USW Students @ Partner Colleges: non-college specific information

The University of South Wales collaborates with many different education providers and clients, both in the UK and abroad. Courses range from short bite-sized modules to Higher Education.

On this page, you can find an outline of the USW services that Higher Education students at partner institutions can typically access when studying at our Further Education Partner Colleges. Exact provisions can vary, depending on Partnership Agreements. Please treat this page as a guideline only.

Not all Partnership arrangements are the same. In most, but not all cases, USW takes on the following responsibilities in relation to Partner  :


  • We’re accrediting the franchised courses, so our academic policies apply. That includes
    • Extenuating Circumstances and Fit to Sit policy
    • Suspension of Studies
    • Academic complaints and appeals
  • USW handles quality assurance of the courses, and handles second-marking, external examiners and award boards (which finalise grades at the end of the academic year)
  • Students on franchised courses can usually access our library's resources.
  • Every enrolled student has a USW IT account
    • This includes a student email address and cloud storage through Google Apps.
    • You can set this up to forward any incoming email to another address if you prefer.
  • Your end-of-year results are managed by us

Got any question about USW’s services? Contact the USW Link Officer for your course.

If you don't know who the Link Officer is, you can find out their name by downloading the USW Master Register of Collaborative Activity spreadsheet. You'll have to select the "FE Colleges" sheet, and then find your college and course. Once you know their name, you can search for their contact details in our staff directory.

* University of South Wales Bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of bursaries available. For further information visit: www.southwales.ac.uk/money

USW Services & Web Pages for Partner College Students

Studying

UniLearn (Blackboard) - USW's Virtual Learning Environment

Library - Access USW's Library Resources

Referencing - Most USW courses require students to use the Harvard Referencing Style. Make sure you're familiar with the Referencing Guides for your course.

USW Enrolment  - All USW students have to enrol (register) with the  University of South Wales. You can do this online.

End-of-Year Results - You will need your USW student ID number and your USW password to access your results.

Extenuating Circumstances - If something unexpected affects your ability to  succeed at an assessment, you can apply for extenuating circumstances.

Academic Appeals - If you think there has been a mistake in the way your work has been marked, you can make an  Academic Appeal.

USW Graduations: find out all you need to know about our Graduation Ceremonies.



Representation

USW Students’ Union - there to represent your interests.

Course Reps: USW Students' Union guidance for Course Reps


Advice & Services

USW's Advice Zones can help you with queries about appeals, extenuating circumstances and other academic matters.

Careers and Employability - Find out what USW's Careers and Employability Service offers to students based at Partner Colleges

Grad Edge

Study Skills Resources -  You can access USW’s guides and resources.  For study skills support with a tutor, please  contact your college.

USW’s regulations, policies and procedures set out the rules and expectations that the university and its students are expected to adhere to.


Internet & IT

Reset your USW Password - If you’ve forgotten your pasword, or if it has  expired, you can reset it online.

Your USW Email Account - As USW student, you have a personal Google Mail  account with Gigabytes of storage, Google Drive,  Google Calendar and more through the University.


Credits

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