All students | USW Update | Thursday 3 November

Wellbeing Wrap-Up: October Edition 

The Wellbeing Wrap-Up is a monthly round up of notable news, awareness days and upcoming events provided by the Wellbeing Service. With each edition, you'll get updates on the service including insights from Health, Mental Wellbeing, and Disability. 

Wellbeing Workshops 

There are a number of upcoming workshops and courses relating to managing your mental health: 

Therapy Hounds 

Wednesday 16th November, 6pm to 7pm, Cardiff Campus
Wednesday 30th November, 6pm to 7pm, Newport Campus

Cookery Class 

Wednesday 9th November, 2pm to 3pm, Stilts, Treforest Campus
Thursday 10th November, 5pm to 6pm, Cardiff Campus
Wednesday 23rd November, 2pm to 3pm, Stilts, Treforest Campus

Money Management 

Tuesday 15th November, 12.30pm to 1.30pm, Newport Campus

Careers Fair 

USW Conference Centre, Thursday 10 November at 11.00am – 3.00pm 

This is USW’s biggest and most popular careers event with 50 employers! Come along and meet top graduate recruiters face to face, find out about graduate jobs, summer placements and year in industry opportunities. 

World Cup Celebrations: Volunteers Needed 

The Students’ Union (SU) are creating a video to mark the upcoming FIFA World Cup and they are looking for staff and student volunteers to be briefly filmed cheering on their nation/s. If you are interested in taking part, find out what it involves and complete this form

Personal Data Breach Awareness

A personal data breach means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data. 

We ask that all students inform the University’s Data Protection Officer if they become aware of any data breach or incident involving personal information processed (held) by the University. We rely on staff and students reporting these incidents at the earliest opportunity so we can put any measures in place to contain the incident and act accordingly and responsibly. 

Changes Being Made to the National Student Survey

The Office for Students (OfS) have published their response to the recent consultation on changes to the National Student Survey (NSS) for 2022-23. You can read a general overview and full analysis of the consultation by following the links here

Our internal module and course evaluation survey, LOOP, will be updated to mirror the revised question set and will be promoted to students to complete between Monday 14 and Friday 25 November 2022. 

Timetabling Drop-in Sessions 

The Scheduling team will be running a series of drop-in sessions for both staff and students as we are keen to ensure that any ongoing timetabling issues can be addressed and resolved.  

From Monday 7 to Friday 11 November, 9.00am to 1.00pm, we will be based at the Advice Zone in Treforest, Glyntaff, Newport and Cardiff.   

In the meantime, if you have any questions about your timetable, please check on UniLife for some quick troubleshooting tips and contact details if you need to raise a query.   

Rail Services Affected Next Week Due to Planned Industrial Action  

Rail providers are advising that a number of routes will not be running next week due to planned industrial action. 

Rail services will be affected on Saturday 5 November, Monday 7 November, and Wednesday 9 November. Rail providers have also warned that services will be impacted on the days in between and after strike days.   

Students travelling to our campuses by rail on the above dates are advised to look at alternative travel routes.  

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