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 2019/20

Autumn Term
Monday 16 September – Term begins
Monday 23 September – Teaching begins
Friday 13 December – Term ends

Spring Term
Monday 6 January 2020 – Term begins
Friday 3 April 2020 – Term ends

Summer Term
Monday 27 April 2020 – Term begins
Friday 29 May 2020 – Term ends

Full list of term dates


Dates currently under review

Thursday 9 July for students at the Cardiff Campus

Monday 13 July for students at the Newport Campus

Tuesday 14 - Tuesday 21 July for students at the Pontypridd Campus

Further information will be available at the end of March. Find out more on the graduation website.