Find out all the information you need for your USW Sport Open Day. From subject talks and tours to directions and when to arrive.
Registration takes place at 9.15am in the Brecon Building, so check your programme before you arrive.
The Sport Open Day programme will be available to download soon.
Travel Information and directions to our Treforest Campus can be found below.
We’ve got a number of recommended talks scheduled throughout the day to give you an insight into life on campus.
Start your day by finding out what the University of South Wales has to offer you in our Welcome talk at 9.30am, after which you will head to our impressive USW Sport Park to find out more about the courses. In the afternoon you can attend student finance and accommodation talks along with finding out more about student life – make sure you check out our essential talks.
How much will university cost and how will you pay for it? 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.
Talks: 1.15pm (Brecon Building)
Find out all you need to know about accommodation options at the University of South Wales. Where you live is just as important as what you learn, and we want this to be your home from home.
Talks: 1.15pm (Brecon Building)
In this session, our students share their experiences of life at the University of South Wales, so you know what it’s really like to study here – they’ll answer any questions you may have too.
Talks: 2.15pm (Glynneath Building)
You'll have the opportunity to visit our USW Sport Park at the Open Day.
Get a guided tour of our purpose-built multi-sports facility to see our impressive range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Tours are available between 11am and 12.30pm.
In addition to our subject specific talks our sport academic staff will also be available to discuss the courses that you’re interested in and answer any questions you may have between 11.30am and 12.30pm either in your subject talk or in the Information Hub in the main reception of the Sport Park.
USW Sport students are now learning in their new facilities. These incredible facilities provide our students with the very best environment in which to learn, grow and become professional coaches and analysts.
Our brand new full size indoor pitch is your classroom for the next three years! This incredible FIFA 2-star pitch - one of three in the UK run by universities and the only one in Wales - meets all the requirements of the B license for football coaching which is embedded in to our football courses. Studying rugby? Built to the World Rugby 22 standard, the pitch has a shock pad underneath so it will play better, last longer and provide a safer playing environment.
Our new specialist centre for strength and conditioning provides 12 lifting platforms for our students so an entire rugby or football squad can train together. The floor is integrated with the platforms so that it can support the heavy weights our athletes will be using.
Sports Coaching and Development
This course can prepare you for a number of career pathways – sports coaching, physical education, teaching or sports development to name just a few. At this talk, you can hear about what you’ll learn on the course and what a future in the sports industry could hold for you.
Strength and Conditioning
Do you want to work with elite athletes to achieve peak performance or use your expertise to develop their speed, power and agility as a conditioning coach? Find out how our course can help you achieve your goals to become a strength and conditioning coach.
The world of rugby offers many opportunities – and you could be part of it. As well as what you’ll study on this degree, you can discover the variety of careers available when you graduate, such as a rugby development officer, community rugby coach or schools rugby officer. Many of our graduates work for professional clubs as conditioning coaches or performance analysts – come and find out how our course supports this type of career.
Our football courses are part of an exclusive partnership with the Football Association of Wales Trust, and our USW Football First team are current national BUCS Champions. Our students rub shoulders with top professional clubs and international teams, all while developing a coaching profile and working towards UEFA coaching licenses, which are embedded in our course. If you want to join them, come to this talk to find out how.
Get a feel for what it’s like to be a student here and take the time to explore*. Campus and Accommodation tours leave from the Students’ Union at the Treforest campus, whilst the USW Sport Park tours depart after the subject talk at the Sport Park. All tours take around 30 minutes.
This is your opportunity to get a guided tour of our purpose-built multi-sports facility to see our impressive range of indoor and outdoor facilities. Tours are available between 11am and 12.30pm, and take around 30 minutes.
Get a guided tour of the Treforest Campus. This is your chance to see all of our facilities and ask questions about day-to-day university life. Tours leave from the Students’ Union between 9.30am and 3pm, and take around 30 minutes.
Take a look at our accommodation and find out about life in Halls of Residence from a student point of view. Tours leave from the Students’ Union between 9.30am and 3pm, and take around 30 minutes.
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 just the right people to answer them.
Student finance, accommodation, careers, disability, dyslexia support and applying to university are all covered as part of the day. Simply drop into our Information Fair at the Treforest campus between 10am and 2.30pm in Brecon Building foyer and have a chat with our staff.
Don't forget you can chat to our Sport academics from 10.15am - 12.30pm at the USW Sport Park.
Travel information and directions to our Pontypridd Campus, Treforest, can be found on our website: www.southwales.ac.uk/visiting.
Free parking is available for the event, and all locations are within easy walking distance of each other. If you are travelling by train, please alight at Treforest train station.
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