Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
News for tag - unilife
Be a part of USW’s new University Challege team.
USWSU are organising a team for the TV show University Challenge.
If you want to apply please email email@example.com with your name and student number saying that you’re interested in being on the team.
You must be registered as a student at this University and cannot be graduating in December 2017. You must also not have competed in University Challenge for another team.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 8th November.
Halloween is celebrated on 31st October. It’s thought to be a western equivalent of the many Festivals of the Dead held by cultures around the world. It has its roots in ancient pre-Christian religions, specifically the Celtic Samhain festival.
Among grown up fans of Halloween, dressing up and going out is popular. Here are a few ghastly events that you could go to.
Terror Tales from Wales on USW’s iTunesU
Scare yourself silly with some Terror Tales from Wales on itunesU.
These stories are dramatised selections from 'Welsh Ghost Stories’ by Rev Elias Owen, published in 1896. They give a sample of traditional tales of the supernatural drawing on Welsh folklore and local legends. The speaker, Paul Owens, is a graduate from the University’s BA Drama degree (now working as a voice actor).
Graveyard Voices on USW’s iTunesU
'Graveyard Voices’ are short audio monologues, creepy and somewhat humorous vignettes by students of USW’s School of Music & Performance.
GRAVEYARD VOICES: Being Human Festival Project 2015
Tales of the Living Dead in Horror Comics of the 1950s and Beyond
Professor Richard Hand has published a chapter entitled Disruptive Corpses: Tales of the Living Dead in Horror Comics of the 1950s and Beyond. The chapter appears in the Vampires and Zombies: Transnational Transformations volume edited by D. Fischer-Hornung, T. Fox and M. Mueller and published by University Press of Mississippi in 2016.
People around you will have different lifestyles. Young families, elderly people, people doing 9-5 jobs, students on other courses: they all have different schedules. Loud noise is the most common causes for complaints.
Remember, remember the Fifth of November…
In 1605 Guy Fawkes was part of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The plot failed and Guy Fawkes was executed. On or around 5th November every year, firework displays light up the sky as Bonfire Night is celebrated all around Britain.
If you would like to get into the spirit of the Bonfire Night celebrations, there are local events that you can attend. Of course, you can buy your own fireworks and organise a party with your friends – just remember that fireworks can be dangerous when not handled correctly.
Alternatively, you could turn up at pre-arranged professional fireworks displays arranged throughout South Wales.
See more fireworks displays in and around Cardiff on the FamiliesOnline website.
See more fireworks displays in and around Rhondda Cynon Taff on the FamiliesOnline website.
Only buy legal fireworks through trustworthy shops. In recent years, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service has seized over half a ton of illegal fireworks. Illegal fireworks might be cheaper, but they can be dangerous.
If you want to buy fireworks for your own use, please follow the :
RSCPA Cymru advises to keep dogs and cats indoors when fireworks are likely to be set off. If you have small animals that live outdoors, the advice is to consider bringing them indoors. This needs to be done gradually because of things like a sudden change in temperature.
For more information, see the BANG campaign on the Fire Service website.
For in-depth details about the history of Bonfire Night, and what happened to Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators, visit the BBC British History website.
Change to Health centre opening
The Health Centre will be closed all day on Monday 30th Oct
In addition there will be NO GP clinic available on campus either on this day
Health Centre will be open as per normal on Tuesday 31st Oct.
Please contact your GP for any health problems or NHS Direct 0845 46 47
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk for advice during this period.
For students registered at Ashgrove Surgery who feel they need to see a Dr urgently please ring Ashgrove on 01443 404 444 as there will be some reserved Urgent Bookable on Day appointments available to book
An international research team is seeking your help, by completing a short survey on study behaviours.
Survey respondents’ anonymity is guaranteed. This survey will take you no more than 5-10 minutes to complete.
The survey investigates study behaviours, students’ knowledge, and use, of essay mills, as well as what pressures may lead students to use these services. The outcomes will be used to understand student study behaviours so that the universities can look to provide better educational experiences which focus on honesty and academic integrity. The study is being undertaken across Europe, Australasia and the Americas.
A video about student mental health made by Huffington Post for World Mental Health Day
Universities Need To Do More For Students Struggling With Thei…
75% of mental health difficulties develop by the age of 25.Posted by HuffPost UK on Tuesday, 10 October 2017
'Digital Student Mentors’ will soon be available to support new students with advice about digital services and tools.
