Online Open Day - 13 March

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.

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 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.



Information Fair 11am - 2pm

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.

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.


Event Schedule

Open Day Ambassador

10am-11am

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


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. 

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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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.

  • 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) 
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geography, Geology and Natural History
  • International Wildlife Biology
  • Maths
  • Medical Sciences

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.


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.

  • Health Sciences
  • Social Work

Join Maria Parry and Pamela Davies for this session, live from our Simulation Suite at the Glyntaff campus, Pontypridd. During this session you'll see a live skills demonstration, as well as a tour of our fantastic facilities, conducted by one of our first year students, Aston.  Afterwards, you can chat to academics and students about our Nursing and Midwifery courses - find out what's involved in these courses and what are the benefits of studying at USW. You can ask us anything you like about the courses and facilities. Subject chats are happening throughout the day so check the other sessions if you can't see your subject below.

  • Live facilities tour, 11-11.30am
  • Nursing and Midwifery live chat, 11.45am-1pm
  • Chat to current students, 11.45am-1pm
  • Funding for NHS courses -  presentation & live Q&A, 12.15-1pm


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.

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.

  • Nursing and Midwifery live chat, 
  • Chat to current students, 
  • Funding for NHS courses -  presentation & live Q&A, 12.15-1pm


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


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 what universities look for in a strong personal statement, how to make your statement have impact and showcase your passion for the course as well as some common mistakes to avoid.


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.


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.

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.

  • 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


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


Join Professional Policing course leader Daniel Welch for this live presentation and chat. Find out about what's involved in this course, our fantastic facilities, experienced staff, and what the benefits of studying at USW are. You can also chat to Courtney, a current third year student, about what it’s like to study this course, as well as life at USW. 


Find out more about how the UCAS application process works, including what happens after you submit your application and key dates to look out for.

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. 


Our Student Ambassadors will share their first-hand experiences of living away from home, study, clubs and societies, making friends and blended learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing you with a real insight into life as a university student.  


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.

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
  • Public Services
  • Sociology

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.

Some courses will ask you to attend an interview as part of the application process. Find out more about what to expect and how to prepare, as well as some common mistakes to avoid.


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.