Campuses & Facilities

The University of South Wales is committed to your success. We have invested over £160m in new facilities throughout our five campuses which means that you will be using the technology and equipment that professionals use in the real world. Find out more about each of our campuses by clicking on the images below.

Treforest Campus

image of Treforest Campus Treforest is a compact campus with a friendly close-knit atmosphere. Twenty minutes from Cardiff and surrounded by green rolling hills, Treforest draws students from all over the world. The campus has mostly modern buildings but the beautifully restored Tŷ Crawshay, home to the University’s Law School, is a reminder of its proud past.
The campus is famous for the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, one of only three institutions in the UK offering Chiropractic studies. A significant £130m investment has made way for new teaching and learning facilities, including an Aerospace Centre, Law School and Postgraduate Centre. Construction of a state-of-the-art library is well underway and due to open in September.

Glyntaff Campus

Image of Glyntaff Campus The Glyntaff campus is in a lovely spot within walking distance of the Treforest campus. A £12m revamp has made way for world-class facilities for health, sport and science, with additional facilities a few miles away at the University of South Wales Sport Park. The recent expansion has provided new teaching and research facilities, high-tech science laboratories, a state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centre for nursing, a Crime Scene House, and social study areas. The campus is famous for offering independent advice to government and employers across the UK on health, education, social policy and governance. The world-renowned Faulkes Telescope Project is based here too.

Cardiff Campus

Image of our Cardiff Campus Our Cardiff campus, right in the heart of the city centre, provides a base for the many creative disciplines offered by the University. The five-storey £35m ATRiuM Building development contains a cinema, TV, radio and film production facilities, design studios, theatre and performance spaces, photography and journalism spaces, animation studios and computer labs.

Just around the corner from the ATRiuM Building is Cromwell House, which has additional facilities for fashion students, and Atlantic House, which provides learning spaces for our professional courses.

Atlantic House is a stone’s throw away from the ATRiuM building and Cardiff’s business enterprise zone. The ground floor is occupied by the Centre for Financial and Professional Services and consists of two purpose-built teaching rooms, a mock tribunal room, and a state-of-the-art trading room powered by leading industry software from Thomson Reuters Eikon.

Newport City Campus

Image of our City Camous, Newport A modern open building, full of studios, teaching rooms and facilities, the City Campus, Newport sits on the banks of the River Usk. Located in the city centre, the campus is a vibrant, creative space where students on different courses collaborate on ideas as part of their studies.

At City Campus, Newport, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment and studios, teaching rooms with the latest audio-visual facilities and libraries and computer suites stocked with information and resources. The campus has a café and refectory and lots of open meeting spaces. The engineering laboratories, music suites and design, film and performing arts studios are all designed to provide the best learning experience possible.

Caerleon Campus

Image of our Caerleon Camous The Caerleon Campus, Newport, with its many buildings, beautiful grounds and self-contained student village, is a peaceful but fun place to study, with plenty of space to relax and socialise. The campus’ main building is over a century old and is set within landscaped gardens overlooking the Usk Valley.

The Caerleon Campus also boasts excellent sports facilities such as a gym, all-weather pitches and a large sports hall. Nearby sports facilities include the Newport Velodrome, one of the best track cycling facilities in the country. The campus also has libraries and computer suites stocked with information and resources and a welcoming refectory and cafe.

Caerleon is home to the University’s photography department which recently celebrated 100 years of photography education. It has fantastic photography darkrooms and studios.