During your first week at Cardiff Met, there will be an opportunity to attend a virtual introduction to your SU, called Meet the SU through Microsoft Teams Live. Our staff will be holding 20 minute sessions that introduce you to the services that you as members of you SU can be involved in.
There will be a welcome from your President and Vice-President that tells you what your SU is and how we represent you. There will be sessions regarding Advice and Support, Representation, SU Sport, Societies, Employability and Volunteering and much more to help signpost you to something that will help you settle into your new environment. You can see the timetable and link to sign up on our website and our social media accounts.
Students’ Unions provide a strong voice on the issues that matter to students, and at Cardiff Met, our aim is to provide you with the best student experience possible. Cardiff Met SU provides services such as Sport, Representation, Advice and Support, Societies, Activities and Functions.
Your SU exists to represent students’ interests both within the University and the wider community. We also support campaigns on relevant local, national, and international issues. Your SU is a charitable organisation and is democratically determined by Cardiff Met students, which means you could be the next President or Vice President in the future if you campaign!
After the Freshers’ period, our staff will be holding weekly information sessions that are opportunities to learn more about our services.
We at the Students’ Union want to make you feel a part of the Cardiff Met community and we encourage you to attend and engage with Sport, Societies, Representation, Student Life to make your experience the best it can be.
Our staff will signpost you through the sessions on how to do this and answer any questions you may have about the service that they represent.
We have two campuses at Cardiff Met, Cyncoed and Llandaff. Although you are studying at one campus, you can still use both campus facilities and we encourage you to make the most of being a Cardiff Met student and to come and visit us!
Your SU buildings both have offices. These are the hub for Student Life, so pop in and speak to our friendly staff about anything you may be interested in! We are a nice bunch so pop in anytime between 9 and 5!
For all enquiries please contact StudentUnion@cardiffmet.ac.uk or contact SU Reception Phone: 02920 416 190
The SU Wellbeing Network, to be piloted in the 2020/21 academic year, will offer our student members peer-to-peer support through the training of ‘Wellbeing Activators’ for SU clubs, societies, Reps and Part-Time Officers with those individuals influencing the wider student body.
The team of Activators will increase awareness of wellbeing and support for students. This approach empowers students to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and that of their peers. Activators will be trained to offer non-judgemental listening, signposting students to relevant support services within the University and promoting wellbeing activities within the SU.
To find out more, please contact SMHarrison@cardiffmet.ac.uk for more information. Tel/Ffôn: 02920 20588
Come October, if there is a part of campus that you have not yet visited, then a member of your SU(staff or student representative) will be able to give you a friendly tour.
No question is too silly so it is an opportunity for you to get to know the people who will represent you during your time at Cardiff Met. The first tour date will be confirmed for October on our website and you can explain what you would like to see and do.
Both campuses have SU Shops. We have got a wide selection of snacks, drinks, sandwiches, and sweets so come in and stock up.
You can find SU training rooms next to our offices at Llandaff and Cyncoed. Loads of workshops and activities (Campus Canines) are held in both throughout the year, so check our website to find out what is going on. If you are a member of a society, you can book this room to hold your meetings for free, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make this happen!
In Zen and Centro, exclusive to your Students’ Union, you can find our wonderful Starbucks Staff who will be ready to serve all hot and cold drinks from the menu. Look out for Josie in Llandaff who will remember your drink for the next three years at least (seriously).
Your SU has bars on both campuses with some fantastic drink (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) and food offers in a welcoming and friendly environment. Be sure to check these out!
New for this year, we have introduced contactless ordering and table service at both venues.
• Develop leadership skills
• Looks great on your CV
• Create change that you and other students want to see
• Improve your soft skills – communication, organisation, time management.
• Become a part of a team and get your voice heard!
• Chance to progress through the structure – lead rep, school rep, sabbatical officer.
Representing your cohort is an extremely rewarding role, at any level of the representation structure.
At the start of every academic year, lecturers should provide you with some time to decide on your course reps for the year. This can be done either through a vote or volunteering yourself.
Another way is to get in contact with your school rep, programme director or get in touch with the SU directly.