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June 15, 2018

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» What's on this Summer: June 2018

Whether you like to party, have an appreciation for the arts and culture, live to explore the great outdoors or sample fine foods, South Wales and the surrounding areas offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself this summer.

Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons.


Cardiff Fringe Festival

Theatre Festival
31 May-16 June 2018, Cardiff (various venues)

Festival of Voice

Arts Festival
7-17 June 2018, Cardiff (various venues)

Bristol Food Connections 2018

Food Festival
11-17 June 2018, Bristol (various venues)

Arts and Crafts Market

Craft Market
15-17 June 2018, Cardiff Bay (Location Map)

Classic Car Show 2018

Car Show
16 June 2018, Rhondda Cynon Taf (Location Map)

Cotswold Edge Literary Festival

Literary Festival
16-24 June 2018, South Gloucestershire (various venues)

Merthyr Mawr Trail Running Festival

Literary Festival
16 June 2018, Bridgend (Location Map)

St Fagans Real Food Market

Food Market
16 June 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fair

Food Fair
16 June 2018, Newport (Location Map)

Midsummer Evening at the Transporter Bridge

Midsummer Celebration
21 June 2018, Newport (Location Map)

The Monster UK Tour

Bouncy Castle Experience
22 - 24 June 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Penarth Open Studio Trail

Art and Culture

22 – 24 June 2018, Penarth (various locations)

Armed Forces Through the Ages

Historical Display
23-24 June 2018, Caerphilly Castle (Location Map)


Historical Display
23-24 June 2018, Cardiff Castle (Location Map)

Rhondda Arts Festival Treorchy

Art and Culture
27-30 June 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Ty Hafan welsh3peaks Challenge

30 June 2018, Wales


Welsh Arts and Culture Festival
30 June - 1 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

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June 14, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Car Park Barrier System

A new car park barrier system will be installed across the Treforest and Glyntaff campuses.

Glyntaff lower car park will be affected by the car park barrier installation from Saturday 16th June for approximately two weeks. During this time, the existing barriers will be held up and removed. Security will be increasing patrols of the car parks for the duration of the installation.

Following this, the Treforest Student car park will similarly be affected by the new installation from Monday 25th June. Further updates will be provided to ensure all staff and students remain informed.

Please contact estatessecurity@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions

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June 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» 6 Week Summer Gym Membership only £30!

The Sport Centre at Treforest is offering a 6 week gym membership open to all students, staff and members of the public

Available from Monday 4 June – Friday 31 August 2018 and includes:

  • FREE gym induction (compulsory)
  • 50+ station gym plus Life Fitness CV machines and weights/cables
  • Strength room including four lifting platforms
  • Free parking on campus after 5pm Mon – Fri and all day Sat/Sun
  • Parking also available in the student car park (£1)
  • BT Sport and FIFA World Cup games shown in the gym

Last date for full six weeks is Monday 23 July (limited gym availability between 10-13 July 2018).

For more information contact (01443) 482681 or email Lewys Thomas

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June 11, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Results Days

Assessment results will be announced Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June 2018.

We would like to wish you all every success! But whatever your outcome, a dedicated team of advisers will be working across the University campuses on both Results Days. They will be available to discuss your options and answer any questions that you may have.

Appointments are available with Advisers from the Careers, Student Money and Progression teams. Additionally, Immigration and International Student Advice will have drop-ins available. Please see here to access appointment booking.

In the meantime, be prepared!

  • University staff are unable to give results out over the phone or via email. You must check these yourselves via our Results Service
  • You will need your University log in details – you may need to update your password
  • What Happens Next? More information can be found here

Remember that University staff are unable to discuss your results with anyone else unless you have given permission for us to liaise with a nominated person on your behalf.

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June 4, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Summer 2018 Opening Hours

The last day of Summer term is Friday 1st June, and the academic year 2018/19 starts with the Autumn term commencing on Monday 17th September. If you’re staying around the main University campuses over the summer break you’ll need to know what services and facilities are open during the vacation.

This page gives information about many of the main campus facilities but if you need any other information please contact us at unilife@southwales.ac.uk.

Advice Zones

Standard summer opening hours for all Advice Zones: 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday. These hours may vary at certain times due to staff training, check UniLife for updates.

