Update - Wednesday 1st April - Coronavirus Questions/Concerns
The Students' Union is actively monitoring, following and sharing advice from Public Health Wales and is working hard to ensure that our services continue as normal wherever possible.
University information and guidance is being updated daily and can be found here (and through your USW email): www.southwales.ac.uk/coronavirus
On Tuesday, 31st March, The University released an update encouraging students to keep studying, engaging with lecturers, and completing assessments.
Addressing the "no detriment" policy, the University said, "We agree with this principle, and that’s what we’re aiming for too at USW". They are in the process of working out details of how to put this policy in practice and will have firm details by Monday,13th April. More information about this update is available here.
Update - Wednesday 25th March - Coronavirus Questions/Concerns
We know that many of you have questions/concerns relating to the current situation with Coronavirus and University. To help provide answers, we have created a feedback form so that we can raise these directly with the University.
Please use this form to ask questions relating to the current situation with COVID-19, the University or Students' Union that have not already been answered here: www.southwales.ac.uk/coronavirus Any questions relating to specific courses should be emailed to Course Leaders in the first instance.
The Officer team has weekly meetings with members of the University Executive. We’ll ask them all the questions you have and feed them back through our website.
Update - Friday 20th March - Updates from the University
The Vice-Chancellor has released a video message for students and staff at USW.
Update - Tuesday 17th March - Remote learning for students
The University has taken the decision to move to remote learning for students active immediately.
Following the University's decision to move to remote learning, the Students' Union has made the difficult decision to close all buildings and venues from today. The SU Shop in Treforest will stay open until 12pm today.
Advice and support can be accessed from SU Officers via email:
For further information, please read our updated FAQs.
Update - Monday 16th March - FAQs
You will have received communication today from the University regarding the decision to pause all face-to-face teaching at the end of this week.
Following this advice, the Students' Union has made some small but important changes to the way we operate. You can find these as well as updated opening hours in our FAQs here.
We encourage you to keep checking the FAQs for updated information. Please also regularly check UniLife and Blackboard for the latest updates.
Update - Sunday 15th March - Travel update for international and EU students
Updated information and guidance has been published for all international and EU Students on Unilife.
Please note that if you do choose to return home, all international and EU students must let their course leader know as soon as possible.
Please read the guidance in the article linked above in full. If you have any queries about any implications to your visa, then please contact Immigration and International Student Advice email@example.com
Original Article - Friday 13 March
You will have received communications from the University regarding the developing Covid-19 situation.
We want to assure you that your health and wellbeing is a priority to us – and your Union is always here to support you.
We are actively monitoring, following and sharing advice from Public Health Wales and are working hard to ensure that our services continue to operate as normal wherever possible.
You can find answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions on Unilife. If you are unable to find a response to a question that you have regarding Coronavirus in the Unilife FAQs, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key links for advice:
Unilife Coronavirus FAQ
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice