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May 2, 2018

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» Surf's Up! Surfing sessions for students

USW Sport Centre are running a surfing session at Rest Bay, Porthcawl on Saturday 5 May (11.30am-4pm)


All equipment is provided, however you MUST be able to swim 50m to attend. £15 members/£20 non members.

Book TODAY 01443 482681

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April 30, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» More things your lecturers wish you knew

We recently published some top tips from your lecturers which have proved to be very popular. Lecturers have a great deal of experience in Higher Education and are the best people to ask for advice about how to succeed at University. Here are a few more tips, together with extra information and helpful links. You can also see the tips on the large digital screens around campus.

Read, read and read some more

Lecturers are always telling you to read around the subject and if your work shows evidence of this you will usually get better marks. Studies have also found that reading can improve memory, expand your vocabulary and improve focus and concentration!
 
Find the best material to read by making an appointment to see your Faculty Librarian who will help you to discover new and relevant resources for your subject. You can book a one-to-one, small group, Skype or telephone appointment with your Librarian via the online booking system. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

While you are at University there will inevitably be times when you could do with a helping hand, so however large or small your problem or question, you can always turn to the Advice Zone for help.

For example, you can ask the Advice Zone how to change your course, contact your tutor, take time out or apply for Extenuating Circumstances. They will also issue ID cards, give directions, help you to register with the Health Centre, borrow a laptop, pay your fees online, print student letters and use the self-service machines.

Basically, if the Advice Zone can’t answer it, then they will know someone who can!

If you need help with any aspect of referencing, the Student Development and Study Skills Service has a wide range of resources to support you.

‘Things your lecturers wish you knew’ is compiled and created by the Progression Team.

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April 27, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» FREE UNIversal Gym Membership for USW Sport Centre Members

Students who have a full membership of the University’s Sport Centre can use the UNIversal gym membership at any of the listed universities until the end of the summer.

Cards are available at the Treforest Sport Centre.

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April 23, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Race: The Final Week

Have you completed the National Student Survey (NSS) yet? It’s really important to the University to get feedback from students; your experience – both what you liked and what you think could be improved – will be used to help shape the future for your fellow students. The deadline for completing the survey is 30th April 2018.

The NSS is open to final year students; if you’re in your final year, you will have already received an email about it.

If you’ve not done so already, please Complete the NSS

Education, Early Years and Social Work have maintained first place for a third consecutive week. Design and Digital, and Production and Performance have slipped behind, but with only a 3.7 per cent lead, the end-of-year prize is still there for the taking.

The NSS closes 30th April 2018; make sure you complete your survey to help ensure your school is in with a chance of winning the £2,000 end of-year-prize.

The school with the highest response rate when the survey closes will win £2000 for a student activity working with the Students’ Union. Last year the school that won (Education) organised a party for graduating students.

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April 19, 2018

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Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» All Wales Student Midwife Conference 2018

International Day of the Midwife: Celebrating Midwifery Practice Near and Far
A day of workshops and inspiring speakers including talks from Swansea and Cardiff University, raffle and stalls.

Aneurin Bevan Building, Glyntaff. Saturday 5th May 2018 9am-4pm

Tickets are available from http://bit.ly/2EZdnJl Students £10 (Buffet lunch included)

This event is open to all.

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» Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal Deadlines

The final date to submit Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal for courses that started September 2017 is Friday, 27th April 2018.

If you are thinking of leaving or suspending your studies, whether for personal or academic reasons, we strongly recommend you discuss this decision with your Campus Advice Zones and your Course Leader. We may be able to provide you with guidance or support, which could help you to continue engaging in your studies.

If you have decided to withdraw from your course, please complete the Withdrawal form available from your Campus Advice Zones and ensure you have handed in your request with independent evidence to your Campus Advice Zones by Friday 27th April 2018. For full details about the Withdrawal process see here.

If you are thinking of interrupting your studies by applying for Suspension of Studies, you must first make an appointment with your Campus Advice Zone. You are required to submit an application with supporting evidence by Friday 27th April 2018. For full details about the Suspension of Studies process see here.

Students studying at Partner Colleges, Partner Organisations or UNICAF should contact their usual course contact.

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April 17, 2018

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Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Survey: who’s in the lead this week?

With just under two weeks left to vote, it’s really important that the University gets your feedback. Your experience of what you liked and what you think could be improved will be used to help shape the future for your fellow students.

The survey which is aimed at final year students is the most direct way of ensuring real changes are made.

If you’ve not done so already, please Complete the NSS

Taking the lead again with 87.6% are Education, Early Years and Social Work. Design and Digital are following closely behind with 85.4% while Production and Performance are in third position with 84.9%. However with such a narrow gap between all the contenders, the end-of-year prize is still very much up for grabs.

The school with the highest response rate when the survey closes will win £2000 for a student activity working with the Students’ Union. Last year the school that won (Education) organised a party for graduating students.

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» USW Gradbag competition – vote for your favourite design

The response to USW Alumni’s ’Design the 2018 Grad Bag’ competition has been fantastic, with plenty of amazing designs submitted

A big thank you to all students who have submitted a design – the quality has been high and shortlisting no easy task.

See the shortlisted designs and vote for your favourite NOW!

Anyone can vote so whether you are a student or graduate, simply follow the link above to vote for your favourite design.

The winning design will be announced no later than Friday 4 May. Best of luck to all contenders!

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April 13, 2018

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» Frauds, Tricks and Scams

This page gives you advice on protecting yourself from tricks and scams the Home Office are aware of.

If you receive an unexpected email, telephone call or letter from someone who claims to be from the Home Office, it may be a scam. They will never contact you to ask for money or your personal details.

For further information go direct to the Home Office Website

April 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Disability & Dyslexia and Wellbeing Service Facilities

Disability & Dyslexia and Wellbeing Service are excited to welcome you to their new offices.

The Disability and Dyslexia and Wellbeing Service (Health Service, Mental Health Service and Counselling) have moved offices into the ground floor of Hirwaun Building, Treforest Campus, and welcome you to come and have a look around between 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Wednesday 18th April.

Drop in, have a cuppa (and cake), and explore some of the services including:

  • Accessible text services and how Harry Potter can help!
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Mental health and wellbeing guidance
  • “Don’t bottle it up” campaign – collect your free water bottle and information
  • Experience life from the perspective of someone with autism using VR headsets
  • Coloured overlays (Irlen)

There will also be drop-in Dyslexia / SpLD screening, as well as general information, advice and guidance on an informal basis available throughout the morning.

If you can’t make it but have questions about the services then please get in touch so another time can be arranged for you to visit.

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