Open days are a big part of finding the course and the uni that are right for you.
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 USW Sports Park. From subject talks and tours to directions and when to arrive.
We’ve got a number of recommended talks throughout the day to give you an insight into life as a USW student.
Get a feel for what it’s like to be a student here and take the time to explore.
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.
You can see specific facilities as part of your subject session - if you want to see more, feel free to ask us on the day!
The USW Sport Park is a fantastic 30 acre site located in Treforest on the Treforest Industrial Estate. Our top of the range facilities host a wide range of sporting facilities including an indoor FIFA standard 3G football pitch which houses Catapult ClearSky Indoor GPS System a notational analysis suite, a strength and conditioning room, an all weather pitch an outdoor 3G pitch and numerous multi use grass pitches amongst other things.
Studying at USW? The Sport Park will be your base if you are studying on one of our various sports courses. Our 5 state of the art lecture rooms will provide you with the comfort and right environment to succeed. The Sport Park is also used as a training base for lots of local sports clubs and is also used by numerous professional clubs including Cardiff City Academy, Cardiff Blues and the Women's FAW.
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.
Registration takes place at 9.45am in the Sport Park, so check your programme before you arrive.
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.
During the campus tours and course talks you may get the opportunity to see some of the facilities you'll use on your course.
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.
Tours of the Treforest campus leave from the Brecon Building between 9.30am and 3pm, and take around 30 minutes.
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.
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 the Sport Park, 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.
If you're using a satnav, find USW Sports Park using the postcode CF37 5UP. There is free parking available at the event.
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