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September 17, 2018

The DSA Claim It! campaign offers advice and information about Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) and other university-led adjustments.

This is extra funding and support that can help university students with a wide range of disabilities and extra needs to achieve their full potential. The funding comes from the Government and doesn’t have to be paid back – or your university may well be able to offer lots of extra help and support which doesn’t require any funding at all.

March 6, 2018
» Careers and employment events for disabled students

Graduating this year? Would you like to know more about careers and employment support now and after USW?

Come along to this one hour session for anyone who has a disability (for example; physical disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental ill health and learning disabilities such as dyslexia) for:

  • An overview of services offered by Jobcentre Plus
  • Information about disclosing a disability or health condition to an employer
  • Help identifying ‘equality friendly’ employers
  • Information about support available from USW Careers and Employability Service
  • An insight into how GO Wales may be able to support you to get work experience now or after exams

Book at Atrium (13th March)

Book at Treforest (20th March)

November 6, 2017
» New Online Support System

The Advice Zone Team are currently working on a new Online Support System and would appreciate your input to help with development.
The feedback we need relates to topics and issues related to studying and student life, and the use of clear, easy to understand terminology. By hearing from a range of students we can make sure the new system is developed in a way which meets your needs.

If you would be interested in helping out, or if you would like more information, please e-mail me at sarah.jones3@southwales.ac.uk
Cheers 

September 28, 2017
» Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day 2nd February 2017

Today is Time to Talk Day – Conversations change lives.

Too many people are made to feel ashamed and isolated because of a mental health problem – but by starting a conversation today, you have the power to change that.

Time to Change want to get the nation talking about mental health and keep the conversation going. For more information and to get involved visit:

» Dyslexia Vlog

A Vlog by a USW student about Dyslexia support at University

One of our USW Bloggers, Charlie, has created a vlog about dealing with dyslexia at university.


If you have any questions about Dyslexia Support at USW or about the process of getting assessed please contact our Disability Advisers ddsadviser@southwales.ac.uk

» Go Wales - Work Experience support for Disabled Students

GO Wales offers individual tailored support to disabled students to achieve career goals

Employers put ‘work experience’ at the top of their wish list when they recruit graduates.

GO Wales offers individual tailored support to disabled students to achieve career goals including:

  • One-to-one advice and mentoring support. We support your individual needs.
  • Work shadow, taster and placement opportunity in an organisation that suits your career needs.
  • Support in developing your CV. Help in the job application process, including mock Interviews.
  • In some cases financial support may be available e.g. childcare and transport costs.

For more information please visit Go Wales

To seek support from a GO Wales Adviser please Contact

» DDS Feedback request

Here at the Disability and Dyslexia Service, we appreciate your honest views and feedback on our service. It is important that we gather your feedback on a regular basis to ensure that you are receiving the support you need and inform future service developments.

We have designed a short questionnaire to provide an opportunity for you to give feedback about your experiences of receiving Disability related non-medical helper support. It will only take a few minutes to complete and you can respond anonymously if you wish.

If you have any further feedback or queries, please contact the team in one of the following ways:

• Book an Adviser appointment
Email DDS
CHAT to us
Submit feedback

Many thanks in advance for taking the time to share your views.

» 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