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May 27, 2016

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» Phishing emails about grants - still in circulation

A couple of weeks ago we posted a news item about this phishing email. We have learned that it is still being sent to USW students, so are re-running the post.

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The University has been alerted to the circulation of a new phishing email being sent to some students.

Caution!

The phishing websites are designed to appear to be associated with the students’ own institution, often reusing branding/logos. The sites try to obtain credit card information, amongst other personal details.

Emails may have the subject “You have been awarded a grant” and continue with the text:

I am pleased to inform you that you have been awarded the Student Educational Grant by the Department for Education (DfE). The grant is based on student’s financial circumstance and academic performance.

As it is our interest to ensure that you are funded hassle-free, please submit your details via the link below as soon as possible so that your grant can be processed promptly.

(link to phishing website)

Again, congratulation on your award.

If you receive this email, or any other suspicious emails asking for money or your password, please do not click any links in it. For further advice, see the IT team’s page Dealing with phishing emails.

If you have questions or concerns regarding spam emails, please contact IT Support by telephone on +44 (0) 1443 482882 or online at support.southwales.ac.uk.

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» BEWARE: A new scam is targeting university students

Gwent Police has warned that students are receiving emails which claim they’ve been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education

The email purports to have come from the Finance Department of the student’s university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link in the message to provide personal and banking details. See more

If you are in any doubt regarding an email you have been sent, don’t click the link and seek advice from the Student Money Advice Team


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» Weekly News Highlights from UniLife - 27th May

Friday already!
With a Bank Holiday ahead, and with it the prospect of some extra time to spare, here are a few items the UniLife team have selected for your reading pleasure this weekend…

  1. USW Stories
  2. Local News
    1. Cardiff
    2. Newport
    3. Pontypridd

USW Stories

Check out the fashion talent at USW.

Current students: don’t forget about us while you’re away…

Local News

These news stories are not directly about the University, but may be of interest if you are living and studying in South Wales

Cardiff

Why not let someone else do the cooking this weekend…

Coming up on June 11. Dead excited…


Newport

Sold out almost immediately, but should be a great night.


Pontypridd area

So close!

Evidence that Summer is definitely looming…

And last but not least . . .

Probably our favourite story of the week.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone.

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» Hardship Fund Still Open!

The University’s Hardship Fund is still open for continuing UK students

Full details, application forms and criteria on the schemes are available here

As previously notified on our Student Money Unilife pages, students in their final year should have applied by 14 March 2016 (March intake Nursing students) or 20 May 2016 (other subjects).

As funds are limited, it would be advisable to apply as soon as possible.

If you need any support with your application, or are an EU or International student experiencing financial difficulties, please make an appointment to see an adviser

May 25, 2016

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» Free Health & Wellbeing Courses for Carers and those with long term health problems

EPP (Education Programme for Patients) Wales provides a range of self-management health and wellbeing courses and workshops for people living with a health conditions or for those who care for someone with a health condition.

They are offering a number of free Health and wellbeing sessions in the Cardiff area, for people living with long term health problems and people caring for a friend or relative.

NHS Wales logo

Download the flyer for the courses here, but you can also see EPP’s website for information on these and other courses.

To book a place, or for more information call 029 2033 5403.

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» Blackboard access problems

Some students are currently experiencing problems with Blackboard.

IT Services are working to resolve this problem as soon as possible, and expect a resolution within an hour – by around 11.30am on 25/5/16.

We apologise for any inconvenience this is causing.

If you have further issues or would like your case specifically looked at please contact IT Support at www.southwales.ac.uk/customersupport or telephone 01443 4 82882.

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» Phishing Email - University of South Wales students targetted

IT Support has received reports of a convincing phishing email campaign targeting University of South Wales students. The email contains a link that redirects users to a fake web page that is a copy of the University’s login page.

'Phishing’ is an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as passwords and credit card details for malicious reasons, by pretending to be a trustworthy entity, in this case the University.

ACTION REQUIRED – If you receive an email with the subject line “IT Service Desk: Important account information”, please delete the email without responding to it and without clicking any links in it. If you have clicked a link, please contact IT Support for further advice. Furthermore, if you have entered your username and password into the fake web page, please change your password immediately from a clean PC and then contact IT Customer Support.

Contact IT Customer Support on www.southwales.ac.uk/customersupport or telephone 01443 4 82882.

An example of the FAKE email can be seen below:

From: University of South Wales
Date: 24 May 2016 at 21:13:15 BST
To:

Subject: IT Service Desk: Important account information

Dear all,

Due to a barrage of unending attacks by the bad guys on our computer systems, we have implemented a new security system for all users. The security system is needed to ensure protection of your information on our servers.

Please login below to activate this system.

New Security System

Best Regards,
IT Service Desk
University of South Wales

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May 20, 2016

Unilife News from International site
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» What to do on the weekend?

Want to know what fun activity you can take part in on the weekend?

On Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd May 2016, Cardiff Craft & Hobby Show is back in Cardiff City Stadium, bringing you a fabulous range of exhibitors and craft goodies! Featuring a range of craft suppliers who showcase everything from paper crafts and beads to fabrics and wool.

Doors open at 10.00am and close at 4.00pm each day.

Tickets are priced at £5 on the door. Under 10’s go free and each ticket holder will receive a free cup of tea or coffee at the show.


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» Weekly News Highlights from UniLife - 20th May

Everyone’s got their head deep in exams and assessments at the moment, but other things are still going on in the outside world!
Here are a few items the UniLife team picked up on this week.

  1. USW Stories
  2. Local News
    1. Cardiff
    2. Newport
    3. Pontypridd

USW Stories

There was a lot of puppy love in the ATRriuM this week


Still plenty of opportunities to check out fellow students’ & graduates’ work


Local News

These news stories are not directly about the University, but may be of interest if you are living and studying in South Wales

It’s going to impact on a lot of us, so it’s worth getting in the know.

A bit further away, but it looks amazing!

Cardiff

There are still a few days left in National Vegetarian Week. But hey, who needs an excuse?


If you think you know Cardiff, you might still be surprised.


Newport

Sounds promising…


Pontypridd area

Any Pontypridd-based writers around in June?


Now if the weather would just warm up a bit…


And last but not least . . .

Do make sure you take the opportunity to make your opinion known.


Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Unilife News from International site
Unilife News from International site
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» Telephone frauds and scams

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.

Please be aware of their tactics and know that the Home Office or legitimate organisations never contact students to insist they pay money at very short notice. For details, see the UKCISA item on telephone frauds and scams.

If you are contacted by someone purporting to be from the Home Office or other government agency, please ask for their contact details and tell them you will ask the University’s Immigration & International Student Advice team (IISA) to speak to them on your behalf. If they refuse to accept this, then it is likely to be a scam, state you will contact the UKVI via the University for verification and then hang up. Please then contact the IISA immediately.