USW Students @ Cardiff and Vale College

About this web page

If you’re studying a University of South Wales course through Cardiff and Vale College, this page gives you a list of all the links you'll need to use during your time on the course. It's a bridge between the college's and the university's homepages for enrolled students, specifically geared to USW students at CAVC. Why not make it your homepage?

After the links, 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 Andrew White and Kate Ellaway at CAVC. If you have any comments or suggestions about the information, please get in touch!

USW Web Links


USW UniLearnUniLearn (Blackboard)
USW's Virtual Learning Environment.

USW LibraryUSW Library

Access USW's Library Resources.


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

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

End-of-Year ResultsEnd-of-Year Results

You will need your USW student ID number and your USW password to access your results.

Extenuating CircumstancesExtenuating Circumstances

If something unexpected affects your ability to suceed at an assessment, you can apply for extenuating circumstances.

Academic AppealsAcademic Appeals

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

USW GraduationsUSW Graduations

Find out all you need to know about our Graduation Ceremonies.

Advice & Services

USW Advice ZonesUSW Advice Zones

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

USW Progression BursaryUSW Progression Bursary
We offer our Progression Bursary to students who choose to top up their USW HND or foundation degreee to a full honours degree at one of our USW campuses.

USW CareersCareers and Employability

Find out what USW's Careers and Employability Service offers to students based at partner colleges.

Grad EdgeGrad Edge

Earn a Grad Edge Award to prove your skills, experience and career drive to employers.

Study Skills ResourcesStudy Skills Resources

Access USW's Study Skills guides and resources. For study skills support with a tutor, please contact your college.

USW Regulations & PoliciesUSW Regulations and Policies

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 passwordReset your USW password
If you've forgotten your password, or if it has expired, you can reset it online.

Your USW Email AccountYour USW Email Account

As a USW student, you have a personal Google mail account with gigabytes of storage, Google Drive, Google Calendar and more.


USW Students' UnionUSW Students' Union

The Students' Union is ther eto represent your interests.

Course RepsCourse Reps

USW Students' Union's guidance for Course Reps.

CAVC Web Links


Your Courses on MoodleYour Courses on Moodle

If your tutors use Moodle for learning materials, you'll find them here.

Library ResourcesLibrary Resources

Don't forget to look for e-books as well as the library catalogue of paper books.

Advice & Services

Customer ServicesCustomer Services

If you have any problem or question, CAVC's Customer Services will be able to offer you advice and support.

Careers WalesCareers Wales

Would you like an appointment with a Careers Adviser? Careers Wales are there to help CAVC students with any careers advice queries.

Disablility Support ServiceAdditional Learning Needs

Find out how the College can support learners with disabilities, sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health issues.

Contact an EPOContact an EPO

For further advice, information and guidance on all matters relating to employability and your next steps, please contact your EPO at CAVC.


Cardiff and Vale College International offers a full time support programme for our learners.

Policies and ProceduresPolicies and Procedures

For anything that isn't an academic matter, CAVC policies and procedures apply to you. For academic matters, USW policies and procedures apply.

Internet & IT

Your CAVC Email AccontYour CAVC Email Accont

As a student based in CAVC, you have a personal Office 365 account, which includes an Outlook email account and more.

Reset your CAVC PasswordReset your CAVC Password

You'll have to do this at least once every 100 days (and if you forget your password).


Learner VoiceLearner Voice

Make your voice heard and find out what CAVC did in response to your feedback.

Students' UnionStudents' Union

Representing you.

University of South Wales

Our Responsibilities

As a student on one of our courses, here’s what we’ll be doing for you:

  • After you’ve enrolled, we’ll confirm your status to your student loan provider (if you have applied). Check the progress of your student finance confirmation online.
  • 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
  • When you complete your studies, you can graduate at one of ourgraduation ceremonies

Got a question about USW’s services?

For the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science or the Faculty of Creative Industries contact Ryan Powell / 01443 482910 /

For the Faculty of Business and Society or the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education contact Danielle Bush / 01443 654815 /

Cardiff and Vale College

Our Responsibilities

As a student at our college, here’s what we’ll 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 Customer Services will advise you about any non-academic matter
  • We administer the CAVC HE Bursaries scheme.
  • You can access our library's resources
  • Every enrolled student has a CAVC IT account,
    • this includes a student email address through

Got any question about CAVC’s services? Email or phone 02920 250250


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