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February 19, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
Health Service News for tag - glamlife
» Health Centre reopens for business Monday 19th Feb

The Health Centre has now reopened in the WELLBEING SERVICE on the ground floor in the Hirwaun Building (H Block) .

Health consultation rooms are H8 & H7 and H10 for the Doctor

Please note there are some Changes to how the Health service will work
There is NO receptionist for you to book appointments, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT as you may not be able to be seen

Booking Nurse appointments
please book all appointments to see the Nurse via unilife or alternatively through the Advice Zone 01443 4 8250

You can also book appointments on the day for a Nurse via unilife from 8am Mon – Fri

Booking GP Appointments (for Ashgrove surgery only)
GP appointments can be made by ringing 01443 482081 or via an appointment with the Nurse

Repeat Prescriptions (Ashgrove surgery patients only)
If you are taking regular medication and have arranged repeat medication with the GP please fill in a repeat meds slip and post in the H/C post box (outside H10 ) . if you have not previously had this medication form us before please book an appointment firstly with the Dr to get it set up

Please allow 48hrs notice for the prescription . You can pick up your prescription between THE FOLLOWING TIMES ONLY

Mon – Fri 12 – 12.30 & 4.30 – 5.30

Please note : if you need a repeat prescription for THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL please book an appointment with the Nurse

We DO NOT take requests over the phone for repeat medication

Have you Changed your address
If you have changed your address or mobile phone number recently please notify us so that we can update your Health centre records. Please fill in a change of address slip and post in H/C postbox outside H10

February 14, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Volunteers wanted to help at Newport Marathon

Run 4 Wales are looking for volunteers to help at the Newport Marathon and 10K on Sunday 29 April 2018.

The event, which starts and finishes just by Newport City Campus, will offer runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in one of the UK’s flattest marathon courses.

Volunteers are essential to make the event possible. Run 4 Wales are looking for individuals and groups of all sizes to get involved with bag drop, start/finish area roles and water station management. Everything you will need for your role is provided, all you need to do is bring lots of enthusiasm to help make the day great for the runners and spectators alike.

As an Extra Miler you will get up close to the action and get to mingle with the athletes. You will also be provided with kit to keep as a memento of the day.

If you would like to find out more, or volunteer to be an Extra Miler, visit the Newport Wales Marathon website or contact Marina at Run 4 Wales at volunteers@run4wales.org or 02921 660790.

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February 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» The NSS Race is On! Can Your School Win?

The National Student Survey (NSS) has been running for a while now. If you’re in your final year, you should have already received an email about it. It’s really important to the University to get feedback from students, and the NSS is the most important feedback tool.

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

Currently the school with the highest percentage of students completing the survey is the School of Design & Digital.

NSS Response rates as of 12/2/18

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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» How do you use Unilife? (Survey)

The UniLife Team are currently exploring how you use UniLife during your time at University and we’ve created a survey to get your input.

You can access the survey here:

UniLife Survey

It should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Your feedback will provide insight into what your personal experience of UniLife has been and what you think could be improved. By hearing from a range of students, we can make sure UniLife is improved in a way that meets your needs, and the needs of future students at USW.

If you would like more information, please email sarah.jones3@southwales.ac.uk.

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February 7, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» The Students’ Union has launched its Student Choice Awards 2018

Students are able to nominate staff and students for one of nine awards. Nominations are open to students until Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 12pm.

The Student Choice Awards are a way of recognising staff and students who have made a real contribution to the student experience, both academically and personally, and to give thanks to their efforts.

A judging panel made up of Student Representatives will review the nominations gathered and the winners will be determined based on the quality of nominations received.

And the winner is…

The results will be announced at the Student Choice Awards ceremony on Tuesday 24th April in Treforest.

Staff and students who have been shortlisted will be notified and invited to attend the Awards ceremony. The content of the nominations will be made available to nominees upon request.

The award categories, other entry criteria and the nomination form can be found on the Students’ Union website.

The feedback gathered through the nominations will be collated by the Students’ Union and shared with the University to develop best practice sharing across the institution and enhance learning and teaching.

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» Instructional Courses at the Sport Centre start next week!

Want to try something new? Sign up to one of 12 instructional courses at the Sports Centre, which include archery, pole fitness, climbing, trampolining, fencing and salsa.

You do not have to be a member to take part in any of the courses. Courses start the week commencing 12th Febraury and run for 4 weeks.

To book, visit reception in the Sports Centre of speak to a member of the reception team on (01443) 482681.

For a full list of courses, see the Sports Centre website.

