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February 23, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Welsh Society St David's Day Events (1st March)

St David’s Day Events

10:30 – 12:30pm – Coffee morning, near reception at Newport Campus.
12:00 – 2:00pm – Traditional Welsh Folk Dance in the ATRiuM Foyer.
12:30 – 1:30pm – Meet in Stilts for a St David’s Day lunch.

All welcome!


Coleg Cymraeg Digwyddiadau Dydd Gwyl Dewi (1 Mawrth)

Digwyddiadau Dydd Gwyl Dewi

10:30 – 12:30pm – Bore Coffi, ger y dderbynfa, campws Casnewydd.
12:00 – 2:00pm – Twmpath yng nghyntedd yr ATRiuM
12:30 – 1:30pm – Cymraeg@Stilts – Cyfarfod i gael cinio Cymreig yn Stilts, Campws Trefforest

Croeso i bawb!

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» Welsh Week at our Campus Eateries

Come and try some lovely Welsh themed menus at our campus eateries to celebrate St David’s Day!

Welsh food will be served at the following locations:

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February 22, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» University Mental Health Day 2018

Thursday 1st March is national University Mental Health Day, to mark the occasion University of South Wales are planning a number of activities for staff and students to get involved with.

Come along and help us to raise awareness of mental health in higher education.

Time to Change Wales Champion Talk
Thursday 1st March, 12:00 – 1:00pm, GT EM019 (GT136)

USW signed the Time to Change employer pledge in 2017, making a promise to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. The TTCW champion will deliver a personal story around dealing with poor mental health, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss mental health in the workplace. All staff and students are welcome to come along to this event.

Wellbeing Service
Thursday 1st March, 11:00am – 2:00pm, all campuses

The Wellbeing Service will be on each campus giving students and staff the opportunity to ‘Get something off their chest’. A self-care tree will also be on display showing some of the best ideas for how to take care of your wellbeing. You will find the team at the following locations, between 11:00am – 2:00pm: 

Cardiff – The Street
Treforest – Stilts
Glyntaff – Aneurin Bevan Reception
Newport – B Floor

The Wellbeing Service will be providing information about support available from the University, as well as how to go about disclosing and accessing support. They invite your anonymous feedback about the service and will be giving out freebies at the same time! 

Free fitness classes at the USW Sports Centre (Treforest)
Thursday 1st March, various times

Come along for a free fitness session, all welcome!

12:30pm – 1:00pm    30 minute HIIT (Intermediate) – Fitness class using targeting short intense bursts of exercise

12:30pm – 1:15pm    Body Flow (Beginner) – A yoga-style class

1:30pm – 2.15pm      Climbing Taster Session (Beginner)

5:00 – 6:00pm      Circuit Training (Intermediate)

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» Students’ Union Elections – Nominations Open

The Students’ Union Elections for 2018/19 are now open for nominations.


Four full-time positions available, the candidates for which are annually elected to make sure that the student voice is heard at the highest level. They provide support, representation, and campaign on the issues students care about.

Part-time Officers are voluntary roles, elected to represent and liberate the rights of students who are under-represented or discriminated against. There are fourteen part-time officer positions available with an available bursary of up to £500 based on involvement and engagement with the role.

Nominations close 1st March at 1pm. More information can be found on the Students’ Union’s website.

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February 19, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Health Centre reopens for business Monday 19th Feb

The Health Centre has now reopened in the WELLBEING SERVICE on the ground floor in the Hirwaun Building (H Block) .

