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January 20, 2017

Glamlife News from Counselling Site
Glamlife News from Counselling Site
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» Mindfulness course now running!

We are really pleased that after the success of the 'taster’ sessions run on the Treforest campus before Christmas, Valley Steps have begun a full 6-week Mindfulness course. This will be followed by a 6-week Stress Control course in March. Both will be at The Hub, Treforest Campus (no. 26 on the Treforest Campus map).

6 week Mindfulness course

December 16, 2016

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Make Professional Short Films in South Wales

The It’s My Shout production training scheme makes short films for television and screen. Every year, the company makes short films for partners such as BBC Cymru Wales, S4C, UK Film Council and the Arts Council of Wales. Working on It’s My Shout films is an excellent chance to gain experience and exposure.

Follow It’s My Shout on Twitter to find out when recruiting opens:


"Roger Bond" from Mei Lewis / Mission Photographic on Vimeo.

USW Examples

  • USW Performance and Media graduate Ellen Thomas 's film Tin Dancing Shoes was shown on BBC Two Wales last month.
  • The script for Tin Dancing Shoes was written by Gavin Baker, a USW BA Film graduate.
  • UniLife Team Member Mei Lewis, meanwhile, has been Producer of several 'Behind the Scenes’ segments, and Camera Man and Director of Photography for several It’s My Shout movies.

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December 15, 2016

Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
News for tag - unilife
» Want help getting a Graduate job?

The USW Careers team are having a workshop today to help prepare International Students in getting a job after graduation.

It’s going to be at 1.30-4.30pm in Training Room, Library on the Treforest campus.

Find more information on the Careers Unilife page.

December 14, 2016

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Safety from Crime Over Christmas

Christmas is great, but unfortunately, the holiday season can be a high time for criminal activity.

The Student Safety and Crime Prevention UniLife site provides advice that applies to all seasons. Below, we’ve collected together specific advice for the holidays.

Partying

  • Avoid drinks that you have not seen being poured, and never leave a drink unattended
  • If you suddenly feel unusually drunk, ask a trusted friend to take you home and seek medical help
  • Never leave bags and phones unattended, and keep an eye on your belongings at all times
  • Be sensible when consuming alcohol, and don’t let it affect your ability to take care of yourself. Drink water between each alcoholic beverage – this will help you to avoid that dreaded hangover too!
  • Keep to well-lit areas when walking between pubs and clubs
  • Use a reputable taxi firm to get home, and travel with friends. If you walk home, do so in a group and not on your own

Going home for Christmas?

  • Take your valuables home with you
  • Remove obvious signs from windows that it’s a student house e.g. posters
  • Ensure all doors and windows are locked when you leave
  • Clear gardens of items such as bricks/ladders that could be used to force entry
  • Ask your landlord/letting agent or trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your house during the holidays and ask them to push through any mail left hanging from letter boxes and bring in your bins
  • So the house appears occupied set up light timers to come on whilst you are away and close curtains in ground floor bedrooms
  • Make sure the boiler comes on for a few hours each day to prevent pipes from freezing
  • When you return don’t make it obvious that Santa has been generous by leaving packaging of expensive presents on display or in bins as burglars know the packaging relates to items worth stealing
  • Go to www.immobilise.com a free property protection register for any new electrical items, mobiles, bikes, laptops etc.

Vehicle Crime

  • Always keep it locked! This includes securing your motorbike, scooter or bicycle
  • Don’t leave anything on display and remove all valuables from your car
  • Ensure you park in busy, well- lit areas with CCTV if possible

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December 12, 2016

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Train Service Changes Over Christmas Period

If you’re planning to travel by train over the Christmas period please be aware of some disruptions.

See Arriva’s web page Travelling in the South Wales area between Christmas and New Year? for details.

Arriva Christmas Poster

Network Rail is undertaking essential modernisation work in the South Wales area which will affect both local Cardiff and Valleys services and mainline services (Arriva Trains Wales, GWR and Cross Country services) between Newport and Bridgend. The work will enable the potential for more services to run on the Cardiff and Valleys network in the future.

