University of South Wales

About this institution...

The University of South Wales is a university in Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd.

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 Monmouthshire School of Mines was formed.  The school of mines was later to become the Polytechnic of Wales, before gaining the status of University of Glamorgan in 1992. The University of South Wales was formed on 11 April 2013 from the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.

The university has three main campuses located across South Wales:

Cardiff

The Faculty of Creative Industries is based at the Cardiff Campus, along with a smaller number of courses from the Faculty of Business and Society. The Atrium Building is the main building at the campus, originally opened by the University of Glamorgan in 2007 the building recently extended and re-opening during September 2016. The campus also includes the Atlantic House building.

Newport

The university's newest campus. The £35 million campus on the west bank of the River Usk in Newport city centre was opened in 2011, by the University of Wales, Newport. It hosts a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including teaching, business, social work and youth work. The National Cyber Security Academy is based at the Newport campus.

Pontypridd (Treforest and Glyntaff Campuses)

This was formerly the main campus of the University of Glamorgan. Currently the university's largest campus, with a range of facilities, including an indoor sports centre and students' union.


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