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
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's Virtual Learning Environment.
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.
You will need your USW student ID number and your USW password to access your results.
If something unexpected affects your ability to suceed at an assessment, you can apply for extenuating circumstances.
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.
Find out all you need to know about our Graduation Ceremonies.
USW's Advice Zones can help with queries about appeals, extenuating circumstances and other academic matters.
USW 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.
Find out what USW's Careers and Employability Service offers to students based at partner colleges.
Earn a Grad Edge Award to prove your skills, experience and career drive to employers.
Access USW's Study Skills 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.
Reset your USW password
If you've forgotten your password, or if it has expired, you can reset it online.
As a USW student, you have a personal Google mail account with gigabytes of storage, Google Drive, Google Calendar and more.
The Students' Union is ther eto represent your interests.
USW Students' Union's guidance for Course Reps.
If your tutors use Moodle for learning materials, you'll find them here.
Don't forget to look for e-books as well as the library catalogue of paper books.
If you have any problem or question, CAVC's Customer Services will be able to offer you advice and support.
Would you like an appointment with a Careers Adviser? Careers Wales are there to help CAVC students with any careers advice queries.
Find out how the College can support learners with disabilities, sensory impairments, autistic spectrum conditions or mental health issues.
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.
For anything that isn't an academic matter, CAVC policies and procedures apply to you. For academic matters, USW policies and procedures apply.
As a student based in CAVC, you have a personal Office 365 account, which includes an Outlook email account and more.
You'll have to do this at least once every 100 days (and if you forget your password).
Make your voice heard and find out what CAVC did in response to your feedback.
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 / Ryan.Powell@southwales.ac.uk.
Got any question about CAVC’s services? Email email@example.com or phone 02920 250250