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Swansea University Students' Union
Union awards celebrate students

Mon 09 Jun 2014

Students have been taking part in the annual Union awards

Students have been celebrating after being rewarded for their hard work over the past year.

The annual SU Awards have taken place and the winners have been announced:

Student Rep of the Year

Highly commended

Nick Short

Isabel Costello

Jamie Grimshaw

Laura Bailey

 

Winner

Nick Short

 

Best Student Led Event

Highly commended

Fashion Society Fashion Show

Oktoberfest

Yule Ball

 

Winner

Eisteddfod

 

 

Innovation and Enterprise Award

Highly commended

SUCs

 

Winner

Konetics Society

 

Best Student Led Campaign

Highly commended

Pole Fitness Society

People and Planet Fossil Free Swansea

 

Winner

Invisible Illness Campaign

 

Positive Swansea Award

Highly Commended

St John Links

Choral Society

Swansea Student Minds

 

Winner

Swansea University Netball Club

 

 

Cultural and Diversity Award

Highly commended

Pagan Society

Global Café

 

Winner

Hellenic Society

 

Student Staff of the Year Award

Highly Commended

Daniel Mattingly

Alex Bailey

Courtney Vasile

Jon May

John Fanning

Lindey Whitehouse

 

Winners

Dale Cousins

Mark Davies

Kate Thornbury

 

Best new Society

Highly Commended

British Sign Language

Osteopathy

Hellenic Society

 

Winner

Feminist Society

 

Most Improved Society

Highly Commended

Live Music

Bar

Debating

St John Links

Pagan

 

Winner

Christian Union

 

Society of the Year

Highly Commended

Dance

Hogwarts

Choral

History

St John Links

Law

Christian Union

 

Winner

SUCs

 

Outstanding Contributin to Student Media

Highly commended

Gemma Parry

Sophie Wiggins

 

Winner

Samantha Booth

 

Sports Club of the Year

Highly Commended

Women’s Rugby

Equestrian

 

Winner

Swansea University Netball Club

 

SU Individual Contribution Awards

Dale Cousins

Samantha Booth

John Fanning

Chris Melvin

Tom Lake

Imran Hussain

Courtney Versaile

Rob Abrams

Gareth Taylor

Lewys Aron

Ben Rees

Beth Angharad

Dharani Vijayakumar

Rhian Cocker

Gemma Parry

Tom Nightingale

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Volunteer for an amazing opportunity

Thu 05 Jun 2014

The Union are looking for champions to work at the IPC games in the summer.

The Students’ Union are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to act as representatives for the university working at the IPC Games in August.

The volunteer champions will act as attaches working with Paralympic teams and visitors throughout the event. It will be a fantastic opportunity for students to gain skills in a variety of sectors.

Training and induction will be provided for all volunteers.

Desired Skills & Experience: Experience of customer service, communications, public relations and the media. The ability to speak a European language is desired, however not obligatory.

Accommodation: Free accommodation to be provided in Hendrefoelan for the period of volunteering

Dates: Volunteering will take place between 14-24 August (accommodation may be available shortly before and after these dates)

Working hours: Volunteers will be offered one shift per day (probably 8-10 hours- tbc)

To apply for this amazing opportunity please email:  ipcvolunteers@swansea-union.co.uk

 

 

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Swansea leads the way in promoting the Welsh language

Tue 03 Jun 2014

Students have voted to become the first Union in Wales to adopt the NUS charter

Swansea has become the first students’ union in Wales to adopt the recommendations of NUS Wales’ Welsh Language Charter.

Students made history by voting to implement the charter with a resounding 79% yes vote after a motion was proposed.

The charter seeks to improve Welsh language provision and the experience of Welsh speaking students by outlining minimum standards for Unions. The move follows the new legal obligations on the Welsh language that all public bodies are obliged to adopt.

The motion proposer Lewys Arôn said “Equality and fair play are values that Swansea University, the union and local community support. By adopting the charter the Union takes a giant leap forward in its commitment to the Welsh language.

“The union has come on leaps and bounds this year in terms of provision and the passing of this motion is the accumulation of all the hard work done this year.”

A timeline for adoption will now be drawn up by the Union executive board.

 

Undeb Myfyrwyr Abertawe yw’r Undeb myfyrwyr cyntaf i fabwysiadu'r awgrymiadau gan Siarter Iaith NUS Cymru.

Gwnaeth myfyrwyr prifysgol Abertawe  creu hanes trwy bleidleisio o blaid gweithredu’r siarter gyda 79% o blaid mabwysiadu’r siarter yn dilyn cynnig a gafodd ei awgrymu.

Mae’r siarter yn ceisio gwella darpariaeth yr Iaith Gymraeg a phrofiad myfyrwyr sydd yn siarad yr Iaith trwy amlinelli’r safonau gofynnol I Undebau.

