A University with Impact

We are proud of how we maximise positive impact for our partners and communities in Wales and further afield. As a university committed to, and with a significant record of, achievement in widening access to Higher Education, USW has long been rooted within its communities, making a major difference to the people who live and work within our hinterland and beyond.

Not only are a great number of our students the first from their families to go to university, we are a major employer in the region where we are training the workforce of the future. Our student nurses, midwives, teachers and police officers spend time on placement in our communities, working for the benefit of those communities, and in the majority of those cases returning to work in those communities when they graduate.

USW is committed to improving the future of the communities it serves by taking individual and collective action, including support for the Welsh Government’s well-being goals. Our collaborative projects are making a real impact across the region and beyond; from our campuses as well as from our partner organisations, we collectively are a force for positive change.