USW Students @ 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 heenquiries@bridgend.ac.uk for start date information.


USW & Bridgend

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

USW Icons

Studying

UniLearn (Blackboard)
USW's Virtual Learning Environment.

USW 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 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.

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

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 a personal Google mail account with gigabytes of storage, Google Drive, Google Calendar and more.

Representation

USW Students' Union
The Students' Union is ther eto represent your interests.

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

Bridgend College Web Links

Bridgend Badges

Studying

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

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 are your first point of contact for application, admission, 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 a student in Bridgend College, you have a personal Office 365 account, which includes Outlook email and more.

Reset Your 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 & 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 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 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.

For the Faculty of Business and Society or the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education contact Danielle Bush / 01443 654815 / Danielle.Bush@southwales.ac.uk.

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.