USW has a diverse and welcoming community, so that students can find like-minded people who share their interests, beliefs, and motivations.
There are Students’ Union facilities across all campuses, where students can seek advice, play sports, make new friends, find work and have their voice heard. USWSU is there to help with welfare issues and offer support, whether it’s a financial, emotional or educational issue.
There are plenty of clubs and societies to choose from at USW too. Sport is a big part of the SU, with around 65 teams that compete in the BUCS leagues. Over the last few years, USW teams have had outstanding results in football, rugby, basketball, water polo, swimming, volleyball and badminton.
For students who join a team, it’s likely that they will train and compete at USW Sport Park, which is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country.
"Our students' union is a great social place to get to know everyone. They always have fun events going on so you're never going to be stuck in the accommodation. It's great when the live bands play there!"
"Students' union is great support."
"The students' union for student nurses are very beneficial for us as it allows us to voice our concerns that we may have."
There are plenty of clubs and societies at USW – from human rights to snowboarding. There’s even a Pizza Society!
Whatever students are 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 include LGBT+, snowsports, cheerleading, debate, film, rowing, and cyber security.
USW Sport is for everyone and, as well as classes, team sport is a key part of student life. There are over 65 teams that compete in the BUCS league, ranging from tennis and mountain biking, to golf, surfing and rugby.
USW Sport has some of the most impressive facilities in the UK. USW Sport Park is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country. The facilities are so good that many professional teams regularly use the park for training.
"They are all very welcoming and friendly."
"There are many clubs and societies at USW and if there isn't something that appeals to you, you can always set up a new one."
"Sports clubs (tennis and badminton) are great, really friendly and well organised."
USW has campuses in and around Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart. Every year, thousands of students from all over the world make Cardiff their home. It’s a great place to study.
Cardiff is a modern, multicultural city that offers a good quality of life and is one of the most affordable cities in the UK. Well known as a city of culture and entertainment – it’s a popular student city that knows how to enjoy itself.
From shopping and live sport to music, arts and history, there’s something for everyone and great company to do it with. Lots of USW students choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study at Newport or Pontypridd.
"The location surrounding the Treforest campus is pretty nice. There are always nice places to walk and chill out, surrounded by hills and greenery. But if the countryside isn't really your scene, the train station is just round the corner from the university, a half an hour train ride will take you straight in to Wales' capital."
"Being in Cardiff is great, everything is so central and close, there's loads of great clubs and bars, and quite a few pubs that are really nice too."
"City life in Cardiff is great. Everyone is friendly and the night life is fab, there are so many different kinds of bars or clubs to go to and the city always feels safe."
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