USW Students @ Coleg y Cymoedd

About this page

If you’re studying a University of South Wales course through Coleg y Cymoedd, 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 students, specifically geared to USW students at Cymoedd. 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 Jayne McGregor at Coleg y Cymoedd. If you have any comments or suggestions about the information, please get in touch!

USW Web Links


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.

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.


USW Students’ Union - there to represent your interests.

Course Reps: USW Students' Union guidance for Course Reps

Coleg y Cymoedd Web Links


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

Higher Education - Student Life: Dedicated support area for everything related to Higher Education

Learning Centres: Information about our Library services and resources to help you alongside your studies

Advice & Services

Student Life: Your one stop place for everything whilst a student at Coleg y Cymoedd

Internet & IT

Reset your Coleg y Cymoedd Account: Self Account Management (SAM)

Office 365: As a student based at Coleg y Cymoedd, you will have a pesonal Office 365 account which will include Email, Microsoft Office and much more!

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


Learner Voice: A place to make your voice heard and find out what the Learner Voice Forum have been up to

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 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.

Coleg y Cymoedd

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 Learner Services team will advise you about any non-academic matter
  • You can access our library's resources
  • Every enrolled student has a Coleg y Cymoedd IT account,
  • this includes a student email address through
Got any question about a Coleg y Cymoedd service? Contact the Learner Services team or email

Learner Services Team: Contact Learner Services at the campus you are studying at


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