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March 24, 2017

Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Go Wales - Work Experience support for Disabled Students

GO Wales offers individual tailored support to disabled students to achieve career goals

Employers put ‘work experience’ at the top of their wish list when they recruit graduates.

GO Wales offers individual tailored support to disabled students to achieve career goals including:

  • One-to-one advice and mentoring support. We support your individual needs.
  • Work shadow, taster and placement opportunity in an organisation that suits your career needs.
  • Support in developing your CV. Help in the job application process, including mock Interviews.
  • In some cases financial support may be available e.g. childcare and transport costs.

For more information please visit Go Wales

To seek support from a GO Wales Adviser please Contact

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» Students' Union Elections: Results

The results of the Students' Union Elections are in. The team for 2017/18 will comprise of the following representatives:

SU Executive

Part-Time SU Officers

Student Voice Reps

NUS Conference Delegates Election

March 23, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» South Wales Police Statement Regarding Terror Attack in London

South Wales Police Chief Constable Peter Vaughan has made a statement in response to the events in Westminster yesterday:

“I extend the sympathies of all of us at South Wales Police to those affected by the grave events in London yesterday.
“In the light of this incident in Westminster, South Wales Police is reviewing its current security arrangements and monitoring updates from the Metropolitan Police Service.
“I want to reassure the public that there is no specific threat to this region. However, the public are urged to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious incidents.
“Police visibility will increase in certain areas, such as crowded places and iconic locations across the South Wales Police force area. The threat level across the UK is currently at Severe.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected by yesterday’s terrorist incident.”

The public is advised to be alert but not alarmed. Communities are urged our to remain vigilant and to report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789321. In an emergency, always call 999. In addition, you can report suspicious activity online.

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March 21, 2017

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
Health Service News for tag - glamlife
» Samaritans Free phone number

Need to Talk to someone about yourself or someone else ?

Whatever you’re going through, call the SAMARITANS FREE ANY TIME from any phone on 116 123.

They are there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call us.

March 15, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Brook Street Gate Closure

Brook Street Gate will be closed Saturday 18th March from 7am – noon.

The closure is due to a Kinglift crane moving equipment to the rear of CAPSE. Access in and around CAPSE will be restricted by red markers.
Access to campus will be through Llantwit Road, Ty Crawshay steps or via Forest Grove.

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March 14, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Students' Union Elections - decide who leads your union

Get set to vote!

SU Elections 2017

Each year five Executive Officers and a team of Campaign Officers are elected into office at University of South Wales’ Student’s Union. The elected officers will act and speak on your behalf for the whole of the academic year. By voting, you’re making sure the right people are picked to make your voice heard at the highest level.

Voting opens on Monday 20th March at 9am and closes on the 23rd March at 6pm. Put it in your diary now so you don’t forget.

For more information about the elections and the candidates see www.uswsu.com/leadershiprace.

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March 9, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Musicians: Opportunity for USW Student Bands

Lighting & Live Event students are working on a project to design the lighting for a band (gig) as part of an assessed practical. This means there’s an opportunity for free promotional footage for your band, on either Monday 27th March or 3rd April.

The filming will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre and you’d need to be free on either or both dates, between 11am and 6pm.

All we ask is that you send us a sample track in advance and in return you’ll get:

  • Free footage from the project which you can use to promote your band
  • Coverage from the University on a collaborative project

If you’re interested please contact Moira Wooles as soon as possible.

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March 7, 2017

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.

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.

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.

March 6, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Are you 'Cyber Aware'?

From frantic essay writing to watching the latest boxset or catching up on your friends’ exploits on social media– using the internet on your devices is part of daily life, with more and more valuable content stored online – from photos to coursework.

Not being able to use this due to a cyber-attack is more than just annoying, it can have serious consequences for your course, your finances – and your time.

As a student you are no less likely to be targeted by cyber criminals than anyone else. In fact, falling victim to cyber crime is now much more common than burglary. Dealing with the aftermath of an attack can be frustrating – losing access to your money or bank account, that essay you spent all night writing or an embarrassing social media hack – don’t let future employers be put off by seeing inappropriate content on your accounts!

The government’s Cyber Aware campaign, which follows advice and technical expertise from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, has two top pieces of advice to help students at the University of South Wales to improve their online security:

  • #ThinkRandom and use three random words to create a strong password. Numbers and symbols can still be used if needed, e.g. RowlingBeyonce96. A weak password can allow hackers to use your email to gain access to many personal accounts, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft or fraud.
  • Always download the latest software and app updates on your devices. They’re not just about aesthetics. They contain vital security which help protect your devices from hackers and viruses.

These simple steps only take a few minutes and making them second nature will help keep the threats of cyber crime at bay this term!

For more information go to cyberaware.gov.uk or join the conversation @cyberawaregov.

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» NSS response rate winners (Phase One)

Congratulations to the students of the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work, who have won the first of two celebration events to reward the Schools with the highest NSS response rates at the end of the online period and at the end of the survey itself.

NSS Response Rates

The School leapt from 11th place on Friday 24 February to take the first place at the census point of 1 March.

The top five schools at that date were as follows:

  1. Education, Early Years and Social Work: 72.59%
  2. Care Sciences: 71.57%
  3. Art and Design: 71.33%
  4. Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 70.37%
  5. Computing and Maths: 68.53%

The Students’ Union will now work with the winning school to agree the form of the celebration. The NSS runs until 30th April, at which point the highest performing school will be awarded the second of the two prizes.

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