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July 17, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» What's on this Summer: August

Whether you like to party, have an appreciation for the arts and culture, live to explore the great outdoors or sample fine foods, South Wales and the surrounding areas offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself this summer.

Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

August

Flying Kites and Lazy Owls

Birds of Prey
2 August 2018, Caerphilly Castle (Location Map)

The National Eisteddfod of Wales

Welsh Culture Celebrationl
3 - 11 August 2018, Cardiff, various locations

Friday Twilights at the Zoo

An evening at the Zoo
3 August 2018, Bristol (Location Map)

Big Welsh Bite

Food Festival
4 - 5 August 2018, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park (Location Map)

Falconry at Tintern Abbey

Birds of prey spectacular

4 – 5 August 2018, Tintern Abbey (Location Map)

Wildlife Walks: Brilliant Bumblebees

Guided Walk
5 August 2018, St Fagans

Barry Island 10K

Charity Run
5 August 2018, Barry Island

(Miniature) Chariot Racing

Remote-controlled Roman chariot racing
7 – 8 August 2018,Caerleon Roman Fortress (Location Map)

Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show

Agricultural Show
8 August 2018, Fonmon Castle Park (Location Map)

Maes B

Music Event
8 – 11 August 2018,Cardiff Bay (Location Map)

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Hot Air Balloon Display
9 – 12 August 2018, Bristol (Location Map)

Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour

Walking Tour
10 August 2018, Bristol (various dates)

Bowlore

Medieval fun and mayhem
11 – 12 August 2018, Caerphilly Castle (Location Map)

Street Magic and Theatre Weekender

World Class Magicians Performance
11 – 12 August 2018, Barry Island

Pen Y Fan Great Outdoor Event

Outdoor Activities Day
16 August 2018, Brecon (Location Map)

Green Man Festival

Music Festival
16 – 19 August 2018, Brecon

Barry Breakout

Hip Hop event
18 – 19 August 2018, Barry Island

Grand Medieval Mêlée

Medieval Reenactment and Encampment
18 – 19 August 2018, Cardiff Castle

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend

LGBT+ Festival
24 – 26 August 2018, Cardiff Castle

Friends Fest at Blaise Castle Estate

Celebration of the World’s Greatest TV Show
24 – 2 September 2018, Bristol (Location Map)

Cinema by the Sea

Open Air Cinema
25 – 26 August 2018, Barry Island

Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series

Sailing Racing Event
25 – 27 August 2018, Cardiff Bay (Location Map)

Roman Shield Making

Make your own Roman shield
30 – 31 August 2018, Caerleon Baths (Location Map)

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July 11, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Approaching Deadlines for Suspension, Withdrawal and Extenuating Circumstances

Important deadlines are approaching for a number of courses within the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

Suspension and Withdrawal

The final date to submit Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal for courses listed below is 12:00 pm, Wednesday 1st August 2018.

If you are thinking of leaving or suspending your studies, whether for personal or academic reasons, we strongly recommend you discuss this decision with your Campus Advice Zones and your Course Leader. We may be able to provide you with guidance or support, which could help you to continue engaging in your studies.

If you have decided to withdraw from your course, please complete the Withdrawal form available from your Campus Advice Zones and ensure you have handed in your request with independent evidence to your Campus Advice Zones by 12:00 pm Wednesday 1st August 2018. For full details about the Withdrawal process see here.

If you are thinking of interrupting your studies by applying for Suspension of Studies, you must first make an appointment with your Campus Advice Zone. You are required to submit an application with supporting evidence by 12:00 pm Wednesday 1st August 2018. For full details about the Suspension of Studies process see here.

Extenuating Circumstances

The final date to submit Extenuating Circumstances claims for the 2017/18 academic session for courses listed below is 12:00 pm, Wednesday 15th August 2018.

If you wish to claim extenuating circumstances, claim forms and guidance notes are available from the Advice Zone Online:

  • Log in to Advice Zone Online via the login button on the Advice Zone Online information page
  • Type 'Extenuating Circumstances’ into the search box and select 'Search’
  • Select 'How do I apply for Extenuating Circumstances’ from the list
  • Please read the instructions carefully to request and apply for Extenuating Circumstances.

All claims must be made on the official extenuating circumstances form and must be supported by appropriate independent evidence. Incomplete claims or claims without evidence will not be accepted.

