The University of South Wales is a public university in Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. It was formed on 11 April 2013 from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport. The university is the second largest university in Wales in terms of its student numbers, and offers around 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university has three main faculties across its campuses in South Wales. The university can trace its roots to the founding of the Newport Mechanics' Institute in 1841. The Newport Mechanics' Institute later become the University of Wales, Newport. In 1913 the South Wales and Monmouth shire School of Mines was formed. At formation it was reported that the university had more than 33,500 students from 122 countries and was then the sixth largest in the United Kingdom and the largest in Wales. Following the decline in student numbers reported by the HESA over the years since the formation of the university, for the academic year 2018/19 the University ranking was 31st largest in the UK and the 2nd largest in Wales when measured by the numbers of students enrolled.The university is part of the University of South Wales Group comprising the university, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Merthyr Tydfil College.The university has a band of 106 partner colleges, universities, FE institutions or organisations, who deliver University of South Wales's higher education programmes or access courses in the UK and 18 other countries.University of South Wales Students' Union is the students' union of the university. It exists to support and represent the students of the university. It is a member-led organisation and all students are automatically members.Pontypridd has halls of residence and facilities on its Treforest campus. Students studying at the university's Cardiff campus have access to private halls of residence, which are shared with the city's other universities. The Newport City building has nearby private student halls of residence.Our VisionChanging lives and our world for a better tomorrow:USW will be a leading UK university, maximising positive impact for our students, partners, and communities.Our PurposeAmbitious for our students and staff, and dedicated to making a positive impactFocused on inclusion, enterprise and growthA trusted partner for long-term mutual benefit and successAn innovative creator of knowledge and solutions for the futureProud to be anchored in south Wales with global reachOur ValuesProfessional | Responsive | Creative | Inspiring | CollaborativeOver the next decade, our ambitions are to:Be a large, regional University with a distinctive full-time and part-time academic offer that is attractive to both home and global marketsProvide an excellent, inclusive, engaged student experienceEnsure our students successfully complete their studies and secure employment in their areas of expertiseEngage with partners to maximise our impact on their endeavoursCommit to improving the future well-being of the communities we serve through individual and collective actionProvide opportunities for students across the region and beyond to participate in and progress to higher educationBe an engaged, values-based employerBe financially sustainable in the context of a dynamic higher education environment
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A number of fully-funded online digital skills courses are being offered thanks to a partnership between the University of South Wales (USW) and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).Read more →
Students at the online launch of the Data-AI Fast Track ProgrammeRead more →
Graduates from the University of South Wales (USW) will be crossing the graduation stage for the first time at the International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) in Newport next year.Read more →
Five USW courses – Computer Animation, Computer Games Design, Game Art, Games Enterprise and Visual Effects & Motion Graphics – are all part of the Epic Games Academic Partner Programme, which recognises universities that have integrated Unreal Engine into the curriculum.Read more →
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