With more than 500 courses and campuses in and around Wales’ capital city of Cardiff, USW attracts thousands of overseas students from more than 200 countries.
The University’s Cardiff Campus is in the heart of the buzzing city and is home to creative courses such as animation and fashion, while USW’s iconic Newport Campus building, on the banks of the River Usk, is home to a vibrant and friendly community which offers a range of courses, ranging from education and teaching, to business and cyber security.
The university’s largest campus, based in Pontypridd, is a short drive or 20-minute train journey from Cardiff, and is set in the beautiful South Wales Valleys. Split across two green and spacious sites; Treforest and Glyntaff, there is also USW Sport Park - which is home to one of the best sporting facilities in the country. With a top-of-the-range indoor sporting facility, including a full-size football pitch, and 11 other pitches, if sport is your passion, you’ve found the perfect place to play.
Despite being one of Wales’ newest universities, forming in 2013 following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport, USW has achieved some big things.
More CEOs have been produced by USW than any other Welsh university, with 8.15 per cent of alumni going on to hold a top position in the business community.
It’s also been recognised as Cyber University of the Year for the past three years for its commitment to cyber innovation and reducing cybercrime, with three National Cyber Security Centre-certified degree programmes now running at their University.
USW research has also had a major impact, from creating a safer, more sustainable world to tackling key issues around ageing and leading the agenda for the creative industries.
Employability is built-in to all of the courses on offer at USW so that students leave with a degree – and relevant experience and career-ready skills.
USW Student Enterprise is on hand to help bright sparks turn a business idea into reality and thousands of jobs and internships are posted to vacancy boards. What’s more, close industry links to businesses mean that more than 500 employers visit campus to meet students and potential future employees at university events held across the year.