USW Students at Bridgend College

Term Dates

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 [email protected] for start date information.

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If you’re studying a University of South Wales course through Bridgend College, this page gives you 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.

USW Web Links

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UniLearn (Blackboard)
USW's Virtual Learning Environment.

USW 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 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 suceed 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 there have been irregularities in the written instructions or the conduct of exams, you can make an Academic Appeal.

Student Casework
A brief guide to University regulations and procedures for Student Casework.

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

Advice & Services

USW Advice Zones
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 degree to a full honours degree at one of our USW campuses.

USW Careers
You can access the full range of careers support and services.

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

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

Your USW Email Account
As a USW student, you have an Office 365 account which includes Outlook Mail, Outlook Calendar, OneDrive online storage, Office applications and more.


USW Students' Union
The Students' Union is there to represent your interests.

Course Reps
USW Students' Union's guidance for Course Reps.

Bridgend College Web Links

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Student Portal

Bridgend College student portal.

Higher Education
Bridgend College Higher Education student information.

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

Advice & Services

Higher Education Team
The HE Team is your first point of contact for application, admission, enrolment and finance advice.

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

As a student in Bridgend College, you will have a Bridgend College email account to access all Google suite applications including Gmail, Google Drive and Classrooms.
To login, use your email address as the username (ie [email protected]).

Register for Password Online Self Service
Register for Password Self Service so that you can change your password online if you forget it in the future.

Reset Your Password
To change or reset your forgotten password, you can do this online.


If you successfully complete your studies at Bridgend College, you will be invited to attend the College's graduation ceremonies.


Student Reps & 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
    • Interruption 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 access our library's resources.
  • Every enrolled student has a USW IT account. This includes a student email address and storage through Office 365.
  • Your end-of-year results are managed by us

Got a question about USW’s services?

Email [email protected].

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
  • You can access our library's resources
  • Every enrolled student has a Bridgend College IT account,
    • this includes a student email address provided by Google G-Suite

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