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

Student Choice Awards 2024 Winners

Click here to see the winners of the Student Choice Awards 2024! Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, shortlisted and to those who won!Read More

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

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

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

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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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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

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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