Glyntaff is home to our Health, Nursing, Police, Sport and Science students. As a leader in these areas, depending on your chosen course, you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including science laboratories, crime scene training facilities, clinical simulation centres and much more.
Our Glyntaff campus is in the heart of the South Wales Valleys, with beautiful scenery and rolling landscape. Across the road at our Treforest campus, you'll find an onsite student union, sports centre, restaurants, shops, and more, boasting a great student community.
We have invested in the latest technology, software and equipment to ensure that you are ready to jump into your chosen career with confidence and experience. Inside you'll find a campus devoted to simulation learning and research.
From Pontypridd, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside. It is a town filled with history and heritage and plenty to discover. Cardiff is just a 20-minutes away, offering nightlife, entertainment, culture and more!
USW is much more than a place of study. In fact, USW is home to diverse and welcoming students from across the world. No matter your chosen path, when you join the #USWFamily you'll find people just like you, who share your interests, beliefs, and motivations.
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.
Want to know a bit more about life on campus, or perhaps you have questions about Pontypridd as a place to live? Our Unibuddies are here to answer your questions. Ask away!
Living in Halls is a big part of the student experience – it’s much more than just a place to stay and we can help you feel right at home.
There are lots of accommodation options at USW so you can choose the student accommodation that works best for you. We can also offer lots of advice on finding private rental properties.
Find directions of how to find us below. If you've booked a visit, we look forward to meeting you!
From the M4, exit at J32 and join the A470 north towards Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd. After about 6 miles, you will see signs for the A473 (Llantrisant) and the University of South Wales. Take the second exit off the roundabout and at the traffic lights, turn right onto Cemetery Road. The Gatehouse and Main Reception is on your right before the mini roundabout.
The postcode is CF37 4BD.
Trains to Treforest station run regularly from Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations, with typical journey times of 20 minutes. The Glyntaff campus is a ten-minute walk from Treforest station.