Gwnaeth y cynnig a awgrymwyd gan Lewys Arôn ddweud “Mae cydraddoldeb a chwarae teg yn werthoedd mae Prifysgol Abertawe, yr Undeb a’r gymuned leol yn cefnogi. Trwy fabwysiadu’r siarter mae’r Undeb yn cymryd cam enfawr ymlaen at ei ymrwymiad i’r Iaith Gymraeg.”

“Mae’r Undeb wedi mynd o nerth i nerth yn y flwyddyn yma o ran darpariaeth a’r pasio o’r cynnig yma, mae hyn o ganlyniad i’r holl waith a chafodd ei wneud eleni.”

Fe fydd llinell amser ar gyfer mabwysiadu’r siarter yn cael ei gynllunio gan  fwrdd Gweithredol yr Undeb.

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Nominees are announced

Fri 30 May 2014

The nominations for this year's SU Awards are out!

The nominations for this year's SU Awards have been announced.

The annual awards ceremony celebrates students success over the year and recognises societies, clubs and individuals who have given time and effort to help the Union and give other students a great experience at university.

The Garden Party will be taking place in the Abbey Meadow where the winners will be announced. Tickets are available on this site or at Fulton Outfitters store on campus.

The nominees are:

Best Student Led Campaign

Invisible Illness Week Campaign

Christian Union ‘Discuss’ Week

History Society Poppy Appeal

Reinstate Pole Fitness Society Campaign

People and Planet Fossil Free Swansea

Islamic Awareness Week

 

Best Student Led Event

Open Mic Night

Oktoberfest

Eisteddfod

Fashion Society Fashion Show

Hogwarts Yule Ball

Debating Society Swansea Open

Christian Union Candle Light Carol Service

Pagan Society Goddess Temple

St John Links CPR Marathon

Academic Societies Trip to the Museum

Shoreline Theatre Vagina Monologues

Psychology Book Sale

Islamic Awareness Week

Dance Society Spotlight

Choral Society Spring Concert

 

Outstanding Contribution to Student Media

Samantha Booth

Sophie Wiggins

Chris Melvin

Gemma Parry

Zoe Alford

 

Positive Swansea Award

St John Links

Choral Society

Swansea Student Minds

Swansea Marrow Society

SUGs

Swansea University Netball Club

 

Student Staff Member of the Year:

Dale Cousins

John Fanning

James Henderson

Lindey Whitehouse

Kelly Jervis

Aileen Rice-Jones

Gavin Evans

Stephanie Lockwood

Adam Rennie

Thomas Isaac

Courtney Vasile

Tirza Kreuwel

Emily Godding

Luke John

Nia Wyn-Evans

Tim Smith

Alex Bailey

Lawrence Archer

Olivia Jones

Imogene Dudley

Jon May

Samantha Williams

Mark Davies

Devon Phipps

Gareth Taylor

Lewys Aron

Kate Thornbury

Daniel Mattingly

Sophie Wilkins

Taryn Eccleston

 

Innovation and Enterprise Award

Konetics Society

SUCs

Fashion Society

Mr University

 

Cultural and Diversity Award

Afro Caribbean Society

Pagan Society

Hellenic Society

Eisteddfod

Christian Union Global Café

German Society Eurovision

Global Cafe

 

Best New Society:

Swansea Feminist Society

Archaeological  Society

Swansea University Psychology Society

Swansea Marrow Society

Hellenic Society

BSL

University Challenge

Egyptology

SU-TV

Osteopathy

Konetics

Pole Fitness

 

Most Improved Society:

Pagan

Bar Society

German Society

Osteopathy

SU-TV

Live music

CU

Debating

Fashion

LGBT

St John

Psychology

Choral

History

Photography Society

 

Society of the Year:

History

Law

ACS

Hellenic

ISOC

SUCS

Debating

Live Music

Hogwarts

Dance

Bar

Choral

CU

Pole Fitness

Shoreline

St John Links

German Society

 

Student Rep of the Year

Nominations

Nick Short

Simon Forster

Laura Bailey

Jayne Cartwright

Jess Cohill

Jamie Grimshaw

Isabel Costello

Ditonmene Churchill

Alex Poplawska

Constantinos Kalemis

Guy Szablewski

Arul Madhavan

Dharani Vijayakumar

Keith Fernandes

Gareth Catherall

George Miller

Naomi White

Denise Thyer

Angharad Parr

 

Sports Club of the Year

Netball

Equestrian

Women's Rugby

Squash

Ultimate Frisbee

Fencing

 

 

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Professional Services Questionnaire / Holiadur gwasanaethau proffesiynol

Wed 28 May 2014

The aim of the review is to deliver the best possible experience to students. In order to help us, we would be very grateful if you could answer the following questions. Go on, there are only 7 of them! / Bwriad yr adolygiad yw cynnig y profiad gorau posib i fyfyrwyr. Er mwy ni chi gallu ein helpu a fyddwch yn gystal ag ateb y cwestiynau isod. Ewch amdani, dim ond 7 sydd!