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» Opening hours during the Christmas vacation period 2016/17

The Autumn Term ends on Friday 16th December 2016, and Spring Term begins on Monday 9th January 2017.

If you’re staying on or around our campuses over the Christmas break you’ll need to know what services and facilities are open during the vacation.

The University will close on Friday 23 December 2016 at 12 noon and re-open on Tuesday 3 January 2017. This covers all campuses, buildings and services, except student halls and campus security.

All Campuses

Resident Tutor cover has yet to be arranged for the vacation. If you are in need of this type of help lease see the Accommodation Office in Glamorgan Court, which is open 24×7. For more information about *Resident Tutor*s see Resident Tutors.

Cardiff Campus

  • Advice Zone & Admin – open from 10am to 4pm out of term time. Closed when campus is closed.

Glyntaff Campus

  • Glyntaff Advice Zone – opening hours will be 10am to 4pm from the 19th of December until the 9th of January. Usual term-time hours can be found here.

Newport City Campus

  • Advice Zone – outside term time opening hours are 10am-4pm, excepting 23rd December, 10am-12pm, and when the campus is closed.

Treforest Campus

  • Treforest Health Centre – closed from 3pm on Fri 16th Dec and will reopen for normal working hours on Monday 9th January 2017. If you require health advice during this period please contact your GP surgery or NHS Direct Wales 0845 46 47.
  • Treforest Advice Zone and Student Administration – outside term time opening hours are 10am-4pm, except Christmas Eve 10am-12pm.
  • Cash Office and Revenue Office – The Treforest Cash Office will be open 9am – 11am on the 23rd and not be open again until 3rd January. The Revenue Office will be open 9am – 12.30pm on the 23rd and not be open again until 3rd January.
  • SU Shop – Open as usual until Thursday 15th. On that Thursday and Friday the shop will be open from 8am until 6pm. It is then closed from the 17th December, re-opening on the 9th Jan.

Student Support

Although the number of appointments may be reduced slightly during the vacation, Student Support reception at Treforest will be open normal term-time hours, except during the campus closure period.

These normal hours are: Monday-Friday: 9.30am-4.30pm

Support services include:

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December 8, 2016

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Limited IT Support available from 12 noon on Friday 9th December

There will be limited IT Services available on Friday 9th December 2016 from 12 noon onwards.

If you would like to log an IT support case, please do so at our web portal

Or if you require urgent support, please contact the switchboard on 03455 76 01 01 where your call will be directed accordingly.

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December 7, 2016

Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
News for tag - unilife
» Free Xmas snacks in our office

We have some free Christmas snacks in our office E001 (Treforest campus).

We close at 4pm so come before it all goes! We have Christmas cake and biscuits. :-)

December 1, 2016

Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
News for tag - unilife
» Home Office Telephone Frauds and Scams

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

Please be aware of their tactics and know that the Home Office or legitimate organisations never contact students to insist they pay money at very short notice. For details, see the UKCISA item on telephone frauds and scams.

If you are contacted by someone purporting to be from the Home Office or other government agency, please ask for their contact details and tell them you will ask the University’s Immigration & International Student Advice team (IISA) to speak to them on your behalf. If they refuse to accept this, then it is likely to be a scam, state you will contact the UKVI via the University for verification and then hang up. Please then contact the IISA immediately.

As we are coming up to the Christmas period, you may also get scam emails about gifts or unusual activity on your debit or credit card.

Please do not give out personal or account information to anyone by telephone or email and, if you are not sure, come in to see us in IISA for advice.

November 30, 2016

Glamlife News from EDIC site
Glamlife News from EDIC site
Student Development and Study Skills Service News for tag - glamlife
» Xmas closure dates

Get ready for the Xmas break ! Ensure you have all your study skill resources ready.

The study skills team will be unavailable from Monday 19th December 2016 to Monday 9th January 2017

Therefore the study skills team are encouraging all our students to prepare for any assignments they have to do during the Christmas vacation period.

Visit the Study skills website for a range of online resources; alternatively book an appointment or drop-in to see the team before the end of term.

Ask a Tutor is also available until Friday 16th December.