Transforming lives from every background

The University of South Wales is Wales’s number one HE provider for widening access students. We make an impact in our community by providing employment-focused higher education for talented and motivated students from all backgrounds. In fact, 29% of USW students come from the most deprived areas of Wales, higher than any other Welsh university

Rooted in the communities of South Wales, we make an impact not just to the individual students we educate from every part of our region but to the businesses and organisations where our graduates are employed. 

USW is Wales’s leading university for part time students with 12,000 of its 30,000 students studying part time. Overall, we deliver 35% of HEFCW’s funding allocations for part time and postgraduate study.