What is the Students' Union?
The SU is a student-led organisation, which means we’re here to stand up for our members.
As a Swansea Uni student, you're automatically a member of the SU, so you’re a part of our great, big, diverse community! Through us, you can join societies and sports clubs, get free support from our Advice Centre, get some cheap food and drinks in our bars, and come to all the best events of the year.
We have six elected Full-Time Officers, who are students elected by their fellow students every year to represent you when it comes to all things Uni-related. They make the University aware of issues important to you, run campaigns to celebrate our student community, and fight your corner. So if you’ve got any questions for them, hit them up.
Basically, our mission is to give you the best experience possible while you’re a student here and to give you all the opportunities possible to succeed in what comes after you leave us.
‘Hi, I’m Katie, your Students’ Union President for this year!
Hiya, shwmae! I’m Katie, I’m your SU President for this academic year. I studied Geography at Swansea, and throughout my time studying I was the Welsh Coordinator for the Geography society, and the Welsh Medium Geography Rep. I was an ambassador for the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol as well as the university and worked for the Student’s Union for three years in several roles.
As President, I lead the Elected Officer team and the Students' Union as a whole. I make sure that your Union is inclusive and celebrates its diversity. I protect and extend the rights of all Swansea students, and I'm the key link to the Uni, NUS and the community.
If you want to get in touch with me, or any of the Full-Time Officer Team, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What role does NUS play?
NUS is the wider student movement – the National Union of Students. They exist to represent all students in the country. As a member of Swansea Students’ Union, you’re also a part of NUS too.
What’s an NUS TOTUM card? And where do I get one from?
NUS TOTUM cards are the famous student discount cards – you can use them on the high street and online to get fantastic savings on fashion, cinema, rail tickets and loads more.
For just £12, you’ll get all these discounts for a full year – after just a few savings, the card practically pays for itself.
You can order yours by either calling into the Students’ Union or if you want to start saving straight away, you can get one from the NUS website.
Students’ Union Full-time Officers
Full-time Officers at the Students’ Union represent students when it comes to all things about University life.
Every year as a student at Swansea you will have the opportunity to stand for one of the Full-Time Officer positions.
A democratic vote takes place every March and the Full-time Officers start their roles in the Summer ready to tackle the new academic year in September.
It’s simple. If you are elected and you have yet to complete your degree, you can take a year out of your studies to do the job. If you are elected and you are in your final year of study at the time, you can stay in Swansea for another year to do the job, lucky you!
The Full-time Officer team are the voice for students and take your feedback right back to the University and make sure something gets done about it.
Keep an eye out on the Students’ Union Facebook for information about the upcoming elections and how you can get involved.