Part of the University
We want to make sure that every student has a voice, whether they are on campus or not. From the moment you enrol, to graduation and beyond, you're part of the family here at the University of Wolverhampton.
The Students' Union
The Students' Union is not just a place for on-campus sports and socialising, it is important to the function of the University. They are able to advise you when you need support and ensure that your feedback is heard and acknowledged. As a distance learner, and a UK resident, you are still eligable for an NUS Extra Card which can be ordered online.
The Student Voice is the mechanism by which feedback flows from students to Faculty staff and beyond. An integral part of this system is the Student Representatives who gather feedback from their peers and bring common opinions, issues for concern, and examples of good practice to the Course Committees. These committees monitor the quality of the courses and feed into central University boards and committees. If you're interested in becoming a Student Rep you can register your interest via their website and complete online training to prepare you for your role.
There are many advantages to joining the WLV Alumni Association one you graduate. They can help you access Career Planning services, keep you up to date with events and their monthly ezine and a biannual magazine. They can even connect you with Volunteering Opportunities to enhance your CV.
The University also offers a Postgraduate Loyalty Discount for those students considering further study.
Careers, Enterprise and The Workplace
It is the University's aim to see all graduating students go straight into employment or further study. The Careers, Enterprise and Workplace teams are here to support you.
The Careers team is there to help you develop career plans and learn the skills you need to make these plans happen. Offering practical support at all stages of your job applications, they are also available throughout your studies and three years after your graduation.
The Workplace team provide access to a range of employment opportunities for UK residents. Whether you are looking for your first graduate opportunity, a part-time job while you are studying or a placement to enhance your employability skills, they can help you.
The Active Volunteers team offers a unique service to all UK students wishing to put their spare time to good use. They have links with over a hundred voluntary and community groups throughout the Black Country, ranging from small volunteer-led groups to large national charities.