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July 1, 2016

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» Changes to the Online Print Credit Payment System

From Friday 1st July the new look online print credit payment system will allow you to view the balance and last transaction on your account.

In addition, when you top up print credits they will now appear on your account straight away.

Use this guide to find out about the changes and how to top up your print credit online

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June 29, 2016

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» USW and Welsh Government Statements on EU Students, Higher Education and Research following the EU Referendum

The University and Welsh Government have both issued statements regarding current and new EU students, following the EU Referendum

Please see link for Welsh Government statement.

University Statement

We know that students are wondering how the UK vote to begin an exit from the European Union will affect them.

USW is proud to be a University with students from over 120 countries, and we want students from across the EU to know that they are welcome, and will remain welcome at USW.

Here’s some updated information which comes from the UK Government, the Welsh Government, and the organisations who assess and distribute student funding, Student Finance Wales and the Student Loans Company.

We’ll continue to stay in touch with you and we’ll also post the latest information on the University’s website

FUNDING

Applying for funding

EU students who are eligible under current rules will continue to receive loans and grants from the Student Loans Company. This applies for courses they are currently enrolled on, or about to start this coming year in September 2016.

All EU students currently on a course or about to start one will continue to receive funding for the full duration of their courses. Information on the criteria that decide if you’re eligible for funding, including residency rules, is available from Student Finance Wales

Future funding arrangements with the EU will be determined in the next few years as part of the UK’s discussions on its membership.

*If you’re already studying at USW *

Loans and grants from Student Finance Wales for eligible EU citizens currently studying at USW will continue until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from SFW for students in Wales for which EU nationals are eligible. It includes grants and loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.

If you’re starting at USW in 2016

There is no change to the rules applying to EU citizens who have applied for a place at university from this August. Student Finance Wales will assess these applications as normal, using the existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans/grants in the normal way. EU nationals or their family members who are assessed as eligible to receive grants/loans by the Student Loans Company will then be eligible for the whole of their study on that course.

EU students’ Visa status

As the Prime Minister has stated, there will be no immediate changes following the EU Referendum, including in the circumstances of British citizens living in the EU, and European citizens living here. This includes those studying or working at UK universities.

The UK Government has been very clear that for students, visitors, businesses, and entrepreneurs who are already in the UK or who wish to come here, there will be no immediate change to the UK’s visa policies.

Erasmus+

The referendum result does not affect students studying in the EU, beneficiaries of Erasmus+ or those considering applying in 2017. The UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme after 2017 will be part of wider discussions with the EU.

More broadly, existing UK students studying in the EU, and those looking to start in the next academic year, will continue with the current arrangements.

Horizon 2020 research funding

The referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020. UK participants can continue to apply to the programme in the usual way. The future of UK access to European science funding will be a matter for future discussions. The UK Government has stated that it is determined to ensure that the UK continues to play a leading role in European and international research.

If you have any queries, please contact the University’s Student Money Advice Team

June 28, 2016

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» EU students and USW

The University has issued a public statement of its current position on EU students and the University.

You can read EU students and USW on the main University website.

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» USW and UK Government Statements on EU Students, Higher Education and Research following the EU Referendum

The University and UK Government have both issues statements regarding EU students.

Please see UK Government statement

University Statement

We know that students are wondering how the UK vote to begin an exit from the European Union will affect them.

USW is proud to be a University with students from over 120 countries, and we want students from across the EU to know that they are welcome, and will remain welcome at USW.

Here’s some updated information which comes from the UK Government, the Welsh Government, and the organisations who assess and distribute student funding, Student Finance Wales and the Student Loans Company.

We’ll continue to stay in touch with you and we’ll also post the latest information on the University’s website

FUNDING

Applying for funding

EU students who are eligible under current rules will continue to receive loans and grants from the Student Loans Company. This applies for courses they are currently enrolled on, or about to start this coming year in September 2016.

All EU students currently on a course or about to start one will continue to receive funding for the full duration of their courses. Information on the criteria that decide if you’re eligible for funding, including residency rules, is available from Student Finance Wales

Future funding arrangements with the EU will be determined in the next few years as part of the UK’s discussions on its membership.

*If you’re already studying at USW *

Loans and grants from Student Finance Wales for eligible EU citizens currently studying at USW will continue until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from SFW for students in Wales for which EU nationals are eligible. It includes grants and loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.

If you’re starting at USW in 2016

There is no change to the rules applying to EU citizens who have applied for a place at university from this August. Student Finance Wales will assess these applications as normal, using the existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans/grants in the normal way. EU nationals or their family members who are assessed as eligible to receive grants/loans by the Student Loans Company will then be eligible for the whole of their study on that course.

EU students’ Visa status

As the Prime Minister has stated, there will be no immediate changes following the EU Referendum, including in the circumstances of British citizens living in the EU, and European citizens living here. This includes those studying or working at UK universities.

