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May 4, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Final NSS response rate winners (Phase Two)

Congratulations to the students of the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work, who have maintained their lead to win the second of two celebration events as the School with the highest NSS response rates at the end of the survey.

NSS Response Rates

The top five schools at end of the NSS survey were as follows:

  1. Education, Early Years and Social Work: 82.24%
  2. Computing and Maths: 78.88%
  3. Art and Design: 78.44%
  4. Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 77.37%
  5. Care Sciences: 77.16%

This is our highest NSS response rate since 2013 and fastest response rate to date. This is particularly impressive as response rates this year in the HE sector saw a drop from 72% to 68%. The final response rate for USW this year was 75.6% compared with 73.23% in 2016, so a big thank you to everyone who took part in the survey.

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May 2, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» "The New World Order: Winners and losers" - free talk

Talk CANCELLED – to be rescheduled at a later date.

Dyfrig John CBE, global banking and investment expert, is giving a talk at USW on 12th May.


Dyfrig, a graduate of USW, has worked at the highest levels of international banking and finance, culminating in his tenure as Chief Executive of HSBC. He has also served on the boards of the Lloyds Banking Group and Principality. Dyfrig’s contribution to banking was described by HSBC Chairman Stephen Green as “immeasurable”.

In the hour-long lecture at USW – entitled The New World Order: Winners and Losers – Dyfrig will discuss the developments at home and abroad that have led to the UK’s impending exit from Europe, the rise of populist leaders in Europe, and the election of President Trump. He will examine what the future holds, not only for the UK, but for the global economy.

Dr Andrew Thompson, Head of USW’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, said: “With all that is currently happening in the global economy, not least the uncertainty about Brexit, it is our pleasure to welcome on to campus one of the most respected figures in the UK financial services industry.

“Dyfrig John is one of the most senior figures in the British banking and finance sector, so it is a great privilege to welcome him to the University. Given all the change we are experiencing at the moment, not least with a General Election on the horizon, it is especially important to take a longer view of the direction in which we are moving, economically and politically.

“In his remarks on the future of the world economy, Dyfrig John does just that. He will be looking at, but also beyond, Brexit and Trump, to the changing place of European states, the rise of China and India as the world’s great economies of the near future and of the changing face of work in the global economy. More than ever we need to think not just big but also long – that’s what the audience will be invited to do in this talk.”

The lecture is open to members of the public, as well as school and college groups. It is part of USW’s Global Choices: Talking Points series.

The event starts at noon on May 12th at Treforest Campus.

The event is free to attend, book a place here.

For more information about Global Choices and other free talks see the Global Choices site.

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April 27, 2017

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Health Centre closed Friday 28th April

Health Centre closed

The Health Centre, Treforest campus will be closed from 12.30 today until 09.00 Tuesday 2nd May.

Please contact your GP for any health problems or NHS Direct 0845 46 47
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk for advice during this period.

April 10, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS - It's Not Over Yet!

The National Student Survey (NSS) has just a few weeks left before it closes. The University needs feedback from students, and the NSS – which is probably your final chance to do so – is the most important feedback tool of all.

Prizes you can win this year:

  1. NEW for 2017: the University will pay the Students’ Union to organise a celebration event for students of the Schools…
    • which had the highest percentage response rate by the 28th February (won by the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work, which narrowly overtook the School of Care Sciences in a last-minute sprint)
    • which will have the highest percentage response rate by the 30th April (The race is still on!)

The Race

Here’s the state of the race as of Friday, 7th April:

Education, Early Years and Social Work: 81%; Computing and Mathematics: 77%; Art and Design: 77%; Care Sciences: 75%; Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 75%; Music and Performance: 74%; Law and Finance: 74%; Media: 73%; Humanities and Social Sciences: 73%; Applied Science: 72%; Business School: 72%; Engineering: 70%; Health, Sport and Professional Practice: 66%

Well done, Education, Early Years & Social Work students. At this rate, the school may well the prize for the second round as well as the one they’ve already won for the first round!

Meanwhile, Health, Sport and Professional Practice students are limping on in last place. Oh dear.

Fill in the NSS, encourage your coursemates, and spread the word! If you want to party, help your School top the league!

The Back Of The Queue

The NSS only publishes results for courses where the number of submissions is at least 10 and at least 50% of eligible students. If fewer students fill in the survey, the results are not published.

