Newport Open Day

Attend a Newport Open Day

Open days are a big part of finding the course and the uni that are right for you.

Whether it's online or on-campus, at our Open Day you get a real feel for what it's like to be a student at the University of South Wales so make the most of it and find out as much as you can about your course, finance accommodation, student life and so much more!

Here you can find out what’s happening on the day at the Newport Campus. From subject talks and tours to directions and when to arrive. 


Newport Talk

We’ve got a number of recommended talks throughout the day to give you an insight into life as a USW student.


Newport Tour

Get a feel for what it’s like to be a student here and take the time to explore. 


CI Advice

You’ve probably got lots of questions about becoming a student at the University of South Wales – that’s great! At our Open Day there will be the right people to answer them.

Why Newport?

In the heart of the city, overlooking the River Usk, is one of the University’s most iconic buildings and it couldn’t be in a better location to embrace city life in Newport. Plus, the Halls of Residence are just a few minutes’ walk away, so you won’t have to get up too early for your 9am lectures!

From education disciplines and teaching to business and management, social work, counselling and therapeutic, youth and community and the compelling world of cyber security, Newport hosts a diverse yet career-focusing mix of courses.

Friars Walk is a new £100m retail development which opened in November 2015. It is right opposite Newport City Campus so its really easy to get to. Why not take a look when you come along to the Open Day?



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Register bright and early

Registration will begin at 9am. Make sure you arrive early to sign in and meet other students before the Welcome Talk. 

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Attend a talk on the course(s) you're interested in

If you're interested in more than one subject, you should follow the programme for your 'first-choice' subject. You can find out more about other courses at the Information Fair.

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Go on a tour of the Campus

This is your chance to see our facilities, ask questions about day-to-day university life and see where you could be living. Each tour usually takes around 25-30 minutes and you can book your place on these in the Information Fair.

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Understand your accommodation options

Where you live is just as important as where you learn, and we want USW to be your home away from home so make sure you attend an accommodation tour. 

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Ask current students questions

If you need any help during the day, simply ask a student ambassador - they're here to help you!

Ask questions about your course or about student life to get an insight from a current student.


Talk about finance, careers, disabilities and more

Information about our courses, student finance, accommodation, careers, disability and dyslexia support, and applying to university will be available on the day. 

Our staff will be in the foyer, providing you with the perfect opportunity to ask any questions on a one-to-one basis.



Travel information and directions to our Newport City Campus can be found on our website.

There’s no parking at the campus but parking in the Kingsway Centre is discounted by 20% for students, staff and visitors to the University. Just make sure you validate your ticket at reception.

If you are travelling by train, please alight at Newport train station.

If you are using a satnav, the postcode is NP20 2BP.


University of South Wales
Usk Way
NP20 2BP

Tel: 03455 76 77 78

Looking for somewhere to stay?

Why not make the most of the Open Day and stay over so you can see more of the sights of Newport?

Whether you have a long way to travel or just want to see more of the City, then check out our useful Accommodation Guide.

We have also put together some places you can visit for food, drink or some entertainment!

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