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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
4.1 / 59 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 23 reviews
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Location
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
3.6 / 19 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
4.0 / 2 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
3.2 / 19 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
South Wales University

Overview

The University of South Wales was created in April 2013 after a merger between the University of Wales, Newport and the University of Glamorgan. The University is one of Britain’s most exciting new universities and a major player in higher education. One of the top ten campus universities in the UK by student number, it attracts a cosmopolitan mix of students from 122 countries and all backgrounds.

Student Stats

Number of students29195
Male : Female47 : 53
Fulltime : Part time61 : 39
UK : International88 : 12

Reviews

University of South Wales Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 59 reviews
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3 Stars
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Campus/University buildings
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Learning facilities
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Student Union
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Careers service
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Organisation
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
Inclusivity
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
Support for international students
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

10th October 2018
It is a very inspiring and creative place, where I feel relaxed and free. Being around so many creative and enthusiastic students is so amazing and there is no where else I would rather be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

5th July 2018
Most staff are friendly but some can be frustrating and unnecessary. The campuses are fairly standard but a little boring and there's not too much to do. I feel that the Cardiff campus of USW is a lot better funded and nicer than the pontypridd campus and I don't think this is fair.
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Careers service
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 05/04/2017

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BA (Hons) Photojournalism
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

I am in my third year of the photojournalism course at USW and I love it. The lecturers are so incredibly helpful and always availble to help students. They also gives us lots of opportunities to get real life experiences by working with a variety of different people. It is a very practical course that prepares all the students for getting a job after university. There are a lot of different modules that let you explore which areas of photojournalism interest you the most and in second and third year we are able to create our own projects. 

Course review , 27/04/2017

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BA (Hons) Photojournalism
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Photojournalism is a great course taught by incredible lecturers that have been in the business themselves so they can pass on advice and experiences that they have had. 

The entire course is focused around what you will do when you leave, rather than just trying to get you a good degree. There's something for everyone and the lecturers often learn new material to aid in the project that you are working on. 

Course review , 04/04/2017

Submitted by Cat Lothian on

BA (Hons) Photojournalism
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

the structure is tailored to making you ready to enter the workplace with the neccessary experience, as well as develop your skills as a photojournalist and have the knowledge of how to work as a freelancer. The lecturers guide you to develop your own ideas, and support you when needed. The lecturers have industry experience and are helpful, and almost always available. The theory module lecturers have been a tad ropey over the years, but the other lecturers will endeavour to help when they can, and are willing to take things further up the "chain" to try to get help.

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Course module review - Reconstructing Change, 06/04/2014

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Reconstructing Change
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Brilliant module with loads of interesting topics especially for those students, like me who wish to have a furture in coastal environments.  Lecturers are amazing and very friendly and willing to help although they don't like to offer to much support for exam revision as they believe this is down to the student.  Hard module to revise for due to lack of past papers but still good all the same.

Course module review - Aeronautical Engineering, 13/02/2014

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Aeronautical Engineering
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

This has been a very good course so far with very I manse lectures and informative tutorials. I am only first year but very much look forward to my second, third and fourth year on this course. I enjoy many modules including maths, mechanical science, stats, calculus and computer literacy. My favourite module has been electrical science.

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Rank Hall Name Student Rating
1 Mountain Halls
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
3.9 / 8 reviews
2 Glamorgan Court
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
3.6 / 10 reviews
3 Liberty bridge
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
4.0 / 5 reviews
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5 Liberty Bridge
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6 Liberty Park
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7 Liberty Park (Glamorgan)
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8 Newport Student Village
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Rank City Student Rating
56 Ormskirk
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 22 reviews
3.7 / 22 reviews
57 Chichester City
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 13 reviews
3.9 / 13 reviews
58 Uxbridge
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 25 reviews
3.6 / 25 reviews
59 Penryn Town
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
3.8 / 14 reviews
60 Pontypridd
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
3.6 / 19 reviews
61 Cheltenham Town
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.7 / 15 reviews
62 Hatfield
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 46 reviews
3.3 / 46 reviews
63 High Wycombe Town
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 15 reviews
3.7 / 15 reviews
64 Colchester Town
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
3.3 / 32 reviews
65 Ealing Borough
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.2 / 6 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Cricket Club
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Lgbt+
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review
3 A470S Big Band
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4 Anime Manga Cosplay
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5 Badminton Club
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6 Basketball Club (Men'S)
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7 Basketball Club (Women'S)
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8 Biological Society
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9 Candlelit Supper Society
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10 Cheerleading & Dance
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1 Eclipse Nightclub
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews
4.1 / 11 reviews
2 Blisters
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3 Celtic Bar
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4 Clwb Y Bont
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5 Judges
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6 Market Tavern
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7 Popworld (Cardiff)
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8 Porters
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9 Skinny Dog
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10 Soul Suite
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1 Glamorgan, University of
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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Location Details

University of South Wales
Pontypridd
CF37 1DL
United Kingdom