The President of the Students’ Union is responsible for leading the Exec Officer team and ensuring the student voice is heard at a university, local and national level by lobbying and campaigning.

Jamal Abdilahi

Hi, my name is Jamal Abdilahi, I am the new SU President. I ran for this role as I believe I would be a great fit for the position after previously being VP Activities and have had a great experience with the sports and societies at USW. I have previously graduated from USW in Sports Coaching and Development.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and partaking in my main sport which is Rugby. I am also a huge fan of music whether it be Old School R&B, Rap/Hip-Hop or Motown.

3 things you didn't know about Jamal

  1. I have met Jonathan "Jiffy" Davies.
  2. I’m a fluent Welsh speaker.
  3. I have played Rugby Union since I was 11 years old.

What Jamal is working on now


Last year we took part in our first Varsity event hosted by UWE. This year we will be hosting!

Student-led campaigns

Students are at the heart of everything we do, and Jamal can often be seen taking part in student-led campaigns across campus.

Board of Governors

Jamal represents student interests at Board of Governers - the highest level of decision making within the university.

Jamal's Blog

5 study tips to help make studying easier

We understand that exam and deadline season can be an extremely stressful time for students, so here are 5 study tips to make studying easier for you!Read More

Why should I stand in the by-elections?

Nominations for this year's By-elections are now open! Click here to find out more on why you should stand!Read More

Meet your 2024/25 Officer Team!

Get to know your Sabbatical Officer team for the academic year of 2024/25!Read More

Eclipse Update

A little update on Eclipse and our Wednesday club night VIBE!Read More

What positions can you stand for?

Do you want to make a change to student life at USW? Why not stand in our upcoming elections? To find out more about what these positions are and what they entail, keep reading!Read More

Officer Update

Activities VP, Kenzy, has made the decision to step down from his role.Read More

Women's Football team celebrating their win

Women's Football Win the League!

A huge congratulations to our Women's Football team who have won the BUCS Premier Women's South LeagueRead More

AGM 101

The AGM is happening on the 25th of January 2024! Read now to find out more about the AGM!Read More

How to submit a proposal

AGM is your opportunity to make your voice heard! If you want to see change, make sure to submit a proposal!Read More

Past AGM wins

To help inspire you on the type of changes you can make, we've compiled our top 5 past wins!Read More

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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.Read More

Image shows Liks (Chair of Student Voice Forum) stood in front of a window with the text 'get to kno

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

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


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