7 reasons that the University of South Wales is a MUST to study abroad

Sean Campbell
Last Updated: 26 October 2021 • 5 min read

So you’re thinking of studying abroad, and you’re thinking of studying in the UK. Great! 

But people so often confuse the UK for just England... They forget about those other amazing countries right next door — Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales. 

In this article, we’re going to show some well-earned love and respect to the University of South Wales

One of the best universities to study abroad in the UK, USW is well-known for three main things — film-makers, sports, and successful young graduates. 

There’s more to it than that of course, but the film degree at USW is world-famous, the sports teams do win A LOT, and almost all graduates get good jobs right away. 

These aren’t the only reasons why you should choose the University of South Wales of course, so let’s check out some more!

7 reasons why you should choose the University of South Wales to study abroad

  1. Campuses in three great locations
  2. You’re almost guaranteed a job - fast
  3. A strong international community
  4. Award-winning staff & facilities
  5. USW research makes a big difference 
  6. Finding great accommodation is easy
  7. Strong student support team

1. Campuses in three great locations


Studying at the University of South Wales could mean studying in the busy capital city of Cardiff. Or... it could mean spending your time one hour away in the smaller city of Newport. Or… it could mean living in the quaint old town of Pontypridd just outside of Cardiff. 

You see, depending on the course you choose to study at the University of South Wales, you could find yourself at one of four different campuses in three fantastic locations.

Each campus has something different to offer in terms of pace of life, facilities, social life etc. However, the fact that all four University of South Wales campuses are within 30 kilometres of each other means that no matter which one you go to, you’re never too far away from the action!

2. You’re almost guaranteed a job — fast

Over 90% of graduates from Welsh universities find employment within 6 months of leaving! 

Such success in the job world may well have something to do with the fact that there’s a focus on employability and “real-world skills” at the University of South Wales, with these actually included in the curriculum of most courses! 

3. A strong international community

One of the best features of university life at the University of South Wales is the rich international community, with 3,500 international students representing around 120 countries. 

For the record, the international student community at USW makes up around 10% of the total student population. This means that you’re still guaranteed an “authentic” study abroad experience in a new country and culture. But if you do get homesick, you’re just about guaranteed to find friends and student societies from your own country to help. 

4. Award-winning staff & facilities

Many lecturers and researchers at the University of South Wales are considered genuine leaders and experts in their fields, meaning you’ll be learning first hand from real experts, rather than just teachers who understand theory!

The fact that so many of the faculty members at USW have won awards for their work and can impart real in-the-field experience upon learners, coupled with the fact that there’s such a focus on real-world employability at the university is really a recipe for success. 

5. USW research makes a real difference

Beyond educating the next great minds, the main impact a university can have on the world is through its research. The University of South Wales really stands out in this regard, with its research playing an influential role in a number of high stakes areas including environmental sustainability, crime, security, health, and the creative industries. 

6. Finding great accommodation is easy

South Wales University has a range of fantastic and affordable accommodation options at every campus, from halls of residence, to university owned apartments, to private rentals. 

Better yet, international students are GUARANTEED accommodation from the university! The amazing student support staff are there to help you through the entire process from applying to allocation to moving in! Even if you’re looking for private accommodation, the university staff are there to help. All you have to do is ask!

7. Strong student support team

Studying abroad comes with challenges and hurdles, that’s normal. But sometimes it’s nice to have someone to ask for help, and even better when it’s that someone’s JOB to help you! 

The University of South Wales’ student support services are well renowned, and provide a great online platform called Advice Zone Online. Here, students can chat live with staff who can advise them on a range of subjects, from accommodation to wellbeing. 

And if there’s something you need a more personal touch with, there’s also plenty of 1-on-1 help available. 

Thinking of studying abroad but not sure how (or where) to start? That’s what we’re here for! Check out our selection of incredible partner universities in the UK and further afield, and get the help and support you need with Edvoy!

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Sean is a writer, copywriter & editor from Ireland.

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