Health consultation rooms are H8 & H7 and H10 for the Doctor

Please note there are some Changes to how the Health service will work
There is NO receptionist for you to book appointments, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT as you may not be able to be seen

Booking Nurse appointments
please book all appointments to see the Nurse via unilife or alternatively through the Advice Zone 01443 4 82540

You can also book appointments on the day for a Nurse via unilife from 8am Mon – Fri

Booking GP Appointments (for Ashgrove surgery only)
GP appointments can be made by ringing 01443 482081 or via an appointment with the Nurse

Repeat Prescriptions (Ashgrove surgery patients only)
If you are taking regular medication and have arranged repeat medication with the GP please fill in a repeat meds slip and post in the H/C post box (outside H10 ) . if you have not previously had this medication form us before please book an appointment firstly with the Dr to get it set up

Please allow 48hrs notice for the prescription . You can pick up your prescription between THE FOLLOWING TIMES ONLY

Mon – Fri 12 – 12.30 & 4.30 – 5.30

Please note : if you need a repeat prescription for THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL please book an appointment with the Nurse

We DO NOT take requests over the phone for repeat medication

Have you Changed your address
If you have changed your address or mobile phone number recently please notify us so that we can update your Health centre records. Please fill in a change of address slip and post in H/C postbox outside H10

February 14, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Volunteers wanted to help at Newport Marathon

Run 4 Wales are looking for volunteers to help at the Newport Marathon and 10K on Sunday 29 April 2018.

The event, which starts and finishes just by Newport City Campus, will offer runners of all ages and abilities the opportunity to take part in one of the UK’s flattest marathon courses.

Volunteers are essential to make the event possible. Run 4 Wales are looking for individuals and groups of all sizes to get involved with bag drop, start/finish area roles and water station management. Everything you will need for your role is provided, all you need to do is bring lots of enthusiasm to help make the day great for the runners and spectators alike.

As an Extra Miler you will get up close to the action and get to mingle with the athletes. You will also be provided with kit to keep as a memento of the day.

If you would like to find out more, or volunteer to be an Extra Miler, visit the Newport Wales Marathon website or contact Marina at Run 4 Wales at volunteers@run4wales.org or 02921 660790.

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February 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» The NSS Race is On! Can Your School Win?

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

If you’ve not done so already, please Complete the NSS

Currently the school with the highest percentage of students completing the survey is the School of Design & Digital.

NSS Response rates as of 12/2/18

The school with the highest response rate when the survey closes will win £2000 for a student activity working with the Students’ Union. Last year the school that won (Education) organised a party for graduating students.

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» How do you use Unilife? (Survey)

The UniLife Team are currently exploring how you use UniLife during your time at University and we’ve created a survey to get your input.

You can access the survey here:

UniLife Survey

It should take no more than five minutes to complete.

Your feedback will provide insight into what your personal experience of UniLife has been and what you think could be improved. By hearing from a range of students, we can make sure UniLife is improved in a way that meets your needs, and the needs of future students at USW.

If you would like more information, please email sarah.jones3@southwales.ac.uk.

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February 7, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» The Students’ Union has launched its Student Choice Awards 2018

Students are able to nominate staff and students for one of nine awards. Nominations are open to students until Wednesday 7th March 2018 at 12pm.

The Student Choice Awards are a way of recognising staff and students who have made a real contribution to the student experience, both academically and personally, and to give thanks to their efforts.

A judging panel made up of Student Representatives will review the nominations gathered and the winners will be determined based on the quality of nominations received.

And the winner is…

The results will be announced at the Student Choice Awards ceremony on Tuesday 24th April in Treforest.

Staff and students who have been shortlisted will be notified and invited to attend the Awards ceremony. The content of the nominations will be made available to nominees upon request.

The award categories, other entry criteria and the nomination form can be found on the Students’ Union website.

The feedback gathered through the nominations will be collated by the Students’ Union and shared with the University to develop best practice sharing across the institution and enhance learning and teaching.

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» Instructional Courses at the Sport Centre start next week!

Want to try something new? Sign up to one of 12 instructional courses at the Sports Centre, which include archery, pole fitness, climbing, trampolining, fencing and salsa.

You do not have to be a member to take part in any of the courses. Courses start the week commencing 12th February and run for 4 weeks.

To book, visit reception in the Sports Centre or speak to a member of the reception team on (01443) 482681.

For a full list of courses, see the Sports Centre website.

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