Parents' guide to university


At the University of South Wales, we know that parents are increasingly involved in their child’s university application. It can be difficult helping your child choose the right university - even if they know what they want to study. 

To answer some of your questions and offer some advice, we have created a parents guide. Here you can find all you need to know if your child is applying to university, from finding the right course to student support and more.

In these unsettling times, with the prospect of starting university at the forefront of students’ minds, our Schools and  Colleges team thought it might be useful for them to share some of their experiences of being parents of children who are applying to, have gone to, and are currently at university. 

Clearing parents

Why choose USW?

At the University of South Wales, it’s all about being bold, independent and fulfilling your potential. We are one of the largest universities in the UK, offering our students excellent opportunities and prospects. 

Our industry connections and emphasis on equipping students with real-world experiences make our graduates among the most employable in the UK.

A course at USW is more than just a degree. Inside and outside the classroom, we help you achieve your potential professionally and personally. Here’s what you need to know about studying here:

We continually invest in our campuses to ensure you have the best possible student experience and gain all the skills you need. 

Our students learn about their profession in environments that recreate the workplace, using the same equipment and software they’ll find there too.