NOTHING! Guild membership is totally free for all enrolled UWA students. We do not charge you any fees.
The Guild provides:
- The representatives that you elect from your peers work hard to improve your university experience
- They lead the Guild (making us the only body funded by the SSAF that is run BY students as well as for students)
- They sit on many important University boards and committees, making the student voice heard amongst staff right up to the Vice-Chancellor
- We’ve got over 100 of them – check them out! The Guild provides funding and practical support to help them flourish so you have a huge range of social and career-related activities to choose from
- We’ll even help you start your own club if you have an idea for something new!
Other social and cultural activities
- O-Day, Club Carnivals, End of Semester Shows, Multicultural Week… all these events and many more are run by the Guild
- Guild Volunteering provides you with a huge range of opportunities to volunteer, which is a great way to make friends, expand your horizons and become a more well-rounded graduate
- The Postgraduate Students’ Association, Mature Age Students Association, International Students’ Service and Queer Department
Student assistance and support
- The Guild Student Centre is your first stop for any Guild-related questions or when you just don’t know where to go
- We have a dedicated team of staff on hand to help you with anything affecting your study – whether it’s academic, financial or welfare-related. The Student Assist team can help you apply for special consideration, find help on a visa issue or even give you a grant or loan (to name just a few handy services)
- We run the Ref and seven cafes on campus where you get discounts on everything and super cheap coffee
- We also run the Tavern and coordinate food trucks
We exist to provide services that benefit you, so if you have feedback or ideas, we want to hear about it!
The annual Guild elections (held around September) are your chance to elect members of the next Guild Council along with UWA’s representatives in the National Union of Students and (every second year) a student member for the University Senate, the highest governing body at UWA.
The elected Guild Council serves a one-year term during which they lead the Guild and sit on a variety of important UWA committees to represent students.
There are usually several groups (and perhaps some independent candidates) running, so just like with any government election, it’s worth taking the time to check out their policies and visit the polling booths to vote for whoever you think will best represent your interests. And if YOU are passionate about improving the student experience, you could even run for a position yourself!
Guild Council (with 21 voting members) is the overall governing body for the Guild. It’s responsible for setting direction of the Guild and making decisions on all aspects of the organisation including Guild policy.
Guild Council meets monthly to debate and vote on a range of matters concerning students. They decide on new initiatives and policies for the Guild to carry out as well as the organisation’s stance on issues at the University level and beyond.
Guild Council members and other student representatives (such as Faculty Society committee members) sit on a range of important UWA committees so they can ensure that student opinions are heard on big issues.
Additionally, your student representatives work hard on a range of tasks such as organising events, supporting all the clubs and Faculty Societies, lobbying for improved educational facilities and campaigning on issues that affect students.