The UoW Students’ Union (UWSU) is an independent student-run committee which acts as the representational body of the university community, and the organisational hub of many extra-curricular activities.
The UWSU aims to improve and support each student’s university experience, which it does in a number of ways. The Student’s Union represents the needs of its members, and protects its student's rights, providing a platform for any individual to make their voice heard.
The UWSU also functions as a support and welfare entity, and is able to give advice and guidance to any student who is struggling with their studies or with their life at university. It is often encouraging to talk with the UWSU team, since they are comprised of current and recent students who can relate more closely with the issues of their members.
Additionally, the Student’s Union runs a lively calendar of social activities and events, and co-ordinates the 200 clubs and societies ensuring that the university experience extends beyond the classroom.
In addition to academic work, studying a degree is a fantastic opportunity to expand horizons and enjoy the many extra-curricular activities on offer. UoW has a huge variety of student-run clubs and societies for members to explore and enjoy. Whether a student wants to learn new skills or make friends to last a lifetime.
There are over 200 clubs and societies at the UoW, including sports teams, language groups and many special interest organisations. Everything from film to photography, salsa to Spanish, multiple faith groups to bone marrow charity organisations.
With so much on offer, there is bound to be something for everyone, and the university encourages the formation of new groups if they are not already provided, bringing opportunities to take on positions of organisation and responsibility, and contribute to the overall university culture.
London is undoubtedly one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world to experience as a student. The whole city is a discoverable campus of activities and learning opportunities.
There is much to explore, from traditional attractions and historic landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, to world-class shopping areas like Regents’ Street and Carnaby Street. The city is alive with art galleries and museums, from the Tate galleries to the National Gallery and the Royal Academy, the Design Museum, Natural History, Science, and British Museums, presenting some of the most densely accumulated offerings of internationally exceptional exhibitions and archives.
The West End is a Mecca for theatre aficionados, and the live music and nightlife scene in London is unmatched worldwide, with everything from opera to jazz to electronic music, weekend festivals and late night clubbing. The only limit is the capacity to explore.
London’s landscape is a patchwork of tranquil parks, bustling street life, beautifully landscaped parkland and tree-lined canal walks. A cycle-friendly city, traversed by the mighty Thames river, through which flows a thousand years of iconic and turbulent history. Time well-spent in London becomes an education all of its own.
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