The University of South Wales was formed in 2013 with the merger of the University of Glamorgan and the University of Wales Newport. The university dates back to 1841 when it was formally named the Newport Mechanics Institute. Today the university has over 30,000 students and is the largest university in Wales.
The university offers over 300 full-time undergraduate courses which are arranged into four faculties. These faculties are:
- Faculty of Business and Society
- Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science
- Faculty of Creative Industries
- Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
The students union (USWSU) are responsible for organising student events, and overlooking the student run societies and sports clubs. The university suggest their 3 best societies are Climbing, Snow sports and Equestrian.
At each of their five campuses, the University of South Wales provide students with accommodation in their halls of residences. The facilities at each campus vary, with some rooms having en-suite bathrooms and some rooms having double beds. To live in halls of residence it can cost anywhere between £82 per week and £162 per week.