This year activities are taking place online and on-campus. We’ll give out lots of important information and guidance so make sure you attend so you get started on the right path. There may be small changes made to the timetables, so please check back just before you are due to start to avoid missing out on activities.
You can join the online activity by following these instructions:
If your course has an induction activity that is taking place on-campus, a room number will be provided within the timetable.
To find the specific location of a room, you can use our Find-A-Room system.
Safety measures have been put in place for 2020/21 across our campuses following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about these safety measures please visit our safety on campus page.
To learn more about how online/offline study will work in 2021/22, please visit our blended learning pages.
Your learning and teaching will be delivered in the scheduled time through one of the below formats:
• Online only and synchronous: all teaching sessions will be remote and at scheduled days and times
• Online only and asynchronous: no scheduled day and time, so you can complete any work at different times throughout the week
• Hybrid: some face-to-face teaching and some online components
Digital tools used for any remote teaching will vary depending on the nature of the teaching session, which may include BlackBoard, Microsoft Teams and other technologies.
All classes during the autumn term for face-to-face teaching are subject to Welsh Government guidance. As such, any face-to-face teaching will take place with appropriate measures or mitigation in place. Please be aware that face-to-face teaching may convert to on an online offering if there are any changes to external guidance, such as a national lockdown.
This short course will introduce you to the tools you will be using to aid your learning and provide an overview of the support services which will be crucial in getting the most out of your course.
While studying at USW you will use a range of learning technologies. Collectively we refer to these as Unilearn. In addition to the Getting Ready to Learn (Short Course), you can access all the guidance you need for these Unilearn tools on the University’s IT services website.
Before starting the course, you will need to have completed your online enrolment and your IT induction. You can visit the Getting Ready to Learn course at any time, but we would encourage you to complete it before you start your course or module induction.
The course has core and optional elements. Completing the core elements should take about 1.5-2.5 hours. There are some useful optional elements we recommend you explore.
On completion of the course, you will have a much better grasp of the key tools and services that you'll have access to during your time as a USW student.