The University of South Wales has campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. USW is a UK university offering vocationally focused courses and degrees.
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Factsheet about: University of South Wales
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The University has campuses throughout South Wales, in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. Our locations mean you can enjoy everything the region has to offer – city life and culture, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.
Employability is at the heart of everything we do, with teaching informed by what happens in the real world. Our graduates have the skills that are essential for the workplace and value our employability schemes, business start-up support and opportunities to get actual experience, often as part of your course. It’s an approach that works – 95% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.
Our size means we can offer an exceptional range of subjects and courses at every level – from Foundation Degree to PhD. It also means that our links with industry and business are hard to beat. We work with world-leaders such as Microsoft, British Airways and the BBC to inform our courses and offer work experience, which ensures our students are prepared for the workplace.
This all adds up to an excellent student experience and the best possible start to your future. But that’s not forgetting what happens outside the classroom. At university, you’ll make new friends for life, try out lots of new things and become more independent than ever before. At the University of South Wales, you’ll find countless opportunities and award-winning support to help you along the way.
It’s an exciting time to get involved with us and find out more about what we have to offer.
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> Immigration and International Student Advice - Our Immigration and international Student Advice team (IISA) id dedicated to the welfare of our international and EU students. They will make sure you have the help and support you need before you arrive and during your studies. IISA staff can help you with any non-academic, welfare-related issues such as visa extensions, employment regulations, orientation and adapting to a new culture.
|Closest airport to the university?||
Cardiff International Airport – 40 minute drive to the main campus
|Student Union activities & societies?||
The Student’s Union plays an important part in the life of every student, and it’s much more than a place to party. The SU is where you can seek advice, plat sport, make new friends, find work and have your voice heard. That said, there’s plenty happening when it’s time to put your studies aside and relax.
The Union offers a wide range of services and activities:
Social life - There’s no shortage of entertainment at the Union. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, you can watch live sport on the big screen, enjoy a meal, grab a coffee, or just take a break and relax. And things pick up when the sun goes down – from live bands and pub quizzes, to film screenings and theme nights: uswsu.com/events
Clubs and societies - Whatever your passion, from human rights to snowboarding or pizza, there’s a club or society for you. If you join a club or society, you’ll meet lots of new people and get involved in all sorts of activities, from demonstrations and day trips to nights out and parties. If there isn’t a society for your activity, simple find enough like-minded people and set up your own!
Employment - If you want some extra cash, you can mix business with pleasure. The Union needs staff for lots of roles, such as bar work or courier. The Job Shop advertises vacancies across the University. They can also advise you on getting experience through volunteering, or help you get your business ideas up and running.
Get involve -The Union is run by students for students, so you get to vote and elect your representatives. The Student Council is made up of representatives from all walks of student life. You can raise concerns, suggest changes, or just tell people how great things are by getting in touch with Student Council members.
Welfare - University is a fantastic experience, but being a student can be completely different from the life you led before and it’s understandable if you have a few problems along the way. But you don’t have to get through it alone – whether your problem is financial, emotional or educational, the Welfare Service is here to listen an support you.
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USW Excellence Scholarship 2018.19
The Excellence Scholarship is for new students starting a full time eligible undergraduate honours degree course at the University of South Wales in 2018/19. The Excellence Scholarship forms part of the University’s Unconditional Offer Scheme for High Achievers and is worth £2,000 during your first year of study
|Internships/Placement/Study abroad opportunities?||
There are a range of work placement opportunities available and there are many websites and approaches you can use to help you find placements. Below is information on what types of placements there are:
|What accommodation is available & what is the average cost?||
Halls of residence
Privately rented accommodation
|3 Fun Facts about the university||
> USW in your pocket
> Randomness: Teddy bears, rabbits and a shaggy goat
According to a 2012 poll, 35% of our students bring teddy bears (or other stuffed toys) to uni! Aww, bless! What a lovely way to prevent homesickness. :-)
The Students’ Union has a fluffy, shaggy goat costume, occasionally worn by trustees and other volunteers. It’s a mascot, of sorts, and you may encounter the goat on campus from time to time, advertising the NSS or cheering on sports teams.
Our more rural campus is visited by a variety of wildlife, including rabbits, hedgehogs, bats, foxes, toads, and (quite rarely) slow worms and snakes. When the new Mountain Halls in Treforest were built, accommodation for bats was included in the construction project.
> Cost of living
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