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March 20, 2018

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» Nursing training exercise at Glyntaff car park

This Wednesday (21 March) we will be holding a training exercise for nursing students and Gwent Police probationary officers in the Tramsheds car park in Lower Glyntaff.

You may see ambulances and police cars in the area but please do not be alarmed – it is only an exercise.

Part of the car park outside Tramsheds will be closed from Tuesday evening (20 March) until approximately 1pm on Wednesday (21 March). Alternative parking is available in the lower gravel car park as well as in Upper Glyntaff.  

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March 19, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» University Opening hours over Easter 2018

The last day of spring term is Friday 23rd March and summer term starts on Monday 16th April.

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

The University will be closed starting on Friday 30th March and will reopen on Wednesday 4th April. This covers all campuses, buildings and services, except student halls and campus security. Opening times listed below only apply outside this 5 day closure period.

Easter Bunny Eschews Chocolate Eggs

University-wide services

  • Advice Zones – Advice Zones will be closed on the University closure days. On other days they are open as usual from 8.30am to 4.30pm (weekdays).
  • Wellbeing Service – The Wellbeing Service is operating with reduced provision until Friday 30th March, then closes completely until reopening on Monday 16th April. For the week 26th-30th March:

Cardiff Campuses

Glyntaff Campuses

Newport City Campus

Treforest Campus

  • Library – Treforest.
  • USW Print & Design – open usual days and times except during University closure period.
  • Treforest Sport Centre – opening times from 24th March to 16th April are:
    • 24th – 25th March: 10am-5.45pm;
    • 26th – 29th March: 7.45am-10.30pm;
    • 30th March – 3rd April: Closed for Easter;
    • 4th – 15th April: Monday to Friday 7.45am-10.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5.45pm;
    • 16th April – Normal term time hours resume.
  • Students’ Union:
    • Admin 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday;
    • Catering & Bar – Close after trade on 23rd March, re-open Monday 16th April;
    • Shop – Closes at 9pm on 23rd March, reopens Monday 16th April;
    • Glamorgan Student Letting open hours 9.00 am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday.

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Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Health centre closed Thursday 22nd March

Due to staff training there will be NO NURSE available at either Treforest or Newport campus Thurs 22nd March 2018

Please contact NHS WALES DIRECT 0845 46 47

March 18, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» All USW Campuses are open tomorrow, Monday 19th March

All USW Campuses are expected to be open as normal on Monday 19th March.

The Estates teams have worked through the weekend to make sure that key routes are cleared and salted but we’d advise you to take appropriate care when you are driving and walking.

Before you set out, it’s worth checking UniLife, the USW website, or social media from 0700 in case there’s any change from overnight weather.

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» Treforest and Glyntaff Campus Services closed today Sunday 18th March due to snow

The snow is affecting the ability of staff to travel in to Treforest and Glyntaff Campuses, so all non-essential services such as the Sports Centre and Libraries are closed today, Sunday 18th March.

Estates teams are working hard through the day to clear all USW Campuses for normal opening tomorrow. If today’s snow means that we can’t open, we’ll provide updates through the USW website, UniLife and social media. Any changes to assignment deadlines will be communicated via Blackboard.

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March 16, 2018

Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
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» Home Office Telephone Frauds and Scams - March 2018

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.

This time the fraudsters have varied their tactic and are asking students to purchase iTunes vouchers to pay to get their visa corrected.

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.

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Things your lecturers wish you knew

Your lecturers have a great wealth of knowledge when it comes to advice about how to be a successful student, so we have persuaded them to share a few of their top tips with you.

You can also see these tips on the large digital screens around campus. We have included the first two of the tips with some extra information and helpful links here – keep a look out on UniLife and the screens over the coming weeks for more good advice from your lecturers.

A deadline is a deadline

Handing in your work even just a few minutes after the deadline, can adversely affect your marks.

In certain circumstances, students are allowed a further five working days to submit work but this will be capped at 40%. If work is not handed in within the correct timeframes, the assessment will receive 0%.

However, there may be occasions when circumstances outside your control mean you are unable to meet a deadline or take an exam on a particular day. If this is the case then you may be able to apply for extenuating circumstances.

If you are experiencing difficulties and think you need to apply for extenuating circumstances, please contact your Advice Zone as soon as possible.

Don’t leave referencing until last

We know many students add references after they’ve written their assignment, but it is much easier to add your sources as you go. This will help take the pressure off when you are approaching that all-important deadline.

Referencing is a crucial part of your assignment as it indicates where you have used material that did not originate with you. Making sure you reference correctly will help avoid plagiarising someone else’s work.

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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March 15, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» USW announces Llamau as its charity partner

University of South Wales are delighted to announce that they are adopting the homelessness charity Llamau as their charity partner for the next two years. Llamau’s mission is to eradicate homelessness for young people and vulnerable women in Wales.

