Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union. We’re here for ALL students, regardless of course, mode or location of study. We’re here to represent you, advise you and make sure you get the most out of your University experience. We also want you to be equipped with the right skills so when it comes time to leave, you’re ready to take advantage of more opportunities than when you arrived. To find out how we do this, read on.
Your Union is led by a team of Student Officers, each with responsibility over a specific area relating to student life. These Officers, both full & part time, are elected by the student body each year in cross campus elections. Your full time Officers are:
President: Head of the Officer team and responsible for leading the Union strategically.
Academic Vice President: Responsible for ensuring students receive a smooth, high quality academic experience and those who do not are fully assisted by the Union.
Welfare Vice President: Responsible for making sure students have a positive University experience in terms of their health & wellbeing and also lead the Union’s green & ethical strategies.
Student Experience Vice President: Responsible for ensuring students have a fun and well-rounded University experience by leading on the Union’s sporting, society & volunteering services.
Numerous issues can pop up during your time at University that may disrupt your learning experience. The Advice and Support Centre (ASC) in the Union offers free, confidential and impartial advice in areas such as academic, finance and housing. The ASC also has a wealth of generic information to support you in health, consumer, employment, legal and personal matters. Go to www.wolvesunion.org/adviceandsupport for more information.
If your assignments weren’t being marked on time or you felt there weren’t enough computers available for you to complete your work, who would you speak to about it? Apart from your Union Officers you can get in touch with your course/faculty representative, a fellow student on your course/in your faculty who’s volunteered their time to listen to student views and resolve any issues as necessary. To find out more about the Student Voice system including how to become a course, school or faculty representative go to www.wolvesunion.org/voice.
Volunteering is an invaluable way to develop your skills, gain experience, enhance your CV and increase your employability, all whilst doing something you love. We have partnered with a number of organisations to bring you Volunteer Central, a single place where you’ll find a wide range of opportunities than can be tailored to your interests and circumstances. For more information go to www.wolvesunion.org/volunteering.
See yourself as a budding writer or journalist? Or do you just want to give the student perspective on the latest in current affairs? Either way we’ve got the platform for you to do just that. The Thread is our student run newspaper and is always looking for more contributors. So if you want to make your voice heard and develop key journalistic and communications skills, email email@example.com to express your interest.
Lecture finished, coursework complete, revision done, if you’ve got some spare time on your hands and a hobby or interest you’d like to share with other students, we can help you join or start a society. Joining a society can not only help you meet new people but also improve communication skills and confidence. For a list of current societies visit www.wolvesunion.org/societies.
Love sport but don’t want to compete? We offer a range of recreational sports sessions including badminton, cricket, football and many more, where you can learn a new sport or brush up on old techniques. Visit your Union reception to pick up a leaflet for the exact timetable and sports available.
It can be a tough job taking advantage of all the opportunities your Union offers, so from time to time you’ll need to relax and take it easy. That’s when you can make your way over to our Squeezebox café and juice bars located at City and Walsall campuses. From coffee, smoothies and milkshakes to panini’s, porridge and pizza, Squeezebox has you covered.
NUS Extra Card
An NUS Extra Card gives you discounts from a massive array of retailers and it’s exclusive to students. You can get hold of yours from Students’ Union reception at either City or Walsall campus or online at www.nus.org.uk.