Education Officer

The Education Officer represents students and offers support on education related matters. They liaise directly with the University to bring about positive change for the student body and are accountable to the President of the Students’ Union.

Sofia Soberon

Hello! My name is Sofia Soberon, I am the new Vice President of Education. During my studies I was Student Voice Representative for the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science (FCES) for two years, before becoming Chair of Student Voice Forum. I loved these roles so much that I decided to run for VP Education and the rest is history!

In my spare time I love to go hiking and scrambling with my family. I am a huge motorsports fan (reason I studied Mechanical Engineering) and hope to one day work in Formula One.

3 things you didn't know about Sofia

  1. I am deathly allergic to chili peppers despite being mexican.
  2. I can't sunbathe. I always end up looking like a lobster.
  3. My brother and I grew up racing with Checo Perez.

What Sofia is working on now

Differential Outcomes Review

The review will help shape how education is delivered to all students, irrespective of background.

Sofia's Blog

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Official Notice of the Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to take place on January 25th 2024 at 6pm.

Get to know: Chair of Student Council, Rob!

Get to know your Chair of Student Council - Rob Bailey

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Get to Know: Chair of Student Voice Forum, Liks!

Get to know your Chair of Student Voice Forum - Liks Robert!

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Cheryl finishes her BHM Campaign By Interviewing the Minister for Economy

It has been a month full of inspiration as ,VP Welfare, Cheryl has taken the lead on this year's Black History Month Campaign. From speaking with students to interviewing leaders within the Black Community, we hope students can learn from this month and continue to take up the opportunities presented to them.

Talk Money Week - 7 Ways To Make The Most Out Of Your Uni Budget

This week is Talk Money Week which is all about promoting positive conversations about our finances. We've compiled our top tips of how you can make the most out of your budget whilst at University.

International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

As you might have seen in our social media, today is the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. Academia can sometimes be obscure and difficult to navigate but there are reasons why you want to avoid contract cheating at all costs.

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Competitions Now Open for Entry

There are currently a range of sport competitions that are open for entry for students to compete in - ranging from snow sports to tennis. For more information or to enter, email

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Four Reasons Why You Should Vote In The By-Elections

Voting for the By-Elections is nearly open. We're sure you are already planning on voting for your favourite candidates but in case you need convincing, we've outlined four reasons why you should vote.

Register a USWSU account

As a student of the University of South Wales, you are automatically a member of the Students' Union but to be eligible to vote in our elections (among other activities) you will need to ensure you have registered an account with us. Click here to read more about how to register an account!

Top 5 Things To Do In Pontypridd

Pontypridd isn't just home to USW and with Ponty recently being voted amongst the top eight towns in the UK, there is plenty for you to explore whilst you aren't studying!

Top 5 Things To Do In Newport

Whether you're studying in Newport or fancy a trip to the city, we've rounded up our top 5 things to do!

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Top 5 things to do in Cardiff

Whether you are based at The Atrium or just fancy a visit to the city, Cardiff is full of things to do! From the arcades to Bute Park, there's something for everyone - check out our top 5 things to do in the city!


Speak to Sofia

You can contact Sofia directly by using this form.