The heritage of your graduate community

The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.

Both institutions that have come together to create the University of South Wales have a rich and varied history, and can each trace their roots back more than 100 years.

Download the timeline giving key events in the history of both institutions.

Drawing together the heritage of our predecessor institutions, today the University of South Wales has more than 250,000 alumni, in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Through events, volunteering and various network initiatives; today's students and alumni - and graduates from our predecessor institutions - share a common vision in continuing to be vibrant and active supporters of the community. Through this dynamism we can all help the University grow and develop further excellence in its achievements.

We are committed to maintaining network connections - connecting the University to its graduates and also with each other.


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Asif Kapadia, BAFTA award winning Film Maker

HND Film Directon, 1992 - Newport Film School

To be any kind of artist, to do anything, but particularly film making, I think you have to have perseverance. I was turned down by every course that I applied to.. but I obviously must have made an impression [as] I got a call saying ‘we've got a place, can you come?
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Lorna Dunkley, Broadcaster, BSkyB

BA (Hons) Communication Studies, 1992 - University of Glamorgan

The University really helped me get me where I am today. It gave me the confidence to go out on my own and it gave me a really sound training in what I ultimately came on to do professionally.
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Trudy Norris-Grey, MD (Central & Eastern Europe), Microsoft

BA (Hons) Business Studies, 1993 - University of Glamorgan

This University provided me with the key to a door into a world of opportunity and social mobility. A world unimaginable to me, a girl growing up in recession-hit South Wales.