business (including the six proposals submitted) was referred to Student Council for approval.Read More

Wed 18 Dec 2019
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More than 300 Christmas gifts donated to RCT Santa Appeal

Students and staff have collected more than 300 gifts to this year’s Santa Appeal, organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Contributions to the appeal are made in the form of gift bags that are distributed to children including those that are vulnerable and looked after, to ensure that children who would otherwise receive nothing, have presents to open on Christmas Day.Read More

Tue 17 Dec 2019
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Microwaves Installed on Campus

The Students’ Union is pleased to announce the launch of microwave stations on campus! Following a strong response to SU Change Week on this topic in February, the Students’ Union Full-time Officers have been working closely with the University Estates department to secure microwave stations on campus.Read More

Tue 05 Nov 2019
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Competitive Men's Rugby Update

The University of South Wales Students’ Union suspended the activities of men’s rugby due to cumulative unacceptable behaviours. The Students’ Union informed the University, who proceeded with an investigation.Read More

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Family Institute - SU Statement

The Family Institute and Faculty of Life Sciences and Education (FLSE) have agreed the closure of its courses. The outcome will lead to the course not being continued at USW and the Family Institute will be re-established as an external, independent organisation.Read More

Mon 05 Aug 2019
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Student Gmail Accounts moving to Microsoft Outlook

Over the next few weeks, your student email account will be moving from Gmail to Microsoft Outlook which is part of Office 365. Your email address won't change but when you access your new student email account, you will be using Outlook rather than Gmail.Read More

Wed 31 Jul 2019