USW Sport Open Day

Find out all the information you need for your USW Sport Open Day. From subject talks and tours to directions and when to arrive. If you haven't already booked your place at our next Open Day then don't worry. You can book your place here.


Icon: ClockRegistration takes place at 9.15am in the Conference Centre, so check  your programme before you arrive.


Icon; Programme Download The programme for the July 1 event will be available in due course.

Travel Information

Icon: LocationTravel Information and directions to our Treforest Campus can be found below.

Open Day: Get InvolvedEssential Talks

We’ve got a number of recommended talks scheduled throughout the day to give you an insight into life on campus. 

Start your day by finding out what the University of South Wales has to offer you in our Welcome talk at 9.30am, after which you will head to our impressive USW Sport Park to find out more about the courses. In the afternoon you can attend student finance and accommodation talks along with finding out more about student life – make sure you check out our essential talks.

Student Finance

How much will university cost and how will you pay for it? Get a practical insight into financial support, such as student loans and grants, how and when to apply for funding, and extra sources of income.

Talks: 1.15pm


Find out all you need to know about accommodation options at the University of South Wales. Where you live is just as important as what you learn, and we want this to be your home from home.

Talks: 1.15pm

Student Life

In this session, our students share their experiences of life at the University of South Wales, so you know what it’s really like to study here – they’ll answer any questions you may have too.

Talks: 2.15pm

USW Sport Park

You'll have the opportunity to visit our USW Sport Park at the Open Day.

Get a guided tour of our purpose-built multi-sports facility to see our impressive range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Tours are available between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

In addition to our subject specific talks our sport academic staff will also be available to discuss the courses that you’re interested in and answer any questions you may have between 10.30am and 12.30am either in your subject talk or in the Information Hub in the main reception of the Sport Park.

Open Day: USW Sport

Amazing new facilities for September 2017

Did you know that in addition to the impressive USW Sport Park, students studying Sport in September 2017 will be the first to train in our brand-new facilities. These include:

  • A full-sized indoor 4G pitch - the only one in Wales!
  • A specialist centre for strength and conditioning
  • 12 lifting platforms
  • Increased facilities for notional analysis
  • Brand new classrooms

Choose Your Subject

If you're not sure what Sport subject session to attend, see our course listing below. These talks will be delivered at the USW Sport Park at 10.25am and 11.30am.

Rachel Davies - Sport Studies

Sports Studies, Sports Coaching, and Sports Leadership and Development (10.25am)

These courses can prepare you for a number of career pathways – sports coaching, physical education teaching or sports development to name just a few. At this talk, you can hear about what you’ll learn on each course and what a future in the sports industry could hold for you.

Strength and Conditioning

Sport and Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, and Sport Psychology (10.25am)

Do you want a career as a sport scientist, working with elite athletes to allow them to reach peak performance or as a sports psychologist to motivate them and control their anxiety, or using your expertise to develop their speed, power and agility as a conditioning coach? Find out how our courses can help you achieve your goals to become a strength and conditioning coach, sports psychologist or exercise scientist.


Rugby Coaching and Performance (11.30am)

The world of rugby offers many opportunities – and you could be part of it. As well as what you’ll study on this degree, you can discover the variety of careers available when you graduate, such as a rugby development officer, community rugby coach or schools rugby officer. Many of our graduates work for professional clubs as conditioning coaches or performance analysts – come and find out how our course supports this type of career.


Football Coaching and Performance (11.30am)

Our football courses are part of an exclusive partnership with the Welsh Football Trust, and our USW Football Firsts are current national BUCS Champions. Our students rub shoulders with top professional clubs and international teams, all while developing a coaching profile and working towards UEFA coaching licenses, which are embedded in our course. If you want to join them, come to this talk to find out how.  

Explore the campus and visit accommodation.

Take a Look Around

Get a feel for what it’s like to be a student here and take the time to explore. Campus and Accommodation tours leave from the Students’ Union at the Treforest campus, whilst the USW Sport Park tours depart after the subject talk at the Sport Park. All tours take around 30 minutes.

USW Sport Park Tours

Sports Coaching
This is your opportunity to get a guided tour of our purpose-built multi-sports facility to see our impressive range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Tours are available between 10.30am and 12.30pm, and take around 30 minutes.

Campus Tours

Open Day - Accommodation Tour
Get a guided tour of the Treforest Campus. This is your chance to see all of our facilities and ask questions about day-to-day university life. Tours leave from the Students’ Union between 9.30am and 3pm, and take around 30 minutes.

Accommodation Tours

Take a look at our accommodation and find out about life in Halls of Residence from a student point of view. Tours leave from the Students’ Union between 9.30am and 3pm, and take around 30 minutes.

Open Day: Information FairInformation Fair

You’ve probably got lots of questions about becoming a student at the University of South Wales – that’s great! At our Open Day there will be just the right people to answer them. 

Student finance, accommodation, careers, disability, dyslexia support and applying to university are all covered as part of the day. Simply drop into our Information Fair at the Treforest campus between 10am and 2.30pm in Brecon Building foyer and have a chat with our staff.

Don't forget you can chat to our Sport academics from 10.30am - 11.30am at the USW Sport Park.

Applying to University 

Speak with our admissions staff to get all the information you need to apply to the University of South Wales.


Speak to our careers staff for individual advice and guidance, and find out about work experience, careers events and extra support.

Student Finance

We can answer your queries about all aspects of student finance – including tuition fees, loans, grants and scholarships.

Disability and Dyslexia Support

 A member of our team will be available to explain the specialist support on offer.


Come and speak to our accommodation staff to find out about the range of accommodation choices available for you. 

WhatUni Award Winners

Find out why we were recently voted in the top 10 UK universities at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

Undergraduate Open Day

On Saturday 22 October 2016 we will be hosting an Open Day for anyone interested in studying Sport from September 2017. You can explore the campus, meet the people who’d be teaching you and chat to our current students about what it’s really like to study here. You can also find out why we've been voted 8th best UK university at the WhatUni? Student Choice Awards 2016.

Book your place today!

Important Information

Travel information and directions to our Pontypridd Campus, Treforest, can be found on our website:

Free parking is available for the event, and all locations are within easy walking distance of each other. If you are travelling by train, please alight at Treforest train station.

University Address

University of South Wales
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Tel: 03455 76 77 78