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February 14, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» IT maintenance to prepare USW systems for Office 365

This essential work is scheduled for 8am – 11am on Friday 24th February 2017, and should only affect staff and students already using the Office 365 suite.

The impact is likely to be no more than additional sign-in requirements to Office 365 throughout the period. Your desktop based Microsoft suite will not be affected.

If you have any queries relating to this issue, please contact IT Customer Support on +1443 4 82882 or via www.southwales.ac.uk/customersupport.

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February 13, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Eduroam Update

The security certificate used for authentication on the eduroam wireless service is due to expire on Friday 17th February 2017. IT Services will be updating the Certificate over night from Tuesday 13th / Wednesday14th.

Following this change users may need to re-verify their eduroam connection (profile) to accept the new security certificate.

On a Windows computer or device you may see a message as follows;

The certificate is called eduroam-auth.glam.ac.uk and has been issued by QuoVadis Root CA 2 As long as any information presented to you matches these, you can safely ‘connect’ or ‘accept’ to the eduroam service. Your experience will likely depend on the manufacturer and possibly the operating system (OS) of the device being used.

Failing this some users may need to “forget” the network and re add it. To add the eduroam service please see the following guides;

http://its.southwales.ac.uk/eduroam-guide/

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause during this time

If you have questions or concerns regarding this issue please contact IT Support by telephone on +44 (0) 1443 482882 or online at support.southwales.ac.uk.

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Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
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» Welcome meal tonight for new international students

It’s our Welcome Meal tonight (13.02.17) for our new international students!

It starts at 6pm in our main canteen on the Treforest campus, Stilts and you can buy a ticket at the door for £2. This includes a 2 course meal and a drink.

It’s a great way for you all to meet each other!

February 10, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Race Week Two: Can Anyone Beat Care Sciences?

The National Student Survey (NSS) has been running for two weeks now.

Prizes you can win this year:

  1. If you complete the survey before 28th February, you will be entitled to a free hot drink. Vouchers are available from the Advice Zones on each campus.
  2. If you complete the survey at any point, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of four £250 Amazon vouchers. The winners will be selected by Ipsos Mori and they will be informed if they have won by the end of April 2017.
  3. NEW for 2017: the University will pay the Students’ Union to organise a celebration event for students of the Schools…
    • with the highest percentage response rate by the 28th February
    • with the highest percentage response rate by the 30th April

The Race is On!

As far as faculties go, Creative Industries students have maintained their pole position for a second week, with Computing, Engineering and Science students falling further behind the other faculties.

However, to win the prize, this isn’t a faculty race, it’s a race between the Schools. For now, the School of Care Sciences is still in the lead for winning the Celebration Event. The top five have changed since last week, with new entry Psychology and Therapeutic Studies rising straight to second place, pushing the Media School out of the top five. The School of Computing and Mathematics have upped their game, almost tying for second place. Will any school catch up with Care Sciences? We’ll see which USW students are most keen for a celebration!

Fill in the NSS, encourage your coursemates, and spread the word!

If you want a chance to party, help your School top the league by the end of the month!

FBS:51%, CES:44%, FCI:352%, LSE:48%

Here’s how USW’s Schools are doing at the end of week one:

Care Sciences: 62%, Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 59%, Computing and Mathematics: 59%, Art and Design: 57%,  Humanities and Social Sciences:55%

Image Credits and Copyrights: Under the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014, copyrighted content can be used for purposes of satire and parody. This image is a composite including copyrighted and trademarked characters from The Simpsons. Copyright owner: 20th Century Fox.

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Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
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» Tickets available for Ikea trip

We have spaces available for our Ikea trip!

Tickets are £5 and we are selling them in B Block Foyer (Treforest campus) which is the space in front of B001.

The trip is going to be tomorrow 12pm – 4pm.

February 8, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» USW Design Competition

Now in its third year, the Alumni Office’s 'design our #USWGradbag’ competition is open to all current USW students with an eye for design.

The winning artwork will feature on the graduation bag handed out to almost 4,000 leavers at July and December graduation ceremonies. The winner will also receive a £50 Amazon voucher!

In the past two years, the competition received a number of fantastic designs, so we have high hopes for 2017!

How to take part

Register your interest in the competition

We’re looking for submissions that would be appealing for everyday use and have some relevance to us as a University.

When considering the design, inspiration is all around! Perhaps consider a design that would best reflect today’s students, perhaps a representation of what time spent at uni has meant to you as a current student or produce a design that reflects what it means to be part of the Class of 2017.

Art work requirements

  • Design area: 28cm x 28cm
  • Single colour
  • Artwork to be ideally submitted as a jpeg

Submission Requirements

Ready to submit? We’ll also be needing the following:

  • Name
  • Programme of study

Deadline

Final date for submitting artwork to the Alumni Office (alumni@southwales.ac.uk): Friday 7 April 2017, 5.00pm

Queries?

