Getting Ready To Learn

Activities and resources to help you prepare for your studies.

This page will introduce you to the tools you will be using in an active learning environment and provide an overview of the support services which will be crucial in getting the most out of your course. 

You will also be invited to take part in Faculty and Course level induction activities in your first week of studies that will be vital to attend.

When you have set up your USW IT account and completed online enrolment you will have access to the Getting Ready to Learn short course on Blackboard. Find out more on UniLife.

Professor Donna Whitehead, Deputy Vice Chancellor, welcomes you to the University of South Wales.

IT Support

IT Support

IT Support aims to resolve technology-related queries as quickly as possible by telephone, online or in person.


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UniLife is USW's student portal, which brings together essential information and services that are invaluable during your time studying with us. 

It is important to make sure you log-in regularly to UniLife to keep up to date with news, events, announcements, advice and guidance from a range of USW support services.

Log into UniLife with your USW student email address and password.

Advice Zone

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The Advice Zone is the first point of contact for all your student enquiries.

They offer confidential advice on anything that affects your ability to study, and we work with a range of other services to ensure you receive the overall support you need.