Welfare Officer

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

Cheryl Chingosho

Hello! I'm Cheryl Tariro Chingosho and I'm your new welfare officer. I'm Zimbabwean and I grew up in Kenya, and now I am undertaking a master's in Public Health.

I have an unhealthy obsession with Capybaras.
I am very bad at sports that involve hand-eye coordination.
When dressing up to go out, I put on one sock, then a shoe, then the other foots sock, then its shoe.
My favourite colour is pink and I almost always wear brightly coloured clothing.

3 things you didn't know about Cheryl

  1. I play Bass guitar.
  2. I can speak four languages.
  3. My toes point up when I'm in deep concentration.

What Cheryl is working on now

Supporting students' welfare

Cheryl engages daily with students who are experiencing welfare related issues so that they can focus on getting the most out of their university experience.

Cheryl's Blog

Freshers 2023

Freshers 2023 is just around the corner. Take a look at the exciting events we have planned.Read More

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Four Reasons Why You Should Vote In The By-Elections

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Register a USWSU account

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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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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 doRead More

The 2023 By-Elections

Find out more about the By-Elections!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

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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

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Varsity 2023

USW travelled across the border to take on teams for UWE in our first varsity against the Bristol outfit.Read More

Change Week Day 2: Home Rugby Pitch

Day 2 of Change Week is here and today we are looking at the potential of a Home Rugby Pitch at the Sports ParkRead More

Change Week 2023 Day 1

Day 1 of Change Week is here and today we are looking at Rat Extermination on CampusRead More


Speak to Cheryl

You can contact Cheryl directly by using this form.