Please drop us an email: alumni@southwales.ac.uk

How the winner will be chosen

Following the artwork deadline, designs are shortlisted by the Alumni Relations Office and Faculty representative ahead of a period of voting by the student/alumni community via social media. Further detail about this stage of the competition will be released shortly.

More Info

Grad Bag Competition Rules

Follow the competition on social channels: #USWGradbag

Flyer front page

Flyer reverse side

Previous Winners

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» 'Coal Society ' art exhibition

The art gallery on Treforest campus has an exhibition running about the society that existed around the coal industry in Wales.

Most students are young enough that the coal industry isn’t even a memory, but not so long ago it was the core around which many, many people in this area built their lives. The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there…

“Coal Society” – this exhibition examines, celebrates and commemorates aspects of the south Wales coalfield. It includes the work of incoming artists and those born in the area, ranging from painters Jack Crabtree and Josef Herman, Ken Elias and Ernest Zobole to photographers Levi Ladd, I C Rapoport, Ray Klimek and Anthony Stokes.

  • 1 December 2016 to 13 April 2017
  • Oriel y Bont, Tŷ Crawshay, University of South Wales, Trefforest, Pontypridd CF37 1DL
  • Mon to Thurs 8.30am to 5pm.
  • Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm.
  • Free

Tel 01443 480480
Oriel Y Bont / faceook page.

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» Printer maintenance at Treforest 8/2/2017

PLEASE NOTE – There will be disruption to the Treforest Print Service this evening due to essential server maintenance by Canon.

This work is scheduled to take place between 18.30 – 20.00 on 8/2/17.

Please note that all print jobs currently in the print queues at this time will be deleted.

IT Services apologises for inconvenience this work may cause.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this or any other issue please contact IT Support by telephone on +44 (0) 1443 482882 or online at support.southwales.ac.uk.

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February 7, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» How do YOU use technology?

Over 250 USW students have already completed our survey about how they use technology in their studies, have you?

We would like to find out more about your digital skills, experiences and expectations to help us develop our approaches to learning and teaching and to prepare you for the world of work.

The survey is a part of a national benchmarking exercise so your responses will help not just the University of South Wales, but Higher Education in the UK in general. Everything is anonymous and we’d really welcome your feedback.

We’ll also be running focus groups later in the term, so watch out for further details.

To complete the survey in English click here.
To complete the survey in Welsh click here.

For further information about the project click here.

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February 6, 2017

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Parties, £1000 in Vouchers & a Cup of Tea: the NSS Race is On!

The National Student Survey (NSS) has been running for one week now. If you’re in your final year, you will have received an email about it last week. It’s really important to the University to get feedback from students, and the NSS is the most important feedback tool.

Prizes you can win this year:

  1. If you complete the survey before 28th February, you will be entitled to a free hot drink. Vouchers are available from the Advice Zones on each campus.
  2. If you complete the survey at any point, you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win one of four £250 Amazon vouchers. The winners will be selected by Ipsos Mori and they will be informed if they have won by the end of April 2017.
  3. NEW for 2017: the University will pay the Students’ Union to organise a celebration event for students of the Schools…
    • with the highest percentage response rate by the 28th February
    • with the highest percentage response rate by the 30th April

The Race is On!

So far, Creative Industries students have taken an early lead in the response rate race, with Computing, Engineering and Science students in line for winning the wooden spoon, unless they improve:

FBS:26%, CES:21%, FCI:30%, LSE:26%

...but this isn’t a faculty race, it’s a race between the Schools. Here’s how USW’s Schools are doing at the end of week one:

Care Sciences: 38%, Art and Design: 33%, Media: 32%, Humanities and Social Sciences:27%, Computing and Mathematics: 26%

...so the School of Care Sciences is currently in the lead for winning the Celebration Event! It’s early days yet, however.

Fill in the NSS, encourage your coursemates, and spread the word! If you want to party, help your School top the league by the end of the month!

Image Credits and Copyrights: Under the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Quotation and Parody) Regulations 2014, copyrighted content can be used for purposes of satire and parody. This image is a composite including copyrighted images as follows:

1) Harvey Specter in Standard Uniform – photo of Gabriel Macht as a character in the TV show Suits (copyright USA Network) – Photo Copyright: Gentleman’s Gazette.
2) Maurice Moss – photo of Richard Ayoade as character in the TV Show 'The IT Crowd’ – copyright of show and photo: Channel 4.
3) Liz Lemon – photo of Tina Fey as character in the TV Show ’30 Rock’ – copyright of show: NBC – photographer: Mary Ellen Matthews.
4) Nurse Carla Espinosa – photo of Judy Reyes as character in the TV Show 'Scrubs’ – copyright of show: NBC and ABC – photo by fanpop.com

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