Campaigns 

 

Students have a strong history of sparking change and making a difference to their community and further afield. Here’s a snapshot of the campaigns we’ve been working on this year.

2020-21

 

LGBTQ+ History Month is a great time to come together with the community and celebrate but also remember times gone by. 

For Black History Month, we set on a journey to educate ourselves on the issues surrounding racism through opening up conversations with students and staff members from the black community.

Look After Your Mate campaign is aimed at encouraging students to open up to their friends and reducing the stigma around Mental Health.

 

As we draw close to Christmas and a New Year, we want to reflect on what’s helped us to get through this strange year and celebrate the good things in life!

#CookWithKay is a live-streamed show on Facebook where Welfare Officer, Kay, shares recipes and important information about all our current campaigns and events.

The USWSU Book Club is a space for you to engage, have discussions, ask questions, and recommend books to others.

Our monthly photography competition features USW's top creatives who tell stories through the medium of photography.

2019-20

Look After Your Mate campaign is aimed at encouraging students to open up to their friends and reducing the stigma around Mental Health.

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness and Movember, this campaign aims to empower students to check themselves regularly whilst also raising money for the Movember charity.

For Halloween this year, we teamed up with Cardiff University Students' Union and went trick or treating to collect food donations for the local food bank.

Students' will have one week to provide feedback, hack solutions and pitch a master plan to a panel of University big wigs.
With exams and assessments around the corner, Stress Less is a campaign that encourages students to take a break from revision and look after themselves.

Following an extensive three-month planning process, the SU Talent Month is a culmination of events showcasing student talent. 

To inspire conversations and take action around student mental health, we are re-launching the Look After Your Mate campaign for #UMHD.

 

 

 

 

 

2018-19

Free sanitary products are now available on all campuses. Look out for the red box!

This year, we braved the shave and raised a whopping £559 for the Movember foundation.

We collected over 250 gifts kindly donated by staff and students to make sure that no child misses out at Christmas.

A coffee morning, full of crafting and contemplation, followed by a two minutes silence to honour those we lost to transphobic violence.

Following the success of our Harvest Festival Food Bank, permanent food collection points are now available in all of our SU spaces across campuses.

Students' had one week to provide feedback, hack solutions and pitch a master plan to a panel of University big wigs.

 

Check Yo' Self is a campaign aimed at raising awareness around sexual health, and tackling the stigma that comes with it.

Following an extensive three-month planning process, the SU Talent Month is a culmination of events showcasing student talent. 

There was a bungee run, fairground games, a trip to Alton towers and free popcorn too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ISSUES

We’ve also worked to address these issues:

  • Making USW Greener – Ongoing work with the Earth Society and University to build on greener initiatives.
  • Social Space in Newport – To improve the SU presence in the Newport campus with a social space.
  • Microwaves on Campus – To provide students with a sustainable self-catering option on campus.
  • Free water for everyone – To establish more water fountains on all campuses.
  • Society funding scheme - Established an updated model to fund societies fairly.
  • New SU office space in Glyntaff – To Increase the SU presence in Glyntaff, in order to support students in a private setting.
  • Sustainable shop – To work on reducing unnecessary waste in our shops.

As we draw close to Christmas and a New Year, we want to reflect on what’s helped us to get through this strange year and celebrate the good things in life!

Look After Your Mate campaign is aimed at encouraging students to open up to their friends and reducing the stigma around Mental Health.