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May 4, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the students of the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work who, for the second year running, has achieved the highest response rate at the close of the NSS survey.

NSS Response Rates

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

  1. Education, Early Years and Social Work: 88.56%
  2. Design and Digital: 86.73%
  3. Production and Performance: 86.43%
  4. Business School: 86.26%
  5. Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 83.26%

A record number of students have completed the 2018 National Student Survey in the University of South Wales, which put USW 10.6% above the sector average. The final response rate was 80.9% compared with 75.6% in 2017, so a big thank you to everyone who took part in the survey.

The Students’ Union will now work with the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work to agree on the form of the celebration.

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May 3, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Hiring! USW Student Ambassadors

USW Marketing and Student Recruitment are looking for student ambassadors to represent the University at:

  • Information Fairs
  • Open Days
  • UCAS events
  • Conferences
  • Open Evenings
  • Interview Days
  • Freshers’ Week


Why sign up?

  • Build your CV
  • Help Promote your Uni
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Get paid

Recruitment for USW Student Ambassadors has now closed and will re-open in the new academic year. In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to email us at Ambassadors@southwales.ac.uk

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» Pet A Pooch on Campus

The Students’ Union Mental Health Awareness Month is running throughout May and as part of the ‘Have a Hygge’ Campaign they are bringing the dogs back on campus!

So come and de-stress with some furry friends . . . starting this Friday in the Atrium Lobby.

Pet a Pooch dates are as follows:
Cardiff: Friday 4 May 10am – 3pm – Atrium Lobby
Newport: Friday 11 May 10am – 3pm – Newport Lobby
Glyntaff: Monday 14 May 10am – 12pm – SU Student Box
Treforest: Monday 14 May 2pm – 4pm – Cables bar, Students’ Union

*Hygge – Danish for feeling safe, relaxed and comforted.

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May 2, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Surf's Up! Surfing sessions for students

USW Sport Centre are running a surfing session at Rest Bay, Porthcawl on Saturday 5 May (11.30am-4pm)


All equipment is provided, however you MUST be able to swim 50m to attend. £15 members/£20 non members.

Book TODAY 01443 482681

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April 30, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» More things your lecturers wish you knew

We recently published some top tips from your lecturers which have proved to be very popular. Lecturers have a great deal of experience in Higher Education and are the best people to ask for advice about how to succeed at University. Here are a few more tips, together with extra information and helpful links. You can also see the tips on the large digital screens around campus.

Read, read and read some more

Lecturers are always telling you to read around the subject and if your work shows evidence of this you will usually get better marks. Studies have also found that reading can improve memory, expand your vocabulary and improve focus and concentration!
 
Find the best material to read by making an appointment to see your Faculty Librarian who will help you to discover new and relevant resources for your subject. You can book a one-to-one, small group, Skype or telephone appointment with your Librarian via the online booking system. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

While you are at University there will inevitably be times when you could do with a helping hand, so however large or small your problem or question, you can always turn to the Advice Zone for help.

For example, you can ask the Advice Zone how to change your course, contact your tutor, take time out or apply for Extenuating Circumstances. They will also issue ID cards, give directions, help you to register with the Health Centre, borrow a laptop, pay your fees online, print student letters and use the self-service machines.

Basically, if the Advice Zone can’t answer it, then they will know someone who can!

If you need help with any aspect of referencing, the Student Development and Study Skills Service has a wide range of resources to support you.

‘Things your lecturers wish you knew’ is compiled and created by the Progression Team.

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April 27, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» FREE UNIversal Gym Membership for USW Sport Centre Members

Students who have a full membership of the University’s Sport Centre can use the UNIversal gym membership at any of the listed universities until the end of the summer.

Cards are available at the Treforest Sport Centre.

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April 23, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Race: The Final Week

Have you completed the National Student Survey (NSS) yet? It’s really important to the University to get feedback from students; your experience – both what you liked and what you think could be improved – will be used to help shape the future for your fellow students. The deadline for completing the survey is 30th April 2018.

The NSS is open to final year students; if you’re in your final year, you will have already received an email about it.

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

Education, Early Years and Social Work have maintained first place for a third consecutive week. Design and Digital, and Production and Performance have slipped behind, but with only a 3.7 per cent lead, the end-of-year prize is still there for the taking.

The NSS closes 30th April 2018; make sure you complete your survey to help ensure your school is in with a chance of winning the £2,000 end of-year-prize.

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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April 19, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» All Wales Student Midwife Conference 2018

International Day of the Midwife: Celebrating Midwifery Practice Near and Far
A day of workshops and inspiring speakers including talks from Swansea and Cardiff University, raffle and stalls.

Aneurin Bevan Building, Glyntaff. Saturday 5th May 2018 9am-4pm

Tickets are available from http://bit.ly/2EZdnJl Students £10 (Buffet lunch included)

This event is open to all.

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» Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal Deadlines

The final date to submit Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal for courses that started September 2017 is Friday, 27th April 2018.

If you are thinking of leaving or suspending your studies, whether for personal or academic reasons, we strongly recommend you discuss this decision with your Campus Advice Zones and your Course Leader. We may be able to provide you with guidance or support, which could help you to continue engaging in your studies.

If you have decided to withdraw from your course, please complete the Withdrawal form available from your Campus Advice Zones and ensure you have handed in your request with independent evidence to your Campus Advice Zones by Friday 27th April 2018. For full details about the Withdrawal process see here.

If you are thinking of interrupting your studies by applying for Suspension of Studies, you must first make an appointment with your Campus Advice Zone. You are required to submit an application with supporting evidence by Friday 27th April 2018. For full details about the Suspension of Studies process see here.

Students studying at Partner Colleges, Partner Organisations or UNICAF should contact their usual course contact.

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April 17, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Survey: who’s in the lead this week?

With just under two weeks left to vote, it’s really important that the University gets your feedback. Your experience of what you liked and what you think could be improved will be used to help shape the future for your fellow students.

The survey which is aimed at final year students is the most direct way of ensuring real changes are made.

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

Taking the lead again with 87.6% are Education, Early Years and Social Work. Design and Digital are following closely behind with 85.4% while Production and Performance are in third position with 84.9%. However with such a narrow gap between all the contenders, the end-of-year prize is still very much up for grabs.

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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