WIN AMAZON VOUCHERS!

1 x £200 2 x £100 2 x £50

The University is conducting a Professional Services Review. Professional Services include all central services such as the Library, Academic Registry, Student Services, Student Records, Finance, Admissions, Careers and Employability, Study Abroad. It also includes non-academic services within Colleges such as College admin offices. The aim of the review is to deliver the best possible experience to students. In order to help us, we would be very grateful if you could answer the following questions. Go on, there are only seven of them!

 

Professional Services Questionnaire

 

TALEBAU'R WIN AMAZON!

1 x £200 2 x £100 2 x £50

Mae’r Brifysgol yn cynnal adolygiad i’w gwasanaethau proffesiynol. Mae gwasanaethau proffesiynol yn cynnwys gwasanaethau megis Y Llyfrgell, cofrestr academaidd, gwasanaethau i fyfyrwyr, cofnodion myfyrwyr, cyllid, uned derbyn a’r gwasanaeth gyrfaoedd a chyflogadwyedd. Mae hefyd yn cynnwys gwasanaethau nad ydynt yn academaidd megis swyddfeydd gweinyddu Colegau. Bwriad yr adolygiad yw cynnig y profiad gorau posib i fyfyrwyr. Er mwy ni chi gallu ein helpu a fyddwch yn gystal ag ateb y cwestiynau isod. Ewch amdani, dim ond 7 sydd! 

 

Holiadur gwasanaethau proffesiynol

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
What do you think of the Union?

Wed 16 Apr 2014

We're running our annual survey and we'd love to hear your thoughts.

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The Students’ Union are running our annual feedback survey “The State of the Union”, this is the chance for you as Students to comment on the current state of the union, and tell us how we can improve.

The survey will take less than 10 minutes and will be vital in delivering both a better service for you as well as improving what we do.

As a thank you, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a number of prizes including tickets to Students’ Union events.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning a prize and improving your student experience then get clicking and tell us about the State of Your Union! 

Survey

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Help us celebrate student success

Thu 10 Apr 2014

Nominations are now open for the annual SU Awards and students are being encouraged to celebrate their successes.

The awards give students the opportunity to nominate friends and clubs and societies they think have made a difference over the past year.  Whether as, Societies, Volunteers, Student Staff, Campaigning or through Media, students have contributed so much to the Union. The awards give us the chance to showcase some of the individuals and groups who have volunteered their time to truly make a difference. 

To find out more about the awards or submit a nomination then click here

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Statement

Thu 10 Apr 2014

The Students' Union have released the following statement.

“The Trustee Board has taken a decision to suspend the President pending the outcome of an investigation. The suspension in this case is not a disciplinary act – it is a neutral act designed to protect him, and any complainant until the investigation has been completed.

As part of the suspension, we have asked that the President does not communicate with students unless authorised to do so. If you have any questions, please email the Union Manager: stuartrice@swansea-union.co.uk

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
*Latest* Student Rep Election Results for 2014-15

Fri 04 Apr 2014

The latest Student Representatives for the forthcoming year can be found here:

The current list of elected/co-opted reps for 2014-15 academic year:

Arts & Humanities

American Studies - UG L2 - Barnaby West
American Studies - UG L3 - Catrin Davies
Classics,Ancient History and Egyptology - UG L3 - Stephannie Leech
English Literature - UG L2 - Sarah Wood
English Literature - UG L3 - Cecilie Wittnebel
English Language - UG L3 - Huda Guezzou
History - UG L2 - Joe Swyny
History - UG L3 - Sean McGrevey
International Relations - UG L3 - Chris Walburn
Media Studies - UG L2 - Roberta Attuquayefio
Politics - UG L2 - Declan Murphy
Politics - UG L3 - Rhys Davies
War & Society UG L2 - Josh Dufty
War & Society UG L3 - Abbie Hockridge
Academi Hywel Teifi - Welsh UG L2 - Lewys Arôn
Academi Hywel Teifi - Welsh UG L3 - Rebecca Morgan

Engineering

Aerospace Engineering - UG L2 Matt Jaffa
Aerospace Engineering - UG L3 Ian Milodowski
Chemical Engineering - UG L2 - Joseph Odiong
Chemical Engineering - UG L3 - Natalia Wisniewska
Civil Engineering - UG L2 - Chris Jaworski
Civil Engineering - UG L3 - Yassin Zabbar
Civil Engineering - UG M - James King
Electrical & Telecommunications - UG L2 Aimma Warood
Electrical & Telecommunications - UG L3 Simon Forster
Materials Engineering - UG L2 - Roberta Klymchuk
Materials Engineering - UG L3 - Fred Cooper
Mechanical Engineering - UG L2 - Dan Williams
Mechanical Engineering - UG M - Matt Sambrook
Medical Engineering - UG L2 Matt Lane
Medical Engineering - UG L3 Gyan Bhatia
Product Design Engineering - UG L3 - Rhian Cocker

