Facilities & equipment to hire

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment

The University of South Wales has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment that are available for hire by external organisations such as industry, charities and media production companies.

Whether you are looking for high-spec labs and equipment to support you in the research and development of new products and systems, or want access to our industry standard laboratories, studios or sports facilities, we can help.

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Facilities & equipment available to hire

Here is an example of the facilities and equipment we have available for you to hire. Contact us to discuss your business needs and explore the full list of what is available to hire at USW.

Our Advanced Materials Testing Centre (AMTeC) is a modular multi-disciplinary engineering centre with ongoing research and consultancy work in Civil Engineering. With UKAS Accreditation, it can also provide industrial consultancy and facilitate manufacturing to validate products.

  • Compression Testing Machines
  • Strain Cylinders
  • Analogue Universal Testing Machine
  • Digital calipers
  • Curing tanks
  • Electron microscope

Our specialist, on-campus Aerospace Centre boasts cutting edge facilities including:

  •  M521 Flight simulator
  • Fully instrumented wind tunnel
  • Two aircraft hangars
  • Full size BAE Jetstream 31 and a Jet Provost Aircraft 

Our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centre replicates an acute care NHS environment to provide training for a wide range of healthcare professionals.

  • ITU/ICU recovery
  • Paediatric Unit
  • Clinical Skills Room
  • Midwifery Unit
  • Emergency Room and Ambulance Simulator
  • Programmable Patient Simulators
  • Nursing Bays

Our Creative Industry Facilities provide a number of spaces and studios, including:

  • Music practice, recording and mixing facilities and studios
  • Drama and performing arts practice and performance spaces
  • Photography studios and finishing facilities
  • Radio Presentation studios
  • Fashion Fabrication workshops and marketing studios

A number of realistic crime scene simulations can be created at our Crime Scene Training Facility, ranging from domestic burglaries to more complex scenes such as homicides and fires.

  • Crime Scene House
  • Hydra Suites
  • Crime Scene Laboratories

Our state-of-the-art Moot Courtroom includes digital video facilities, that provides an immersive environment for debates, conferences, mock trials, with support from the Law Team if required.

Our Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Facilities include:

  • Observation and interview rooms
  • 2-way mirrors, CCTV and audio
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology suite
  • GES 400 EEG System
  • Screen based eye tracker
  • Galvanic Skin Response Sensor
  • Biopac Student Lab
  • Biopac Data Acquisition System
  • Reflotron Plus desktop analyser
  • Turning Point System

Our Online Studio contains state-of-the-art camera kit, professional set/stage lighting, a stage, backdrop, lectern and seats. Book this room to record and present live:

  • Professional stage setting
  • Screen to display logos and/or presentation slides
  • Professional alternative space instead of presenting from your home/office environment.

Our Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Analysis is a diverse instrument utilised in a vast range of industries, capable of variable pressure, which enables hydrated samples, biological specimens, food, etc. to be analysed. 

  • Tescan Electron Microscope

Our Spectroscopy, Chromatography and NMR Facility are purpose built industry-standard laboratories housing:

  • Perkin Elmer Lambda XLS UV/Vis spectrometers
  • Perkin Elmer Spectrum Two FT-IR spectrometer with UATR attachment
  • Bruker Alpha FT-IR spectrometer with Tic-Tac library
  • Triple Quad Mass Spectrometer - Trace 1300
  • Jenway fluorimeter
  • Bruker Avance III 400 MHz NMR spectrometer
  • Perkin Elmer Gas Chromatograph

Our Sport Park boasts top of the range facilities including:

  • Indoor FIFA standard 3G football pitch
  • Catapult ClearSky Indoor GPS system
  • All weather pitches
  • Multi use grass pitches
  • Strength and conditioning rooms

Our Teams Boardroom has been kitted out with the latest software for delivering hybrid events or boardroom meetings. Some of the delegates can attend in person and others can tune-in from home/elsewhere, and everyone gets the same voice around the table.  It’s the next generation in meeting room technology.

  • Microphones
  • Speakers built into the ceiling
  • Large screen
  • Camera fixed at the front of this room 

The Wireless and Optoelectronics Research and Innovation Centre are composed of two optoelectronics laboratories and two RF equipped with £1 million worth of experimental equipment and modelling facilities. 

  • Ion Lasers
  • Spectrum analyzers
  • Signal generators
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Vans equipped for outdoor measurements
  • Anechoic Chamber
  • Agilent Lightwave Measurement System