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

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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

Get to know: Chair of Student Council, Rob!

Get to know your Chair of Student Council - Rob BaileyRead More

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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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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 CommRead More

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.Read More

Unionly with USWSU

We've launched a brand new podcast! Unionly with USWSU is available on Spotify with a range of topics including interviews with officers, advice on university and more!Read More

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 yoRead More

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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 su.activities@southwaRead More

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USWSU Shortlisted for Alliance Award alongside Operational Policing

We're beyond proud to announce that our work alongside the Operational Policing Team has been recognised and shortlisted for the Alliance Award.Read More

7 Tips To Help Manage Your Anxiety

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and with this year's theme being 'anxiety', we've outlined seven tips to help you manage your anxiety.Read More

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!Read More

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!Read More


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