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Drop In Closed

August 18, 2017

We apologise for any inconvenience but, due to us moving offices – we will be unavailable for a couple of days.

International Welcome Week 2017- Helpers required

July 25, 2017

Building on the success of last year, IISA are looking for a number of student helpers to assist with welcoming new international students to the University during this year’s International Welcome Programme.

Website Updates

July 20, 2017

The Immigration & International Student advice team are currently updating their Unilife Pages. This means that some links are currently not working and some information has been moved.

Money Found!

July 14, 2017

Money was dropped in the IISA International Zone (E001) on July 7th

Home Office Telephone Frauds and Scams

June 20, 2017

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

Home Office Telephone Frauds and Scams

March 7, 2017

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

Tickets for Bath, Big Pit and Oxford

February 14, 2017

As you may know we have some exciting trips coming up over the next few weeks, to the City of Bath, Big Pit National Coal Museum and the City of Oxford.

Psychology dissertation participants needed

February 14, 2017

Charlotte, a 3rd year psychology student, is looking for help from Czech or Slovak students for her dissertation. Further details, including how to get in touch with Charlotte are included in her message below.

Spaces available for Welsh night tonight!

February 10, 2017

Calling all students – new and old!

As you know, we are currently welcoming our new February 2017 students to the University and tonight is the last night of International Welcome Programme, which can only mean one thing! Welsh Night with a Twmpath!

Chaplaincy Christmas Eve meal

December 19, 2016

Event Date December 24, 2015 8 p.m. – December 25, 2015

Location – The Meeting House

The Chaplaincy will be open on Christmas Eve for their annual Christmas Eve Gathering. There’ll be a traditional turkey dinner, a festive movie and at midnight a visit from Santa!

Lloyds Bank Scam

December 16, 2016

We have been made aware that Lloyds customers should be on the lookout for a new sophisticated fraud that involves fraudsters sending fake bank letters.

The convincing letters being sent are a replica template from Lloyds and include their logo, address and signature from a customer service representative.

The letter tells recipients that there have been some “unusual transactions” on their personal account and asks them to call a number highlighted in bold to confirm they are genuine.

When victims call the number, an automated welcome message is played and the caller is asked to enter their card number, account number and sort code followed by their date of birth. Victims are then instructed to enter the first and last digit of their security number.

The bank has confirmed that the phone number and letters are fake. The letters are essentially a sophisticated phishing attempt and serves as a warning to consumers to question written correspondence from their banks.

IISA December Drop In Closure

December 5, 2016

Due to staff commitments Drop In will be closed on Friday 9th December 2016 and Wednesday 14th December.

Home Office Telephone Frauds and Scams

December 1, 2016

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

Drop In Early Closure

November 21, 2016

Due to Staff Training – there will be no Drop In on the afternoon of Friday 25th November

Anxiety Awareness Session

November 1, 2016

Get help for your anxiety

Book into one of the following ‘Anxiety Awareness’ 1hr sessions to learn about this condition, how it affects you and to find ways to help control it – all take place 12.30-1.30pm:

Home Office telephone frauds and scams

October 27, 2016

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

IISA Drop-in closures (E001)

September 8, 2016

Immigration & International Student Advice drop-in will be closed from 2.30pm today (Thursday 08.09.16) and all day tomorrow (Friday 09.09.16).

Telephone Frauds and Scams

August 25, 2016

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

Drop In Reduced Hours

August 23, 2016

Due to staff training Drop In will run on reduced hours for the rest of this week.

Drop In Closure

August 17, 2016

Due to internal office moves Drop In will be closed on Friday 19th August

Telephone frauds and scams

May 20, 2016

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them.

Don't forget our Summer fun evening in Bute Park on 10th June!

May 18, 2016

You are invited to Bute Park in Cardiff on Friday 10th June for a picnic and summer fun evening, filled with our usual array of games, balls and our small parachute.

All students, home and international, are welcome. Feel free to bring your families!

Glyntaff Drop In Cancelled

May 17, 2016

Due to Staff Leave we are unable to have a staff member in Glyntaff on the 18th and 25th May

Drop In Closed 28.04.2016

April 28, 2016

As staff will be attending an important information and training day – Drop In will be closed on Thursday 28th April.

USW Fan Group Meeting

April 27, 2016

Come join us at our USW:1World Friends and Neighbours meeting this afternoon!

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. The FAN Charity supports communities to set up groups that bring people together from around the corner and around the world, to meet and talk in a relaxed and friendly space. The USW FAN group is open to all (students, staff and local community members) and it’s FREE to take part, so why not come along and see who you might meet?

