Open Days & Live Events

With five campuses across three locations, you can experience the diversity that South Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. On an open day, you'll have the chance to meet staff and students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course.  We also run online and on-demand events. Experience USW your way - you are always welcome.

Don’t forget to follow us on social to keep up with what’s happening at USW. #USWFamily


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On-campus events run throughout the year.

You'll have the chance to explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd, meet academic staff and current students, learn about life at USW and student money, and take part in interactive activities related to your course. 


Undergraduate on-campus open days:

  • Saturday 22 January 2022

Postgraduate on-campus open days:

  • More dates coming soon
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We run online open days throughout the year.

Here you can watch live presentations from our teaching and support staff, chat live with staff and students and ask questions in Q&A sessions.  These are a great option if you can't make it to campus, or want to learn more after an on-campus event.


Undergraduate online open days:

  • More dates coming soon

Postgraduate online open days:

  • Wednesday 19 January 2022
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Discover USW when it suits you.

You can access our on demand open day at any time to discover our courses, virtually explore our campuses at Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, as well as chat with staff and students through Unibuddy. 


Undergraduate on-demand open days:

  • Available for immediate viewing

Postgraduate on-demand open days:

  • Available for immediate viewing


USW Live Events

Choosing to go to university can be a stressful and confusing experience for students and parents, but our award-winning team is here to help. Tune in for live webinar sessions throughout the year that will guide you through every step of the process.

From the UCAS application to student health and wellbeing, we've got you covered.  

Chat With Us

Want to know more about student life, what it’s like to study a course, living in South Wales or what it's like to study at USW? Chat to our Unibuddies, a group of student ambassadors who have been there, done that and got the USW t-shirt.

You can also chat with our academic staff and find out everything you want to know about the courses and studying here at USW.


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  • Say hello to your future friends and lecturers
  • Listen in on welcome talks and discover what USW is all about
  • Attend course-specific talks to discover more about a particular course or subject
  • Take time to chat to people interested in your course - you never know, they may be your future course mates!
  • Pay a visit to any of our support teams, such as student money, the advice zone, accommodation or our disability service team, and gain the information you need
  • Take part in interactive sessions that give you a taste of what studying at USW is like
  • Ask lecturers and students questions - they're happy to help
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  • Take a guided tour of the campus or venture around at will
  • Explore the facilities you'll be studying within and working with
  • Explore our libraries, purpose-built study spaces, cafes, food courts, and entertainment spaces
  • Take a guided tour of our accommodation options and living spaces
  • Explore Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd, and discover what each city can offer
  • Relax in the students union, grab a drink, a bite to eat, play some pool or watch some TV
  • Jump on a free shuttle bus to see how easy it is to travel to and from our campuses and locations (event-dependant) 
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  • Discover how our courses are built around employability - ensuring that what you study is a reflection on what employers and industries expect and need
  • Learn about work placements and sandwich years, where you get to experience working in industry
  • Speak to our careers teams, who can guide you on potential careers associated with specific courses and subjects
  • Experience the facilities and equipment that you'll be studying with, and how this prepares you for life after graduation
  • Discover what your future holds should you decide to study at university 


BOOK A PLACE

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Ready to book on to an open day or live event and discover the opportunities awaiting you? 

LOCATIONS

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We have campuses in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd that are easy to travel to and from.

STUDENT LIFE

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Make friends for life, try out and learn lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. 

CHAT WITH US

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Chat to our students, lecturers or staff. We're here to help answer any questions you may have.