Welcome to Cardiff Campus

A purpose-built city-centre campus


Creative and innovative courses


Industry employers on your doorstep

Industry Employers On Your Doorstep

Inspiring spaces to study and socialise

Study and Learn in Cardiff


Our Cardiff campus is home to a vibrant and creative community, from Games and Design, to Fashion and Film, your creative future starts here at the University of South Wales.

Creating job-ready and creative-on-demand students

We are the university that encourages the outside in. Placing emphasis on practical and/or work-simulation learning, we aim to create students who are creative-on-demand and job-ready, and provide opportunities to work and collaborate with industry partners, such as:


Take a guided video tour through the Cardiff campus:

Cutting edge equipment and creative, professional spaces for you to master your art.

The Cardiff campus truly is a sight to behold. Inside you'll find a range of dedicated, thought-out spaces that strike the perfect balance of studying and socialising. It is also in the perfect location allowing us to collaborate with some of the best employers in South Wales.

We've invested in the latest technology, software and equipment to ensure that you are regularly using and learning in the same facilities that you would within industry and have plenty of dedicated spaces for students to collaborate on projects.


Cardiff from a Student's Perspective

In this short video, International student, Jakub, shows us his favourite spots in Cardiff and the places he spends his weekends with friends and flatmates. 

Have questions? Chat to a student who's been there and got the USW t-shirt

Want to know a bit more about the feel of the campus, or perhaps you have questions about Cardiff as a place to live? Our Unibuddies are here to answer your questions. Ask away!

Cardiff is a city full of culture and activity

From historic sites and travel hotspots in easy reach to rooftop cinemas, street food pop-ups, live theatre, coffee shops, global sports, music, festivals and so much more, you'll never struggle to find a way to spend your time.

Student Life Cardiff

Meet new people who become friends for life

USW is far more than a place of study. In fact, USW is home to diverse and welcoming students. No matter your chosen path, when you join the #USWFamily you'll find people just like you, who share your interests, beliefs, and motivations.

Student Life Cardiff

Get involved with clubs and societies

With over 100 societies and clubs to choose from, endless support, activities, events, volunteer opportunities and skill-development, USWSU strive to make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect of your student life. 

Student Life Cardiff


Accommodation in Cardiff

Living in Halls is a big part of the student experience – it’s much more than just a place to stay and we can make you feel right at home.

There are lots of accommodation options at USW, so you can choose what suits you best. We can also offer lots of advice on finding private rental properties if you would prefer not to live in Halls.


Find directions of how to find us below. If you've booked a visit, we look forward to meeting you!


University of South Wales
86-88 Adam St
CF24 2FN

Tel: +443455760101
Email: [email protected]


From junctions 29, 32 or 33 of the M4. 

There is a large car park opposite the ATRiuM building on Adam Street, alternative parking can be found at Knox Road. 

You need to turn left off Fitzalan Place to reach Knox Road car park if you are coming from the ATRiuM building. 

The postcode is CF24 2FN.     

The ATRiuM is a 10-minute walk from Cardiff Central train station and a 5-minute walk from Cardiff Queen Street train station.

Cardiff is served by regular National Express services from Sofia Gardens and Megabus coaches from Kingsway. 

There are also a direct services to and from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Bristol airports. 

Sofia Gardens is a 25-minute walk from the ATRiuM while Kingsway is 15-minutes away on foot.

Cardiff International Airport is just 11 miles from the city centre and is serviced by regular bus and rail links. 

London’s Heathrow Airport is about two-and-a-half hour drive away and there is also an airport at Bristol.