USW WelcomeFest

USW and the Students’ Union have partnered to create a new festival for 2021 to welcome new and existing students to our campuses!

There will be a main stage, live music and entertainment, free food tasters and drinks, as well as a local traders’ market and information stalls for all of the things you need to know about USW.  It will also incorporate elements of freshers’ fairs, which are traditionally held at the start of term, with the SU hosting stalls and practical demonstrations. 

It’s a mainly outdoors event, with covered areas, to comply with Welsh Government regulations relating to COVID-19 and events, so check the weather before you arrive and either wrap up warm or bring your sunscreen (you never can quite tell which way it will go here in Wales!).

Don’t forget to spread the word and tell your USW friends that you are attending USW’s WelcomeFest, and encourage them to come along too!

Please note: You are requested to book your free ticket in advance of the event to comply with Track and Trace.  If after booking a ticket you can no longer attend, please cancel your space because there are a limited number of tickets available.

Newport Events

Cardiff Events

Treforest Events

Welcome Week Events

In addition to the WelcomeFest, a programme of Welcome Activities will be held over four weeks from Monday 13 September to Friday 8 October.

These will include a combination of virtual and face-to-face events to connect you with other students, provide social opportunities, as well as showcase support services and opportunities that are available.  

A full list of Welcome Week events can be found on UniLife, and will be added to over the coming weeks in the run-up to the start of term as further events are confirmed.


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