The majority of courses have now successfully crossed that threshold, some haven’t yet. Here are the courses which are still falling short, and the number of survey submissions that are required for the NSS results to be published:

Course School NSS Response Shortfall
BA (HONS) PERFORMING ARTS Music and Performance 1
BA Business Studies Business School 1
BA Creative and Professional Writing Humanities and Social Sciences 1
BA Photography Art and Design 1
Bachelor of Midwifery Care Sciences 1
BEng Mechanical Engineering Engineering 2
BSc Civil Engineering Engineering 3
BSc Computer Security Computing and Maths 1
BSc Computing Computing and Maths 2
BSc Forensic Chemistry Applied Science 2
BSc Geology Applied Science 1
BSc Lighting Design and Technology Engineering 9
BSc Live Event Technology Engineering 1
BSc Natural History Applied Science 2
BSc Pharmaceutical Science Applied Science 1
BSc Sociology with Criminology Humanities and Social Sciences 1
BSc Sound Technology Music and Performance 1
Foundation Degree Animal Health and Welfare Applied Science 1
Foundation Degree Community Football Coaching and Development Health, Sport and Professional Practiice 5
Foundation Degree Creative Industries (Film and Video) Media 1
Foundation Degree in Psychology Psychology and Therapeutic Studies 1
Foundation Degree Rugby Coaching and Development Health, Sport and Professional Practiice 1
Higher National Diploma Animal Studies Applied Science 2
HND Information Communication Technology Computing and Maths 2
HND Mechanical Engineering Engineering 3
ICAEW Law and Finance 5
MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering Engineering 1

It’s literally up to one or two students on most of these courses! If you’re in your final year, don’t miss out on your chance to contribute!

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April 7, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» IT Systems Will Be Running 'At Risk' on Monday 10th April

A Business Continuity Test Day scheduled for Monday 10th April will put all of the University’s IT systems 'at risk’ to test whether they can cope under pressure.

What does that mean?

IT Services are not anticipating any disruption to services, but systems will be 'at risk’, so problems are more likely to occur than usual. IT Services can’t plan for where these might occur, so please be prepared for potential delays or temporary loss of services during the day.

Monday 10th April is the first day of the Easter vacation, so there will be limited impact on teaching and learning and IT Services are not expecting many assessment submissions.

What do I need to do?

On Monday, please save any work you do on Univeristy computers as regularly as you can, and back it up where possible.

How do I report an IT issue on 10th April?

Via IT Customer Support on 01443 482882

How long will services be at risk?

We expect normal service to be resumed on Tuesday 11th April.

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Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Health Centre Treforest campus

Health Centre Easter Opening times

The Health Centre will be open Monday 10th April- Thursday 13th April 09.30-12 .
Nurse appointments available to book on Unilfe.

April 6, 2017

Glamlife News from EDIC site
Glamlife News from EDIC site
Student Development and Study Skills Service News for tag - glamlife
» Easter vacation study support

There will be a reduced service providing study skills support during the Easter vacation.

Tutorial appointments will be available at most of the campuses from Monday 10th April to Thursday 13th April 2017 and then Monday 24th April to Friday 28th April 2017.

Details can be found via the online booking system as usual

There will be no drop-in sessions during the vacation period.

Study skills centres will be closed from Good Friday 14th April to Friday 21st April.

Study skills support will be back to full time hours from Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Remember there are lots of resources on the Study Skills website.

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» University Opening hours over Easter 2017

The last day of spring term is Friday 7th April and summer term starts on Tuesday 2nd May.

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 14th April and will reopen on Wednesday 19th April. It is also closed on May 1st. This covers all campuses, buildings and services, except student halls and campus security.

Easter Bunny Eschews Chocolate Eggs

University-wide services

Cardiff campuses

Glyntaff campuses

Newport City campus

Treforest campus

Students’ Unions

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Glamlife News from studenthalls.glam.ac.uk
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» Cardiff Campus IT Services Unavailable

The Cardiff Campus IT Services Team will be unavailable between 12:30 -15:30 today!

If you require any other IT related support please call 82882 or raise an enquiry on our online system https://support.southwales.ac.uk, and we will endeavour to address the issue as soon as we return.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

April 3, 2017

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Health Centre closed 04/04/17

Health Centre closed

The Health Centre will be closed on Tuesday 4th April due to staff training. Open as normal on Wednesday 05/04/17.