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Information for Students

Last updated: 1 March 2022

The Welsh Government has confirmed that COVID restrictions will be further eased from 28th February. In line with Welsh Government and Public Health advice and guidance, you will notice some changes on Campus and in classrooms.

From Monday 28th February:

  • The requirement to wear face coverings will be removed in all indoor spaces on campus, including teaching and learning spaces. You can still wear a mask if you wish to continue to do so.
  • All social distancing will be removed
  • One-way systems will be removed

Whilst we are easing restrictions, we recommend that you continue to observe the following guidelines when attending campus:

  •  frequent lateral flow (LFT) testing is strongly advised for everyone on site with free LFT kits available from receptions.
  • make use of the sanitation stations on campus and wash your hands on a regular basis
  • use the Self Isolating Form to tell us if you are required to self-isolate.
Student Loans – Change of Circumstances

There are different tiers of student loans depending on whether you are living with your parents/carers. You are expected to submit a change of circumstances form to SLC if your living location changes or if you decide to change course or mode of study (e.g. changing from full-time to part-time). 

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Will my placement/fieldwork go ahead and how will it work?

We are expecting placement and fieldwork activity to go ahead in line with risk assessments. Your programme team will provide further information as appropriate depending on when it is due to start.

When will my timetable be available?

You can access your timetable via the UWTSD Hwb App.

Will I need a parking permit to park on campus?

You will not be charged for parking on campus in term 1. We are currently reviewing the parking offer and will let you know if there will be any changes for term 2.

What will the social life be like?

There will be a full and rich programme of social activities across the academic year both on campus and online.

The Students’ Union and University are working closely together to create both in-person and online events for not just the welcome period but for the full year. The Students’ Union is refurbishing its venues on the Carmarthen and Lampeter campuses. All events will be risk assessed and undertaken in line with Welsh Government guidance, when you sign up for an event you’ll be sent a reminder about any safety considerations.

The Students’ Union is also organising ‘SU Crew’ who are students who will be helping other students as part of the Welcome activities so, make sure to reach out to them for more information on what’s on offer at UWTSD. If you’re a current student consider volunteering to help new students settle. Join the SU Crew here

We’ll share our full calendar of events with you soon but in the meantime why not follow the Students’ Union on social media to find out more about what’s coming up. Find us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

We will be following rules and guidance from Welsh and UK Government in order to keep you safe but there will be a full and rich programme of social activities across the academic year.

What clubs and societies will be available in the SU?

Student Groups like clubs, societies, and networks as well as volunteering opportunities are available and continue to be supported by the Students’ Union. Whatever your interests you’re sure to find like-minded people through the Students’ Union.

The Students’ Union is in the process of working with each student group to confirm their plans for next academic year. You can see all of the current student groups here. Can’t see an activity you’d like to do? Here’s how you can start up a student group

Will the SU be holding any events or activities?

The Students’ Union will be holding events throughout the course of the year. All in-person events will be risk assessed and will most likely require you to ‘check in’. Take a look at the Students’ Union website for the full list of events and activities. Remember to be follow the SU on social media to keep updated on events, activities, and campaigns.

Can I travel to campus from outside of Wales?

Yes, you are free to travel to Wales in line with Welsh and UK Government guidance.

Please keep in mind that the rules may be different in Wales and that you should check the Wales Government guidance for the latest information.

International Students

For further information email iru@uwtsd.ac.uk 

What if I am travelling from outside the UK?

For the latest guidance on travel to the UK, please read:

The Government requires that you must complete a passenger locator form online before you arrive in the UK. It’s free to submit the form, and you can submit the form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in the UK. You’ll need to show your form when you check in to travel or board your plane, train or ferry to the UK. A link to the relevant UK government page where the form can be completed and submitted is provided below.

In addition, please ensure if you are travelling from outside the UK that you send all information about your travel plans to iru@uwtsd.ac.uk 

For urgent out of hours support please email: Covid-19@uwtsd.ac.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

Follow the links below for the relevant FAQs

Any queries or concerns please, contact the Student Hub team on hwb@uwtsd.ac.uk or 0300 131 3030