Our structure

The University has three faculties - the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science; the Faculty of Business and Creative Industries; and the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

Each faculty has a number of academic schools that are grouped into different disciplines and expertise. There are a comprehensive range of professional service departments, from Finance and HR to Careers and Student Services, that support the work of the faculties and USW. 

We also have research groups and centres, where researchers work across boundaries and disciplines, with external partners and funding, to undertake impactful and applied research. 


The Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science comprises three academic schools:

The Dean of FCES is Dr Paul Davies.

The Faculty of Business and Creative Industries comprises three academic schools:

The Dean of FCI is Professor Barry Atkins.

Professional Services

Academic Registry helps maintain the integrity of the University’s academic standards, and is responsible for managing the administrative aspects of students' time at USW.

Our global community of 250,000 graduate network includes alumni working across the full spectrum of sectors and professions, who are all lifetime members of the University.

USW Careers help students understand their career options and develop their employability, with information, advice and guidance on work placements, enterprise and much more.

Catering Services provides catering and hospitality for USW students and colleagues. The team also works closely with the USW Conference Centre to cater for a wide range of events.

The Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching helps support, develop and recognise colleagues and students as educational developers, practitioners, researchers, and leaders.

The Chaplaincy at USW is an open and inclusive service, offering confidential and non-judgmental support to colleagues and students irrespective of faith, culture, gender or sexual orientation. 

The Commercial Services Office provides a range of services for businesses, including the provision of professional development programmes, from short courses to formal qualifications.

The Estates and Facilities department takes care of the entire USW estate, including utilities, cleaning, security, parking, maintenance, sustainability and major building projects.

The Executive team is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of USW, as well as ensuring effective leadership and management of all major academic and support activities.

The Finance department manages all of the University’s financial activities, including accounts, procurement, insurance, payroll, and finance systems and reporting.

Future Students aim to deliver exceptional marketing, school and college programmes, outreach and admissions to drive student recruitment across the University.

The Graduate School is the home for a range of postgraduate research degrees at USW, and provides overarching support for postgraduate researchers from application through to award. 

The HR department provides a dedicated HR function for the University, and service level agreements for the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The College Merthyr Tydfil.

USW International leads the development of international services, recruitment of international students and provides an Immigration and International Student Advice service. 

IT Services supports many day-to-day functions that colleagues and students need to work and learn, including email and WiFi access, computer equipment and software, IT support and more.

Library Services provides a wide range of high-quality library and information services to University of South Wales students, academics and researchers.

RISe supports academic colleagues and postgraduate students, focusing on research impact; funding and grants; and USW's Knowledge Exchange Skills Scholarship (KESS).

Student Development and Study Skills (SDSS) exists to raise aspirations, improve academic performance and develop transferable skills for employment.

Student Services, including the Advice Zone; Digital Support; Disability Service; Progression Advice; Student Money Advice and Wellbeing, supports students throughout their USW journey.

The USO provides support for the governance and management of USW, as well as co-ordinating its Welsh-medium provision, implementing and monitoring the Welsh Language Standards.