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April 19, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» All Wales Student Midwife Conference 2018

International Day of the Midwife: Celebrating Midwifery Practice Near and Far
A day of workshops and inspiring speakers including talks from Swansea and Cardiff University, raffle and stalls.

Aneurin Bevan Building, Glyntaff. Saturday 5th May 2018 9am-4pm

Tickets are available from http://bit.ly/2EZdnJl Students £10 (Buffet lunch included)

This event is open to all.

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» Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal Deadlines

The final date to submit Suspension of Studies and Withdrawal for courses that started September 2017 is Friday, 27th April 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 Friday 27th April 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 Friday 27th April 2018. For full details about the Suspension of Studies process see here.

Students studying at Partner Colleges, Partner Organisations or UNICAF should contact their usual course contact.

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April 17, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Survey: who’s in the lead this week?

With just under two weeks left to vote, it’s really important that the University gets your feedback. Your experience of what you liked and what you think could be improved will be used to help shape the future for your fellow students.

The survey which is aimed at final year students is the most direct way of ensuring real changes are made.

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

Taking the lead again with 87.6% are Education, Early Years and Social Work. Design and Digital are following closely behind with 85.4% while Production and Performance are in third position with 84.9%. However with such a narrow gap between all the contenders, the end-of-year prize is still very much up for grabs.

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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» USW Gradbag competition – vote for your favourite design

The response to USW Alumni’s ’Design the 2018 Grad Bag’ competition has been fantastic, with plenty of amazing designs submitted

A big thank you to all students who have submitted a design – the quality has been high and shortlisting no easy task.

See the shortlisted designs and vote for your favourite NOW!

Anyone can vote so whether you are a student or graduate, simply follow the link above to vote for your favourite design.

The winning design will be announced no later than Friday 4 May. Best of luck to all contenders!

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April 13, 2018

Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
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» Frauds, Tricks and Scams

This page gives you advice on protecting yourself from tricks and scams the Home Office are aware of.

If you receive an unexpected email, telephone call or letter from someone who claims to be from the Home Office, it may be a scam. They will never contact you to ask for money or your personal details.

For further information go direct to the Home Office Website

April 12, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Disability & Dyslexia and Wellbeing Service Facilities

Disability & Dyslexia and Wellbeing Service are excited to welcome you to their new offices.

The Disability and Dyslexia and Wellbeing Service (Health Service, Mental Health Service and Counselling) have moved offices into the ground floor of Hirwaun Building, Treforest Campus, and welcome you to come and have a look around between 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Wednesday 18th April.

Drop in, have a cuppa (and cake), and explore some of the services including:

  • Accessible text services and how Harry Potter can help!
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Mental health and wellbeing guidance
  • “Don’t bottle it up” campaign – collect your free water bottle and information
  • Experience life from the perspective of someone with autism using VR headsets
  • Coloured overlays (Irlen)

There will also be drop-in Dyslexia / SpLD screening, as well as general information, advice and guidance on an informal basis available throughout the morning.

If you can’t make it but have questions about the services then please get in touch so another time can be arranged for you to visit.

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April 11, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Newport City Footbridge Maintenance

Newport City Council has confirmed that the Newport City footbridge over the River Usk (to the front of Campus) was closed at short notice on Monday 9th April.

The bridge, which is undergoing cleaning maintenance, will remain closed on weekdays from 8AM to 4PM. The closure is expected to last until Friday 20th April.

Students are advised to use the alternative pedestrian route across Town Bridge.

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April 10, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Blood Donation on Glyntaff Campus - 17th April 2018.

The Welsh Blood Service are bringing their Mobile Donation Clinic to Lower Glyntaff .

The Welsh Blood Service say that working with students is always a breath of fresh air as students are always so willing to give their support. The gift of a blood donation allows the Welsh Blood Service to supply 19 hospitals across Wales with the blood they need on a daily basis.

Sessions take place from 09:30am – 12:20pm & 13:45pm – 16:00pm.

You can book a specific slot, and find more information about giving blood, using this link.

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March 28, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Welsh Language Standards April 2018 – what will it mean for students

Under the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, all Universities are legally bound to comply with the Welsh Language Standards (No.6) Regulations in the same way that we must comply with other regulations e.g. Data Protection, Health and Safety etc.

The legislation recognises that there are two official languages in Wales – Welsh and English – and both languages must be treated equally. It also forms part of the Welsh Government Cymraeg 2050 strategy in achieving one million Welsh speakers by 2050.

From the 1st April 2018, students will have the right to:

  • Correspondence in Welsh
  • Apply for financial support in Welsh
  • Welsh speaking personal mentor
  • Counselling service in Welsh
  • Pastoral meetings in Welsh
  • Bilingual certificates
  • Submit assessments in Welsh
  • Documents and forms in Welsh

What other changes can students expect?
From the 1st of April 2018 you will also notice some changes in the way the University communicates with you. For example, staff will:

  • Answer the telephone in Welsh and English
  • Include a bilingual email signature with a message welcoming correspondence in Welsh or English
  • Send any out of office email messages in Welsh and English
  • Any correspondence received in Welsh (email, letter, text or social media post) will be replied to in Welsh

For further advice please contact: cymraeg@decymru.ac.uk

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» Safonau’r Gymraeg Ebrill 2018 – beth fydd hyn yn ei olygu i’n myfyrwyr

Yn unol â Mesur y Gymraeg (Cymru) 2011, mae’n ofyniad cyfreithiol i bob Prifysgol i gydymffurfio â Rheoliadau Safonau’r Gymraeg (Rhif 6) 2017 yn yr un modd ag yr ydym yn cydymffurfio â rheoliadau eraill e.e. Diogelu Data, Iechyd a Diogelwch ayyb.

Mae’r ddeddfwriaeth yn cydnabod bod dwy iaith swyddogol yng Nghymru – Cymraeg a Saesneg – a dylid trin y ddwy iaith yn gyfartal. Mae hefyd yn rhan o strategaeth Llywodraeth Cymru 2050: Strategaeth y Gymraeg i gyrraedd miliwn o siaradwyr Cymraeg erbyn 2050.

O’r 1af Ebrill, bydd gan fyfyrwyr hawl i:

  • Ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg
  • Ymgeisio am gymorth ariannol yn Gymraeg
  • Mentor personol cyfrwng Cymraeg
  • Gwasanaeth cwnsela yn Gymraeg
  • Cyfarfodydd bugeiliol yn Gymraeg
  • Tystysgrifau dwyieithog
  • Cyflwyno asesiadau yn Gymraeg
  • Dogfennau a ffurflenni yn Gymraeg

Pa newidiadau eraill gall y myfyrwyr ddisgwyl

O’r 1af Ebrill byddwch hefyd yn gweld rhai newidiadau yn y ffordd bydd y Brifysgol yn cysylltu â chi. Er enghraifft, bydd staff yn:

  • Ateb y ffôn yn ddwyieithog
  • Cynnwys llofnod e-bost dwyieithog gyda neges yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg neu’n Saesneg
  • Anfon negeseuon ‘allan o’r swyddfa’ yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg
  • Bydd unrhyw ohebiaeth a dderbynnir yn Gymraeg (e-bost, llythyr, neges testun neu neges ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol) yn derbyn ateb yn Gymraeg

Am gyngor pellach cysylltwch â: cymraeg@decymru.ac.uk

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