USW FAN Group Meeting

April 19, 2016

Come join us at our USW:1World Friends and Neighbours meeting on Wednesdays! FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. The FAN Charity supports communities to set up groups that bring people together from around the corner and around the world, to meet and talk in a relaxed and friendly space. The USW FAN group is open to all (students, staff and local community members) and it’s FREE to take part, so why not come along and see who you might meet?

FAN Group

April 12, 2016

Come join us at our USW:1World Friends and Neighbours meeting on Wednesdays!
FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. The FAN Charity supports communities to set up groups that bring people together from around the corner and around the world, to meet and talk in a relaxed and friendly space. The USW FAN group is open to all (students, staff and local community members) and it’s FREE to take part, so why not come along and see who you might meet?

Last Chance Before Easter!

March 15, 2016

Come join us at our USW:1World Friends and Neighbours meeting on Wednesdays!

Each week we pick a topic to chat about and this week it’s favourite foods – why not come along and give it a try? – there is no joining fee and no obligation – just a friendly and safe space to come and chat, meet others and perhaps have a coffee.

We look forward to seeing you.

Come join us at our USW:1World Friends and Neighbours meeting on Wednesdays!

March 8, 2016

FAN stands for Friends and Neighbours. The FAN Charity supports communities to set up groups that bring people together from around the corner and around the world, to meet and talk in a relaxed and friendly space. The USW FAN group is open to all (students, staff and local community members) and it’s FREE to take part, so why not come along and see who you might meet?

No Drop-In at Atrium tomorrow

February 10, 2016

Due to the International Welcome Programme, there will be no drop-in at the Atirum tomorrow (Thursday 11th February).

Drop In Closed

February 5, 2016

Drop in will be closed this afternoon (Friday 5th February) for important staff training

Telephone Frauds & Scams

January 25, 2016

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying there is a problem with their visa and trying to extort money from them.

Drop In Closed

December 2, 2015

Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th December

USW:1World Tea not Terror Events next week

November 27, 2015

You will no doubt be aware that multiple terrorist atrocities and other incidents across the world are receiving huge amounts of media attention and that social media is also awash with debate.

USW:1World have organised a series of ''Tea not Terror’' events across all 4 campuses next week in order for our staff and students, who represent 105 countries, to come together and show solidarity and support for each other at this time. Free tea for all!

Further details can be found in the attached poster but timings are:

Treforest Tuesday 1st December 4-5.30pm Brecon Building Foyer

Caerleon Wednesday 2nd December 12noon-1pm Main Boardroom

Newport City Wednesday 2nd December 2-3pm Exhibition Space (Ground Floor)

Cardiff Atrium Wednesday 2nd December 4-5.30pm Atrium Foyer (The Street)

Drop In Closure

November 18, 2015

Drop In Closed Thursday Afternoon 19th November

Your chance to win £1000: International Student Barometer

November 11, 2015

We’re committed to improving the experience of our students, so we’ve asked an independent research agency (i-graduate) to gather feedback on your experiences at the University. This is your opportunity to tell us what’s working, what’s frustrating and what you think of your university experience so far as an international student.

The University recognises the significant investment of time and money you have made in your studies and we value your opinion. By completing the Barometer you will play a part in enhancing the student experience for current and future students.

Please refer to your student emails for the link to have your say.

Cancelled Newport City Drop In

October 28, 2015

Unfortunately due to staff commitments the drop in session at Newport City Campus today, 28th October 2015, has had to be cancelled.

Telephone Frauds and Scams

July 23, 2015

We have, again, been made aware that a number of students have recently been contacted by fraudsters saying there is a problem with their visa and trying to extort money from them.

Reduced Summer Drop-in at Atrium

June 4, 2015

An International Student Adviser will only be available for drop-in queries over the summer on Monday 20th July and Monday 17th August.

End of Term Party

May 20, 2015

Well, can you believe that the end of term is nearly upon us? It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were welcoming new students at the International Welcome Programmes (IWP) and now it’s almost time for some of you to go!

Street Food Circus Cardiff

May 13, 2015

Throughout May and June, there will be a pop-up street food market at the weekend from 5pm-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and from 2pm-10pm on Sundays in between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street train stations.

Telephone Scam

April 27, 2015

We have been informed that some international students in the UK have recently been targeted as part of a telephone scam.

No drop-in at Atrium on Monday 20th April

April 17, 2015

Due to staff shortages there will be no drop-in at the Atrium on Monday 20th April. An International Student Adviser will next be available at the Atrium for drop-in queries on Thursday 23rd April between 10-12 and 2-4.

World Story Telling Day

March 12, 2015

IISA and the Chaplaincy would like to invite you come and join us and our professional storyteller in the Meeting House for World Storytelling Day.

