Student Life

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At university you'll make friends for life, try out and learn lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. 

Studying a course at USW is more than just earning a degree. We create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow, who are ready to build their careers and have the mindset to succeed through self and supported growth.

Alongside finding your tomorrow, USW is home to diverse and welcoming students. Whether you've just finished your A levels, you're returning to education to further your career, or you're taking on a research project, you'll find people just like you, who share your interests, beliefs, and motivations. 

Come and join the #USWFamily and benefit from a collaborative community of students and award-winning support.


About to start studying with us at USW? There are a few important things you'll need to do to get up and running, and we have lots of tips and advice on how to get settled in.

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We're one of the largest universities in the UK, with a strong focus on employability. Industry led teaching, world class facilities and work placements prepare you for a career.

We have campuses in CardiffNewport and Pontypridd. Treforest and Glyntaff make up the Pontypridd Campus.

The great thing about our locations is that you can travel between them in next to no time at all. Cardiff is just a 15-20 minute journey away from Pontypridd, and Newport is around 30 minutes away from Cardiff. 


Where you live is just as important as what you learn. 


Studying at University is one of the most significant investments you will ever make.

Advice and support

You can have your queries resolved or make an appointment to see a specialist adviser

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Information for our international students.

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Our USW Bloggers share what student life is like through their vlogs and blogs. 

Our bloggers offer lots of advice about applying to university and how to make the most of your student life, whilst also giving you an insight into campus life, events and our clubs and societies.

You can follow them on YouTubeInstagram and Twitter and ask them any questions you have about studying at USW. 

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The Students’ Union plays an important part in the life of every student – and it’s much more than a place to party. We exist to ensure you have the best possible experience at USW. 

From over 100 societies and clubs to choose from, endless support, activities and events to volunteering and skill-development, USWSU strive to make sure you have the chance to enrich every aspect of your student life. 


USW's blended learning approach combines online and on-campus learning. We are committed to delivering our courses, research opportunities and other services as safely as possible. You can read more about our approach to blended learning here.

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