Your Students' Union - What's On

September 6, 2018

The start of term is the best time to get involved with the Students’ Union, attend Freshers’ events, get your TOTUM card, and experience lots of new things.

When you enrol with the University you’ll automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. Every year, a team of Executive Officers are elected by the student body to represent and guide the Students’ Union. Your full-time Officers for 2018-19 are Mish Wick (President), Liam Powell (VP Education and Welfare, Pontypridd), Niall O’Reilly (VP Education and Welfare, Cardiff and Newport) and Rhys Pewtner (VP Student Activities). You can read more about what they will be working on this year here.

We strive to make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect of your student life. We support over 100 clubs, teams and societies, 700 SVR and Course Reps and annually hold over 150 events at our venues. This year we’ve got heaps of events taking place during Freshers’ – from the official Welcome Party ft. Alexandra from Love Island to Freshers’ Fair, there’s something for everyone and it’s a fantastic way to make new friends. Make sure you don’t miss out by buying your tickets in advance.

Freshers’ wouldn’t be the same without making the most of student discounts. The National Union of Students represents students on a national level, so it’s taken seriously in high-level negotiations and is able to secure some great deals and discounts for its members. To access them you’ll need a “TOTUM card“https://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/, the new name for the NUS extra card.
All students who purchase a TOTUM card will benefit from over 200 UK discounts on everything from university supplies to fashion, plus more than 42,000 discounts worldwide.

You can buy your TOTUM card from any Students’ Union Information Point, which you can visit at Treforest, Newport City and Cardiff campuses or online through our Click and Collect service. Proceeds from the sale of TOTUM cards are fed straight back into the student movement to help improve the lives of students through campaigns such as #CutTheCosts.

Visit USWSU’s website to find out more about your Students’ Union, or go directly to Freshers’ 2018 for everything Freshers’ related.

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