Subject Highlights

Accounting

Accounting and Finance

Accounting and Finance
Hear from our expert accountants who will provide you with an insight into our degrees and what it takes to establish a successful career in accounting and finance. You'll learn about the opportunities available during your studies and how you can boost your future career prospects in a rewarding profession.

Art

Promo: Creative and Therapeutic Arts

Creative and Therapeutic Arts
Following an overview of this exciting, contemporary course, you will be introduced to our broad range of placement opportunities which include educational, community and third sector settings which allow you to gradually build an enriched CV. This is the only course of its kind in Wales, focusing on students' personal growth as an artist as well as benefitting the wider community.

Business and Management

Business and Management

Business and Management
Business to the Big Screen: How does a feature film make it to the big screen? It’s not just about the filming. In this cinema-themed session, we will uncover the importance that each business function plays in taking a product (such as a film) to market. If that’s not enough, you also get the chance to see our applied approach to learning first-hand as our experts host an interactive session on the many applications of business.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic

Chiropractic
Visit the rehabilitation gym and sample some of the exercise regimes designed to aid recovery, stability and function in the spinal pain patient. You can test your knowledge of bones in our radiology lab, plus you can watch students demonstrate their diagnostic examination skills and have your muscle strength and reflexes checked!

Computing

Computing

Computing
Whether you're looking for a techie computer course or are interested in information technology or cyber security you'll get to hear about the whole spectrum of computing study on offer. You'll also tour our high-spec computer labs that you'll use throughout your studies.

Engineering

Built Environment

Built Environment
This session will highlight the strengths of the Built Environment profession, emphasising how we all rely on the Built Environment and how important the sector is to the well-being of people and the economy.  There will be a focus on the professionalism required in the industry and the extensive employment opportunities available within the sector.  You’ll hear more about our courses and gain an insight into this rewarding profession from a graduate/industrialist. 

Promo: Aeronautical Engineering Open Day

Engineering (Aeronautical) 

Learn about how aeronautical engineers are involved in every aspect of air vehicles; from design, development, manufacture, flight testing and certification, to preserving airworthiness and sustainable aircraft operations. You will also explore our impressive Aerospace Centre, which includes a sub-sonic wind tunnel and a full-motion flight simulator right here on campus.


Aerospace Engineering

Engineering (Aircraft Maintenance Engineering) 
Find out how you can work towards an aircraft maintenance licence as part of your degree, and the opportunities to undertake on the job training all over the world. You’ll also get a chance to tour a real live aircraft environment in our impressive Aerospace Centre, which includes two aircraft hangars with civil and military aircraft, a sub-sonic wind tunnel, and a full-motion flight simulator right here on campus.


Civil Engineering
Engineering (Civil)
Our qualified engineers will provide you with an insight into our accredited degrees. You’ll learn about the opportunities to undertake placements and get a chance to speak with a former student/industrialist. You’ll also visit our state-of-the-art laboratories where we’ll run a series of interactive demonstrations typically associated with Civil Engineering including testing material strengths, modelling channel flows, and assessing a model dam.

 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering (Electrical and Electronic)
Our lecturers will provide you with an insight into our accredited degrees and ongoing research activities. The session will begin with a short subject specific talk followed by an opportunity to see the cutting-edge technologies, equipment and facilities available to you during your studies. You’ll be taken on a tour of our electrical and electronics lab, power system and renewable energy lab, laser and optoelectronic lab,  anechoic chamber, 3D printing and laser cutting room, student project showcase room and the Centre for Electronic product Engineering.

Mechanical Engineering

Engineering (Mechanical)
Get a taste of mechanical engineering with demonstrations on our reverse engineering, wind tunnel, and mechanical engineering test and development equipment – giving you a feel for some of the work undertaken by our current students. You’ll also see our Formula Student area and find out more about how you could get involved in designing, building and racing a Formula Student car in a national motorsport competition.

Lighting and Live Event Technology

Lighting and Live Event Technology
Lighting and Live Events Tour: Visit 'The Cube', our dedicated space for hands-on practical sessions and home to an impressive array of industry equipment, You’ll also get a chance to see our WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) suite – the only one of its kind in the UK outside London. View the dedicated learning spaces for our courses, and find out about how your learning is balanced between practical sessions, independent study and the classroom.

Humanities

English and Creative Writing

English

At our English Open Day you will meet teaching staff who specialise in Literature, Language, TESOL and Creative Writing.  

In addition to exploring the various English study options available to you, they will lead a series of short, fun activities designed to give you a taste of what it will be like to study English or English and Creative Writing at the University of South Wales.  You may  learn about the language used in recognisable advertising or something you didn't know about Shakespeare.  You may even come away with a short poem that you've written.  Whatever happens you will be well informed about the structure of the course and, hopefully, excited about studying an English degree at South Wales. 

History


History
You will have the chance to find out more about life as a history student: the topics you will study, the ways in which you’ll learn, and the resources you’ll use. You will also learn about the extra opportunities available to you, such as travelling, studying abroad and undertaking work experience.

Law

Law

Law
Get a taste of what it is like to practice law in our state-of-the-art Moot Court. You’ll hear all about how we can support your route into the legal profession through qualifying law degrees, industry links, placement opportunities and our very own Legal and Financial Advice Clinic.

Mathematics

Maths

Mathematics
Find out more about why we have an award winning reputation. You'll hear all about how you can benefit from our professionally recognised courses and the skills you'll gain that are sought-after in many professions. You'll also get the opportunity to show off your mathematical flair by solving our cryptic puzzle.

Psychology

Psychology Plus: Work Placements
Childhood Development

Find out more about how you can explore a child’s development from a range of perspectives including their learning and behaviour. You’ll have the chance to try out some of our interactive learning experiences, tour our facilities, meet the course team and talk to some of our current students. We have also planned tours of our laboratories and our two clinics, Analysis Clinic and the Dyscovery Centre, where you can gain valuable work experience as part of your course.

Psychology

Psychology
We will provide a tour of our dedicated laboratory facilities including our sophisticated range of equipment that measures physiological responses (e.g. heart rate, blood pressure and even your brain’s electrical activity). You will also have the opportunity to see our eye-tracking software, and observation and interview facilities. We have also planned tours of our two clinics,  the Behaviour Analysis Clinic and the Dyscovery Centre, where you can gain valuable work experience as part of your course.

Social Sciences

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology and Criminal Justice

Criminology occupies a continuously changing environment, from terrorism to homicide; from drug related issues to policing; from cold case investigations to youth justice, criminologists at USW are involved in research lead teaching; and wider policy studies. 

Criminologists based at the Centre for Criminology, will involve students in these very discussions – whether it’s looking at the latest evidence on homicide investigations or how young people are treated in the criminal justice system; the criminology team draw on specialisms to inform their teaching and delivery. Our Open Days are designed to give you that experience of what it’s like to study criminology at university. Whether you have the intention to work for the police, probation service, Home Office, government, or you are interested in research – you will gain an insight into the discipline and its associated career destinations.

Public and Emergency Services

Public Services
Make a Difference: Public Services - If you envisage yourself making a difference to your local community through public services, this is the session for you. You will find out more about how our courses reflect the real world, our links with practitioners in the wider policy world and the variety of roles open to graduates who want to make an impact at a national or even global level.

Sociology

Sociology
Sociology encompasses the way in which society is structured and how as individuals we experience life. We will enlighten you with the topics we have to offer on our sociology courses; giving you the chance to participate in a quiz surrounding subjective matters that regularly crop up in the news.