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November 6, 2014

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» The Students' Union is recruiting Change Agents

Get involved in the enhancement of the student experience and academic quality by becoming a Change Agent and earn up to £200!

Change Agents are students in each region who conduct an annual research project on a subject of their choice based on academic themes. You can pick a theme identified within the Academic Manifesto and conduct research around this area on a regional basis. You will be supported by USW Students’ Union staff in your work.

This enables the Union to produce a report and issue recommendations of how academic experiences can be improved. The findings are reported to the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Committee and to the University Executive.

You will gain many valuable employability skills such as project management, research and communication and demonstrate active engagement in quality enhancement processes at USW. For more information or to apply, contact your Students’ Union, Treforest, or email jenny.catherine@southwales.ac.uk

Edited 10am on 7th November 2014: Links to USWSU website added.

November 5, 2014

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» Women's Rugby Team Launch Charity Calendar

The Students’ Union’s South Wales Pirates women’s rugby team have produced a charity calendar to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.

Team Manager Carys Rhiannon (also known as Miss April), 23, came up with the idea in 2012. The calendar raised £700 for their three designated charities (Dementia UK, Practical Action & Meningitus UK) in its first year. This year, the girls are hoping to more than double that figure.

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The calendar features 8 members of the team including Students’ Union President Carys Rhiannon. Team Captain Stacey Horne (also known as Miss June) said 'It was great fun and although the girls have only known each other for a short time, they were all willing to pitch in for such a great cause. Many of the girls have lost close relatives or friends to a Heart condition which makes it even more meaningful’.

The girls chose The British Heart Foundation as their charity after discovering one of their old team mates had a close relative pass away from a heart condition. They’ve also committed to delivering Heart Start courses across the South Wales region in the hope that more lives will be saved in future.

The Calendars are on sale for £3 and can be bought from USW Cardiff and Treforest Students’ Union Shops. You could also arrange for one to be sent to you in the post for £5 by contacting supres@southwales.ac.uk.

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October 31, 2014

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» Register now to join USW Challenges Abroad trips to Machu Picchu, Thailand or Kilimanjaro

Challenges Abroad is an organisation offering a unique combination of overseas adventure challenges and charity volunteer work. They create a group travel experience which makes a difference. The USW Students’ Union has arranged for several trips that USW students can sign up to.

Registration for these events is now live! Only 20 places available for each, so sign up now to avoid disappointment. Go to the website to find out more & to sign up:

www.challengesabroad.com

The Students’ Union has scheduled information events at the following dates and venues:

  • Wednesday 5th November 2014, 12pm-1pm: Cardiff Campus – CA Atlantic House 004
  • Tuesday 11th November 2014, 6pm-7pm: Treforest Campus – B8

September 12, 2014

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» Now Hiring: USW Student Voice Reps

The University is currently advertising Student Voice Rep positions.

The closing date for applications is 8.00 am Wednesday, 8th October 2014.

August 5, 2014

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» University Jobs that Might be Interesting to Students

The University is currently advertising a few positions which might be of interest to some students:

May 15, 2014

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» Jobs: Support Worker for Disabled Students

The University is currently looking to hire Support Workers for Disabled Students

The posts will be available on a term time only basis between September 2014 and June 2015. The post holders will usually be required to work between 0 and 10 hours per week to fit in with student timetables and will be paid on a monthly basis at a rate of £8.34 per hour.

May 11, 2014

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» Students' Union Events Positions

The Students’ Union is looking to recruit students to a variety of roles for next academic year.

Roles include:

  • Promo Team
  • New DJs
  • Quiz Master

For more information and contact details, please see the Students’ Union’s posts on Facebook

May 8, 2014

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» STAR Awards: Who is your academic inspiration at University?

The Students’ Union’s Golden Support Teaching And Research (STAR) Awards are now open for nominations.

This is your chance to nominate inspiring and outstanding people and celebrate their work.

You can nominate lecturers, tutors, research supervisors, technical assistants, support workers or student representatives.

May 1, 2014

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» Students' Union Sabbatical Officers' activities in April

Two of the Students’ Union’s sabbatical officers have been publishing monthly updates about their work.

You can read the updates for April here:

April 16, 2014

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» USW RAG needs your help to claim a GBP 10,000 prize!

USW RAG (the Students’ Union’s fundraising society) have entered a competition for student societies to win £10,000 of funding.

If RAG won, £5,000 would go towards an end-of-year celebration event and the remaining £5,000 would go to charity. In order to win, they need the most individuals following their Spotify playlist by May 1st 2014.

The playlist currently has 234 followers but will need over 1000 to be in with a chance to reach first place, which is currently held by Cardiff University.

Please help by clicking the link below, logging in and following the Playlist. If you do not have a Spotify account, you can sign up at no cost.

USW RAG’s Spotify Playlist

If you could encourage your friends and family to do the same as well, that would be amazing!