The UWA Student Guild is an independent organisation at UWA run by students, for students, and exists to make sure you have the best university experience possible. We provide our members with events, opportunities, support, discounts, student advocacy and a bloody good feed on campus (if we do say so ourselves).
This guide is all about getting started at UWA, including study and welfare resources, student-verified tips and advice, and how you can get involved in our legendary campus culture through clubs, committees and volunteering!
Getting started with the Guild
Does it cost anything?
Nup! Joining the Guild is totally free. We are funded partially by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which is a University fee charged each semester you are enrolled. The SSAF funds a lot of the services available at UWA, like UWA Sport, Student Wellbeing, CAPS, and us!
The Guild receives 50% of the SSAF, and all our funding goes straight back into things that help YOU as a student, and helps make all our awesome events, services and governance happen.
How do I become a member?
Make sure you’ve ticked YES to being a member on studentConnect when you enrol, and then head to the Guild Student Centre (GSC) opposite Student Central in Guild Village to collect your membership sticker!
Adding Guild membership to your enrolment also activates your campus card to scan at cafes for discounts. Your Guild membership is the key to accessing all our discounts and services.
But like, what’s in it for me?
Legit heaps of stuff!
- Discounts at all Guild cafes on food & drinks – you can save $ every time you grab a coffee!
- Free Guild Diary & wall planner
- Free or discounted entry to Guild events all year!
- Access to Student Assist for academic and welfare support
- Access to Guild Grants & Loans
- Discounted membership to Guild-affiliated clubs & societies
- Our weekly e-news, Guild Weekly delivered to your inbox each week of semester
- Discounts at heaps of businesses online and in Perth
Becoming a Guild member also supports our many services and initiatives for minority groups and the entire student body of UWA, including representation and advocacy through our student Departments!
Guild Council is made up of 35 elected representatives that consists of the Guild Executive (President, Vice President, General Secretary, Chair), Department Office Bearers and Ordinary Guild Councillors.
Members of Council sit on our committees as well as University working groups and Senate to make sure the student voice is heard at all levels. They also do a lot of legwork to bring you relevant, useful information, events and opportunities, as well as advocating for students in minority groups and the rights of the student body as a whole.
Find out more about our departments and what they’re up to here!