Law

Law - UG L2 Lauren Caley
Law - UG L2 Konstantinos Kalemis
Law - UG L3 Rachel Tucker
Law - UG L3 Gemma Wilkins
Law Joint Hons UG L2 Emily Richardson
Law Joint Hons UG L3 Jessie Cohill

Management

Accounting and Finance - UG L2 Stacey Chapuka
Business Management - UG L3 George Miller
Economics - UG L2 Silvia Nwosu
Economics - UG L3 Churchill Oyeinkediton

Human & Health Sciences

Healthcare & Social Care UG L3 Fatou Mendy Sambou
Health Care Science - UG L3 Zohaib Choudhury
Medical Sciences and Humanities - UG L2 Rhiannon Lee Murray
Medical Sciences and Humanities - UG L3 Chelsea Green
Midwifery - UG L3 Rehanna Saheid
Psychology - UG L2 Jayne Cartwright
Psychology - UG L3 Joe Leonard
Social Policy - UG L2 Beth Owen
Nursing - L3 Joe Polson

Science

Biology - UG L2 Bethany Sheen
Biology - UG L3 Sophie Hocking
Computer Science - UG L1 Phil Reynolds
Computer Science - UG L2 Johnathan Hill
Computer Science - UG L3 Callum Dicker
Computer Science - UG M Liam McNabb
Geography - UG L2 - Curtis Badely
Geography - UG L3 - Sam Bibb
Marine Biology - UG L2 Tammy Schuh
Marine Biology - UG L3 Robyn Lock
Mathematics - UG L3 Poppy Box
Mathematics - UG M - Callum Brennan
Physical Geography UG 2 Bee Dianna
Physical Geography UG 3 Chloe Crossman
Physics - UG L3 Nick Short
Physics - UG M Sam Bust Webber
Theoretical Physics UG M Chris Harrison
Zoology - UG L2 Hannah Evans
Zoology - UG L3 Chris Dyer

Medicine

Biochemistry - UG L3 Ji Yoon Kim
Genetics - UG L3 Sophie Jane Duckworth
Graduate Entry Medicine - UG L3 Rebecca Giddings

There are still a number of positions available for more information please contact me: matthewhurst@swansea-union.co.uk

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Congratulations to the new team

Fri 28 Mar 2014

Next year's officer team is announced

After a week of hard campaigning the results have been counted and the new full time officer team for next year has been announced.

The five elected officers are:

Ilana Cohen-Education Officer

Ceinwen Cloney-President

Jerry Isokiari-Societies and Services

Charlotte Peters-Sports Officer

Joel Gascoyne-Welfare Officer

The new team of officers will be in post from July and will be working hard to fulfil the manifesto points that encouraged students to elect them.

Union Manager Stuart Rice congratulated all the candidates saying ‘I look forward to working with the new team and enjoying a very successful year.’

Full time officers are salaried full-time roles, acting as the student voice on campus and representing students to University management.

The Subject Rep elections were also held in campaign week for the first time this year and enjoyed a positive turnout.

 

  

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Swansea student media the best in Wales

Thu 27 Mar 2014

Swansea Union have been recognised for their award winning media for the second year in a row.

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Swansea University Students’ Union have been recognised for their award winning media for the second year in a row.

Samantha Booth was awarded student journalist of the year and the Siren were named as best student media at last night’s NUS Wales Awards. Alongside this success SU TV was also nominated for the best student media category.

Award winner Samantha thanked everyone who has supported her saying ‘’I’m so honoured to receive the student journalist of year award. Being part of the student media has been the greatest part of my university experience. I’ve learnt more than I ever expected and I hope these skills will benefit me greatly when I try to pursue a career in journalism in the future.

‘’I was also delighted to see SU-TV shortlisted in its first year. It can only mean hopeful things for the station in the future.‘’

Samantha’s was rewarded for her dedication in setting up SU TV and also the hard work she has put in to student newspaper the Waterfront.

Siren Editor Zoe Alford said '’It's great that Swansea University had three separate nominations in Student Media categories this year. Winning this award has been so significant for Natalie and myself because we receive no funding or support from any outside body. We'd like to encourage all our writers, whether they want to be journalists or not, to engage with not only the university, but with wider community around them.’’

Student media is often recognised as a development tool for students wishing to pursue a career in this sector and we have seen many students go on to have successful careers in journalism and media.

This is the second time the Siren have won best student media award and last year Swansea student Chris Flynn was also named best student journalist.

The Siren and Samantha will now be automatically entered in to the NUS UK Awards later this year.

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Why all students should vote

Tue 25 Mar 2014

Before you decide to avoid the mall for a week, check out these reasons why voting is important!

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It’s Election season in the Union and we’re asking you to vote! Before you decide to avoid the mall for a week please check out the important reasons why you should vote…

·    Voting only takes two minutes and is only a few simple clicks away.