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» Study Tips for a Successful Year

2018 is already well underway, and now is the time to make sure you’re doing everything you can to set yourself up for a successful year at uni. A little time spent now taking some basic steps can make the rest of the year much easier for you and remove many of the worries you might have.

Check:

  • Uni email account daily (Tip: install an app of the email in your smartphone to give you notifications when you receive emails)
  • Your timetable and any changes and make sure you understand it
  • Your deadlines and meet them. Late submission is penalised.
  • Reading lists, these are vital. FindIt / use the library.
  • UniLearn (Blackboard) for all course information

Organise

  • Get things done early, start assignments as soon as they are given. Work first, have fun later. Apply this to everything – essays, coursework, projects, revision. (Tip: Student Development and Study Skills can help with organisation, essay writing, referencing)
  • Prioritise your work effectively
  • Group work is only effective if you set a plan. Set a goal and manage your time to produce high quality work and achieve the goal in time.

Do

  • Print off any available lecture notes beforehand.
  • Go to Lectures. They aren’t 'optional’. Often material covered provides a basis for later classes or practical work.
  • Make your own notes during lectures and reading. (Tip: If you find it hard to make notes quickly stick to key points and go over examples and other extra information with a friend afterwards).
  • Ask for notes off someone else or do the reading if you miss a lecture (everyone does occasionally)
  • Read through your notes after the lecture to make sure they’re still legible and make sense.
  • Organise your notes. File them, or keep everything in one notebook. (Tip: Look for a note-keeping application (like MS Office OneNote or Notability for iPad) to store electronic copies/scans of notes.)
  • Remember to back up your work!
  • Ask for feedback. Whether you have done well or not, talk to your lecturer as guidance for your next assignment
  • If you are feeling unenthusiastic about your course or wondering if university is for you, and these tips aren’t going to do the trick and you would like to talk to someone about this; the following support is available.

(These tips were inspired by The Student Room).

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February 5, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» USW Disability & Dyslexia Service and Wellbeing Service are moving

The Disability & Dyslexia Service and Wellbeing Service are moving to new offices on the ground floor of Hirwaun Building on the Treforest Campus between the 12th and 16th of February.

The new space will provide an improved experience for students as well as easier collaboration between the services.

There will be a brief disruption to services at the Treforest campus during these dates including the availability of Disability Advisers, Mental Health Advisers, Counselling Service and the Health Service.
Services will not be affected at Cardiff, Newport or Glyntaff campuses.

Mental Health Mentor and Specialist Study Skills Tutor appointments will continue to operate across all campuses as normal during this time.

Urgent queries should be directed to:
Disability & Dyslexia Service ddsadviser@southwales.ac.uk
Wellbeing Service mhs@southwales.ac.uk

USW Disability & Dyslexia Service and Wellbeing Service apologise for any disruption caused by the move and look forward to welcoming you to their new space.

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February 1, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
Health Service News for tag - glamlife
» Inportant Information Disruption to service at the USW Health Centre

The USW Health Centre is moving to a new location during w/c 12th February 2018.

In order for us to facilitate the relocation of the Health Centre it will be necessary for the Health Centre to be closed during this week. Please note, therefore that there will be NO GP or Nurse appointments available on campus between 12th – 16th Feb .
If you need to see a GP during this period please ring the main surgery in Pontypridd on 01443 404444 to book an appt
Please make sure you renew any repeat medication needed in plenty of time to prevent you running out whilst the Health centre is closed
If you have any health problems that you feel cannot wait and you need to speak with someone urgently please contact NHS Direct Wales on 08456 06 46 47 for advice or contact your Common Ailment Service at your local Pharmacy ( Treforest pharmacy 01443 403102)
For any emergency on campus please contact Security for assistance on 01443 482057

» Important Information - Disruption to service at the Health Centre

The USW Health Centre is moving to a new location in H Block during w/c 12th February 2018.
In order for us to facilitate the relocation of the Health Centre it will be necessary for the Health Centre to be closed between 12th – 16th Feb

Please note, therefore that there will be NO GP or Nurse appointments available on campus between 12th – 16th Feb .
If you need to see a GP during this period please ring the main surgery in Pontypridd on 01443 404444 to book an appt

Please make sure you renew any repeat medication needed in plenty of time to prevent you running out whilst the Health centre is closed

Students and Staff should be aware that the Health Service’s procedures and operations will also be changing as a result of the move – more information will follow soon in regards to the changes.

If you have any health problems that you feel cannot wait and you need to speak with someone urgently please contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 for advice or contact your Common Ailment Service at your local Pharmacy ( Treforest pharmacy 01443 403102)

For any emergency on campus please contact Security for assistance on 01443 482057

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused