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


USW has reluctantly made the decision to postpone our winter graduation ceremonies, which were due to be held in December 2020. With the continuing challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty of when events involving large groups of people will be allowed again, we believe this is the right decision for all concerned.

We understand that this will be disappointing news for our graduating students but the safety of our students, staff and local communities remain our top priority. All students who were due to graduate in December will have their certificate posted to them.

Students whose graduation have been postponed will be invited to take part in a future ceremony, when it is safe and possible to do so.

Please keep checking our Graduation website for the latest updates.