At the Students’ Association we have lots of different ways for you to get involved based on your interests and course of study. Being active within the Students’ Association can be a fantastic boost to your CV and help you develop a whole range of skills. 

Keep reading for some of the ways you can #GetInvolved


Big Elections | Student Representative | Joining a Society | Volunteering


Big Elections

The Big Elections are the main democratic event held by Students’ Association where students are invited to stand for a Sabbatical position (paid role) and then vote for candidates to represent them for the following year.  Any enrolled UWS student is eligible to become a Sabbatical Officer, our positions and the training that we give can be vehicles that students can use to increase future employment opportunities. If you have a passion for education, wellbeing and welfare, Student Development or the Students’ Association and students generally and think you can make a difference to our 16,000 students, then we want you to nominate yourself.

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Student Representative

Student reps are the vital link between staff and students. Reps have a direct link to student’s views on learning and teaching, and our representation systems gives reps many opportunities to have dialogue with staff. For example, student reps sit on Staff-Student Liaison Groups (SSLGs), Programme Boards and School Boards to name but a few. The student rep team is currently made up of an impressive 443 amazing students who volunteer to make a difference to your university. You can find out who your rep is by asking your programme leaders.

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Joining a Society

Societies are a great way for you to make friends and meet new people. They can also allow you to develop some of the skills that you have learned in your studies. We have a selection of societies and clubs you can get involved in. If you don't see one you fancy have you considered setting up your own club or society? All you need is 3 student members! 

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Volunteering is a great way to help you make the most of your time at university, have some fun and build and develop your experiences and skills! We have a number of organisations that we work with who provide volunteering opportunities. 

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We also have a number of Volunteering Fayres coming up in January – Find out more here   


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