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The university has a students’ union (SU) that is on-hand across all three campuses. It’s where students can seek advice or support in their lives, whether they need help with academic or personal and wellbeing issues. The student's union is a student-run organisation which represents the voice of its membership, acting as a bridge between the student community and the organisational staff at the university.
The SU also runs the university’s sports teams that compete in inter-university competitions. There are also over 100 clubs and societies where students can meet like-minded people and enrich their student experience.
Every year, USW welcomes thousands of students who come together with the shared purpose of learning and building for their future, so students are part of a great community.
Joining a club or society is a great way to meet lots of new people and get involved in all sorts of activities, from demonstrations and day trips to nights out and parties. Whatever a student is interested in, there’ll be a USW society or club to help them meet like-minded people or discover something new. Some of the clubs and societies on offer include LGBT+, Snowsports, Cheerleading, Debate, Film, Rowing, and Cyber Security.
USW Sport is for everyone – it’s good for everyone’s wellbeing and a great way to make friends and connections. As well as classes, team sport is a key part of student life and USW teams compete in the BUCS League across many sports, with great success. There is a huge range of clubs and teams to play for, whether just for fun or aiming for selection on the official university teams.
USW has campuses in and around Cardiff, Wales’s capital city. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart. The youngest capital city in Europe, Cardiff is friendly, diverse and down-to-earth.
Every year, thousands of students from all over the world make Cardiff their home. Well known as a city of culture and entertainment, it’s a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself. Lots of USW students choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study at a campus just outside the city.
As well as a campus in Cardiff city centre, USW has two other campuses just outside: one in the nearby town of Pontypridd, and another in Newport city centre. Every campus is open to all students so students can easily explore the region, whichever campus hosts their course.
These locations make the university very well connected and commuting is straightforward; all campuses are just off the M4 motorway and have train services that run practically to campus.
Check out ourCARDIFF CITY GUIDE