Online Open Day - 9 January

Welcome

You have to stay at home, but that doesn’t mean you have to put your future on hold too. Our Online Open Days are the ideal way to discover the opportunities waiting for you at the University of South Wales. 

Once you book your place, you'll get access ahead of the event to exclusive course talks and content that you can view when you want from the comfort of your home.

On Saturday 9 January you'll be able to chat live with academic staff to find out more about our courses and studying at USW. You can also visit our virtual information fair and chat live with staff from our support services. 

Chat to our current students to find out more about what it's like to be a USW student, and if you need any help during the event you can chat to our events team at the Helpdesk.


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UNDERGRADUATE COURSE PRESENTATIONS

Get ready for the event by watching course presentations and welcome talks, to help you find out more about our courses and plan the questions you want to ask.

You'll also get access to presentations from our Student Support Services, so you can start to explore our accommodation, plan your finances and discover the careers support available to you.

Book your place now and we'll send you all the details in the week leading up to the event.


LIVE CHAT WITH SUBJECT STAFF

This is your chance to chat to the academics who teach your course, and find out what it's really like. Whether you want to know more about specific modules, placements, dissertations or how much time you should spend studying, chat direct to the people who teach the course and get the answers you need.

Check the schedule to find out when your course chat is taking place. All our live chats today use UniBuddy, when you click to join you'll be asked to log-in or register, it only takes a minute to sign up.

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Webinars

Live presentations

Want to find out more about why USW is a great place to live and study? Perhaps you want to find out more about our accommodation or student finance. Join our live presentation Q&A sessions to hear from our staff and students.

On a PC/Mac click join and you'll be taken to the presentation. If you are joining using your smartphone, you'll be prompted to download the Microsoft Teams app from your app store. 

You will then be able to join as a guest, or with your Microsoft 365 account.

Hear from staff and current students about what it's like to live and study at USW. Send questions into our panel and find out all you need to know about why you should choose to study at the University of South Wales. 

We want to make sure you have all the information you need about studying Policing and Security at USW, so this interactive session, live from our Hydra Simulation Centre, is your chance to see our fantastic facilities and ask any questions you may have. It’s a great way to find out more about the course from our lecturers and current students.

Find out all you need to know about accommodation options at the Pontypridd Campus. Where you live is just as important as what you learn, and we want this to be your home from home.

Find out all you need to know about accommodation options available at Cardiff and Newport. Where you live is just as important as what you learn, and we want this to be your home from home.

How much will university cost and how will you pay for it? 

This webinar will cover the funding available to UK students undertaking a full-time undergraduate course at USW. Get a practical insight into financial support, such as student loans and grants, how and when to apply for funding, and extra sources of income. 

International, EU or part time students can contact us directly at money@southwales.ac.uk for relevant information.  

Find out how you can gain a degree, 5 years work experience and no student debt through our sponsored degree programme. With degrees in Accounting, Business, Computing, Engineering, Law and Surveying, students can apply their academic knowledge to real-life work within a company.

We want to make sure you have all the information you need about studying Nursing and Midwifery at USW, so this interactive session, live from our Simulation Training Suite, is your chance to see our fantastic facilities and ask any questions you may have. It’s a great way to find out more about the course from our lecturers and current students.


Siarad Cymraeg? Eisiau clywed mwy am y Gymraeg yn PDC? Bydd y sesiwn hon yn cynnig mwy o wybodaeth am y cyfleoedd astudio a chymdeithasol sy'n aros amdanoch. Bydd hefyd cyfle i wybod mwy am yr ysgoloriaethau hael sydd ar gael trwy'r Brifysgol a'r Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol ac i ofyn cwestiynau i staff yr Uned Gymraeg. Edrychwn ymlaen at eich gweld!

Hear from staff and current students about what it's like to live and study at USW. Send questions into our panel and find out all you need to know about why you should choose to study at the University of South Wales. 

This webinar will cover the funding options available to UK students to undertake the full-time nursing or midwifery course at USW. Download our guide here

International, EU or part time students can contact us directly at money@southwales.ac.uk for relevant information.  

From registration and course choice, through to results day and clearing, this session guides parents through the full UCAS process and highlights how parents can help students make the most of their UCAS application.



Information Fair

The information fair is open from 11am - 2pm on 9 January.

You’ve probably got lots of questions about becoming a student at the University of South Wales. Here you can find out everything you need to know, from where you'll live to keeping fit, student life and where to find support when you need it. There are lots of chats throughout the day on a wide range of topics. Join us at any time during the open day.

Join the Information Fair Live Chat

Accommodation

Chat to our Accommodation team and find out more about our living on campus at USW Pontypridd, or in the heart of Cardiff or Newport.

Funding and finance

Managing your money at University can be a challenge. The Student Money Advice Team provide advice and information to help you make informed decisions about your finances and find out about the range of scholarships and bursaries available at USW.

Sports and fitness

Chat to our Sports staff and find out more about the leisure facilities available at USW.

Admissions

Got questions about applying to USW? Whether you want to find out  more about entry requirements, what happens at interview, or how to apply - chat with our friendly Enquiries Team.

International applicants

Chat with our dedicated International Team if you're considering applying to USW from outside the UK.

Student support and study skills

Chat with our team about the range of support available to you whilst you study. From counselling and chaplaincy, to disability and mental health, our team can help.

Careers

USW Careers is here to encourage you, to guide you and to assist you throughout your time as a student at USW and after you graduate. 

Network 75

Find out more about Network75, a combined work placement and part-time study route, on selected courses, to a degree allowing students to Work, Earn and Learn!

Welsh language

Croeso! At the University of South Wales, we have lots of opportunities for students who want to continue to use their Welsh language skills, such as living with other Welsh speakers in the Halls of Residence, mentor support and a lively Welsh student society. You can also study some of our courses in Welsh.


COURSE LIVE CHAT SCHEDULE

Open Day Ambassador

10am-11am

Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what the benefits of studying at USW are. You can ask us anything you like. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Creative writing
  • English
  • History


Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Childhood Development
  • Counselling and Therapeutic Practice
  • Creative and Therapeutic Art
  • Psychology


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11am-12pm

Talk to academics from the South Wales Business School about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business and Management
  • Law


Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Community Health and Wellbeing
  • Health and Social Care Management
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Social Work


Student Ambassadors

12pm-1pm

Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Chiropractic
  • Community Football Coaching and Development
  • Football Coaching
  • Rugby Coaching
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Sports Coaching & Development
  • Strength and Conditioning


Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Animation and Games
  • Design Communication
  • Fashion and Advertising
  • Film and Visual Effects
  • Journalism and Media
  • Music and Sound
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Theatr a Drama - Sgwrsiwch yn Gymraeg


Open Day ambassadors

1pm-2pm

Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Applied Biosciences
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Built Environment
  • Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Computing 
  • Engineering (Aerospace, Applied, Automotive, Civil, Electrical and Electronic, Lighting and Live Event Technology, Mechanical) 
  • Geography, Geology and Natural History
  • International Wildlife Biology
  • Maths
  • Medical Sciences


The Forensic Science live chat is taking place at 2pm

Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • AGA Cynradd gyda SAC - Sgwrsiwch yn Gymraeg
  • Early Years and Education
  • Education
  • Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • Primary Initial Teacher Education (English)
  • Working with Children and Families
  • Youth and Community Work


Cardiff Campus Ambassador

2pm-3pm

Talk to academics about the subjects you're interested in, find out what's involved and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the course. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Professional Policing 
  • Public Services
  • Sociology