University of
South Wales

The University of South Wales is a public university in Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport, Pontypridd. The University of South Wales was founded in 2013 through the merging of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales, Newport.

The university is the second largest university in Wales with around 16,500 full time students and offers around 200 courses. Spread over its campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport, there are four faculties: Business and Society; Computing; Engineering and Science; Creative Industries; and Life Sciences and Education.

The university is part of the University of South Wales Group comprising the university, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Merthyr Tydfil College. In 2016 the university launched The National Cyber Security Academy, a joint venture with industrial partners and the Welsh Government and has been recognised by the UK’s national security organisation GCHQ.

In 2022 the university was ranked 66th in the Guardian University Guide.

Our Shand House location is just a 8 minute walk from the university’s city centre atrium campus and 18 minutes from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

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