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February 1, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Talk about Mental Health – Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day on the 1st of February, is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives

Don’t be afraid to talk about mental health. Mental health problems are common and one in four of us will be affected at some point in our lives. So being able to talk about mental health is something that’s important for us all.

The fact that it’s sometimes difficult to talk about mental health problems can be one of the hardest parts of having a mental illness. Whether it’s fear or awkwardness about talking to someone you know about their mental health problem – or talking about our own mental health problem, being unable to talk about mental health isn’t good for anyone.

Wherever you are – at home, at work or on the top of a mountain – have your conversation about mental health today!

Support for students who are experiencing mental or emotional distress is also available from the University’s Mental Health Service.

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January 31, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» HEFCW – making sure that Universities are financially secure and delivering an excellent student experience

HEFCW is the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and works with Universities like USW to ensure that they are financially secure and working to deliver an excellent experience for their students

HEFCW works with universities and FE colleges in many different ways including:

  • Coordinating the NSS Survey in Wales
  • Ensuring that graduates in Wales have the skills they need for the workplace
  • Encouraging increased flexible learning options, including part-time provision, work-based and distance learning
  • Working to achieve meaningful partnerships between students, educators and student unions
  • Consulting with students in key areas such as developing fee and access plans
  • Ensuring that the voice of Wales, including Welsh students, is represented at all levels of decision-making
  • Protecting the student interest so all students have the opportunity to succeed
  • Providing more opportunities for studying through the medium of Welsh

If you would like to find out more about HEFCW and what they are currently doing for students in HE, including their plans for the future, please visit their website.

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January 28, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Online IT Customer Support Service (PoB) unavailable -Sunday 28th January 2018

Please be aware that the Online IT Customer Support Service (PoB) is unavailable today -Sunday 28th January 2018.

IT Services apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to our students who may be trying to log an IT support request and are working to resolve this unexpected problem.

As an alternative a voicemail message can be left on the telephone service +44 1443 482882, this will be actioned when the service next opens at 8.30am on Monday 29th January 2018.

In addition a suitable solution to an IT query may be found on the IT Services website.

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January 23, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Smoking Near Buildings: Complaints

There have been complaints recently about smokers congregating by building entrances and smoke drifting into buildings.

Please be reminded that the Smoking On Campus Policy (which also applies to electronic cigarettes & vaporisers) states:

“Smoking is prohibited throughout University buildings and vehicles. This prohibition is also extended to building entrances and the immediate vicinity of buildings, particularly where there are adjacent windows.”

We’ve received specific complaints about smokers congregating near the entrance of Elaine Morgan building.

Please try to minimise impact on non-smokers. We’d like to make the University a better environment for everyone.

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January 22, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» New Extended opening hours at Treforest Health Centre

We are pleased to announce that we have extended our opening times at the Treforest Health Centre

The Health Centre is now open every week day during term time at the following times

Monday 09.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 13.30 – 17.00
Tuesday 10.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 13.30 – 17.00
Wednesday 09.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 13.30 – 17.00
Thursday 10.00 – 12.30 closed in the afternoon
Friday 09.00 – 12.30 / closed for lunch / 14 – 16.30

Please note that the Health Centre does NOT open on the weekend and on some occasions it may be unavoidable and necessary for the Health Centre to close sometimes during the week.

If you need to speak to someone in regards to any health issues when the Health Centre is closed contact NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47 or alternatively visit your local Pharmacy for advice

January 12, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» New Nurse Adviser at the Health Centre

Bethan Rees joined the Health centre team this week

Beth will be based at the Treforest Campus Health Centre and will work Mon – Fri during term time.

Due to short staff The Health Centre has been closed on Tues/Thurs but will now open again all day on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings for appointments starting w/c 22nd January


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» Intramural 5 & 7-a-side football competitions

Our popular intramural 7 & 5-a-side football competitions start at the end of this month

The 7-a-side competition starts on Thursday 25 January (6.00-8.00pm) and takes place in our new state of the art indoor barn at the Sports Park. The 5-a-side competition starts on Sunday 28 January (4.00-6.00pm) in the Treforest Sport Centre.

football game

Each team plays two games every week and you will be able to:

* Pick your own team

* Choose a team name

* Have team shirts made


Trophies will be presented to the winning team and the top goal scorer!

Further information and entry forms are available from our website.

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January 11, 2018

Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Make a New Year's Resolution

Meningitis vaccinations are still available to Students returning to University after the Christmas break

First year students up to the age of 25 are still eligible for the free Meningococcal ACWY vaccine, which protects against a particularly deadly form of meningitis, meningococcal W (Men W).

It’s vital that students are not complacent about the threat of meningitis – you are urged to take up this lifesaving vaccine. Teenagers and students are at higher risk from the disease because they mix closely with large numbers of new friends, some of whom will unknowingly be carrying the bacteria, enabling it to spread more easily, Meningitis Now has renewed its call for more to get vaccinated.

If you live in halls or in the Treforest area contact the Health Centre 01443 48 2081 to book an appointment for the vaccination.
Alternatively contact your GP surgery and request the vaccination


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» Instructional courses at the Sport Centre start next week!

Fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood? Then sign up to one of our 13 weekly instructional courses which include archery, pole fitness, climbing, and trampolining.

rock climbing and pole dancing classes

You do not have to be a member to take part in any of the courses so why not bring a friend along and try something new together?

All courses start the week commencing Monday 15 January and spaces are filling up!

To book, visit reception in the Sport Centre or speak to a member of our reception team on (01443) 482681.
For a full list of courses see our website.

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January 9, 2018

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» New Advice Zone Phone Number - 01443 482 540

A single number to contact the Advice Zone on any of USW’s four campuses. Save it to your phone now.

Advice Zones - New Phone Number

From Tuesday 9th January 2018 the Advice Zones on all four USW campuses will share the same phone number, 01443 482 540. This should simplify and speed up how you contact your Advice Zone by telephone.

When you call the number you will be asked which Advice Zone you would like to speak to. Please choose the Advice Zone at the campus where your course is based, either Cardiff, Glyntaff, Newport or Treforest.

The Advice Zones are usually open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you’re not able to get through during these times it’s because all of our assistants are busy, and you’ll be able to leave a message. Please leave your name, your student number and a short message and we will return your call within 2 working days.

See Advice Zones for more information, including email addresses and physical locations.

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