With a thriving event scene there's always something to experience. From historic sites and travel hotspots in easy reach, to local bars, markets, cinemas, coffee shops, global sports, gigs and so much more, you'll never struggle to find a way to spend your time.
Head in one direction and you'll be walking along a glorious beach. Head in another and you'll be climbing a historic mountain. Studying at USW is a great way to explore some of South Wales' biggest cities.
USW Pontypridd is made up of two sites: Treforest and Glyntaff. From listed buildings to new, modern structures, Pontypridd reflects the University’s proud history and its ambitions for the future. Here, you’ll find everything you need – your classes, the library, cafes and bars to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.
Our largest campus at Pontypridd is just 20 minutes from Cardiff by train.
From local pub restaurants to the familiar faces of national chains, we have a huge range of places to eat and drink that will appeal to all.
Not to be missed is the annual Big Welsh Bite food event and don't forget to check out Pontypridd Market for a unique shopping experience.
You could also spend an evening at the on-campus night club, Eclipse, or enjoy your five minutes of fame at a karaoke night in the Randy Dragon.
Pontypridd is also only 20 minutes from Cardiff by train. The capital city has a range of popular nightclubs and venues for you to enjoy.
USW has a thriving competitive sport environment, with a range of university teams competing in the BUCS (British Universities & Colleges) League. We pride ourselves on our sporting successes and it's a major part of USW student life. In Pontypridd, we also have an on-campus gym running a range of classes and activities open to students and members of the public.
Live life loud or take it at your own pace, Cardiff has it all to offer. With a thriving event scene there's always something to experience. From historic sites and travel hotspots in easy reach, to rooftop cinemas, street food pop-ups, coffee shops, global sports, music, festivals and so much more, you'll never struggle to find a way to spend your time.
Newport is a vibrant city situated between Cardiff and Bristol. Our City Campus is in the heart of the City, alongside the River Usk and near to local amenities and entertainment venues. Here, you have everything on your doorstep from shops, restaurants and bars and great transport links.