Students' Union Statement

Friday 31-03-2017 - 15:48

Update: 2 May 2017

We have been urging the University for several weeks for more information about the proposed restructures taking place and how they might affect you and your time at USW. Your Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning, Teaching and Student Experience, Dr Ben Calvert, outlines some of these changes and what you can expect from future service delivery.

At this time, we are still in consultation with the University on the proposed changes so if you have any feedback, questions or concerns, please let us know through the form below by May 10th so that we can take your comments to the University ahead of the final consultation meeting. Whilst we might not be able to respond individually to every query, we will take every concern directly to the University on your behalf.

Jonny Jones

SU President

Update: 12 April 2017

The University Executive are proposing a number of restructures across the institution, and as a result, there will be staff cuts and a potential change in the delivery of services. The University has now begun a 45-day consultation, and as your Union, we will be formally submitting to the proposals to ensure that any changes made are of as little detriment to your experience as possible.

I know many of you are unaware of what is being proposed or what services may be restructured and this is part of the problem. You should not be kept in the dark about any potential changes and I will do my best to ensure you have enough information to be able to provide constructive feedback so that together we can have a collective, meaningful voice in this consultation. I have put in a formal request for the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Board to make any restructures made public and available to the students that it will most impact.

I’ve been told that we will have some information to share by the end of the week – and if not, I will share with you all what I’m able to so that we can act together as a unified student body.

So far, the SU has met with Executive Directors, Deans and key decision makers in this process, so that we might achieve a full understanding of the potential changes and impact on the student experience. We are lobbying on your behalf at every opportunity and will continue to update you throughout this process. If anyone wants to chat further, feel free to email me at or direct message me on Facebook.

In the meantime, have a great Easter break!

Jonny Jones

SU President

Student Union’s Response to University’s Potential Risk of

Redundancies Announcement

Following the announcement released yesterday, we want to reassure our students that we are dedicated to representing your views at the highest level within the University.

Over the next four weeks, the Students’ Union will take part in Consultation Meetings with Senior University Management to make sure your concerns are recognised and considered.

In order for the Students’ Union to input formally into the Consultation, and for our response to be meaningful, we have set up a feedback form for our students to complete. We encourage you to let us know of any questions or worries you might have about what is happening. With your feedback, we will ensure your voice is at the centre of our response to the University.

We are committed to making sure your academic and student experience is at the heart of everything we do.

Submit your feedback

The deadline for feedback submissions has now passed. If you would like to discuss any concerns, please get in touch with your Students’ Union President, Jonathan Jones at

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