USW Students at The College Merthyr Tydfil

USW & The College Merthyr Tydfil

If you’re studying a University of South Wales (USW) course through The College Merthyr Tydfil, 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 for 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.

Merthyr Links

Merthyr

Services

Student Life - An overview of services and opportunities for students of the College.

Learner Support - The college has a number of support structures in place to help and support you during your studies.

Fees and Finance - An overview of tuition fees and financial support for students. This page includes information for Higher Education students.

Enrichment- Broaden your horizons and maximise your potential while contributing positively to the College and community life.

Information Technology

Student Portal - Access library services, facilities and resources online.

Email- Access your student email account, provided through Office 365.

Moodle- The College's Vitual Learning Environment contains materials for courses and more.


Representation

Learner Assembly -Through the Learner Assembly you can give feedback and help us provide the best learning and support experience for all.


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
    • 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
  • 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 / 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.

The College Merthyr Tydfil

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 will advise you about any non-academic matter
  • You can access our library's resources
  • Every enrolled student has a Merthyr College IT account,
    • this includes a student email address through Office365.com

Got any question about the college’s services? Send us a message or phone  01685 726000