·    Have you been enjoying Wednesday afternoons free from lectures or increased feedback from your course?  Full-time Officer decisions do affect all students- FTOs sit on University boards and represent student views, a lot of decisions have been made in students interests because of them!

·   Read the manifestos! There are some really good ideas put forward by candidates, so if you can spot something you’d love to see happen then get voting!

·   If you’re a member of a sports club or society then there are officers who directly represent you. They’ll get to have a say on your funding and lobby the university to support activities!

·   All the candidates are really passionate about improving your experience, say thank you and cast a vote!

·   One vote really can make the difference between winning and losing…  you could be that vote!

Click here to find out more about the candidates and vote.

 
Swansea University Students' Union
President welcomes additional Placement Officers to double Paid Internships.

Thu 13 Mar 2014

Students' Union President announces additional funding for two Work Placement Officers.


“Just over a year ago when I ran to become Education Officer, I pledged to double the number of careers advisers – we did that. When I ran for President, I promised to double the number of WOW / SPIN placements on offer to students.

I am delighted to announce today that the University have confirmed that they will fund two additional Work Placement Officers to realise this ambition.” – Zahid Raja, Students’ Union President

Lucy Williams and Chris Baillieux will be joined by two more work placement officers in the Careers and Employability team due to an increased demand for placements. The new officers will be developing and supporting more opportunities for students.

A campaign in partnership with the Evening Post will begin in March will engage more companies to provide high level and quality placements for Swansea University students. Home, EU and  International students are eligible for the Week of Work (WOW) and Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN ) schemes.

If you’d like to get involved with a placement, contact Chris Cardew in Careers and Employability: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/contactus/

 

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Students' and Lecturers' Unions sign joint statement on improving teaching.

Tue 04 Mar 2014

Joint statement from the Students' Union and Lecturers Union

Today, the Students’ Union President and the President of the Lecturers’ Union have signed a statement articulating a positive vision on the use of Student Module Feedback

The Students' Union and Lecturers' Union have released a joint statement outlining general principles on how module feedback should be conducted at Swansea University.

President of the Students' Union, Zahid Raja (pictured), and the President of the Lecturers Union (UCU), Dr Simon Hoffman, have been meeting to look at what the contribution of student feedback should look like in the development of teaching staff at Swansea University.

End of module surveys are completed by students across the University which are used to help inform staff reviews that take place between teaching staff and their line managers twice a year. The statement below articulates general principles in how the Students' Union and the Lecturers’ Union (UCU) believe student module feedback should be used at Swansea University.
 

Joint Statement on Student Module Feedback


Swansea UCU and Swansea SU believe that Student Module Feedback provides a valuable source of student voice on teaching and facilities at Swansea University.

We believe that Student Module Feedback provides students at Swansea University with a valuable opportunity to comment on matters which directly affect them, in particular teaching and facilities at Swansea University.

We believe that Student Module Feedback is a useful source of information for lecturers as a contribution toward strengthening teaching, and toward personal development.

We believe that Module Feedback should be undertaken in accordance with the following principles:

  1. Student Module Feedback should be carried out in such a way that allows students to make an effective contribution toward evaluating the quality of modules available at Swansea University.
     
  2. The delivery of Student Module Feedback should encourage high returns and consider the validity of the data in the wider context.
     
  3. Student Module Feedback should always be undertaken in the spirit of partnership between students and lecturers with the purpose of enhancing quality.
     
  4. Swansea University should ensure that those responsible for taught modules at Swansea University are properly supported to address issues identified as a result of Student Module Feedback.
     
  5. Student Module Feedback should be used to help Swansea University and lecturers to identify issues affecting the student experience: whilst this will involve identifying areas for improvement in teaching or facilities, Student Module Feedback should not be used as a punitive or disciplinary tool.
     
  6. Student Module Feedback should be carried out consistently throughout the University in accordance with transparent policies. 
     
  7. Amongst other things, Swansea University policy on Module Feedback should pay particular regard to issues of equality and confidentiality, both for student responders and for those responsible for taught modules.
     
  8. Without exception, Swansea University should ensure that any policy on Student Module Feedback is rigorously applied across Swansea University.
     
  9. Students and lecturers should be enabled to participate in developing policies and processes relevant to Student Module Feedback.
     
  10. Consistent with the above principles, Swansea University should close the feedback loop by ensuring that students and lecturers are informed of any impact of Student Module Feedback.


This Joint Statement shall be reviewed annually by the Swansea SU and Swansea UCU.

Zahid Raja, President
On Behalf of the Students’ Union

Dr Simon Hoffman
On Behalf of the University College Union

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Possibly the best graduate job?

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Reasons why you should consider becoming an officer!

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You might never have thought about running in an election before or you may not even know much about full-time officers at the university. Before you brush over the idea though, it’s worth considering a job that will give you graduate experience that is bound to blow all other CVs out of the water.

