USW Students at NPTC Group of Colleges

USW NPTC

If you’re studying a University of South Wales course through NPTC Group of Colleges, 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 Links

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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.


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
  • 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.

Neath Port Talbot Group of Colleges

The College's responsibilities are:

  • To recruit students in line with the College's admissions policy and the programme specification
  • To enrol students at the Colleges and signpost enrolment with the University
  • To undertake the teaching and learning on the programmes
  • To first mark student work
  • To give feedback to students on their work
  • To provide access to library and IT resources through the College Library and Learning Resource Centre
  • To facilitate access to the University of South Wales VLE, Unilife and university resources
  • To deal with complaints that are not academic in nature
  • To advise, guide and support students through tutorials, Study Skill Support and/or Student Support Services
  • To collect tuition fees associated with the programme
  • To confirm your enrolment and attendance with the Student Loan Company

Got any question about NPTC Group of Colleges' services? Ask your Programme Tutors and they will advise you! You can find their contact details on the web page about your course.