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.
The University has four faculties - Business and Society; Computing, Engineering and Society; Creative Industries; and Life Sciences and Education, research centres across key disciplines and a range of departments and professional support services that support the work of the University.
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.
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Live and study in a friendly, community atmosphere that our students love. Not only is it convenient, but it's competitively priced too.
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.
Library Services provides a wide range of high-quality library and information services to USW students, academics and researchers.
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 and Wellbeing are important to us and we want to ensure that students get the correct support.
Throughout term-time we also offer regular courses, workshops and events such as Mindfulness and Stress Control.
We’re a modern, industry-focused University that will broaden your horizons and prepare you for your chosen career. We have campuses located across the region's vibrant cities and inspirational countryside, in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, as well as a brand new campus located in Dubai.
The Treforest Sport Centre 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.
University of South Wales afforded me the opportunity of easy and flexible learning. The cost and payment plan is convenient. The course duration and timing allows me to determine my pace. The instructors are readily available to assist and instructional materials is relevant to real world experience in the workplace.
The course seems all over the place and there was a restricting access into the building. As a drama student it's important to have access to the a rehearsal space any time.
What workes in this university is the support of the staff and the teachers, but the system of marking is not very accurate, because is a lot of assignments and not a lot of exams, and that bothers me because exams or tests force you to study more focused and forced you to not forget what you are studying. And one of the biggest problems in my opinion is people dont go to...