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January 23, 2018

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» Smoking Near Buildings: Complaints

There have been complaints recently about smokers congregating by building entrances and smoke drifting into buildings.

Please be reminded that the Smoking On Campus Policy (which also applies to electronic cigarettes & vaporisers) states:

“Smoking is prohibited throughout University buildings and vehicles. This prohibition is also extended to building entrances and the immediate vicinity of buildings, particularly where there are adjacent windows.”

We’ve received specific complaints about smokers congregating near the entrance of Elaine Morgan building.

Please try to minimise impact on non-smokers. We’d like to make the University a better environment for everyone.

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January 22, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
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» New Extended opening hours at Treforest Health Centre

We are pleased to announce that we have extended our opening times at the Treforest Health Centre

The Health Centre is now open every week day during term time at the following times

Monday 09.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 13.30 – 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 13.30 – 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 13.30 – 17.00
Thursday 10.00 – 12.30 closed in the afternoon
Friday 09.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 14 – 16.30

Please note that the Health Centre does NOT open on the weekend and on some occasions it may be unavoidable and necessary for the Health Centre to close sometimes during the week.

If you need to speak to someone in regards to any health issues when the Health Centre is closed contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or alternatively visit your local Pharmacy for advice

January 12, 2018

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» New Nurse Adviser at the Health Centre

Bethan Rees joined the Health centre team this week

Beth will be based at the Treforest Campus Health Centre and will work Mon – Fri during term time.

Due to short staff The Health Centre has been closed on Tues/Thurs but will now open again all day on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for appointments starting w/c 22nd January


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» Intramural 5 & 7-a-side football competitions

Our popular intramural 7 & 5-a-side football competitions start at the end of this month

The 7-a-side competition starts on Thursday 25 January (6.00-8.00pm) and takes place in our new state of the art indoor barn at the Sports Park. The 5-a-side competition starts on Sunday 28 January (4.00-6.00pm) in the Treforest Sport Centre.

football game

Each team plays two games every week and you will be able to:

* Pick your own team

* Choose a team name

* Have team shirts made


Trophies will be presented to the winning team and the top goal scorer!

Further information and entry forms are available from our website.

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January 11, 2018

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» Make a New Year's Resolution

Meningitis vaccinations are still available to Students returning to University after the Christmas break

First year students up to the age of 25 are still eligible for the free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, which protects against a particularly deadly form of meningitis, meningococcal W (Men W).

It’s vital that students are not complacent about the threat of meningitis – you are urged to take up this lifesaving vaccine. Teenagers and students are at higher risk from the disease because they mix closely with large numbers of new friends, some of whom will unknowingly be carrying the bacteria, enabling it to spread more easily, Meningitis Now has renewed its call for more to get vaccinated.

If you live in halls or in the Treforest area contact the Health Centre 01443 48 2081 to book an appointment for the vaccination.
Alternatively contact your GP surgery and request the vaccination


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» Instructional courses at the Sport Centre start next week!

Fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood? Then sign up to one of our 13 weekly instructional courses which include archery, pole fitness, climbing, and trampolining.

rock climbing and pole dancing classes

You do not have to be a member to take part in any of the courses so why not bring a friend along and try something new together?

All courses start the week commencing Monday 15 January and spaces are filling up!

To book, visit reception in the Sport Centre or speak to a member of our reception team on (01443) 482681.
For a full list of courses see our website.

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January 9, 2018

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» New Advice Zone Phone Number - 01443 482 540

A single number to contact the Advice Zone on any of USW’s four campuses. Save it to your phone now.

Advice Zones - New Phone Number

From Tuesday 9th January 2018 the Advice Zones on all four USW campuses will share the same phone number, 01443 482 540. This should simplify and speed up how you contact your Advice Zone by telephone.

When you call the number you will be asked which Advice Zone you would like to speak to. Please choose the Advice Zone at the campus where your course is based, either Cardiff, Glyntaff, Newport or Treforest.

The Advice Zones are usually open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you’re not able to get through during these times it’s because all of our assistants are busy, and you’ll be able to leave a message. Please leave your name, your student number and a short message and we will return your call within 2 working days.

See Advice Zones for more information, including email addresses and physical locations.

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January 5, 2018

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» Love your Clothes with USW

USW is partnering with the Love Your Clothes campaign to help raise awareness of the amount of clothes that are discarded every year.

The campaign also aims to encourage students and staff to think about donating clothes they no longer wear, revamp and ‘upcycle’ their clothes and shop for pre-loved instead of buying new. Love Your Clothes will also be the focus for Employability Week for FCI students.

Love your Clothes

Developed in 2014, Love Your Clothes supports the existing Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), which brings together UK clothing retailers, brands, suppliers, local authorities, recyclers, charities, trade bodies, academics and public sector bodies, to help reduce the carbon, water and waste impacts linked to clothing. USW is a supporter of SCAP.

Students and staff are encouraged to take part in the One Tonne Challenge, which aims to collect one tonne of unwanted clothes, donated by USW, in aid of Tŷ Hafan. Collection bins are available across all campuses to donate your clothes, located at:

  • Cardiff: Library, The Street, Fashion hub (4th floor)
  • Treforest: Library, accommodation office, Brecon Block entrance, Students’ Union
  • Newport: Library
  • Glyntaff: Library (lower Glyntaff), Alfred Russel Wallace building (Lounge area, ground floor)

Free lunchtime workshops will also be on offer for students and staff to learn how to revive and revamp clothes they no longer wear with simple design, alteration and customisation advice and inspiration from Love Your Clothes experts. These will take place from 23-26 January on all campuses (Exact locations and dates TBC).

Style Swipe pop-up: On Friday 26 January (11am-4pm) in the Atrium, some of the donated clothes will be available to purchase (similar to a Swap Shop model) for a donation to Tŷ Hafan. The re-designed items will also be available to purchase.

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December 15, 2017

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» Opening hours during the Christmas vacation period 2017/18

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

Autumn term ends on Friday 15th December 2017 and Spring term begins on Monday 8th January 2018.

Between those dates is the Christmas vacation, when services will be reduced.
For part of that time period the University will actually close:

The University will close on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2017. This covers all campuses, buildings and services, except student halls and campus security.

Outside of the closure dates, but during the vacation, the following applies:

All Campuses

Advice Zones are open 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday on all campuses.
The number of student support appointments available may be reduced during the vacation.

Treforest Campus

  • USW Print and Design – Open until Friday December 22nd, re-opens Tuesday 2nd January at 8.30am.
  • Immigration & International Student Advice – closed only on the University closure days.
  • Revenue Office – The office will close at 4pm on the 22nd December and will re-open on the 2nd January 2018 at 9am.

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December 13, 2017

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» Treforest Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas

If you have any common ailment problems and are unable to see your GP don’t forget you can visit your local pharmacy for help and advice

The Treforest Pharmacy in Park Street will be open over the Christmas break

Saturday 23rd Dec – open as normal
Sunday 24th Dec – closed
Christmas Day – open 11.30am – 12.30 only
Tuesday 26th Dec – open 11.30 – 12.30 only

28th/29th/30th Dec – normal opening hours
31st Dec – closed
1st January open 11.30 – 12.30 only

Telephone 01443 403102