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September 28, 2017

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Change 100

Change100 opens for applications today Thursday 28th September and will remain open until 24th January 2018.

Change100 is a paid summer internship scheme for students with a disability or long-term condition. The programme aims to remove barriers experienced by disabled people in the workplace, to allow them to achieve their potential. Interns will have the opportunity to join a leading organisation and gain the experience, confidence, networks and skills necessary to accelerate their career as well as participate in a 6-month development programme including a mentor from a leading employer.

Change100 opens for applications today Thursday 28th September and will remain open until 24th January 2018. Applications can be made at www.change100.co.uk

September 26, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Student Loans Company 'phishing' Scam - Beware!

IT services have been made aware of phishing emails that are targeting students.

The emails received are purporting to be from the SLC (Student Loans Company). They have a link to a fake login page asking students to enter their details.

DO NOT TRUST THESE EMAILS

We urge all students to be vigilant and report any such emails immediately to IT Customer Support who are happy to help with any queries you may have: www.southwales.ac.uk/customersupport or 01443 482882.

IT Services have produced advice for how to deal with suspected phishing emails. Phishing scams aimed at students are very common at the start of the academic year (and at the start of each term).

It’s also worth reading the guide to scams targeting students in the UK.

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September 25, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Another Email Scam Targets Students - Beware!

A sophisticated phishing scam is currently targeting students at several UK universities.

  • The emails try to spoof the email addresses of University Finance Departments.
  • A popular email subject is “You have been awarded a student grant”.
  • The emails include links to web pages that are branded as university websites, with web forms asking for large amounts of personal information.

IT Services have produced advice for how to deal with suspected phishing emails. Phishing scams aimed at students are very common at the start of the academic year (and at the start of each term).

It’s also worth reading the guide to scams targeting students in the UK.

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» Advice Zone has changed

Returning students: the Advice Zone has changed.

  • Advice Zone opening hours are now 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday, all year round.
  • Library and Advice have become an integrated service, so there’s one counter and one team at each location covering both library and advice.
  • Advice Zone Assistants can now issue laptops, help you locate a book, advise on setting up payment plans for your fees, explain university regulations, issue ID Cards and answer most university enquiries. If they can’t they will refer you to someone who can.
  • There are no appointments with Advice Zone staff: just turn up or contact by phone or email.
  • Glyntaff Advice Zone is now in Glyntaff Library.

For more information see Advice Zone.

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September 18, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Student Voice Representative Elections 2017

Applications for Student Voice Representatives By-Elections will open on Monday 18th September and close on Friday 29th September, at 1pm.

Voting for the elections takes place between 9am and 6pm on Thursday 5th October.

Student Voice Representatives (SVRs) are the link between students, staff and the Students’ Union, ensuring the student perspective is considered in all decisions made at University or Faculty level. SVRs liaise with students and work with staff on academic and policy matters that are School or Faculty wide. The role is an opportunity to gain new skills, network University-wide, improve your CV and there is a chance to earn up to £500.

There are 12 open positions:

  • 1 x student from the School of Engineering (FCES)
  • 1 x student from the School of Business (FBS)
  • 2 x student from the School of Law, Accounting and Finance (FBS)
  • 1 x student from the School of Digital and Design (FCI)
  • 2 x student from the School of Care Sciences (FLSE)
  • 2 x student from the School of Health, Sport and Professional Practice (FLSE)
  • 2 x student from the School of Psychology (FLSE)
  • 1 x student from the School of Education (FLSE)

For more information on how to run as a candidate and the role of the Student Voice Reps, visit the Students’ Union website.

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» Disruption to printing today (Monday 18/09/17) from 2:30pm

IT Services will be undertaking urgent maintenance to our print system today at 2:30pm. This will restore service stability for all users following disruption experienced over the last few days.

During this time staff and students may experience loss of print access but 'logging off and logging back on’ to a computer should resolve the issue.

IT Services apologise most sincerely for the inconvenience the disruption has caused.

