University of South Wales

USW has ambition and intent.  We explore and share ideas. We widen access to learning and serve our learners with passion and equip them for success. We are a modern, forward-thinking university. We are the University for Tomorrow. 

Whether you’re learning with senior leaders from the BBC or aerospace engineers from major airlines, you’ll be part of a professional university that understands employers and gives you a head start for the real world of work.

You’ll meet creative and inspiring lecturers and technicians, in an academic community whose learning is underpinned with serious research for the real world, from renewable energy to criminology, media to health services.

We’re a very diverse community, and we’re proud of it. We’re inclusive in who studies at USW and how we teach. If you choose USW, you’ll make friends and meet people of every age and background, from 18-year-old undergraduates to established professionals.

Working in collaboration with industry, our research and innovation will tackle some of the biggest global challenges from energy to health to security and providing answers to real world problems.

Our vision is clear, we want to change lives and our world for the better.  Our world is changing at an intense pace and it is our job to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and experience required to maximise their potential and future opportunities in the world of work. 


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The Cardiff campus truly is a sight to behold. Inside you'll find a range of dedicated, thought-out spaces that strike the perfect balance of studying and socialising. It is also in the perfect location allowing us to collaborate with some of the best employers in South Wales.


Our Treforest campus is in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, with beautiful scenery and rolling landscape. With an onsite student union, sports centre, restaurants, shops, and more, it boasts a great student community.


Across the road at our Treforest campus, you'll find an onsite student union, sports centre, restaurants, shops, and more, boasting a great student community.


Right at the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, is one of the University’s most iconic buildings. We couldn’t be based in a better location to embrace city life in Newport.

We’re continually improving facilities – there’s a new Starbucks, a students' union, plenty of study spaces and more developments to come.

Sport Park 

The campus hosts top of the range sporting facilities including an indoor FIFA standard 3G football pitch, which houses a Catapult ClearSky Indoor GPS System, a notational analysis suite, a strength and conditioning room, an all-weather pitch an outdoor 3G pitch and numerous multi use grass pitches amongst other things. 

Student lifestyle

From over 100 societies and clubs to choose from, endless support, activities and events to volunteering and skill-development, USWSU make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect of your student life.

USW Sport is for everyone and trying a new sport or joining a club is a great way to make friends. From indoor climbing to yoga, archery and everything in between, there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy.


Halls are a big part of your student experience and there’s accommodation at all three of our locations. If you don’t want to live near the campus, there are great transport links to keep you connected. So whether you want campus living or a city centre experience, you can choose what’s right for you. 

Many students choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study at a different campus. There are several student Halls in the city centre, as well as a huge choice of private rentals. 

Halls at Pontypridd are on campus and they’re a big part of the community atmosphere. With over 1,200 rooms and students from all over the UK and the world, you’ll make friends for life. 

At Newport, private halls are just a couple of minutes’ walk from campus and right on the bank of the River Usk, with different room packages to choose from.


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