If you’re not entirely sure how to use all the functionalities in Unilearn, how to submit your assignment online, how bar code submission works, or how to use any other web-based service at USW, you can ask these fellow students for tips. They’ll be available on all campuses from 30th October.
For more information see the Digital Mentoring web page on the Student Mentoring UniLife Channel.
Mental Health affects us all. How we think and feel about ourselves and our lives impacts on our behaviour and how we cope in tough times.
It affects our ability to make the most of the opportunities that come our way and play a full part amongst our family, workplace, university, community and friends. It’s also closely linked with our physical health.
Whether we call it wellbeing, emotional welfare or mental health, it’s key to living a fulfilling life.
There are a wealth of different resources and ideas on how you can get involved on the internet:-
As part of World Mental Health Day on October 10, USW will be showing A Beautiful Mind in TRB001 in the Brecon Bulding on Treforest Campus.
The showing runs from 4.30pm until 7.30pm.
The 2001 film, starring Russell Crowe, is an American biographical drama which is based on the life of John Nash, Nobel Laureate in Economics.
The story begins in Nash’s days as a graduate student at Princeton University. In the film, Nash begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on wife Alicia and friends.
The film lasts just over two hours. Time has been built in for post-movie discussion.
More details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday 11th October, between 12.30 – 2pm, Spectrum would like to invite staff and students to come to the Meeting House in Treforest to listen to 'coming out’ stories from Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Transgender staff and students.
Spectrum, the LGBT+ Staff Network is a group of USW staff committed to promoting LGBT equality for all within the university.
We would like to invite our LGBT staff and students to share their coming out stories to mark Coming Out Day.
It will be a chance to hear about the problems some of us have faced in our lives just because of how we were born, and it may be something you are curious about listening to.
The event will also include a chance to ask questions you didn’t know if you were 'allowed’ to ask! More than anything, listening to these insights may help you understand a little bit more, or to become more aware of some challenges the LGBT community face.
If you who would like to share your story, please contact Rhiannon Kemp. If you are unavailable next Wednesday or are not keen to stand in front of an audience, you can either write out your story for someone to read out on the day, or you can record it and send it for us to play.
We welcome a range of different stories, from hard-hitting to tear jerkers to walks in the park, and it doesn’t have to be your 'first’ coming out story. We are coming out all the time, so you might want to share another one, or a series of ones.
We are looking to organise the same event next year in each campus, but need a bit of support from staff and students in other campuses to make it happen. If you are interested in playing a part in this next year, get in touch with Rhiannon!
This year is the 29th anniversary since it was first observed. Coming Out Day has always been an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for LGBTQ liberation all over the world.
Here in the UK, we have won many battles to establish LGB equality in the law, but there is still work to be done, especially for Trans and Bi people.
On average, in every general waste bin / bag in Wales, 25% of the content is incorrectly disposed of food waste. Students, unfortunately, are currently less conscientious than other demographics about recycling food waste.
Megan Wilson, USWSU Acting President said:
“A lot of people are recycling their food, which is great, but we know that there’s a lot more we can do, especially students living in the USW areas of Treforest, Cardiff and Newport.
“Every single thing we recycle can make a big difference to how much energy we can create for student communities, whilst helping Wales become the best recycling nation in the world.
“For example, 32 recycled tea bags could produce enough energy to power a guitar amp for an hour – long enough for the next party at Eclipse Nightclub! That’s amazing!”
Food waste which is recycled in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Newport and Cardiff is sent to an anaerobic digestion plant where it is used to produce methane. This is then turned into energy.
Food waste that ends up in landfill also creates the greenhouse gas methane which is leaked directly into the atmosphere. For the first twenty years after it is emitted, methane is 84 times more potent than CO2 as greenhouse gas, so burning it to produce energy is far preferable to letting it leak into the atmosphere. Not only does it generate energy: it actually reduces your waste’s impact on the climate.
You can recycle any food, and all food waste – but no liquids please. Keep an eye out for these unavoidable food waste items when you’re preparing food:
For more information, head to the Recycle for Wales website
Just two small caddies full of food waste could generate enough electricity to power a typical home for over one and a half hours.
Here are some more examples: