The University of Glamorgan Students' Union (Glam SU) was the students' union at the University of Glamorgan, primarily based at the university's Treforest campus.. It was known under the letters UGU. The union was an affiliate of National Union of Students of the United Kingdom and part of NUS Wales. It offered representation, support and services to all the students of the University.
A students' union, student government, free student union, student senate, students' association, guild of students, or government of student body is a student organization present in many colleges, universities, and high schools. In higher education, the students' union is often accorded its own building on the campus, dedicated to social, organizational activities, representation, and academic support of the membership.
The University of Glamorgan was a university based in South Wales prior to the merger with University of Wales, Newport, that formed the University of South Wales in April 2013. The university was based in Pontypridd, in Rhondda Cynon Taf, with campuses in Trefforest, Glyntaff, Merthyr Tydfil, Tyn y Wern and Cardiff. The university had four faculties, and was the only university in Wales which had no link with the University of Wales.
Treforest is a village in the south-east of Pontypridd, in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales. It is situated in the Treforest electoral ward, along with the village of Glyntaff, being part of the Pontypridd Community. Treforest runs along the west bank of the River Taff, while Glyntaff runs along its east bank.
The new Students' Union at Trefforest has many facilities and services:-
This is a typical week for entertainments within the union:-
The Students' Union new Student Union building in Treforest opened on 10 September 2010.
TAG is the new student newspaper for the university. It is published 5 or 6 times a year and is run by student volunteers elected each year.
RAG stands for Raising and Giving for all Universities, however the university has put a slight twist to the name 'Raising at Glamorgan'. The group runs events and other fundraising activities to raise money for local and national charities. It is run by students and headed by an elected RAG Chairperson.
The student union has many societites which specialise in interest and hobby opportunities for the students. These societies include:
Each year, students can start new clubs by contacting the students union.
The union supports a wide variety of sports teams, who are entered annually into BUCS. These include:
The Union also supports many sports clubs including:
Each year, students were able to start new clubs by contacting the students union
Each committee consists of a chair and 4 committee members. Each standing committee must meet a minimum of five times a year according to the standing orders. The committee will discuss any issues and where appropriate suggest policy proposals for the chair of the committee to bring to the student council meeting.
Each year there should be a minimum of 5 student council meetings although there are often more. At student council only the chairs of the standing committees, one SVR (student voice representative) from each faculty and the executives having speaking and voting rights, unless the chair uses their discretion to allow a student at the council meeting to speak or if it is an enfranchised student who has proposed the policy proposal. Any enfranchised student may propose or second a policy proposal and then speak on their proposal at student council. All policy proposals must have 10 signatures from enfranchised students who agree with the proposal.
Student council rotates meetings between campuses, starting the academic year at Treforest, then to Atrium, then to Glyntaff, to make student council more accessible to students across all three campuses.
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