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January 23, 2018

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» Smoking Near Buildings: Complaints

There have been complaints recently about smokers congregating by building entrances and smoke drifting into buildings.

Please be reminded that the Smoking On Campus Policy (which also applies to electronic cigarettes & vaporisers) states:

“Smoking is prohibited throughout University buildings and vehicles. This prohibition is also extended to building entrances and the immediate vicinity of buildings, particularly where there are adjacent windows.”

We’ve received specific complaints about smokers congregating near the entrance of Elaine Morgan building.

Please try to minimise impact on non-smokers. We’d like to make the University a better environment for everyone.

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January 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Intramural 5 & 7-a-side football competitions

Our popular intramural 7 & 5-a-side football competitions start at the end of this month

The 7-a-side competition starts on Thursday 25 January (6.00-8.00pm) and takes place in our new state of the art indoor barn at the Sports Park. The 5-a-side competition starts on Sunday 28 January (4.00-6.00pm) in the Treforest Sport Centre.

football game

Each team plays two games every week and you will be able to:

* Pick your own team

* Choose a team name

* Have team shirts made

Trophies will be presented to the winning team and the top goal scorer!

Further information and entry forms are available from our website.

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January 11, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Instructional courses at the Sport Centre start next week!

Fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood? Then sign up to one of our 13 weekly instructional courses which include archery, pole fitness, climbing, and trampolining.

rock climbing and pole dancing classes

You do not have to be a member to take part in any of the courses so why not bring a friend along and try something new together?

All courses start the week commencing Monday 15 January and spaces are filling up!

To book, visit reception in the Sport Centre or speak to a member of our reception team on (01443) 482681.
For a full list of courses see our website.

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January 9, 2018

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» New Advice Zone Phone Number - 01443 482 540

A single number to contact the Advice Zone on any of USW’s four campuses. Save it to your phone now.

Advice Zones - New Phone Number

From Tuesday 9th January 2018 the Advice Zones on all four USW campuses will share the same phone number, 01443 482 540. This should simplify and speed up how you contact your Advice Zone by telephone.

When you call the number you will be asked which Advice Zone you would like to speak to. Please choose the Advice Zone at the campus where your course is based, either Cardiff, Glyntaff, Newport or Treforest.

The Advice Zones are usually open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you’re not able to get through during these times it’s because all of our assistants are busy, and you’ll be able to leave a message. Please leave your name, your student number and a short message and we will return your call within 2 working days.

See Advice Zones for more information, including email addresses and physical locations.

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January 5, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Love your Clothes with USW

USW is partnering with the Love Your Clothes campaign to help raise awareness of the amount of clothes that are discarded every year.

The campaign also aims to encourage students and staff to think about donating clothes they no longer wear, revamp and ‘upcycle’ their clothes and shop for pre-loved instead of buying new. Love Your Clothes will also be the focus for Employability Week for FCI students.

Love your Clothes

Developed in 2014, Love Your Clothes supports the existing Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), which brings together UK clothing retailers, brands, suppliers, local authorities, recyclers, charities, trade bodies, academics and public sector bodies, to help reduce the carbon, water and waste impacts linked to clothing. USW is a supporter of SCAP.

Students and staff are encouraged to take part in the One Tonne Challenge, which aims to collect one tonne of unwanted clothes, donated by USW, in aid of Tŷ Hafan. Collection bins are available across all campuses to donate your clothes, located at:

  • Cardiff: Library, The Street, Fashion hub (4th floor)
  • Treforest: Library, accommodation office, Brecon Block entrance, Students’ Union
  • Newport: Library
  • Glyntaff: Library (lower Glyntaff), Alfred Russel Wallace building (Lounge area, ground floor)

Free lunchtime workshops will also be on offer for students and staff to learn how to revive and revamp clothes they no longer wear with simple design, alteration and customisation advice and inspiration from Love Your Clothes experts. These will take place from 23-26 January on all campuses (Exact locations and dates TBC).

Style Swipe pop-up: On Friday 26 January (11am-4pm) in the Atrium, some of the donated clothes will be available to purchase (similar to a Swap Shop model) for a donation to Tŷ Hafan. The re-designed items will also be available to purchase.

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December 15, 2017

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» Opening hours during the Christmas vacation period 2017/18

If you’re staying on or around our campuses over the Christmas vacation you’ll need to know which services and facilities are open.

Autumn term ends on Friday 15th December 2017 and Spring term begins on Monday 8th January 2018.

Between those dates is the Christmas vacation, when services will be reduced.
For part of that time period the University will actually close:

The University will close on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2017. This covers all campuses, buildings and services, except student halls and campus security.

