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May 11, 2018

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» Anxiety Management Workshops: MHA Week 2018

Free Anxiety Management Workshops as part of Mental Health Awareness Week; learn techniques that will help you to better manage anxiety.

Anxiety Management Workshops

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, The Wellbeing Service is running four Anxiety Management Workshops, one per campus:

Tuesday 15th May
Newport City Campus room NC E07 at 11:30am – 12:30pm – Book
Atrium Campus room CA AH 006 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Book

Thursday 17th May
Treforest Campus room TR H230 at 11:30am – 12:30pm – Book
Glyntaff Campus room GT EM127 at 2:00pm – 3:00pm – Book

During the one-hour session, the workshops will help you understand anxiety, why we experience it and what some of the causes are. They will explore different techniques aimed at helping you to manage anxiety, thereby reducing the distress it causes.

The workshops are free to attend; book your place online through UniLife Connect.

To view a full list of the activities planned during Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, please see here.

Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all. For more information, please see Mental Health Foundation.

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May 9, 2018

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» Higher Education Alcohol and Drug Survey (HEADS) 2018

Would you like to take part in the Higher Education Alcohol and Drug Survey?

The HEADS Survey

HEADS is a survey of university students in Wales. The main aim is to understand more about alcohol and drug use within Higher Education. HEADS also aims to find out more about victimisation experiences, offending behaviour and gambling.

HEADS is anonymous and wholly voluntary. There is no obligation to take part, although we really hope that you will! It will take you no more than 10 minutes to complete.

Taking part will give you the chance to win an iPad, Amazon vouchers or high street shopping vouchers.

Please click here to take part in the HEADS survey.

Help With Alcohol And Drug Problems

If you have concerns about your own or a friend’s use of alcohol, use of drugs, or gambling,
please see the following UniLife pages:
Drugs and Substance Misuse

Other sources of support are listed below:

DAN 24/7 (Wales Drug and Alcohol Helpline)
Tel: 08088082234; or text DAN to 81066; or go to http://www.dan247.org.uk/

The Living Room in Cardiff
(for support with gambling problems)
Tel: 029 2049 3895
Web: http://www.cais.co.uk/services/living-room-cardiff/

Gamblers Anonymous
Tel: 020 7384 3040 (calls charged at local rate)
Web: https://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

Victim Support
Web: https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/help-and-support/get-help/support-near-you/wales
Tel: South Wales – 0300 303 0161
Tel: Gwent – 0300 123 2133
Tel: North Wales – 0300 30 30 159
Tel: Dyfed Powys – 0300 123 2996

More Information About The Survey

HEADS has been developed by researchers at the University of South Wales with the support of Welsh Government and the Developing a Caring Wales (DACW) consortium of drug and alcohol charities.

The survey company that holds the data is Smart Survey, which is based in the UK. The company is keen to preserve anonymity and ensures that not even the IP address of the respondent is held. The questions cover some personal issues and we assure you that there is no way that this information could be traced back to you or fall into the wrong hands. The survey is conducted by Professor Katy Holloway and Emeritus Professor Trevor Bennett from the Centre for Criminology at the University of South Wales in collaboration with Dr Rhian Hills from Welsh Government. The results will be presented in aggregated form and we plan to publish in academic peer-reviewed journals. The research has received ethical approval from the University of South Wales, Faculty of Business and Society Research Committee. If you have any queries about any aspect of HEADS, please contact us at headssurvey@southwales.ac.uk.

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May 8, 2018

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» Trans Equality Policy Statement

The University’s LGBT+ support group have developed a Trans Equality Statement and invite your thoughts and feedback to ensure it is representative of staff and students at USW.

The University’s LGBT+ support group, Spectrum, have developed a Trans Equality Statement for the University to adopt. This statement outlines a number of values to ensure equality and inclusivity for trans staff and students at USW.

Spectrum encourage you to share your thoughts on this policy statement and welcome any feedback you might have, especially if there is anything you feel has not been included that you think needs to be.

The policy statement will continue to be developed in the coming months to include how these principles will be implemented in practice. If you would like to be involved in discussing what needs to be included in the guidance, or you would like to share your feedback, please email clare.payton-stagg@southwales.ac.uk and/or ray.vincent@southwales.ac.uk.

Spectrum invite you to share your views via email, telephone or face to face and welcome all comments by Wednesday 16th May 2018.

Spectrum exists to support students and staff at USW and to promote awareness of LGBT+ issues within the University. It is a collective of LGBT+ staff members and supportive allies.

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May 4, 2018

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» NSS Prize Winners Announced

Congratulations to the students of the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work who, for the second year running, has achieved the highest response rate at the close of the NSS survey.

