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March 28, 2017

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» Earn a £5 book token for 10 mins talking to us about UniLife

The UniLife team are in Treforest Library today until 3pm asking students how they use UniLife and what they want from UniLife and the University’s other websites and services.

We’re at a desk just past reception, near the cafe. Drop by and we’ll ask you some simple questions in exchange for the book token. It’s a good chance for you to tell us you thinks works or doesn’t about UniLife and how you think it can be improved.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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March 27, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Sports Competition: USW Vs Trinity Saint David

On the 29th March, the University of South Wales Students’ Union will play host to the second annual 'East vs. West’, competing against The University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.


During the competition 200 of USWSU’s sports players will go head to head with 200 of their counterparts from Trinity Saint David in 16 games to battle for 1 trophy.

The games will begin at 11.30am with FREE entry for all USW spectators. Show your support for Team USW by wearing red!

More information see: East Vs West 2.

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March 23, 2017

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» South Wales Police Statement Regarding Terror Attack in London

South Wales Police Chief Constable Peter Vaughan has made a statement in response to the events in Westminster yesterday:

“I extend the sympathies of all of us at South Wales Police to those affected by the grave events in London yesterday.
“In the light of this incident in Westminster, South Wales Police is reviewing its current security arrangements and monitoring updates from the Metropolitan Police Service.
“I want to reassure the public that there is no specific threat to this region. However, the public are urged to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious incidents.
“Police visibility will increase in certain areas, such as crowded places and iconic locations across the South Wales Police force area. The threat level across the UK is currently at Severe.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected by yesterday’s terrorist incident.”

The public is advised to be alert but not alarmed. Communities are urged our to remain vigilant and to report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789321. In an emergency, always call 999. In addition, you can report suspicious activity online.

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March 15, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Brook Street Gate Closure

Brook Street Gate will be closed Saturday 18th March from 7am – noon.

The closure is due to a Kinglift crane moving equipment to the rear of CAPSE. Access in and around CAPSE will be restricted by red markers.
Access to campus will be through Llantwit Road, Ty Crawshay steps or via Forest Grove.

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March 14, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Students' Union Elections - decide who leads your union

Get set to vote!

SU Elections 2017

Each year five Executive Officers and a team of Campaign Officers are elected into office at University of South Wales’ Student’s Union. The elected officers will act and speak on your behalf for the whole of the academic year. By voting, you’re making sure the right people are picked to make your voice heard at the highest level.

Voting opens on Monday 20th March at 9am and closes on the 23rd March at 6pm. Put it in your diary now so you don’t forget.

For more information about the elections and the candidates see www.uswsu.com/leadershiprace.

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March 9, 2017

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» Musicians: Opportunity for USW Student Bands

Lighting & Live Event students are working on a project to design the lighting for a band (gig) as part of an assessed practical. This means there’s an opportunity for free promotional footage for your band, on either Monday 27th March or 3rd April.

The filming will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre and you’d need to be free on either or both dates, between 11am and 6pm.

All we ask is that you send us a sample track in advance and in return you’ll get:

  • Free footage from the project which you can use to promote your band
  • Coverage from the University on a collaborative project

If you’re interested please contact Moira Wooles as soon as possible.

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March 6, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Are you 'Cyber Aware'?

From frantic essay writing to watching the latest boxset or catching up on your friends’ exploits on social media– using the internet on your devices is part of daily life, with more and more valuable content stored online – from photos to coursework.

Not being able to use this due to a cyber-attack is more than just annoying, it can have serious consequences for your course, your finances – and your time.

As a student you are no less likely to be targeted by cyber criminals than anyone else. In fact, falling victim to cyber crime is now much more common than burglary. Dealing with the aftermath of an attack can be frustrating – losing access to your money or bank account, that essay you spent all night writing or an embarrassing social media hack – don’t let future employers be put off by seeing inappropriate content on your accounts!

The government’s Cyber Aware campaign, which follows advice and technical expertise from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, has two top pieces of advice to help students at the University of South Wales to improve their online security:

  • #ThinkRandom and use three random words to create a strong password. Numbers and symbols can still be used if needed, e.g. RowlingBeyonce96. A weak password can allow hackers to use your email to gain access to many personal accounts, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft or fraud.
  • Always download the latest software and app updates on your devices. They’re not just about aesthetics. They contain vital security which help protect your devices from hackers and viruses.

These simple steps only take a few minutes and making them second nature will help keep the threats of cyber crime at bay this term!

For more information go to cyberaware.gov.uk or join the conversation @cyberawaregov.

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» NSS response rate winners (Phase One)

Congratulations to the students of the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work, who have won the first of two celebration events to reward the Schools with the highest NSS response rates at the end of the online period and at the end of the survey itself.

NSS Response Rates

The School leapt from 11th place on Friday 24 February to take the first place at the census point of 1 March.

The top five schools at that date were as follows:

  1. Education, Early Years and Social Work: 72.59%
  2. Care Sciences: 71.57%
  3. Art and Design: 71.33%
  4. Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 70.37%
  5. Computing and Maths: 68.53%

The Students’ Union will now work with the winning school to agree the form of the celebration. The NSS runs until 30th April, at which point the highest performing school will be awarded the second of the two prizes.

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March 1, 2017

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» Digital Classroom Roadshow

From March 7th – April 6th 2017, Treforest Campus room TR G221 is hosting a Digital Classroom Roadshow.

What is a Digital Classroom?

Many Universities are evolving the way courses are taught. JISC are supporting projects where classrooms like the one in the photograph below can be trialled.

Digital Classroom example

A Digital Classroom is a space optimised for students using their own devices (and wifi) to work collaboratively in small groups. The room is designed so they can share and display their work.

Temporarily installed at USW for a month, the classroom will be a wonderful opportunity to test out ideas in practice. Everything is installed for free – so all we have to do is use it !

How can I get involved?

CELT will be running a series of seminars, workshops and drop-ins.

If you’d like to find our more, please contact Catherine Naamani

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February 28, 2017

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» FREE Stress Control Course by Valley Steps

Location: Treforest Campus, Student Hub (near Accommodation Lodge, among the student halls)
Time: Every Wednesday for six weeks commencing 1st March 1.30 – 3pm
Bookings: No booking necessary, just turn up

Stress Control aims to turn you into your own therapist by teaching you a range of skills you can use to fight back against stress and other similar problems. The sessions will help you to control the symptoms.

Who should attend? Anyone who suffers from stress, anxiety, low mood, panic attacks, poor sleep, burnout, loss of confidence or low self-esteem.

Each session covers a different element of stress control:

Session 1: Information about Stress – You will find out what stress is and what it is not, the main signs, the vicious circles that keep it alive and how Stress Control works.

Session 2: Controlling your body – We get down to tackling stress in this session. You will learn how your body signs feed stress. We look at why we get stressed and how the body reacts to it. You will learn three skills – breathing retraining, exercise and progressive relaxation. We also look at the effects of caffeine.

Session 3: Controlling your thoughts – You will learn how your thinking feeds stress. We will teach you ways to ‘think your way out of stress’.

Session 4: Controlling your actions – This session looks at how the way we act feeds our stress. You will learn ways to face your fears and skills that will teach you to ‘Problem Solve’.

Session 5: Controlling your panic – Panicky feelings are “part and parcel “ of stress. This session teaches you ways to control them. We will teach you about using your breathing to calm your body and, hence, your mind.

Session 6: Controlling your sleep, wellbeing and your future – Poor sleep is often a result of stress. In this session, we will look at skills to help you to improve your sleep pattern. Wellbeing starts the final set of skills as we look at ways of staying on top of stress.

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