The University of South Wales was established in 2013 following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.
Both the institutions that have come together to create the University of South Wales have a rich and varied history, and can each trace their roots back more than 170 years.
We’re a modern, industry-focused University that will broaden your horizons and prepare you for your chosen career. The four faculties of the University are:
At USW our research provides solutions to the challenges faced by our society and the economy. Our researchers work across disciplines to help businesses, communities and policy makers benefit from our research.
The University has a thriving research culture. We believe that all our researchers from the most junior to the most senior should be supported to achieve their full potential.
As a USW student, USW Careers provides you with a range of support both during your studies and after graduation. Our careers team are here to help you with:
South Wales provides a friendly, community atmosphere that our students love. Not only is it convenient (just 2 hours from London) but is affordable too. Cardiff was announced the most affordable city in the UK for Students (2022 Natwest Student Index).
There are nearly 1,200 rooms of different sizes, and 20 self-contained studio flats. All our accommodation is self-catering, so each kitchen is well-equipped with microwaves, ovens, toasters and fridges.
The libraries at each of our four sites provide access to a wide range of print and electronic resources, including books, ebooks, journals, newspapers, theses, DVDs and CDs, statistics and past exam papers. With our easy-to-use online portal, you’ll be able to manage loans & requests, save favourite items, and acquire items not held at USW libraries
IT Services are a common thread behind many of the activities which help to enhance your learning experience, such as your online student account (giving you access to email, printing and payments and more), Unilearn (your online learning environment), open access to computers on each campus, printing services, and media equipmen
Your Health & Wellbeing are important to us, and our wide range of services ensures that you will receive the right support when studying with us at USW.
Throughout term-time we also offer regular courses, workshops and events such as Mindfulness and Stress Control.
We have campuses located across South Wales’ vibrant cities and inspirational countryside. Visit our website for a virtual tour of our 5 campuses:
Our Treforest Sports Park is open throughout the year and offers over 28 classes a week during term time, ranging from hot Yoga to kettlebells. The main hall has six badminton courts, and the gym has over 50 cardio vascular exercise machines plus weight training equipment. There are squash courts, a climbing wall, a studio for dance and martial arts, and a strength room.
As a mark of quality and high standards, many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, which can also grant you exemption from some professional exams.
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