Welcome Hub

Welcome to UWLSU! You’ve just become a member of the number one students' union in the country. We’re here to help you make the most of your time at UWL and leave with more than just a degree.

What to expect

We are your route to some amazing clubs and societies, a thriving and vibrant community and some of the best people you will ever meet. We know that things might be a little different this year but we want to make your experience the best it possibly can be. Here’s a little bit about us...


UWLSU runs an independent, confidential and free advice service, here to support you through your time at UWL with any issues you may have. Our job is to ensure you have the information and support you need.

You can make contact with the advice team by emailing uwl.su@uwl.ac.uk with your query and we can arrange for an advisor to give you a call. Once you have been allocated an advisor, they will support you from the very start until your issue is resolved.

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Coffee Union & Freddie's Bar

Between lectures you need a space to relax and unwind. Not only do we have spaces to relax, but we also serve delicious food and drink at both! Grab your caffeine fix from one of our expert student baristas at Coffee Union, accompanied by a selection of sandwiches and cakes.

Cold food not your style? Come along to Freddie's Bar and choose from our delicious menu of hot bar food. While you won't be able to grab a hot meal and a pint from Freddie’s Bar at the moment, once we are back on campus you can come and visit Coffee Union! P.S Coffee Union and Freddie's Bar both have extensive cleaning and social distancing measures in place, so whatever happens, you’re safe when you come by to visit.

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Student Groups

The safety of our students and staff is at the forefront of everything we do! We are working tirelessly with the relevant governing bodies to ensure the safe return of activity for all of our students. We cannot wait to have you all back out there doing what you love and enjoying yourself at training, fixtures, sessions to stay active and other events!

As an alternative to face-to-face activity, our awesome sports teams and societies will be doing some incredible virtual activity which you can get involved in so make sure to check out our website and social media regularly.

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Course-based Activities

We work with your lecturers to deliver bespoke activity that is directly related to your course or future career. As well as giving you the opportunity to access career enhancing activities as part of your timetable, we also can provide spaces for you to socialise, hold team building activities and develop a community with the people you study with.

Got an idea for a course-based activity? Get in touch! We want to make sure that the activities we deliver are always driven by our students.

Sabbatical Officers

Every year all UWL students get the chance to vote for your leadership! You vote for three students to become Sabbatical Officers and represent your interests, speak on your behalf and run the SU. This year your elected officers are:

  • President - Ancha Joof, who heads up the team!
  • Vice-President of Education - Alessio Di Vito, who looks after your academic interests
  • Vice-President of Activities and Participation - Stella Webb who looks after all your extra-curricular activities

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Student Voice

At UWL your voice matters. Your SU Student Voice Team supports you with any feedback or academic issue you may encounter during your time at UWL.

You can use the Student Voice Process by either going through your Course Rep or coming straight to the Student Voice Team and we'll support you to work with UWL to create the changes you want to see. We want to empower you to own your education!

The Student Voice Team at UWLSU run the Elections, the Course Rep Programme and represent student at UWL Boards and Committees.

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UWL Sport and Fitness Centre

At the moment we are currently closed due to Government Guidelines. However, we are currently using this time to make your Sport and Fitness Centre better and safer than ever! We can’t wait for you to be able to have a look our new Sport Centre as soon as the Government give us the green light to reopen!


Every year UWLSU runs two Elections. The first is in November where students elect an NUS Delegate to represent UWL at the NUS National Conference in April. The second is in March where students elect three Sabbatical Officers to lead UWLSU and represent students to UWL. Any current UWLSU student can run and vote in both elections.

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Course Reps

A course rep is a student who has been elected to represent the students on their course in their year level. Course Reps gather the views and opinions of their peers and communicate that feedback to lecturers and the University staff. They are supported by the Students' Union.

Course Reps are the primary link between staff and students and this program gives students ownership over their education. We don’t want our institution to only work for a certain type of student – we want this university to be accessible to everyone and Course Reps are a great way we can make this happen.

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Buddy Scheme
3rd March - 3rd June
Find a friend at UWLSU!
Pokemon 25 Year Competition
25th March