Student Blogs

Our USW Bloggers share what student life is like here through their vlogs and blogs. As well as day-to-day student life, our bloggers offer lots of advice about applying to university - from Open Days and your personal statement to making the most of student life. Ask them any questions you've got about being a student here - just get in touch through Youtube, Tumblr (links below), Instagram and Twitter.

A tour of Cardiff Campus halls and some tips for visiting an applicant day!

Charlie takes you for a quick tour of the halls opposite our Cardiff campus while giving you some tips for your visit to an applicant day.

How to Revise

Here are some of Sophie's best revision tips to help you through your, hopefully not so stressful exam period!

Teaching styles in the UK

Reem explains the differences between teaching styles of her home country New Zealand and what she's experienced since joining USW.


Dan discusses the use of ICT in teaching in his #TeacherTuesday feature!

A-Level results day tips

Charlie remembers that A-Level results day can be a very stressful and emotional time as you wait to find out whether or not you've got a place at your first choice university. She made this short video to give you guys some tips on what to expect on the day and how to deal with every scenario that could come up (including University Clearing)! 

First try Rock Climbing!

Reem and Lilla hung out with the Rock Climbing society last week, here's what they got up to when they tried it out for the first time!

USW Bloggers class of '16/17

Introducing Reem Al-SaadySophie SimmondsCharlotte HainesLilla GurisattiNigel Mataranyika and Dan Davies.

They will be blogging and vlogging their experience inside and outside of life at USW over the next year!

Winter Wonderland!

All our USW Bloggers went to Winter Wonderland in Cardiff and got into the festive spirit by trying out Ice Skating and many more things, watch the video to find out what!


Hi I'm Lilla! In my latest post on my blog I talk about how and why I decided to become a student at USW. I thought I’d share with you the main reasons why moving to South Wales was the best thing for me!

Here's Charlie giving her best advice and tips for how to handle your A-Level results day!  Charlie also has a blog!

As president of the USW Climbing Society, Dan liked to challenge himself. He decided that the society should climb Pen y Fan in the snow, sleep overnight and then climb to the summit at first light. The mountain is about 30mins drive from Pontypridd. Sounds like a good idea right!? Enjoy!

P.s. we have all the gear, so don't try this if you're not prepared!

In his first ever blog, African International student Nigel introduces himself and shares some photos of his holiday to Croatia.

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