University of South Wales

University of South Wales

The University of South Wales is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education.

One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, the University attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds. With over 33,000 students across five campuses, it was rated top for student support in the Times Higher Education Awards 2012.

The University of South Wales is unique in combining the broadest range of provision with the widest access to education. It offers a full range of qualifications, from PhD study to foundation degrees. The breadth of subjects includes the full range of STEM subjects, from aircraft engineering and mathematics to computing and surveying. The University is also an experienced provider of teacher training.

Courses focus on employability and simulated learning to ensure that students learn how their profession works in real life. They develop confidence and skills in realistic hands-on environments, including their own aircraft, moot court room, TV studios, stock exchange trading room, hospital wards, and scenes of crime house. Sport students train and play on facilities used and endorsed by world champions such as the All Blacks.

The success of this approach is reflected in the high employment rate of its graduates, with 93% of students in employment or further study within six months of graduating. Its position as a leading university for careers is cemented by partnerships with industry leaders and major employers, from British Airways to the National Health Service.

The University of South Wales is a significant player in the arts, with an internationally acclaimed film school, industry-standard animation facilities, broadcasting studios, one of the UK’s oldest photography schools, a strong reputation for theatre design, award-winning poets, scriptwriters and authors, and the national music and drama conservatoire, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, within its group.

As a member of the St David’s Day Group, the University of South Wales is also recognised as one of Wales’s leading research universities. It is a powerhouse in applied research that is used to shape key decisions. As a public policy think-tank, the University offers independent advice to government, industry and employers across the UK on health, education, economic growth, social policy, and governance. This enables it to provide a platform for ideas and debate with bodies such as the CBI, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and NESTA.

The University of South Wales was formed in April 2013 by the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.

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Partnership for Innovation in Education Project enables 104 collaborations

The Partnership for Innovation in Education project is an innovative and collaborative initiative.

Prosiect Partneriaeth Arloesi ym myd Addysg yn galluogi 104 o gydweithrediadau

Mae'r prosiect Partneriaeth Arloesi ym myd Addysg yn fenter arloesol a chydweithredol a ariennir gan Gyngor Cyllido Addysg Uwch Cymru

Scoping for the Development and hosting of the SŴN Conference in South East Wales

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Cwmpasu Datblygu a Chynnal Cynhadledd SŴN yn Ne-ddwyrain Cymru

Roedd y Rhaglen Cy-ddealltwriaeth strategol (SIP) yn caniatáu i bartneriaid addysg a diwydiant sefydlu perthynas strategol drwy leoliadau tymor byr

Identifying TV industry skills gaps and training needs in Wales

The Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) allowed education and industry partners to establish strategic relationships through short term placements.

Adnabod bylchau sgiliau ac anghenion hyfforddi’r diwydiant teledu yng Nghymru

Roedd y Rhaglen Cyd-ddealltwriaeth Strategol (SIP) yn caniatáu i bartneriaid addysg a diwydiant sefydlu perthynas strategol drwy leoliadau tymor byr.

USW Exchange and South Wales Business School launch SME support series, BizX

BizX, an online SME support series officially launches this month to USW's business community.

Cyfnewidfa PDC a Ysgol Fusnes De Cymru yn lansio cyfres cefnogi BBACH, BizX

Mae BizX, cyfres cefnogi BBACH ar-lein, sy'n cael ei chyd-ddatblygu gan Jonathan Deacon (Athro marchnata, ysgol fusnes De Cymru) a Chris Wright (Rheolwr USW Exchange) yn lansio'n swyddogol y mis hwn i gymuned fusnes PDC.

A degree apprenticeship model that guarantees a job

For the last 20 years Network75 has seen students graduating into 100% employment after studying part-time whilst working, graduating with zero debt from fees.

South Wales Business Clinic: bridging the gap between theory and practice

The South Wales Business Clinic at the University of South Wales enables students to participate in a consultancy firm to provide advice to companies.

Using gaming to check vision

With support from the Centre of Excellence in Mobile and Emerging Technologies, researchers have established Vision Game Labs at the University of South Wales.

USW provides vital initial step for company’s improvement trajectory

South Wales manufacturer benefits from key knowledge transfer advice in midst of recession to embark upon evolutionary journey.

Developing mobile apps for small business

The Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) develops mobile apps and related products for small and medium businesses via an innovative business support programme, helping companies test their products and find a route to market. CEMAS is a £6.4 million five year project based at the University of South Wales and partly funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).