The Money@CampusLife drop-in session on Thursday 27th April on Bay Campus is cancelled.

Normal service will resume on Tuesday 2nd May, due to the Bank Holiday on Monday 1st May.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you have an urgent query, please contact the office by telephone: 01792 606699 or email: money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk

Wednesday April 26th, 2017

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Estates & Facilities Management have recently conducted a survey of all students and staff about the catering provision across our campuses, and would like to conduct a focus group with students to explore the responses in more detail.

This is your opportunity to have a substantial input into the development of retail catering services on campus. We will be hosting a focus group of 10-12 students on Tuesday 16th May, 10.00am-12.00pm at the Singleton Park Campus. All participants will receive a £15 catering dining card.

To register your interest, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C2N8HD8

If you have any queries about the focus groups, or about our work to continually improve catering provision in response to student input, please email Mike O’Carroll m.e.ocarroll@swansea.ac.uk.

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This week the University is seeing a sustained increase in the amount of Phishing attempts received via email.

The current campaign appears to suggest that the recipient should click a link in order to view an outstanding invoice, the resulting web site contains malicious software which infects the recipient’s machine. The messages can claim to come from anywhere but DHL, UPS, Vodaphone, O2 as well as individuals (such as others within the University or other acquaintances/contacts) have been observed.

The advice is that if there are any suspicions as to the authenticity of the message do not click on any links or open any attachments. You can notify IT Services of a potential Phishing attempt by forwarding the message to spam@swansea.ac.uk then permanently delete the message.

If you have any concerns, or have clicked on a link, please report this via the ISS Customer Services team or raise a call via the Service Desk.

Phishing emails typically have one of three main purposes:

  1. They will contain a link to a web site or request a reply in an attempt to gather personal information such as usernames, passwords, bank details, etc. which will then be used for fraudulent purposes. The messages and the web sites they link to can often look genuine. Before taking any action, stop and ask if it is normal and proportionate for the alleged sender to be contacting you and requesting this information.
  2. They will contain an attachment or link to a web site which contains MALicious softWARE (Malware) which will install onto your machine and can perform any range of damaging actions including harvesting data entered into the computer and sending this back to the attackers or allowing the attackers complete control of the machine. Ransomware is a type of Malware that will render any information accessible to the computer unusable and will demand a ransom payment to restore access. The Malware can change so quickly that it may not be picked up by Antivirus or Anti-Malware software.
  3. They will attempt to establish a relationship with the recipient to develop trust which over time leads to an opportunity for them to request information, sometimes little by little, so that the recipient does not consider the totality of the information they are disclosing or what it could be used for (Social Engineering).

Regards
IT Services

Monday April 24th, 2017

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We’d love you to share your feedback with us and as a thank you we’ll give you a £5 voucher to spend on food, drink, clothing, or printing credits, on campus. 

The survey will close on the 30 April 2017 so don’t miss the opportunity to share your views on being a student at Swansea University and claim your £5 voucher.

We take students’ opinions seriously and we use the results of this survey to help us make improvements to your course and the University as a whole.

All students are eligible to complete a survey at https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/feedback4swansea/ Answers are anonymous and it only takes 5 minutes to help improve your student experience!

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We would like to warmly invite all students to come along to view and support postgraduate research students as they take part in the 3 Minute Thesis competition, hosted by the Postgraduate Research Office, Academic Services, on 2nd May in the Taliesin Theatre from 9.30 until approximately 12.30.

This is a unique opportunity to experience creative and dynamic interpretations from our postgraduate researchers as they share their research with the university community. Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), developed by The University of Queensland, has rapidly developed and spread throughout the UK, with 49 UK Institutions holding a 3MT competition last year.  The exercise challenges research students to captivate the audience with their research and its significance in just three minutes. The winner of the Swansea University Competition will go through to the UK 3MT Semi Finals and could be in with the chance of winning the Vitae UK competition and receiving £3,000 towards their research.

The 3 Minute Thesis competition will be followed by the final of the Postgraduate Research Poster Competition, where you will have the opportunity to talk to postgraduate research students about their work.  Both the 3MT and Poster Competition will be judged by Directors of Postgraduate Research, postgraduate student representation, as well as a professional in public engagement. This is an exciting and compelling event that you won’t want to miss and entry is free.  Book here to be part of the audience.

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