Student Services

There will be reduced availability of appointments in some areas. Specific adjustments are listed below:

  • Disability & Dyslexia Service opening hours are unchanged through the summer. You can continue to contact them and/or make appointments in the usual ways.
  • Health Service: Treforest Health Centre has reduced opening over the summer, please consult their schedule.
  • Resident Tutors will be available until 23rd June. The service will return at the beginning of the new term.
  • The Student Money Advice Team will be offering appointments throughout the summer vacation. See the Student Money Contact Us / Appointments page for details.
  • The Wellbeing Service will provide a reduced service through the summer. Wellbeing Service Advice appointments are not offered out of term time. For more information on availability, call your Advice Zone. Also see Help Out of Hours


Library vacation opening times up until the end of July can be found here.

Study Skills

See Study Skills Summer 2018 for details.

IT Services

For the summer opening hours of IT Customer Support please visit IT Services Opening Hours web page.

Careers & Employability Service

The Careers & Employability Service opening hours are unchanged over the summer.

Immigration & International Student Advice

The IISA opening hours can be found on their Contact us page page. The Service will be open as usual during the summer.

Accommodation Services

Opening times can be found on Accommodation Service’s Contact Us page

Child Care Services

Childcare Services at Treforest are open normal hours.


Payment Hub will be not be affected by the summer vacation. Any students that need to contact Revenue for any reason should phone on 01443 483340 or via email: revenue@southwales.ac.uk and refunds@southwales.ac.uk.

Catering Services

See the Summer Holiday Catering Unit Opening Hours page for details of catering facilities and availability.

Treforest Sports Centre

Opening hours can be found on the Treforest Sports Centre page.

There may be changes to availability of specific facilities within the centre, and a reduction in classes, please contact the centre on 01443 482681 for further details.

Students’ Union

For details about which of the Students’ Union’s facilities services are open over the summer vacation see the SU website.

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May 18, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Advice Zone Online Launch

Advice Zone Online is USW’s new online student support system, which makes finding answers to your questions easier than ever.

Advice Zone Online is the University’s recently launched online student support system. It’s one central place where you can access support from any part of the University, with any type of issue you might have.

Currently Advice Zone Online lets students view Frequently Asked Questions and ask new questions, which will connect them with the right team at the University to get help.

How do I access Advice Zone Online?
Advice Zone Online can be accessed from the UniLife homepage:

What information can I expect to find in Advice Zone Online?
Advice Zone Online currently features frequently asked questions on everything from ‘Your Course’ to ‘Careers and Employability’. Advice Zone Online also enables you to request student letters. Appointment booking will be launching soon.

How can I view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)?
Once you have logged into Advice Zone Online with your student credentials, you can browse categories and select a subject to see all related frequently asked questions or search using keywords.

What if I can’t find an answer to my question?
If you can’t find an answer to your question, you can ‘Ask Us a Question’. Your question will automatically be sent to the correct University ‘team’. When your question has been answered an email will be sent to your University email address asking you to login to the system.

How do I view my questions and correspondence?
Your questions are stored securely in Advice Zone Online under ‘My Questions’ enabling you to search and track, current and previous queries. You must login to Advice Zone Online with your University credentials to access and view correspondence.

What if I need to add more information to my query?
If your answer hasn’t been resolved, Advice Zone Online makes it easier to interact with staff and find the answer you’re looking for. Return to your query via the ‘My Questions’ button and select an action to re-open the enquiry.

What does ‘a question has been raised for me’ mean?
Your Campus Advice Zone will raise a question in Advice Zone Online on your behalf if your enquiry is made over the phone or face-to-face. You will need your student ID in both instances to verify your identity.

Students should no longer email their Campus Advice Zone; instead, all questions and enquiries should be logged in Advice Zone Online.

Privacy Statement
Advice Zone Online’s Privacy Statement tells you what information might be collected as you use the system, and how your privacy and data security is protected.

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May 15, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Moving Out? Recycle & Reuse

From 14th May 2018, Rhondda Cynon Taf CBC in partnership with USW are placing two recycling collection points in Treforest.

These collection points will give students who are leaving halls of residence, or rented accommodation in Treforest the opportunity to drop off any reusable items. These items can then be given to fellow students and local charities. Any item that cannot be reused will be recycled.

Items we would like to see you bring to the collection points are:

  • Electrical items
  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Kitchen ware
  • DVD’s, CD’s
  • Textiles

If you have anything that you think would be useful for somebody, then bring it along with you.

The collection points will be situated

  • Outside the Accommodation Lodge on Treforest Campus
  • Near the Brooke Street entrance to the University

Opening times at the collection points will be Monday – Friday, 10:30am to 2:00pm. The collection points will be available until 16th June 2018.