Earn circa £16k a year- being a full-time officer is a proper full-time job, complete with annual leave an office and terms of employment.

Learn professional skills- not many students leave university knowing how to chair a meeting, write an agenda or have been given the scope to make managerial decisions. Being an officer gives you this experience and the confidence to put your ideas in to action.

Make changes on campus- the full-time officer job actually allows you to make changes on campus and influence university management decisions. Think about it- is there something you’d really love to improve given the chance?

Have fun- the scope for job satisfaction is endless is this role. You’ll be making a real difference to students’ lives, sometimes even if they don’t know about it! You may be helping individual students with problems they’ve come to you to share or you might be helping create welcome events for freshers, either way you’ll feel like you’ve achieved a lot.

Represent students- you’ll be the voice for 15,000 students. Would you enjoy talking to new people and finding out what they want from their university experiences? There are some amazing ideas out there just waiting for you to put in place!

Take a study break- as long as you are a current student you can run in the elections. Do you want a sabbatical to learn new skills and boost your degree?

Meet new people- there aren’t many jobs out there that will let you meet so many new faces. You get to work in a great team with other officers, work alongside friendly staff and meet hundreds of students you might never have spoken to! Standing for election may sound scary but your friends get to support you the whole way through and you’ll meet great new people also running with you.

If these benefits sounds like a job you’d actually like to do then apply between the 20th Feb- 6th March online. You don’t need to know anything about the Students’ Union or have been involved before, all applications are welcome. Standing for election may seem daunting but it’s an experience you’ll never forget!

 

 
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Worried about eating problems?

Mon 10 Feb 2014

There is help out there for students.

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Come and join our student run support group for students with eating disorders or concerns over their eating. We offer a safe, confidential environment where you can talk about your situation with others.

The group is run by two fully trained facilitators and they are structured sessions with topics each week for discussion. You are more than welcome to bring a friend along for support.

The group runs every Monday evening, 6-7pm at the Students' Union Advice Centre (Ground Floor Fulton House)

For more information please email swansea@studentminds.org.uk or pop in and see Hayley Harris (Advisor) at the Advice Centre between 9-3pm (Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri) or check out the Advice Centre section of the website for more detail or the facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/swanseastudentminds

 
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Notice of Officer Elections

Wed 05 Feb 2014

Find out more about becoming a full-time paid officer

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 OFFICIAL NOTICE OF FULL-TIME OFFICER

E L E C T I O N S   2 0 1 4.

 

Notice is hereby given of an Election to elect five Full-time Officers for the academic year 2014-2015. The positions are :-

 

PRESIDENT

SOCIETIES & SERVICES OFFICER

WELFARE OFFICER

EDUCATION OFFICER

SPORTS OFFICER

 

Nominations will open on THURSDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2014 at 12 noon.

Nominations will close on THURSDAY 6TH MARCH 2014 at 5.00 p.m.

Close of nominations meeting is THURSDAY 6TH MARCH 2014 at 5.15 pm

Publicity deadline is MONDAY 10TH MARCH  2014 AT 4.00 p.m.

 

Candidates will be able to pick up their publicity on THURSDAY, 20TH MARCH 2014 between the hours of midday and 6 p.m. from either Matt Hurst or Shona Vrac-Lee  – both offices are located on the 2nd floor of Union House.

 

These elections will be held electronically, through a voting portal on Swansea Union web-site – www.swansea-union.co.uk/elections   Polling times will open on Monday, 24th March 2014 at midday – and will close on Friday, 28th March 2014 at 5 p.m.

 

For those students who have difficulty in voting, please contact one of the Assistant Returning Officers (details below).

 

Election results will be available on FRIDAY, 28TH MARCH  2014 from  7 p.m. onwards.

 

These positions are full-time – i.e.// minimum of 35 hours per week – and will be paid a salary of circa £16,000.

 

Stuart Rice                               Matt Hurst & Shona Vrac-Lee

DEPUTY RETURNING                         ASSISTANT RETURNING

OFFICER.                                           OFFICERS.

 

For more information please contact one of the Assistant Returning Officers on 01792 295112  (Matt) or Shona on 01792 295467, or e-mail us on elections@swansea-union.co.uk  or go to www.swansea-union.co.uk

 

HYSBYSIAD SWYDDOGOL ETHOLIADAU SWYDDOGION

LLAWN-AMSER 2014

 

Rhoddir hysbysiad am Etholiad i ethol 5 Swyddog Llawn-amser ar gyfer y flwyddyn academaidd 2014-2015. Y safleoedd yw :-

 

LLYWYDD

SWYDDOG CYMDEITHASAU A GWASANAETHAU

SWYDDOG LLES

SWYDDOG ADDYSG

SWYDDOG CHWARAEON

 

Agorir enwebiadau ar DDYDD IAU, 20FED o CHWEFROR 2014 am ganol dydd.

