You're ready to start your studies and settle in to life at the University of South Wales. You're going to make new friends, experience new cultures and start your career. But just in case you do need help throughout your time here, we've got it covered.
USW Student Blogger Jia Wei from Malaysia, studies International Wildlife Biology
Our USW Student Bloggers share their experiences of university life on YouTube and Instagram. From experiencing the beauty of Wales to seeing snow for the first time, our bloggers make sure you're kept up-to-date with campus and student life. The students are a mix of UK and International.
Accommodation in Treforest
Where you live is just as important as what you learn. Whether you want to live on campus at USW Pontypridd (Treforest) or in the city (Cardiff or Newport), we'll help you feel right at home. Living in student halls is a great way to make new friends, but we also offer private sector accommodation options. Find out more about our student accommodation.
Each campus has their own Advice Zone where students can ask questions and book appointments with specialist advisers. The team provide fast, accurate advice, so you can focus on your studies.
Specialist advisers can be booked for a number of services such as study skills, disability and dyslexia, and money advice. For more information, or to get in contact with one of our Advice Zones call 01443 482540.
We know coming to live and study in a new country can be daunting, that is why our International Student Advice team are on-hand to help with any queries you may have. Whether you're unsure of what to expect during your arrival or if you need guidance about living in South Wales, the advice team are happy to help. You can contact them via email or phoning 01443 482083.
Our Snow Sports Society
Clubs and Societies
Have you got a hobby? Or fancy trying something new? This is the perfect time for you to join one of our clubs and societies. It's also a great way to meet people who share the same interests too. Our Students' Union holds over 50 clubs and societies from debating and geological to history and photography, there's sure to be something for you. All are started and run by our students, so if you can't find one to join, that's fine, you can always start your own.
Our brand new indoor 3g pitch
At USW we have a thriving sports community. We have over 60 sports teams competing weekly in the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges) League with plenty of successes in football, rugby, basketball, water polo, swimming, volleyball and badminton.
Eclipse nightclub at our Students' Union, Treforest
All of our campuses are close to town centres. Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd have a vibrant nightlife which is popular amongst our students and the neighbouring universities.
With bars, clubs and pubs spotted throughout the towns, students regularly meet at their favourite hangout. Many clubs will hold weekly student nights with offers on entry and drinks, or for those who haven't got a pair of dancing feet, Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd all have pubs/bars which hold live music, comedy and quiz nights. Keep an eye out for posters around campus when local activities are taking place.
Every student has to experience the Students' Union nightclub. Eclipse, based at our Treforest Campus, is a major venue holding the weekly student night, Score! This year the venue will bring you more live music, alternative nights, international nights and plenty more!
Find out what our students got up to in a year, from field trips and events to placements and graduation, it has certainly been busy.