Welcome to UniLife

Welcome To Unilife

Welcome to Unilife. Here you'll find useful tips and links to help you settle in quickly to life at USW.

At USW, 'Unilife' has a dual meaning. Whilst it's a word that we use to describe your university life, 'UniLife' is also the name of a student portal containing essential information and services that are invaluable during your time studying with us. Once you have completed your university IT account set up and online enrolment, you will be able to login to the UniLife portal, which we advise you to bookmark!

However, before you receive your login, you may be looking for information around welcome events, tips on settling in, advice on what to bring to university with you, and information on what Support Services are immediately available to you.

We all deal with new challenges differently. Some of us may feel at ease with moving away from home or studying a new course, but others may feel anxious about starting their new venture. This page, our support teams and our Advice Zones are here to help.

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Hi! We’re your full-time Students’ Union Officers.

Elected to represent you on university committees, stick up for students and help and support you when you need it. We hope that you will use Welcome Week to learn about what we and your Students' Union have to offer and get to know who's got your back when you need advice or just a good old chat.


We can’t wait to welcome all our new students for the 2021-22 academic year. 


Our expert tips on starting university from the USW bloggers, graduates and Students' Union.


7 essentials to pack now and what not to bother with - you can't sneak your pets in sorry!


Expert advice and tips for managing your money and budgeting as a student.


Clubs, sports or societies can be a great way to meet new people and try something new.

Join the Facebook Freshers group!

Join the USW Facebook Freshers' Group to meet students on your course and campus before you arrive!

Facebook Freshers Group


Your health and wellbeing are our priority. Here you'll find advice and tips for both on-campus and off-campus university life.

At USW we pride ourselves on the support we provide to our students. If you're going through a time of trouble or you simply aren't sure about a university process, we have dedicated teams who are able to help.

Below, you'll find key links to our health and wellbeing services, alongside advice about the safety of our campus following the COVID-19 pandemic, and information about how this has impacted study for 2021.


Information on Health Service, Mental Health Service and Counselling Service, plus the Meningitis ACWY vaccination .


We have been supporting our students as best we can to enable them to access as many of our facilities and services as possible when they are at one of our campuses, so long as it is safe to do so. 


We’re busy getting ready for you to join the #USWfamily in September. We will continue to work in line with Welsh Government regulations to ensure your safety. Find out more here.