We are international social media campaign

March 5, 2015

Did you know that if you use Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you can join the Universities UK, British Council and NUS social media campaign to promote international student’s stories?

AIESEC GoGlobal Sessions

February 17, 2015

AIESEC are running a number of GoGlobal Sessions at the University of South Wales.

January Social Event with the Global Assistants 20th January 5pm in E001(B68)

January 14, 2015

Have you ever wondered why you see Valentine’s cards and chocolates so early in Wales? Why Welsh Valentine’s Day cards don’t say the normal ‘Will you be my Valentine?’ or ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ but rather phrases such as ‘Happy St Dwynwen’s Day’ or ‘Dydd sant ffolant hapus?’

IISA Drop In Closed 2pm-4pm this week

August 5, 2014

Due to staff illness the Immigration and International Student Advice team is very low on staff. We have therefore had to close all afternoon (2pm to 4pm) drop-in sessions at the Treforest campus this week.

Police Registration

July 4, 2014

New Students

If you would like to complete your Police Registration on campus, please come to B68 – the International Zone – as soon as possible to check if we have appointments.

Drop In at City Campus

July 2, 2014

Due to staff annual leave, an adviser will be available at City Campus (Floor D) on Friday only for week ending 04.07.14.

Internet Scams Affecting Students

July 2, 2014

We sometimes hear of internet scams targeting students and need to alert students and remind them of the importance of safe and secure internet use.

Drop In at City Campus

June 12, 2014

Due to staff annual leave, an adviser will be available at City Campus (Floor D) on Tuesday only for week ending 20.06.14.

International Conference of Nigerian Students (ICONS2014)

May 16, 2014

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) Preston have notified us that they will be hosting an International Conference of Nigerian Students (ICONS2014) on the weekend of 14-15 June 2014. University of South Wales students are welcome to attend (but should note that the University do not provide transport or accommodation and students will need to arrange this themselves).

Handy Hints Tree

May 13, 2014

Have you seen the new IISA Handy Hints Tree? Have you got a hint or tip about living and studying in the UK that you’d like to share with other students?

Update about Burglaries in Treforest

May 6, 2014

Over the past few weeks there have been reports of burglaries within the Treforest area. The police have announced that two males have been arrested in connection with the burglaries and the investigation is ongoing.

Short Survey on Student Accommodation

March 3, 2014

Village Digs are currently looking to launch a company that has the dual aim to address the problems students are facing when looking for off-campus accommodation as well as to increase the value for money they get from their typical expenses.

NHS Dentist

January 15, 2014

NHS Dentist in Pontypridd Registering New Patients

Caerleon IISA Drop-In Closed Today (10.12.13)

December 9, 2013

Immigration & International Student Advice will not be at the Caerleon and Newport Campus for drop-in today due to staff illness. Please check tomorrow for further information.

Networking Event 4th December

November 26, 2013

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB?

CALLING ALL MARKETING, EVENTS, PUBLIC RELATIONS etc. Msc. or Undergraduate students,

We would like to invite you to attend the event called Network: Chapter One, which is a networking afternoon tea session on the 4th of December 2013 at 2pm at The University of South Wales.

UKBA Tier 4 Online Applications

April 5, 2013

From 6th April 2013 visa applications will be completed online and you will no longer need to download your application form to fill in by hand.

To complete your application you will have to create an account before you attend a visa workshop. We will then help you with completion of the application form in the workshop.

ISSS Opening Hours

December 14, 2012

The International Student Support Service is open for business as usual next week

BUNAC Internships in Britain

April 19, 2012

Due to the closure of the Post Study Work Scheme on 5th April, BUNAC has contacted us to ask us to inform our students of the internships they offer to international students once you have completed your studies. This would be a great opportunity to internationalise your CV and to further enhance your experience of British culture.

Changes to Immigration Rules

April 13, 2012

On 6th April 2012, the UK Border Agency closed the Post Study Work Scheme and the amount of money students need to show for making a visa application was increased. The UKBA have also brought out a new application form, so the current version for Tier 4 visas is now 04/12.

Japanese guests visit Glamorgan

September 22, 2011

Students and professors from Japan visited the University of Glamorgan last week, to learn more about British culture and to improve their English.

Resident Parking Permits

February 24, 2011

Update (July 2012): Please note this news posting is out of date. For current information, please see the new parking enforcement in local council posting on the main Glamlife News site, or the Student parking information.

If you have a car in the local area, which you park on the road outside your house, you may need a Resident Parking Permit to do so. The local Police have informed us that they are shortly going to fine all cars in the Treforest area that do not display a valid permit and which are parked in relevant residential roads.

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