Outside of the closure dates, but during the vacation, the following applies:

All Campuses

Advice Zones are open 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday on all campuses.
The number of student support appointments available may be reduced during the vacation.

Treforest Campus

  • USW Print and Design – Open until Friday December 22nd, re-opens Tuesday 2nd January at 8.30am.
  • Immigration & International Student Advice – closed only on the University closure days.
  • Revenue Office – The office will close at 4pm on the 22nd December and will re-open on the 2nd January 2018 at 9am.

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December 11, 2017

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» Advice Zones will be closed on Monday 18th December for staff training

The Advice Zones on all campuses will be closed on Monday 18th December for staff training.

Libraries at all locations will remain open but there will be limited front line service. Library Attendants will be able to assist with general library enquiries at Cardiff, Treforest and Glyntaff. At Newport there will be self service only for the borrow and return of books.

The Advice Zone will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 19th December.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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November 29, 2017

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» Countdown to Christmas with USW Print and Design

USW Print & Design have launched a range of Christmas products, available to order now.

Personalised Santa scrolls

You will receive a traditional scroll letter from Santa or Siôn Corn, a 'nice’ or 'naughty’ list certificate and Christmas Eve note – sealed with a wax sticker – ready to open. The letters cost £3.00. They will be ready for next day collection at USW Print and Design reception, Treforest Campus. Orders can be requested until Friday 22nd December 2017. You just need to print and complete a Santa Letter form (or a Siôn Corn form) and email it to print@southwales.ac.uk.

Personalised 2018 desktop calendars – a stocking filler or new year’s gift

Complete a personalised calendar form and provide 12 separate portrait images (on USB stick or CD). The calendars cost £5.50 each and will be presented in a plastic case used as a stand. USWP&D will contact the customer when it is ready for collection (usually within 48 hours).

Personalised Christmas gifts

USW Print & Design are offering a number of seasonal gifts in the run up to Christmas – get your orders in before the end of term. Please see the Christmas gifts leaflet for further information.

They can also design and print t-shirts, Christmas labels, tags and wrap, canvas art, mugs, tote bags, mouse mats, coasters, Santa sacks, aprons, Santa scrolls and calendars.

Where to find USW Print & Design

Find USWP&D on Central Avenue, Treforest Campus and look out for their giant advent calendar window display. Share their window Christmas art on social media #USWChristmasCountdown.

You can also find USWP&D on Instagram: uswprintanddesign and discover what festive idea or christmas product is revealed each day in December!

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November 20, 2017

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» Loop Course and Module Evaluation - Progress So Far

A message from the Pro Vice Chancellor for Learning, Teaching & Student Experience at USW.

“Thank you very much for your engagement with our Loop course and module evaluation so far. In just two weeks we have had over 4,000 course and 12,000 module evaluations completed.

“That is a great start, and we hugely appreciate it. There is still time to complete it if you have not done so already. We would like to see as many of you as possible complete Loop so that we are able to really understand where you think things are going well for you on your course, and where we need to improve. Once you complete it we will aim to give you and your peers on your course an initial response to your feedback before Christmas. So look out for that either in your classes or through Blackboard.

“I am also reviewing your Loop evaluations, as is your Students’ Union, to learn what we can do at University level to help support your course leaders and your lecturers to enhance your experience. Your views are important to us in making sure that we can deliver the best experience. We want you to be proud of your time as a USW student and for you to feel that you have been able to achieve your best. Your opinion counts in helping us do that.

“If you have not completed the survey, you can do so here: http://loop.southwales.ac.uk/.

“Many thanks for taking the time to do so, and best wishes for the rest of the term.”

Ben Calvert
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Student Experience)

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November 13, 2017

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» New interactive book on iTunes U: "Vision to Viewer: your idea from script to screen"

Cover 'Vision to Viewer: your idea from script to screen’ teaches you how to make a film. The book is visually engaging and features interviews with film industry professionals.

Part One:
Find out how to develop and structure an idea into a script, and how to find your voice. Learn about script and character development, and how to plan your story well.

Part Two:
The second half of the book is about film production. Get the confidence to produce a movie, understand the collaborative nature of the film making process, and read technical advice about cameras, lenses, lighting, sound and camera angles.

Part Three:
The final part of the book covers post-production and distribution. Learn how to edit your film to enhance its emotional impact. The book also covers how to find an audience for your film.

Vision to Viewer: your idea from script to screen is published by the University of South Wales, and is a translation of 'Syniad i’r Sgrin’, published originally in Welsh by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

Sample pages

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