Getting Started at USW

What to do now

Your first task is to enrol online. You'll need your student number which you will receive via email from 16 December onwards.  If you are an international student, you will enrol on campus.

Once you've enrolled, log into UniLife using your student ID and password. This is where you will find your Gmail and the email to say you have successfully enrolled, as well as links to your teaching timetable, Learning Resources and Blackboard.

Check out our list of what to do next and make a note of term dates


Making new friends

Make sure you join our Freshers Facebook Group to meet people before you arrive and read our current students' tips for surviving Freshers!

Meet our student vloggers. Lauren, James and Dan are all going to be blogging and vlogging about their life at USW. 

Freshers' party


Moving in dates, how to find rented accommodation off-campus, and what to bring for your first term in Halls of Residence.

Matthew Kiernan moving in


Want to play competitive sport for the University? Find out about the USW sports teams

See what classes and courses we offer at our Sports Centres in Treforest and Caerleon. And check out the clubs and societies you could join.


Student services

Not sure who to speak to? Check our A-Z of contacts and the Student Services website. A big hello to all our International and European students

The Student Money Advice Team have put together their top tips to see you through your first term. Plus, here's some useful information on adjusting to academic life.

Catrin Jane Puetz freshers' gallery

5 things to bring to University