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March 27, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» New and improved bike facilities

Over the Easter break, new and improved bike facilities will be installed at USW Sports Park and Glyntaff campus.

On Wednesday 4th April, the existing bike facilities at the Sports Park will be replaced with a new bike shelter, which will be accessible via the side of the Sports Park main building. Glyntaff campus will also receive additional facilities, with a bike shelter installed at the front of the Russell Wallace building.

More information about sustainable travel can be found on our Traveling to Campus page.

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March 26, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» NSS Race: Week 6 Results

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 survey has now been running for six weeks and is the most direct way of ensuring real changes are made. If you are in your final year, you will have already received an email about it.

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

Design and Digital have jumped back into first place, with Education, Early Years and Social Work and Production and Performance left battling it out for second and third place. With only 1.14 percent between the top three forerunners, every completed NSS survey counts.

The NSS closes next month; 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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March 23, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Measles Outbreak Advice

Measles is highly contagious and is easily spread. If you develop measles you should not attend lectures or public places until at least five days after the rash develops.

There has been an increase in Measles cases in South East Wales, including the Cardiff area. Measles is highly infectious and generally spreads from person to person by coughs and sneezes.

Signs and symptoms of measles include:

  • a high temperature
  • a cough
  • conjunctivitis (painful, red eyes)
  • small white spots on the inside of the mouth (sometimes)
  • a red, blotchy rash that appears approximately 3 to 4 days later; this usually starts on the face and spreads down over the rest of the body.

It is very important to prevent the spread of this disease; if you think you have developed any of the following symptoms, please be advised:

  • do not attend any of the University buildings or go to any classes, lectures or placements
  • do not go to any social events or attend clubs, bars or parties

If you think you may have symptoms of measles, please do not go to the GP surgery, A&E department or hospital, where you could put other people at risk, without calling ahead first. If you suspect you have measles, you should contact NHS Direct Wales for an assessment (0845 46 47) or your GP to ask for advice.

If you have a possible diagnosis of measles, please inform the USW Accommodation Office/your Private Landlord Provider and the University Health Service – by telephone or email only.

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March 21, 2018

Glamlife News from Chaplaincy site
Glamlife News from Chaplaincy site
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» Exams and Ramadan - meeting 23rd of March

For the next few years, Ramadan will fall during the exam period. The University has set out ways in which it can support you in observing this holy month whilst meeting the obligations of your exams.

There will be a meeting to inform students of these arrangements immediately after Jummah on Friday 23rd of March at the Meeting House on Treforest Campus. If you are a student who observes Ramadan and you are sitting exams it is important that you attend.

Thank you.

Vaughan Rees
Director of Chaplaincy
University of South Wales
01443 654069

March 20, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» Earth Hour: 8.30pm-9.30pm, Saturday 24th March.

Between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 24 March, millions of people across the world will turn of their lights as part of WWF’s Earth Hour – the global celebration of our brilliant planet.

University of South Wales is supporting this year’s campaign. We’re committed to taking local action to help tackle global climate change.
On the night, we’ll be turning off all non-essential lights on our campuses during Earth Hour.

You can participate in the event and help us by switching off unnecessary items in your room, flat, house, office area during the hour.

Climate change will have a massive effect on our planet – including all the people, wildlife, and habitats that it supports. Taking part in Earth Hour helps to reduce energy use and associated emissions to the environment. This demonstrates that we are committed to reducing our environmental impact and care about the future of our planet.

So why not take part? You can sign up to Earth Hour as an individual by visiting Earth Hour Wales where you can also add yourself to the Earth Hour map.

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» NSS Race: Who’s in the lead in week 6?

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 survey is now been running for six weeks and is the most direct way of ensuring real changes are made. If you are in your final year, you will have already received an email about it.

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

Back in first place with a lead of just 0.1% is Education, Early Years and Social Work with Design and Digital following closely behind. Production and Performance are in third position but at just over 1% behind the leader, the end-of-year prize is still there for the taking.

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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» Nursing training exercise at Glyntaff car park

This Wednesday (21 March) we will be holding a training exercise for nursing students and Gwent Police probationary officers in the Tramsheds car park in Lower Glyntaff.

You may see ambulances and police cars in the area but please do not be alarmed – it is only an exercise.

Part of the car park outside Tramsheds will be closed from Tuesday evening (20 March) until approximately 1pm on Wednesday (21 March). Alternative parking is available in the lower gravel car park as well as in Upper Glyntaff.  

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March 19, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» University Opening hours over Easter 2018

The last day of spring term is Friday 23rd March and summer term starts on Monday 16th April.

If you’re staying on or around our campuses over the Easter break you’ll need to know what services and facilities are open during the vacation.

The University will be closed starting on Friday 30th March and will reopen on Wednesday 4th April. This covers all campuses, buildings and services, except student halls and campus security. Opening times listed below only apply outside this 5 day closure period.

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University-wide services

  • Advice Zones – Advice Zones will be closed on the University closure days. On other days they are open as usual from 8.30am to 4.30pm (weekdays).
  • Wellbeing Service – The Wellbeing Service is operating with reduced provision until Friday 30th March, then closes completely until reopening on Monday 16th April. For the week 26th-30th March:

Cardiff Campuses

Glyntaff Campuses

Newport City Campus

Treforest Campus

  • Library – Treforest.
  • USW Print & Design – open usual days and times except during University closure period.
  • Treforest Sport Centre – opening times from 24th March to 16th April are:
    • 24th – 25th March: 10am-5.45pm;
    • 26th – 29th March: 7.45am-10.30pm;
    • 30th March – 3rd April: Closed for Easter;
    • 4th – 15th April: Monday to Friday 7.45am-10.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5.45pm;
    • 16th April – Normal term time hours resume.
  • Students’ Union:
    • Admin 8.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday;
    • Catering & Bar – Close after trade on 23rd March, re-open Monday 16th April;
    • Shop – Closes at 9pm on 23rd March, reopens Monday 16th April;
    • Glamorgan Student Letting open hours 9.00 am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday.

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Glamlife News from Health site
Glamlife News from Health site
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» Health centre closed Thursday 22nd March

Due to staff training there will be NO NURSE available at either Treforest or Newport campus Thurs 22nd March 2018

Please contact NHS WALES DIRECT 0845 46 47

March 18, 2018

Glamlife News from SS News Application
Glamlife News from SS News Application
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» All USW Campuses are open tomorrow, Monday 19th March

All USW Campuses are expected to be open as normal on Monday 19th March.

The Estates teams have worked through the weekend to make sure that key routes are cleared and salted but we’d advise you to take appropriate care when you are driving and walking.

Before you set out, it’s worth checking UniLife, the USW website, or social media from 0700 in case there’s any change from overnight weather.

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