Courses


Associate Student Scheme MSc Obesity and Weight Management Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics
Bachelor of Nursing (Adult) MSc Pain Management Postgraduate Diploma Genomic Medicine and Healthcare
Bachelor of Nursing (Child Health) MSc Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine Postgraduate Diploma Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals
Bachelor of Nursing (Learning Disabilities) MSc Respiratory Medicine Postgraduate Diploma Obesity and Weight Management
Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine Postgraduate Diploma Pain Management
BM Registered Midwife MSc Systemic Psychotherapy Postgraduate Diploma Preventative Cardiovascular Medicine
BSc Community Mental Health Practice Postgraduate Diploma Applied Health Economics Postgraduate Diploma Respiratory Medicine
MSc Clinical Endodontics Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes Postgraduate Diploma in Rheumatology
MSc Dermatology in Clinical Practice Postgraduate Diploma Dermatology in Clinical Practice Postgraduate Diploma Sexual and Reproductive Medicine
MSc Diabetes Postgraduate Diploma in Endocrinology Postgraduate Diploma Sports and Exercise Medicine
MSc Endocrinology


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July 9, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Students’ Union: Introducing Your Exec Officer Team

Every year, four full-time Executive Officers are elected to represent USW students for the forthcoming academic year.

Full-time Exec Officers are USW students that have taken a year out of their studies or have recently graduated and are responsible for making high-level decisions for the Students’ Union.

This year’s Officer Team comprises of President Mishan Wick, who will have oversight of three Vice-Presidents: VP Education and Welfare (Cardiff and Newport) Niall O’Reilly, VP Student Activities, Rhys Pewtner and returning VP Education and Welfare (Pontypridd), Liam Powell.

In their roles, the Education and Welfare VPs will provide peer-to-peer support and advice to students and can offer representation at academic appeals or misconducts. The VP Student Activities will work closely with clubs and societies to improve provisions and activities.

The Officers begin their roles on 1st July 2018 and will remain in post until 1st July 2019. The Officers will split their time between the three campuses but are also contactable by telephone or email.

As well as representing the student body, each Officer has a manifesto (statement of intentions) which shapes their remit for the year ahead. You can read the Officer’s manifestos by visiting the Exec Officers’ profiles on the Students’ Union website.

Previous activities and campaigns delivered by Students’ Union Officers have included the Safe Taxi Scheme, Mental Health Awareness Week and Pet a Pooch.

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June 27, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» What's on this Summer: July 2018

Whether you like to party, have an appreciation for the arts and culture, live to explore the great outdoors or sample fine foods, South Wales and the surrounding areas offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself this summer.


Caerphilly Big Cheese Festival.

June

Rhondda Arts Festival Treorchy

Art and Culture
27-30 June 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Ty Hafan welsh3peaks Challenge

Adventure
30 June 2018, Wales

Tafwyl

Welsh Arts and Culture Festival
30 June - 1 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

July

Bristol Shakespeare Festival

Literary Festival
1 - 28 July 2018, Bristol (various locations)

Newport Cathedral: Week of Welcome

Flower Festival
2 July 2018, Newport (Location Map)

The Gower Festival

Music Festival
2 - 14 July 2018, Swansea (various locations)

War Horse

Stage Production

4 – 28 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Caerleon Arts Festival

Art and Culture
5 – 15 July 2018, Newport (various locations)

Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival

Food Festival
6 – 8 July 2018, Cardiff

Armed Forces Day

Memorial Day
7 July 2018, Pontypridd (Location Map)

St Paul’s Carnival

Cultural Carnival
7 July 2018, Bristol (Location Map)

Open Air Theatre: The Tempest

Open Air Theatre
7 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Velothon Wales

Cycling Event
8 July 2018, Newport

Caerleon Festival 2018: Big Free Weekend

Art and Culture Festival
14-15 July 2018, Newport (various locations)

Festival of Archaeology

Archeology Fete
14 – 15 July 2018, Castell Coch (Location Map)

Cardiff Race for Life 5k

Charity Run
15 July 2018, Castell Coch (Location Map)

Unicorn and Prosecco Festival

Unusual Festival
21 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

FIM British Speedway Grand Prix

Sporting Event
21 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Welsh Hearts Summer Fair

Summer Fair
21 July 2018, Abercynon (Location Map)

World War I – Living History Event

Historical Event
21 – 22 July 2018, Caerphilly Castle (Location Map)

Isle of Fire

Light Spectacular
21 – 22 July 2018, Barry Island

Royal Welsh Show

Agricultural Event
23 – 26 July 2018, Builth Wells (Location Map)

Festival of What If at We the Curious

Science Event
26 July – 3 September 2018, Bristol

Cinema Rediscovered

Film Culture
26 July – 29 July 2018, Bristol (various locations)

The Big Cheese

Summer Festival
27 July – 29 July 2018, Caerphilly (Location Map)

Upfest Festival

Street Art Festival
28 July – 30 July 2018, Bristol (various locations)

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June 25, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» 120 Days of IT Access after you leave USW

Final year student? Sort out your IT.

During your time at the University we hope that you have benefited from the IT and library facilities that have been provided to assist you in your learning.

