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


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 year's graduation ceremonies. We want our graduating students, both those who were due to attend a ceremony this year 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 are available on the Academic Registry website. 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.