NSS Response Rates

The top five schools at end of the NSS survey were as follows:

  1. Education, Early Years and Social Work: 88.56%
  2. Design and Digital: 86.73%
  3. Production and Performance: 86.43%
  4. Business School: 86.26%
  5. Psychology and Therapeutic Studies: 83.26%

A record number of students have completed the 2018 National Student Survey in the University of South Wales, which put USW 10.6% above the sector average. The final response rate was 80.9% compared with 75.6% in 2017, so a big thank you to everyone who took part in the survey.

The Students’ Union will now work with the School of Education, Early Years and Social Work to agree on the form of the celebration.

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May 3, 2018

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» Hiring! USW Student Ambassadors

USW Marketing and Student Recruitment are looking for student ambassadors to represent the University at:

  • Information Fairs
  • Open Days
  • UCAS events
  • Conferences
  • Open Evenings
  • Interview Days
  • Freshers’ Week

Why sign up?

  • Build your CV
  • Help Promote your Uni
  • Learn new skills
  • Meet new people
  • Get paid

Recruitment for USW Student Ambassadors has now closed and will re-open in the new academic year. In the meantime, if you have any questions please feel free to email us at Ambassadors@southwales.ac.uk

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» Pet A Pooch on Campus

The Students’ Union Mental Health Awareness Month is running throughout May and as part of the ‘Have a Hygge’ Campaign they are bringing the dogs back on campus!

So come and de-stress with some furry friends . . . starting this Friday in the Atrium Lobby.

Pet a Pooch dates are as follows:
Cardiff: Friday 4 May 10am – 3pm – Atrium Lobby
Newport: Friday 11 May 10am – 3pm – Newport Lobby
Glyntaff: Monday 14 May 10am – 12pm – SU Student Box
Treforest: Monday 14 May 2pm – 4pm – Cables bar, Students’ Union

*Hygge – Danish for feeling safe, relaxed and comforted.

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May 2, 2018

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» Surf's Up! Surfing sessions for students

USW Sport Centre are running a surfing session at Rest Bay, Porthcawl on Saturday 5 May (11.30am-4pm)

All equipment is provided, however you MUST be able to swim 50m to attend. £15 members/£20 non members.

Book TODAY 01443 482681

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April 30, 2018

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» More things your lecturers wish you knew

We recently published some top tips from your lecturers which have proved to be very popular. Lecturers have a great deal of experience in Higher Education and are the best people to ask for advice about how to succeed at University. Here are a few more tips, together with extra information and helpful links. You can also see the tips on the large digital screens around campus.

Read, read and read some more

Lecturers are always telling you to read around the subject and if your work shows evidence of this you will usually get better marks. Studies have also found that reading can improve memory, expand your vocabulary and improve focus and concentration!
Find the best material to read by making an appointment to see your Faculty Librarian who will help you to discover new and relevant resources for your subject. You can book a one-to-one, small group, Skype or telephone appointment with your Librarian via the online booking system. 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

While you are at University there will inevitably be times when you could do with a helping hand, so however large or small your problem or question, you can always turn to the Advice Zone for help.

For example, you can ask the Advice Zone how to change your course, contact your tutor, take time out or apply for Extenuating Circumstances. They will also issue ID cards, give directions, help you to register with the Health Centre, borrow a laptop, pay your fees online, print student letters and use the self-service machines.

Basically, if the Advice Zone can’t answer it, then they will know someone who can!

If you need help with any aspect of referencing, the Student Development and Study Skills Service has a wide range of resources to support you.

‘Things your lecturers wish you knew’ is compiled and created by the Progression Team.

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April 27, 2018

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» FREE UNIversal Gym Membership for USW Sport Centre Members

Students who have a full membership of the University’s Sport Centre can use the UNIversal gym membership at any of the listed universities until the end of the summer.

Cards are available at the Treforest Sport Centre.

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April 23, 2018

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» NSS Race: The Final Week

Have you completed the National Student Survey (NSS) yet? It’s really important to the University to get feedback from students; your experience – both what you liked and what you think could be improved – will be used to help shape the future for your fellow students. The deadline for completing the survey is 30th April 2018.

The NSS is open to final year students; if you’re in your final year, you will have already received an email about it.

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

Education, Early Years and Social Work have maintained first place for a third consecutive week. Design and Digital, and Production and Performance have slipped behind, but with only a 3.7 per cent lead, the end-of-year prize is still there for the taking.

The NSS closes 30th April 2018; make sure you complete your survey to help ensure your school is in with a chance of winning the £2,000 end of-year-prize.

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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