Bydd yr enwebiadau yn cau ar DDYDD IAU 6ed o FAWRTH 2014 am 5.00 y.h.

Bydd y cyfarfod cau’r enwebiadau ar DDYDD IAU 6ed o FAWRTH 2014 am 5.15 y.h.

Y Dyddiad Cau ar gyfer unrhyw gyhoeddusrwydd yw DYDD LLUN, 10fed o FAWRTH 2014 AM 4.00 y.h.

 

Bydd modd i’r ymgeiswyr gasglu’u cyhoeddusrwydd ar DDYDD IAU, 20FED o FAWRTH 2014 rhwng canol dydd a 6y.h. oddi wrth Matt Hurst, neu Shona Vrac-Lee - mae’r ddwy swyddfa ar ail lawr Ty’r Undeb.

 

Cynhelir yr etholiadau yma yn electronig, trwy borth pleidleisio ar wefan yr Undeb - www.swansea-union.co.uk/elections. Bydd amseroedd Pôlio yn agor ar Ddydd Llun, 24ain o Fawrth am ganol dydd - a fyddant yn cau ar Ddydd Gwener, 28 ain o Fawrth am 5y.h.

 

Dylai’r rhai sydd yn cael trafferth pleidleisio, gysylltu ag un o’r Swyddogion Dychwelyd Cynorthwyol (manylion islaw).

 

Bydd canlyniadau’r Etholiad ar gael ar DDYDD GWENER, 28 ain o Fawrth 2014 o 7y.h. ymlaen.

 

Mae’r safleoedd yn rhai llawn-amser h.y.// o leiaf 35 awr yr wythnos - a fydd y tal thua £16,000.

 

 

Stuart Rice                               Matt Hurst & Shona Vrac-Lee

       IS SWYDDOG                              SWYDDOGION DYCHWELYD

DYCHWELYD                                     CYNORTHWYOL

Am fwy o wybodaeth, cysylltwch ag un o’r Swyddogion Dychwelyd Cynorthwyol ar 01792 295112  (Matt) neu Shona ar 01792 295467, neu danfonwch e-bost i elections@swansea-union.co.uk   neu ewch i www.swansea-union.co.uk <http://www.swansea-union.co.uk

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Five officer roles have been decided

Tue 04 Feb 2014

Students have voted to decide which five full time officer roles they want in place to represent them next year.

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Students have voted to decide which five full time officer roles they want in place to represent them next year.

The five positions to be elected in March will be Societies and Services, Sports, Welfare, Education and President.

An initial referendum to decide between six options of different sets of officers resulted in a tie and the two leading groups were then put forward for a second vote. Out of 183 students voting in the referendum over 63% voted to keep the President role as opposed to creating a new Liberation, Equality and Diversity role.

Elections will now be held in March for students to decide which candidates they would like to elect in to the five positions. Applications will open 20th February for students to nominate themselves to become a full-time officer from July.

The reduction of seven officers to five will allow the Union to concentrate resources in other areas to continue improving student experience.

Results:

Option One-       116

Option Three-     68

 
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Join the adventure - 20% OFF TICKETS to the Doctor Who Experience!

Tue 04 Feb 2014

Looking for something fun to do this term? Visit the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff!

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Looking for something fun to do this term? Visit the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff!

Step through a crack in time and help the Doctor, armed with his Sonic Screwdriver to escape from his foes, fly the TARDIS and come face-to-face with some of the scariest monsters seen on screen!

Revel in all things Doctor Who from yesteryear to the present day with the biggest single collection of original Doctor Who props and sets. Relax in the onsite cafe and take home your own little piece of memorabilia from the official Doctor Who store to show your flatmates!

Open every day from 10am – 5pm excluding Tuesdays during term time last entry is at 3.30pm (for those students who prefer a long lie-in!).

So students! What are you waiting for?! With 20% * discount off tickets exclusively for students, visit the Doctor Who Experience this term!

Facebook:           http://www.facebook.com/DoctorWho

Twitter:                https://twitter.com/DW_Experience

 

*A valid student card must be presented when purchasing tickets. This offer applies during term time only, school holidays excluded. One ticket purchased per person only. Redeemable at the box office only. Subject to availability. Visit doctorwhoexperience.com for further details.

 

 
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Officer vote ends in a tie

Mon 27 Jan 2014

A run-off between the two winning options is to take place

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Student votes on the officer referendum have been calculated and the results have ended in a tie between two scenarios.

Options one and three were joint winners after the results were calculated this morning meaning a run-off between the two favourite options will be now be taking place.

The referendum will be live at 5pm today and run until 5pm Friday 31st January.

185 students voted in the referendum and the final result was a tie of 77 votes between options one and two after four rounds of voting.

Option One:

Sport

Societies and Services

President

Welfare

Education

 

Option Three:

Sport

Societies and Services

Equality, Diversity and Liberation

Welfare

Education

 
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My Employability Week has arrived

Wed 15 Jan 2014

The full list of workshops and sessions is available here.

