University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is based on five campuses spread around South Wales. The cities of Cardiff and Newport have campuses, plus there are 3 more rural campuses in Pontypridd and Caerleon.

The University of South Wales campuses are student communities with a great atmosphere. On campus, you’ll find everything you need in one place – your classes, the library, places to eat and drink, and friends to spend time with.

The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. Both the institutions that have come together to create the University of South Wales have a rich and varied history, and can each trace their roots back more than 100 years.

The University of South Wales have a strong record of employability, with 93% of the University graduates in employment or further study six months after course completion.

The University of South Wales works with key employers, from British Airways, General Electric, Sony and Tata to the NHS, local authorities and the BBC.

The University of South Wales students learn by doing – the University of South Wales are a leader in using simulation to enhance teaching and learning. The University students get a real head start in their professions by training in state-of-the-art simulated environments, including an internationally acclaimed clinical simulation centre, a courtroom, a forensic scene-of-crime house; film, fashion and music studios; a stock trading floor; an aerospace centre which includes a real Jetstream 31 airplane and flight simulator; and sporting facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks and the Springboks.

The University of South Wales supports the students’ entrepreneurial spirit by encouraging start-ups and University spin out companies. The University of South Wales entrepreneurship education and business incubators make a major contribution to the economy.

The University of South Wales is one of the largest in the UK and the largest in Wales (with 33,000 students). It competes with the UK’s major universities in the city regions of London, Bristol, Manchester and Tyneside. This means that the University can invest in new courses and facilities, providing more opportunities for the University academics and students.

The University of South Wales are the UK’s leading university for student support, winning the 2012 Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support to Students and the 2013 Guardian Higher Education Award for widening participation for our UHOVI initiative.

The University of South Wales are celebrated for the University commitment to the arts, with an internationally acclaimed film school, industry standard animation facilities, broadcasting studios, one of the UK’s oldest photography schools, a superb reputation for theatre design, award-winning poets, scriptwriters, and authors, and the national music and drama conservatoire.

The University of South Wales offers a full range of qualifications from further education to degrees to PhD study, specialist training in a world-renowned conservatoire, and the University plays a vital regional progression role with Further Education colleges. As a major post-92 university the University delivers the full range of STEM subjects, from engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying.

The University of South Wales have outstanding links with industry for work placements and research. The University partner companies include Rolls Royce, Microsoft, Tata, the BBC, EADS, Sony and General Electric. British Airways has moved key heavy engineering training to the University from Heathrow, so students now graduate from these specialist courses with a degree and the engineering qualification they need for the industry under BA’s Civil Aviation Authority licence.

The University of South Wales are a major player in business organisations such as the CBI, representing the UK’s higher education on trade missions such as the UK’s G8 delegation.

The University supplies and trains the workforce for major public sector employers. We work with South Wales Police and Gwent Police and the University have trained over 1,400 nurses for our NHS and over 2,500 teachers for our schools in the last five years.

The University programmes are accredited by leading professional bodies in specialist fields such as law, accountancy, management, supply chain and logistics, and engineering.

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