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 2020/21

Autumn Term
Monday 21 September 2020 – Term begins
Monday 28 September 2020 – Teaching begins
Friday 11 December 2020 – Term ends

Spring Term
Monday 4 January 2021 – Term begins
Friday 26 March 2021 – Term ends

Summer Term
Monday 19 April 2021 – Term begins
Friday 4 June 2021 – Term ends

Full list of term dates


Due to the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty about when events involving large groups of people can resume, and having reflected on this, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this summer’s graduation ceremonies, which were due to be held in July 2021. We want our graduating students, both those who were due to attend a ceremony this summer and those who are waiting to attend a rearranged ceremony from 2020, to be able to enjoy the celebratory event with their family and friends at a time when it is safe for everyone to do so. We will therefore rearrange the ceremonies for a later date when it is possible to do this.  

We will ensure certificates and transcripts for graduating students are posted to your home address after the end of the academic year - the timeframes for this will be published on the Academic Registry website by the end of April 2021. Please ensure your home address is up to date on our student record system by checking your details here.

Please keep checking our Graduation website for the latest updates.