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» Printing Issue mid-September 2017

We’re aware that there’s been a printing issue over the weekend.

This should now be resolved, but if you are encountering any problems please contact the IT Service Desk on +44 1443 482882, use our online support system or speak with staff in the Library who will be able to assist you.

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September 15, 2017

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
Health Service News for tag - glamlife
» Change to Treforest campus Health Centre opening hours

Change to Treforest campus Health Centre opening hours

The Health Centre will be reopen to students on Monday 18th Sept but please be aware that there are changes to the term time opening hours this year

Monday 09.00 – 12.30 13.30 – 16.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 12.30 closed in the afternoon
Wednesday 09.00 – 12.30 13.30 – 16.00
Thursday 10.00 – 12.30 closed in the afternoon
Friday 09.30 – 12.30 13.30 – 15.00

Nurse appointments available to book on Unilfe.

September 12, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Disruption to Print Service

Printers will be unavailable due to essential maintenance from 17:00 until 23:00 on Wednesday 13 September.

Printing/scanning and copying will be unavailable and any print jobs still in the print queues during this time will be deleted.

IT Services apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause.
Please contact IT Services if you require further information.

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September 8, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Freshers' Guide to... Sexual Consent

All universities work hard to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for students, especially during freshers’ week. After all, we want you to have a great time! You will probably be partying, meeting new people, and perhaps even enjoying a drink or two.

In all the excitement, there can be occasions when it’s wise to step back and take a moment to think. There’s a difference between lighthearted banter and abusive behaviour: don’t let any situation escalate to the latter. If someone in a group you’re with crosses the line, speak up.

If you’re lucky enough to get intimately acquainted with someone, please take consent seriously. Make sure you understand what is and what isn’t acceptable and legal behaviour. Getting this wrong would have serious consequences for everyone involved.

We recommend the BBC Documentary Is this rape: sex on trial linked to from this article – please do take an hour to watch it.

Consent

Legally, a person consents if the person “agrees by choice, and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice.”

Public debates about high-profile cases have revealed that some people of both sexes are not fully aware of the legal definition of consent, and there are some common misconceptions.

  • Verbal sexual harassment (such as catcalling) is illegal in certain defined circumstances (e.g. in the workplace). However, even in situation where it isn’t a crime, it is a form of bullying and any student engaging in such behavior risks getting in trouble with the University.
  • Any unwanted, sexually motivated touch is considered a sexual assault, a crime punishable by up to ten years in prison
  • The most serious sex crimes, such as rape and sexual assaults involving penetration, have a maximum penalty of life in prison.

The police use the following definitions when deciding how to respond to a complaint: “A person commits sexual assault if they intentionally touch another person, the touching is sexual and the person does not consent.”

Without consent, touching, kissing, groping and similar behavior are serious crimes which can lead to prison sentences and an entry in the sex offenders register.

Alcohol and Consent

The Crown Prosecution Service specifically addresses “voluntary intoxication” as one of the factors that can diminish the capacity to make choices – and therefore, make consent impossible.

The capacity to consent can evaporate well before someone is drunk enough to lose consciousness.

'Is this rape? Sex on trial’ – a BBC Documentary

To find out what young people understand about sexual consent, the BBC have shown a short video about a sexual encounter to 24 teenagers and asked for their interpretation whether it was consensual sex or if a crime had been committed. The resulting documentary is outstanding – please do watch it.

Is this rape? on BoB (use if you don’t have a TV Licence, but are an enrolled student)

Due to the subject matter, the Is this rape? documentary can be challenging to watch. It contains some upsetting scenes.

Less Challenging Videos

A funny video about consent:

A more serious video about consent:

Neither video should be taken as legal advice: both videos oversimplify things.

One approach being tried in some US universities and states is a Yes means Yes definition of consent. This is reflected in the more serious of the two videos embedded above.

More Information

For more information, please visit the Consent, Alcohol, Sex and Sex Crimes page on the Student Safety UniLife Channel.

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