University Life: Built-In Perks
University is a big investment so it wouldn’t be fair if we didn’t offer something back. From masterclasses with industry experts to global field trips and a range of clubs and societies, we strive to give you the best USW experience possible.
Check your individual course pages for more information on what perks are available to you.
SUBSCRIPTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
Success isn't just about what you know, but who we know. Many courses at USW offer membership of professional bodies at discounted rates and exciting event offers. Find out what this could mean for you:
- Free professional body memberships and subscriptions
- Discounted and subsidised membership fees
- Free tickets to festivals and theatre productions
EQUIPMENT, TECH AND STUDY RESOURCES
University is a chance to invest in something you believe in, and we believe nothing should prevent you from having the full educational experience. That's why we have extra ways to support you and your learning, from loaning equipment to providing set textbooks – all free of charge.
ACCREDITATIONS & QUALIFACTIONS
We develop and deliver courses in exclusive partnerships with industry leaders, the public sector and professional bodies. As a result, your USW degree is 100% focused on what employers need now and in the future. Here are some of the accreditations and additional qualifications you can benefit from at USW:
- Opportunities for dual qualifications through your degree, at no extra fee
- Accreditations included in a range of courses, required for future employment
- Direct access to industry professionals
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES FOR ALL
USW is an open community of students; it’s diverse and welcoming, where life-long friendships are made. With the sheer variety of things to do, see and experience across our locations, there’s always something new to discover and someone new to meet. All of life is here, everywhere you look, so come and explore for yourself!
IMPRESSIVE FACILITIES & STUDY SPACES
The best way to be career-ready is to study using the same facilities, software and techniques that you will use in the workplace. That's why at USW we have industry-standard facilities, workshops, lab spaces and equipment to ensure you’re ready for the working world when you graduate. Find out more below:
- Dedicated lab, study and work spaces
- Learning spaces that emulate real world environments
- Access to industry standard facilities, equipment and software
- Free laptop and equipment hire
LEARN FROM LEADERS OF INDUSTRY
Our academics live and breathe their subject areas – they are industry leaders, recognised researchers and practising professionals, ensuring you learn from the best of the best in the field you're passionate about.
- Access to academics who are leaders in their industry
- Access to academics who are currently active research professionals
MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Every year, we welcome thousands of students who come together to learn and build their future at USW. You’ll be part of a great community that stretches way beyond the university campus! During your time here, we’ll provide plenty of opportunities to network with organisations and employers in your field of study and support you in your first steps towards your career.
- Professional memberships allow you to attend workshops and masterclasses
- Networking opportunities across a range of internal and external events
- High profile guest lecturers and speakers
LOCAL AND GLOBAL FIELD TRIPS
At USW, we have our own ideas about what a classroom should look like. From international trips to local business site visits, you'll learn about and experience your future career in a range of environments. We provide education in practice, not just in theory. Here’s a taster of what's on offer:
- Opportunities to study abroad
- UK and International field trips related to your course
- Industry placements and site visits
- Subsidised fieldwork opportunities
PLACEMENTS & WORK EXPERIENCE
Every course at USW provides opportunities to undertake work placements with leading companies. Studying with us is as close as you can get to being in your industry while at university. It’s what gives employers such confidence in USW graduates.
- Professionally supervised placements
- Live project briefs for real world impact as you study
- Dedicated placement officers
- Opportunities to undertake charity and volunteering work abroad
FUNDING TO SUPPORT STUDY & LIVING
Don't let anything hold you back from your tomorrow. There are lots of ways we can support you in your studies and help you achieve your ambitions, such as funding, bursaries and scholarships. Explore below or get in touch for further support and advice.
- Government funding
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