Vice-Chancellor Julie Lydon with Wendy Collier from Llamau

The University made its first donation to Llamau, with its Christmas card donation at the end of 2017. Some of the University’s Graduate Interns have organised an end of term charity gig on Thursday 22nd March at Porters, Cardiff. The fundraiser is free to attend and welcomes both staff and students.

The University is already working with Llamau on various projects, such as securing work placements for students. Professor Julie Lydon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales, said: “Llamau is a charity that campaigns and actively supports young people who are homeless, especially young women. We are pleased to be working with another fantastic organisation that has contributed so much to social justice in Wales.”

USW’s students and alumni have also experienced first-hand the support that Llamau can provide. USW alumna Beth, benefitted from Llamau’s support before joining USW. She said: “I moved into one of Llamau’s houses when I was 18, and that was when I realised that I could achieve my dreams if I wanted to. When I moved in I wasn’t sure if I would still be able to go to university – whether I’d be able to carry on studying for my A-Levels and get the grades I needed. But Llamau helped me to see that with their support, I could achieve anything I wanted to.”

Wendy Collie, Income Generation Manager at Llamau, said: “At Llamau, we believe that no young person or vulnerable women should ever have to experience homelessness and are extremely grateful to University of South Wales for choosing to support Llamau as their nominated Charity.”

If you are organising a charity event and would like to make a donation to Llamau, you can find out more about how to do this on their website.

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March 13, 2018

Glamlife News from EDIC site
Glamlife News from EDIC site
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» Easter vacation study support 2018

From Good Friday, 30th March to Friday, 6th April, study skills support will be unavailable at all campuses.

From 26th March to 13th April academic skills tutors are available on the following dates and times.

There will be no 'Book on the Day’ appointments during this period.

Study Skills @ Treforest campus will be available from Monday, 26th to Thursday, 29th March and Monday, 9th April to Friday, 13th April from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Study Skills @ Glyntaff campus (Elaine Morgan Building) will be available from Tuesday, 27th Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th March from 9.30am to 4.30pm and Tuesday 10th, Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th April from 9.30am to 4.30 pm.

Study Skills @ Atrium will be available on Thursday 29th March and Thursday, 12th April from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Study Skills @ Newport campus will be available on Tuesday, 27th March, Thursday, 29th March, Tuesday, 10th April and Thursday, 12th April.

The usual opening times and availability will recommence Monday, 16th April at each campus.

Contact studyskills@southwales.ac.uk or 01443 48 2990 with any queries, otherwise you can book tutorials from our website, using the tab Appointments.

Amserau Agor dros Y Pasg 2018

Dyddiad y Digwyddiad Mawrth 26, 2018 – Ebrill 16, 2018

Lleoliad – Sgiliau Astudio @ Campysau PDC
Rhwng Dydd Gwener y Groglith, Mawrth 30 a Dydd Gwener, Ebrill 6, na fydd cefnogaeth sgiliau astudio ar gael ar unrhyw gampws.

Na fydd apwyntiadau ‘Bwcio ar y dydd’ ar gael yn ystod y cyfnod hwn.

Rhwng Mawrth 26 ac Ebrill 13, bydd tiwtoriaid sgiliau astudio ar gael ar y dyddiadau ac amserau canlynol:
Bydd Sgiliau Astudio, campws Trefforest ar gael rhwng dydd Llun, 26 a dydd Iau, 29, Mawrth a dydd Llun, Ebrill, 9 a dydd Gwener, 13, rhwng 9.30am a 4.30pm.
Bydd Sgiliau Astudio, campws Glyntaf (Adeilad Elaine Morgan) ar gael ddydd Mawrth, 27, dydd Mercher, 28, a dydd Iau, 29 Mawrth, 9.30am i 4.30pm, a dydd Mawrth, 10, dydd Mercher, 11 a dydd Iau, 12 Ebrill, rhwng 9.30am a 4.30 pm.
Bydd Sgiliau Astudio, Atriwm ar gael ddydd Iau, 29 Mawrth a dydd Iau, 12 Ebrill, 9.30am i 4.30pm.
Bydd Sgiliau Astudio, campws Dinas Casnewydd ar gael ddydd Mawrth, 27 Mawrth, dydd Iau, 29 Mawrth, dydd Iau 10 Ebrill a dydd Iau, 12 Ebrilll.

Bydd yr amserau arferol ar gyfer agor a gwasanaethau yn ail-ddechrau ar ddydd Llun, 16 Ebrill ar bob campws.

Cysylltwch â studyskills@southwales.ac.uk neu ffonio 01443 48 2990 ar gyfer unrhyw ymholiad. Hefyd, mae modd bwcio tiwtorial drwy’n gwefan a chlicio ar ‘Apwyntiadau’.

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
Health Service News for tag - glamlife
» Nurse appointments now available at the ATRiuM

Starting w/c 16th April the University Health service will be offering Nurse appointments on a Thursday & Friday at the ATRiuM campus

The Nurse appts will be held in room CAA 002 and can be booked via Unilife or by contacting the Advice Zone

The first appointments will start on Friday 20th April 10am – 4pm
Please check online for available appointments to see a nurse on campus.