USW’s reputation for working closely with industry has extended into our Conference & Events department, where we have established ourselves as a professional, flexible and trusted event venue in the South Wales region. With campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, we are approx. 2 hours from London and our venue offer is varied, extensive and flexible. We welcome over 30,000 conference delegates each year and we have managed 400+ event bookings.
We can host events for up to 800 delegates and we have over 1000 bedrooms during July and August (making us the largest accommodation provider in Rhondda Cynon Taff each Summer). Our team also offer a full event management service in addition to venue and facilities hire.
The University has the following facilities across all three campuses (Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd)
Each of our campuses benefit from great public transport links with just a five minute walk from the nearest train station.
Our facilities are so varied and flexible and have been designed to be a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a unique event space. The types of events we hold include:
USW has a dedicated Conference Centre for external organisations at its Pontypridd campus. It is only 20 minutes from Cardiff, which makes it a perfect location for being close to the city but with added value of the sweeping views of the Welsh Valleys.
This Conference Centre facility has flexible event space to provide up to 11 meeting rooms or it can transform into a larger space to hold conferences for up to 220 theatre style.
The Conference Centre facilities:
What’s more, our Conference Centre team can also provide quotes for the following added value services to truly elevate your event, through our close working relationships with local event suppliers: