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June 29, 2015

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» 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

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» 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

February 23, 2015

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Disability Wales Internship Opportunity

The Citizen Directed Co-operatives Cymru (CDCC) intern will support the CDCC Development Officer at a key stage of the project through researching and evaluating the impact of project activities. You will provide a vital contribution to the CDCC project as ongoing evaluation and research into the impact of the project will be used to support the development of further Direct Payment co-operatives across Wales.

The internship will involve:
Evaluating effectiveness of CDCC Project through:

Writing surveys and disseminating to current and former participants;
Collecting survey results;
Interviewing project participants;
Collating data gathered from the project and analysing against benchmark figures;
Overall analysis of research and data collected.

Writing Research and Evaluation report.

Other relevant tasks to assist the development of the CDCC project.

See here for the internship brief

To apply: Please request an application form and equal opportunity form by emailing Anneka Bisi at: abisi@wcva.org.uk. Completed applications along with your CV should be sent to Anneka at the same address.

For further information about Explore Internships please visit: www.wcva.org.uk/explore

January 15, 2015

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Do you receive support at university? Would you like to take part in some research?

Sarah Evans, currently studying BSc (Hons) Psychology is doing research looking at how disabled students find and cope with the pressures of university life. She is looking for students on all campuses to take part.

If you would like to take part please could you fill in a short online questionnaire. Sarah is also looking to meet 1:1 with students to talk informally about the difficulties faced. If you would like to take part in these please contact Sarah on 01138669@students.southwales.ac.uk

November 13, 2014

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Difficulties at University?

Angharad Paget-Jones, currently studying journalism at the Atrium is looking to make contact with students who receive support at University. She would like to discuss some of the difficulties faced.

If you are willing to participate in her study please contact her at 12025526@students.southwales.ac.uk

September 26, 2014

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Glamlife News from DDS site
Disability and Dyslexia Service News for tag - glamlife
» Need a Note Taker?

Students who recieve note taking support through the Disability and Dyslexia Service should access their timetables as soon as possible and send them to the support office to ensure agreed support is in place for the start of term.

Your timetable can be assessed through the University’s timetable page once you have a copy of your timetable you should either send it via email to Heather and Scott – disabilitysupport@southwales.ac.uk or take it to the support office on Treforest campus – F Block, Room 06.

September 10, 2014

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Drop-in Sessions - Newport Campuses

The Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS) are offering drop-in sessions between Monday 22nd September and Friday 17th October for new and returning students. It is an opportunity for you to meet with an Adviser in a confidential environment to discuss your support needs or ask questions about disability funding.

For details of days and times the drop-ins are available on the Newport campuses please see the link below.

Drop-in details

» Drop in Sessions for Treforest and Cardiff Campuses

The Disability & Dyslexia Service (DDS) are offering drop-in sessions between Monday 22nd September and Friday 17th October for new and returning students. It is an opportunity for you to meet with an Adviser in a confidential environment to discuss your support needs or ask questions about disability funding.

For details of days and times the drop ins are available on the Treforest, Glyntaff and Atrium campuses please see the link below.

Drop-in Details

May 23, 2014

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Glamlife News from DDS site
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» Young People with Arthritis

Young People with Arthritis are invited to join a fun & friendship group
for more details please see the poster below.

Poster

» Time to apply for DSA

Prospective Students

If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia, extra help is available in the form of Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs). And these don’t have to be paid back.

If you have already applied for your main loans and grants, you can still apply for DSAs, download a form now from SFE.

If you haven’t applied for your main loans and grants don’t wait, apply online now.

Top tips

  • You should apply for DSAs now. It takes, on average, over 10 weeks from applying to getting support.
  • Remember SFE accept photocopies of disability evidence – you don’t need to send originals.
  • If you’ve applied for DSAs and been told to book your assessment appointment, book it now. As soon as you’ve had your assessment you can get your equipment in place, ready for the start of term.

Continuing Students

Your DSA support will automatically be in place for next year, except if you are receiving DSAs only, study part-time or post-graduate.

When you apply for your main loans and grants just indicate that you want the support to continue

DSA only, part-time or post-graduate customers need to re-apply; go online and download a form.