Student Union

SWCSU – South West College Students’ Union “Your Voice, Your Union”

Our Vision and Values

South West College Students’ Unions purpose is to bring our members together to make life better for everyone. It will achieve this through advancing our key principles related to Equality, Social Justice, Community and Autonomy. In order to create a coherent, relevant and sustainable Students' Union.

What We Do

South West College Students’ Union (SWCSU) is a democratically run organisation that actively works to ensure that the students of South West College are getting the most from their experience. There are four key components of our Union that make up the activities that we do: Democracy & Representation, Student Activities & Events, Societies and a Student Welfare Service.

Every year, South West College Students (our members) get the opportunity to vote in the annual elections to decide the Union Council. They elect the President and Vice President (Sabbatical Officers), Course Representatives and Liberation Officers (Part Time Officers). These are the people responsible for ensuring that your voice is heard at every level of the University, including on the Universities Board of Governors. As part of this process we ensure that everything South West College does, has the students’ at the heart of its decisions.

How Do I Get Involved?

When you enrol as a student to South West College you are eligible to become a member of the Students’ Union and are entitled to access all the services that it offers. You can become more involved by running for election onto the Student Council (Closing date 6th October 2017) where there are many different roles from Student President, Vice President(s), or Student Governor, to Clubs & Societies Officer, Education Officers or Diversity Officer. The aim of any students’ union is to represent the entire student body, and not just the majority. You can also participate in the Students’ Union activities, events and campaigns, such as Fresher’s Week, or even writing articles for the student blog, #WOW. If you want to get involved or have any questions contact your Student Engagement Team, located in Student Services on each campus – Enniskillen, Omagh and Dungannon, or contact them studentsunion@swc.ac.uk or call on 0845 603 1881.