Our Strategy | USW 2030

“The University Strategy - USW 2030 - sets out our direction for the next decade; a pathway for the future that is bold and ambitious to ensure our continued success and long-term sustainability. 

“Our vision is clear, we want to change lives and our world for the better. Our world is changing at an intense pace and it is our job to equip our students with the skills, knowledge and experience required to maximise their potential and future opportunities in the world of work. 

“Working in collaboration with industry, our research and innovation will tackle some of the biggest global challenges from energy to health to security and providing answers to real world problems.”

Dr Ben Calvert, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

Vice-Chancellor Dr Ben Calvert at Newport Campus

Our values

At USW, we hold our values close to our hearts. Our community is:

Our purpose

Welcome Fest 2021 - Treforest

At USW, we are:

  • Ambitious for our students and staff, and dedicated to making a positive impact
  • Focused on inclusion, enterprise and growth
  • A trusted partner for long-term mutual benefit and success
  • An innovative creator of knowledge and solutions for the future
  • Proud to be anchored in south Wales with global reach

Our ambitions

BEng Civil engineering - Adnen Ahmed

Over the next decade, our ambitions are to:

  • Be a large, regional University with a distinctive full-time and part-time academic offer that is attractive to both home and global markets
  • Provide an excellent, inclusive, engaged student experience
  • Ensure our students successfully complete their studies and secure employment in their areas of expertise
  • Engage with partners to maximise our impact on their endeavours
  • Commit to improving the future well-being of the communities we serve through individual and collective action
  • Provide opportunities for students across the region and beyond to participate in and progress to higher education
  • Be an engaged, values-based employer
  • Be financially sustainable in the context of a dynamic higher education environment

Our goals

Our enablers