About Us

The University of South Wales (USW) is a major player in UK higher education.

With campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, the University is renowned for its partnerships with major employers.

These partnerships are one of the many reasons that 95% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Term dates

Academic Year 2017/18

Autumn Term
Monday 18 September 2017 – Term begins with enrolment/induction
Monday 25 September 2017 – Teaching begins
Friday 15 December 2017 – Term ends

Spring Term
Monday 8 January 2018 – Term begins
Friday 23 March 2018 – Term ends

Summer Term
Monday 16 April 2018 – Term begins
Friday 1 June 2018 – Term ends


July 2018 ceremonies

Thursday 5 July 2018

For students studying at the Cardiff Campus

Monday 9 July - Friday 20 July 2018

For students studying at the Newport and Pontypridd Campuses

For more information on Graduation, click here