The UK Government has been very clear that for students, visitors, businesses, and entrepreneurs who are already in the UK or who wish to come here, there will be no immediate change to the UK’s visa policies.

Erasmus+

The referendum result does not affect students studying in the EU, beneficiaries of Erasmus+ or those considering applying in 2017. The UK’s future access to the Erasmus+ programme after 2017 will be part of wider discussions with the EU.

More broadly, existing UK students studying in the EU, and those looking to start in the next academic year, will continue with the current arrangements.

Horizon 2020 research funding

The referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020. UK participants can continue to apply to the programme in the usual way. The future of UK access to European science funding will be a matter for future discussions. The UK Government has stated that it is determined to ensure that the UK continues to play a leading role in European and international research.

If you have any queries, please contact the University’s Student Money Advice Team

June 27, 2016

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» Student Finance England’s Postgraduate Loan application service is now open!

We are encouraging students to apply as early as possible to make sure their Postgraduate Loan is ready for the start of their course.

The quickest and easiest way for students to apply is online

•Available to English domiciled students (this includes those currently studying in Wales) You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards your course and living costs.
If your course is longer than one year you can get up to £5,000 in your first year and the rest in your second year. If you are studying part time you can only get payments in the first two years of your course. The loan will be paid into your bank account in three instalments during the academic year.

•Available to students under the age of 60.

•Non means tested (not dependent on your family’s income).

•Both taught and research master’s courses are eligible, including MA, MSc, LLM, MRes, MA by Research, and MSc by Research courses.

(Please note that Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish domiciled students are not eligible for this loan scheme. The Welsh Government has yet to stipulate whether a similar system will be available to Welsh domiciled students for 2017-18 academic year.)

For further information on Postgraduate Loans, students can visit SFE’s student finance zone on The Student Room which has been updated with a dedicated Postgraduate Loan section and includes answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

Students can also ask questions on Wednesday 29 June in a Postgraduate Loan Forum

June 24, 2016

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» EU Referendum – How does it affect you?

The electorate has voted that the UK should leave the European Union. The presumed process, commencing this Autumn and using Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, should take up to two years.

How does this affect you as a student?

Current EU students
Your immigration status and associated fee status, as well as your access to Erasmus grants or student loans, have not changed as a result of the vote. This will remain the case until the UK Government decides otherwise.

UK students studying in the EU and elsewhere under the Erasmus programme
Your immigration status has not changed, and you continue to be eligible for your Erasmus grant until at least as long as we remain a member of the EU – and could well be extended beyond this.

How does this affect university research and researchers?

The UK’s status as a full participating member of the Horizon 2020 programme has not changed as a result of the referendum vote and, existing project grants and contracts will be honoured unless or until advised otherwise. Universities UK is liaising with the UK Research Office and the European Commission. Detailed advice on prospective and currently negotiated projects will be circulated as soon as it is available.

Who can I speak to if I have concerns?

If you have a specific concern related to an experience you have had as a result of the referendum, please see our Advice and Support pages for available services.

If you have general concerns about this decision, you could write to your MP, MEP, AM or other political representatives, see them at an MP surgery, and make sure your concerns are being taken into consideration by politicians ahead of the negotiations.

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June 21, 2016

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» No IISA Drop In at Newport City

Due to staff shortages there will be no Drop In at Newport City Campus next Wednesday (June 29th).

However, there will be someone available at Treforest on email, Ask an Adviser and telephone to deal with you queries.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you.

June 16, 2016

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» Results Surgeries in Advice Centres

Following the release of your results, advisers will be on hand from 9am-5pm on Wednesday 22nd June and Thursday 23rd June in your campus Advice Centre to answer any questions that you have with regards to your results.

Results are out on June 22nd (final year students only) and June 23rd 2016.

If you are not sure whether you have results that are being published on this date, please just pop into your campus Advice Centre during our opening hours.

Please note: you can also come along to the Advice Centre with results queries after this date – summer opening hours may apply.

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June 13, 2016

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» *RESOLVED* Current server issues at Cardiff Atrium campus and printing at Glyntaff

UPDATE This has now been resolved

Due to unforeseen circumstance we are currently experiencing server issues at the Cardiff Atrium campus.

This will also result in printing issues at Glyntaff campus.

IT Services are currently working to restore all services as quickly as possible.

Updates on further developments will be posted as we receive them.

If you have any queries regarding this, please contact IT Customer Support or telephone 01443 482882.

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June 9, 2016

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» Reminder - The deadline for continuing students to apply to Student Finance Wales for academic year 2016/17 is 10 June 2016

We are encouraging continuing full-time, Student Finance Wales HE undergraduate students to apply for support as soon as possible

The quickest and easiest way for students to apply is online

Students can still apply for support after the deadline, but may not get their money in time for the start of their course.

If you need any support please contact Student Money Advice Team