As part of this support you have had access to unilife, email, Blackboard and FINDit systems through your UNI account. Unfortunately we can only provide you with access to this account whilst you are a student as we need to comply with the terms and conditions of our suppliers.

As a result of this requirement, your account will be disabled and closed 120 days after the end of your course.

In particular you will lose access to your university email account and any forwards that you have put on this account will cease to work. We recommend that you update any subscriptions you may have sent to this address, and forward any existing important emails to a personal email account so that you do not lose this information.

If you have any questions about your USW IT account, or library facilities in general, please contact our IT Support Services team. They can be reached by telephone on +44 (0) 1443 482882, online at https://www.southwales.ac.uk/customersupport, or in person in Treforest Library or Glyntaff 140.

During term time, they are open Monday-Friday 08:30-19:00. Out of term, they can be contacted Monday-Friday 08:30-17:30.

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June 15, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» What's on this Summer: June 2018

Whether you like to party, have an appreciation for the arts and culture, live to explore the great outdoors or sample fine foods, South Wales and the surrounding areas offer you plenty of opportunities to enjoy yourself this summer.


Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons.

June

Rhondda Arts Festival Treorchy

Art and Culture
27-30 June 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

Ty Hafan welsh3peaks Challenge

Adventure
30 June 2018, Wales

Tafwyl

Welsh Arts and Culture Festival
30 June - 1 July 2018, Cardiff (Location Map)

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June 14, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Car Park Barrier System

A new car park barrier system will be installed across the Treforest and Glyntaff campuses.

Glyntaff lower car park will be affected by the car park barrier installation from Saturday 16th June for approximately two weeks. During this time, the existing barriers will be held up and removed. Security will be increasing patrols of the car parks for the duration of the installation.

Following this, the Treforest Student car park will similarly be affected by the new installation from Monday 25th June. Further updates will be provided to ensure all staff and students remain informed. For more information about the new car parking system, see here.

Please contact estatessecurity@southwales.ac.uk if you have any questions.

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June 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» 6 Week Summer Gym Membership only £30!

The Sport Centre at Treforest is offering a 6 week gym membership open to all students, staff and members of the public

Available from Monday 4 June – Friday 31 August 2018 and includes:

Last date for full six weeks is Monday 23 July (limited gym availability between 10-13 July 2018).

For more information contact (01443) 482681 or email Lewys Thomas

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June 11, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Results Days

Graduating students: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Non-graduating students: Thursday 21st June 2018

We would like to wish you all every success! But whatever your outcome, a dedicated team of advisers will be working across the University campuses on both Results Days. They will be available to discuss your options and answer any questions that you may have.

Appointments are available with Advisers from the Careers, Student Money and Progression teams. Additionally, Immigration and International Student Advice will have drop-ins available. Please see here to access appointment booking.

In the meantime, be prepared!

Remember that University staff are unable to discuss your results with anyone else unless you have given permission for us to liaise with a nominated person on your behalf.

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June 4, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
» Summer 2018 Opening Hours

The last day of Summer term is Friday 1st June, and the academic year 2018/19 starts with the Autumn term commencing on Monday 17th September. If you’re staying around the main University campuses over the summer break you’ll need to know what services and facilities are open during the vacation.

This page gives information about many of the main campus facilities but if you need any other information please contact us at unilife@southwales.ac.uk.

Advice Zones

Standard summer opening hours for all Advice Zones: 8.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday. These hours may vary at certain times due to staff training, check UniLife for updates.

Student Services

There will be reduced availability of appointments in some areas. Specific adjustments are listed below:

Libraries

Library vacation opening times up until the end of July can be found here.

Study Skills

See Study Skills Summer 2018 for details.

IT Services

For the summer opening hours of IT Customer Support please visit IT Services Opening Hours web page.

Careers & Employability Service

The Careers & Employability Service opening hours are unchanged over the summer.

Immigration & International Student Advice

The IISA opening hours can be found on their Contact us page page. The Service will be open as usual during the summer.

Accommodation Services

Opening times can be found on Accommodation Service’s Contact Us page

Child Care Services

Childcare Services at Treforest are open normal hours.

Revenue

Payment Hub will be not be affected by the summer vacation. Any students that need to contact Revenue for any reason should phone on 01443 483340 or via email: revenue@southwales.ac.uk and refunds@southwales.ac.uk.

Catering Services

See the Summer Holiday Catering Unit Opening Hours page for details of catering facilities and availability.

Treforest Sports Centre

Opening hours can be found on the Treforest Sports Centre page.

There may be changes to availability of specific facilities within the centre, and a reduction in classes, please contact the centre on 01443 482681 for further details.

Students’ Union

For details about which of the Students’ Union’s facilities services are open over the summer vacation see the SU website.

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