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February 2, 2017

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» 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:
http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday

January 24, 2017

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Exam Adjustments Deadline

Deadline for disability related exam adjustments 14th February 2017.

Exam adjustments deadline – 14th February 2017

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments for Spring / Summer 2017 exams, these must be discussed and agreed with the Disability and Dyslexia service prior to the 14th February deadline. Requests made after this date will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.

If you do not currently have an Individual Support Plan (ISP) or if you have any concerns about the exam adjustments agreed on your ISP, please contact a Disability Adviser to discuss as soon as possible: Disability Adviser Appointment

For more information, please visit our webpages: Examination & Assessment Support

September 9, 2016

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Drop-in Appointments

The Disability & Dyslexia Service are offering drop-in appointments
between Monday 19th September and Friday 14th October 2016.

Disability Advisers will be available to discuss support requirements, answer queries or
discuss funding for support. Please bring along any medical evidence/Dyslexia or other SpLD
reports that may be relevant to any discussion.

Drop in timetable

August 4, 2016

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Harry Potter for Dyslexic Readers

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child edition for Dyslexic Readers coming soon…..

Publishers WF Howes are working with the University of South Wales and the British Dyslexia Association are working in collaboration to produce the book.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-gets-edition-for-dyslexic-readers-a7169526.html

January 12, 2016

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Exam Support

Do you need support for yours examinations in May which is yet to be discussed? If so don’t delay in making an appointment with a Disability Adviser to discuss your exam support needs.

The deadline to confirm the support required for your May exams is 12th February 2016, we cannot guarantee support if your request is made after this date.

October 26, 2015

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» B Block - Lift Access

The lift nearest to B001 will be out of order for the foreseeable future. There is an alternative lift located near to Human Resources in B Block where you can access the upper levels.

The estates department is looking to get the fault sorted as soon as possible.

October 22, 2015

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Access to knowledge is our passion. When it comes to higher education for
promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way.

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities.

As part of our commitment, we’ve partnered with EmployAbility, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to assisting students with disabilities while they pursue
education and promising careers.

Recipients of the Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will each receive a €7,000 scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Questions? Email us at googlescholarship@employ-ability.org.uk.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 31st December 2015

APPLY AT:google.com/studentswithdisabilities-europe

September 4, 2015

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Drop in Sessions

The Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS) are offering drop-in appointments
between Monday 21st September and Friday 16th October 2015.

Disability Advisers will be available to discuss support requirements, answer queries or
discuss funding for support. Bring along any medical evidence/Dyslexia or other SpLD
reports that may be relevant to any discussion.

Drop in timetable

June 29, 2015

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Summer Dyslexia Assessments

The University’s Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS) are offering Dyslexia/SpLD assessments to returning USW students over the Summer months. If you wish to access an assessment, please complete our online screening tool as soon as possible. This will give you immediate on-screen feedback as to whether you need an assessment and how to start the process.

These assessments are self funded and cost £300. For more information on the support you can access if you are Dyslexic or to book an appointment with a Disability Adviser, please contact us or check out the area on our website dedicated to Dyslexia/SpLD support

Please note: Assessments will take place on the Treforest campus

March 4, 2015

Glamlife News from DDS site
Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» DSA cuts face High Court Scrutiny

Controversial cuts to Disabled Students’ Allowance are to be subject to a legal challenge:

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://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/dsa-cuts-plans-face-high-court-scrutiny/2018892.article