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May 11, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Anxiety Management Workshops: MHA Week 2018

Free Anxiety Management Workshops as part of Mental Health Awareness Week; learn techniques that will help you to better manage anxiety.

Anxiety Management Workshops

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, The Wellbeing Service is running four Anxiety Management Workshops, one per campus:

Tuesday 15th May
Newport City Campus room NC E07 at 11:30am – 12:30pm – Book
Atrium Campus room CA AH 006 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Book

Thursday 17th May
Treforest Campus room TR H230 at 11:30am – 12:30pm – Book
Glyntaff Campus room GT EM127 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Book

During the one-hour session, the workshops will help you understand anxiety, why we experience it and what some of the causes are. They will explore different techniques aimed at helping you to manage anxiety, thereby reducing the distress it causes.

The workshops are free to attend; book your place online through UniLife Connect.

To view a full list of the activities planned during Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, please see here.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. For more information, please see Mental Health Foundation.

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May 9, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Higher Education Alcohol and Drug Survey (HEADS) 2018

Would you like to take part in the Higher Education Alcohol and Drug Survey?

The HEADS Survey

HEADS is a survey of university students in Wales. The main aim is to understand more about alcohol and drug use within Higher Education. HEADS also aims to find out more about victimisation experiences, offending behaviour and gambling.

HEADS is anonymous and wholly voluntary. There is no obligation to take part, although we really hope that you will! It will take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Taking part will give you the chance to win an iPad, Amazon vouchers or high street shopping vouchers.

Please click here to take part in the HEADS survey.

Help With Alcohol And Drug Problems

If you have concerns about your own or a friend’s use of alcohol, use of drugs, or gambling,
please see the following UniLife pages:
Drugs and Substance Misuse

Other sources of support are listed below:

DAN 24/7 (Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline)
Tel: 08088082234; or text DAN to 81066; or go to http://www.dan247.org.uk/

The Living Room in Cardiff
(for support with gambling problems)
Tel: 029 2049 3895
Web: http://www.cais.co.uk/services/living-room-cardiff/

Gamblers Anonymous
Tel: 020 7384 3040 (calls charged at local rate)
Web: https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

Victim Support
Web: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/wales
Tel: South Wales – 0300 303 0161
Tel: Gwent – 0300 123 2133
Tel: North Wales – 0300 30 30 159
Tel: Dyfed Powys – 0300 123 2996

More Information About The Survey

HEADS has been developed by researchers at the University of South Wales with the support of Welsh Government and the Developing a Caring Wales (DACW) consortium of drug and alcohol charities.

The survey company that holds the data is Smart Survey, which is based in the UK. The company is keen to preserve anonymity and ensures that not even the IP address of the respondent is held. The questions cover some personal issues and we assure you that there is no way that this information could be traced back to you or fall into the wrong hands. The survey is conducted by Professor Katy Holloway and Emeritus Professor Trevor Bennett from the Centre for Criminology at the University of South Wales in collaboration with Dr Rhian Hills from Welsh Government. The results will be presented in aggregated form and we plan to publish in academic peer-reviewed journals. The research has received ethical approval from the University of South Wales, Faculty of Business and Society Research Committee. If you have any queries about any aspect of HEADS, please contact us at headssurvey@southwales.ac.uk.

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May 8, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Trans Equality Policy Statement

The University’s LGBT+ support group have developed a Trans Equality Statement and invite your thoughts and feedback to ensure it is representative of staff and students at USW.

The University’s LGBT+ support group, Spectrum, have developed a Trans Equality Statement for the University to adopt. This statement outlines a number of values to ensure equality and inclusivity for trans staff and students at USW.

Spectrum encourage you to share your thoughts on this policy statement and welcome any feedback you might have, especially if there is anything you feel has not been included that you think needs to be.

The policy statement will continue to be developed in the coming months to include how these principles will be implemented in practice. If you would like to be involved in discussing what needs to be included in the guidance, or you would like to share your feedback, please email clare.payton-stagg@southwales.ac.uk and/or ray.vincent@southwales.ac.uk.

Spectrum invite you to share your views via email, telephone or face to face and welcome all comments by Wednesday 16th May 2018.

Spectrum exists to support students and staff at USW and to promote awareness of LGBT+ issues within the University. It is a collective of LGBT+ staff members and supportive allies.

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