About Us

USW has ambition and intent.  We explore and share ideas. 
We widen access to learning and serve our learners with passion and equip them for success. 
We are a modern, forward-thinking university. 
We are the University for Tomorrow. 

Term dates

Academic Year 2021/22

Autumn Term
Monday 20 September 2021 – Term begins
Monday 27 September 2021 – Teaching begins
Friday 17 December 2021 – Term ends

Spring Term
Monday 10 January 2022 – Term begins
Friday 8 April 2022 – Term ends

Summer Term
Tuesday 3 May 2022 – Term begins
Friday 3 June 2022 – Term ends

Full list of term dates


USW is working with ICC Wales to deliver all of the University’s rescheduled graduation ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 graduates, which were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thousands of graduates will be invited to attend ceremonies in March and April 2022, with their families and friends, at the UK’s newest and most exciting events venue. The ceremonies will be held across two weeks - the week beginning 14 March 2022 and the week beginning 4 April 2022.

The summer 2022 graduation ceremonies will also be held in July at ICC Wales.

Please keep checking our Graduation website for the latest updates.