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Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting and delivering a series of workshops and events for ALL students.

They are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help you prepare for the employment sector.

You can sign up for as many sessions as you like and don't forget to take a look at the external sessions available.

Full workshop list and how to sign up.

 

 
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Full Time Officer Positions - Which 5.... You Decide

Mon 13 Jan 2014

Next academic year, there will be an election for 5 Full Time Officer positions. We’d like you to tell us what you think those 5 positions should be.

****Consultation Extended*****

Next term, there will be an election for 5 Full Time Officer positions. 5 Full Time Officers who will lead the Students' Union for 2014/15. We’d like you to tell us what you think those 5 positions should be.

We asked NUS to produce a report indicating what those 5 positions should be. Click here to access the report. We'd like you to read the report and by January 17th tell us what you think those positions should be and why they're important to you through an online survey - click here to access. You must log in to participate and you may return to change your contribution anytime before 12 noon on January 17th.

We'd quite like it if you could copy and paste the above and stick it in your course / house facebook group so as many people as possible can have their say on what the 5 Full Time Officer positions should be.

-> The full 7 to 5 Saga:

Earlier this term a referendum took place asking students if they wanted to reduce the number of Full Time Officers from 7 to 5 in favour of more permanent staff to support students over the long term: http://www.swansea-union.co.uk/blogs/blog/President/2013/09/24/The-Future-of-Your-Students-Union/

Students overwhelmingly votes yes to this proposal: http://www.swansea-union.co.uk/news/article/susu/Results-of-the-Referendum-Vote/

Following the vote, the Students’ Union asked the National Union of Students to independently put together a report on what those 5 positions should be. In a report released last week, NUS did indeed outline what exactly the positions should be. However, following internal criticism of the report within NUS, NUS apologised and withdrew their report and gave the Students’ Union a new report without naming what the 5 positions should be. They have however alluded to what they should be through the section labelled ‘potential innovations’.

You can access the final report by clicking here.

-> So what’s next?

The Students’ Union constitution states that in order to change the schedules (the bit where the names of the Officers are located) the Students’ Union must first consult with students, secondly make a decision at the Executive Committee, and then finally get it signed-off from the Trustee Board.

On the 17th of January the consultation will close and a poll will be released  allowing all students to vote on the options that will have been taken from the consultation.

YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SAY ON WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN BY CLICKING HERE.

Between now and January 17th, we're asking students to read the new report and tell us what you think the 5 positions should be. You should use the report and its recommendations as a starting point instead of seeing it as ‘the solution’. You can go back to the Students’ Union website to amend your response at any time before January 17th by logging in.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to email Matt Hurst - Student Voice Co-ordinator: matthewhurst@swansea-union.co.uk

 
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Swansea students are the best debaters in the country

Thu 09 Jan 2014

The Debating Society have talked their way in to winning the Welsh National Competition last month.

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Swansea students have talked their way in to winning the Welsh National Debating Competition last month.

Swansea University Students’ Union Debating Society took part in the Welsh Mace in Aberystwyth, successfully competing in four rounds before reaching the final.

The team came up against three other teams from Cardiff and Aberystwyth before winning the competition, the first time Swansea has ever done so.

Following on from the success of the win, team members Ieuan Skinner and Liam Dodd will be travelling to Dublin to take part in the International Mace, where they are hoping to replicate Swansea’s strongest performance on record.

The society are hoping to take their debating skills further afield and are aiming to build up enough funds to attend the European Championships in Zagreb, Croatia later this year. The team are also encouraging local students to get involved in the activity by holding their own competition on campus on the 15th February.

 
Swansea University Students' Union
Union welcomes £1,000,000+ improvements to student experience

Fri 13 Dec 2013

Students’ Union President Zahid Raja said, “This is fantastic news! The additional investment will go far to enhance the support students receive whilst at University.

Swansea University’s Senior Management team have today announced a series of additional investments made to areas that will directly have an impact on student life.

In a statement, Vice Chancellor Richard B. Davies said: “The University is pleased to announce significant additional investment to the Student Experience. Following a successful recruitment round, in excess of £1,000,000 has been released across a wide range of areas which will have a major positive impact on students.”

Pro Vice Chancellor Alan Speight said: “We will be funding enhancements in Learning Resources, Careers, teaching spaces, and student support services. We have worked closely with the Students’ Union in identifying priorities and we will be releasing more detail about how this resource will be spent early in 2014.”

Students’ Union President Zahid Raja said, “This is fantastic news! The additional investment will go far to enhance the support students receive whilst at University. The close relationship that exists between colleagues in the University and the Students’ Union has enabled us to work together in partnership to help identify areas in need for additional resource – I look forward to seeing how this relationship develops.”
 

All that is left to say is we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Zahid Raja (SU President) and Hilary Lappin-Scott (University Pro Vice Chancellor)