University of Wolverhampton Students' Union

University of Wolverhampton Students' Union

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Our mission at The University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union (UWSU) is working with students and stakeholders to ensure the Student Voice is heard and the Student Experience is enhanced, leading to Student Success.

The University of Wolverhampton Students' Union represents all 21,000 of its member every Wolverhampton University student. We are run by students, for students, and provide support, representation, advice and activities.

We’ are governed by a Board of Trustees, who work alongside our staff team, to run an active Students’ Union. Our Trustee Board leads the strategic direction of the Union and ensures we comply with our Byelaws and our Memorandum and Articles, which are our governing documents.

Every University is required to have a Students’ Union by virtue of the 1994 Education Act, the objectives for each Students’ Union are: to represent the needs of students to the University, provide, where relevant, welfare  services, ensure there are opportunities to engage in recreational activities, societies and events, and to run free and fair elections for our own democratic structures. Each Union is regulated by the Charities Commission and we are a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) which is a network of over 7 million students.


The Students’ Union delivers a wide range of activities and support services for students at the University of Wolverhampton and you will be instrumental in developing and enabling these services over the coming years.

These Services include:

Student Representation

At the University through the elected Officers and course representative system. Elected Officers and course reps sit on various University committees ensuring the student voice is considered at all stages of University decision making.

Student Advice & Support

The UWSU commits a considerable amount of resources supporting its students. We provide advice, advocacy and representation to students who require it often providing an independent and impartial ear that the University often cannot.

Student Health & Wellbeing

Well@Wolves is a programme of events and activities that helps students physical and mental wellbeing. Well@Wolves essentially consists of 3 key areas; FeelWell, LiveWell and StudyWell.

Student Societies

The Students’ Union is working hard to increase the number of student societies (interest and hobby groups) to bring students together through a sense of community and belonging.

Events & Activities

The Students Union puts on a number of key events throughout the academic year, starting with our biggest event, Freshers! Societies also are key in putting on student led events and activities for all students to enjoy.

Bar & Café at Walsall Campus

The SU Bar & Café has everything from coffee, smoothies and milkshakes to paninis and pizza! There is also a licensed bar which has everything from beer to cocktails! Quiz nights, Karaoke and SU live events are key events that are very popular with the local student community.

How is this all  funded?

Our relationship with the University is key and they award a block grant to the Union annually to support the work we undertake to our students.

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