At the University of South Wales, it’s all about being bold, independent and fulfilling your potential. 

We are one of the largest universities in the UK, offering our students excellent opportunities and prospects.

We have campuses located in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd and Dubai — with 95% of our graduates in work or study within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016/17).

All our campuses are easily reached by road, rail and air, so wherever you come from you’re never far from home.


Graduation is a chance for students to celebrate their achievements in the presence of their family, friends and the academic staff who have supported them throughout their journey at the University of South Wales. 

From tips on how to plan your day to frequently asked questions, you can find everything you need to know about your Graduation Day here.

Latest news

A University of South Wales (USW) student has been announced as the winner of the Welsh Music Prize 2019, with her band Adwaith. Adwaith were announced as the winners with their album, Melyn during the award ceremony at The Coal Exchange on Wednesday 27 November.

A panel of industry experts deliberated over the shortlist of twelve albums.

Lucy Squire, Academic Subject Manager for Music and Sound at USW, said: “We are thrilled for second year BA Popular & Commercial Music student Hollie Singer, and her band Adwaith, winning the Welsh Music Prize 2019 with their album Melyn."

The win comes fresh off the back of Adwaith playing M in Montreal this week. In their acceptance speech they said: “This is so insane! Thank you to everyone that bought the album, and everyone that has helped us and supported us.”

Adwaith win Welsh Music Prize 2019


Degree apprenticeships are an alternative to traditional university study that are becoming increasingly popular amongst students. 

You will be placed into a working environment, gaining real world workplace experience and earning a salary, whilst simultaneously working towards a degree qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

This combination is a fantastic way to gain the experience and knowledge you'll need to find future work and succeed in a working environment as it provides you with two very important things - a higher education qualification and real experience. 

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