Hia, I hope you’re revision is going well! Not long to go now until some of your exams start so keep at it!!
Now, you may be a little confused as to where the University of Glamorgan and Newport websites have gone. Well (drum roll) I am pleased to say that Glamorgan and Newport University have merged. Basically, we have joined together to make one big University, now called University of South Wales – Prifysgol De Cymru. So if you type University of Newport or Glamorgan into your search engine it will direct you to the brand new University of South Wales website.
Where is the University of South Wales?
The University consists of 5 campuses from all around the south of Wales, from the beautiful countryside of the Brecon Beacons to the cosmopolitan busy life of Cardiff and Newport. They are the Treforest and Glyntaf campuses in the Pontypridd area, Atrium campus in Cardiff who were all under Glamorgan University. Also, now we have City campus a brand new campus in the heart of Newport City and Caerleon campus just outside Newport who were formely under the umbrella of Newport University.
Why the merger?
By joining together we are a bigger and better University! We are now one of the biggest in the UK. As both Universities have joined together we now have twice the funding so that we can develop our existing courses and create new ones, and also develop new facilities. We now also have 93% employment rate within 6 months of our students graduating from the University. You also have more choice of courses as we now have over 580 courses available to you. For more information on what these courses are head onto the University of South Wales website www.southwales.ac.uk/courses.
As we are a newly established University we are still in the process of joining the two universities together. You may find that some courses double up, for example the Newport City campus and the Cardiff campus will perhaps offer Animation courses. This is because they used to be two totally different Universities and are still in the process of joining the two courses together. So, for now the two courses will run seperately until they join them together in the near future. So when there is more than one of the same course available but at different campuses, it’s then up to you on what location, campus and course is more suited to you. Confusing I know, but it’s early days and you will learn as the process of joining the universities together and your process of finding the right course develops.
Visite our website!
To find out more on the new University head on to the University of South Wales website www.southwales.ac.uk, there you will be able to find out more on the campuses, courses and accomodation. Also to find out more on what student life is like at University of Wales, follow myself or any of the other Student Ambassadors on Twitter – @USWInSight.
Visit our Open Days and Cardiff UCAS event
If your in the area, our stand will be at the Cardiff UCAS event next week on the 16th April, so watch out for us and come over to grab a prospectus and have a chat! We don’t bite! Also there will be an Open event only on the Newport City and Caerleon campus on the 20th April and a full open day on every campus on 6th July, so make sure you book your place on www.southwales.ac.uk/opendays.
I hope that’s made things a little clearer for those of you who were a little confused! As I said in my last blog, together is better; this is certainly true for University of South Wales so watch this space and be part of it! Sian 🙂