USW students @ Bridgend College

* 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


Term Dates 2016/17

Bridgend College Term Dates are not the same as those at USW. If in doubt about when your term starts, please contact the college via heenquiries@bridgend.ac.uk for start date information.


About this web page

If you’re studying a University of South Wales course through Bridgend College, this page gives you a list of all the links you'll need to use during your time on the course. 

Further down, you can also find  an overview of the responsibilities and contacts in both institutions. 

This page is managed by the UniLife Team at USW and by the Bridgend College Higher Education Team at Bridgend College. If you have any comments or suggestions about the information, please get in touch!

USW Web Links

Studying

UniLearn (Blackboard) - USW's Virtual Learning Environment

Library - Access USW's Library Resources

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 someone made an error in the mark recorded for your work, or if you think there have been irregularities or defects in the written instructions or the conduct of  exams, you can make an Academic Appeal.

Advice & Services

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

USW Progression Bursary: we offer our Progression Bursary to college students who choose to top-up their USW HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree at one of our USW campuses.

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.


Representation

USW Students’ Union - there to represent your interests.

Course Reps: USW Students' Union guidance for Course Reps

Bridgend College Web Links

Studying

Moodle - If your tutors use Moodle for learning materials,  you’ll find them here

Higher Education - Overview of Bridgend College’s Higher  Education provisions.

Success Centre - Our Skills Coaches can help you boost your Study Skills, such as literacy, numeracy, Welsh and revision practices.




Advice & Services

Higher Education Team: The HE Team are your first point of contact for application, admissions, enrolment and finance advice.

Wellbeing: Please contact the Wellbeing team for personal advice and support.

Specialist Support: The specialist support team will be able to offer help and advice if you have a disability or additional requirement


Internet & IT

Email - As student in Bridgend College, you have a  personal Office365 account, which includes  Outlook email and more.

Reset your Bridgend Password - If you need to set up, change or reset your password, you can do this online.


Graduation

Graduations - If you complete your studies at Bridgend College successfully, you’ll be invited to  attend the College’s Graduation Ceremonies


Representation

Bridgend Students' Union - Representing You.

Student Reps and Ambassadors: Do you  have what it takes to represent your fellow students and Bridgend College?

University of South Wales

Our Responsibilities

As a student on one of our courses, here’s what we’ll be doing for you:
  • We’re accrediting your course, 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 course, and handles second-marking, external examiners and award boards (which finalise grades at the end of the academic year)
  • You can work towards a Grad Edge Award to boost your employability
  • You can 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 Advice Zone or 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.

Bridgend College

Our Responsibilities

As a student at our college, here’s what Bridgend College be doing for you:

  • Our tutors teach the classes and mark your work
  • Our tutors will tell you how to access learning materials for your modules online
  • Our tutors will tell you how to submit work
  • Our Learner Support team will advise you about any non-academic matter
  • Our student records team confirms your registration and attendance to the Student Loans Company / your Assessing body. For any query about student finance payments, please contact our Higher Education Team.
  • You can access our library's resources
  • Every enrolled student has a Bridgend College IT account,
    • this includes a student email address through Office365.com

Got any question about Bridgend College's services? Contact the Bridgend College Higher Education Team.

Credits

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