About USW Accommodation

The University of South Wales (USW) puts over 22,000 students in the heart of Cardiff, among the bustling city centre. The striking Cardiff campus is home to over 50 creative courses including video game design, fashion, media and so much more.

With this central location, finding the best USW accommodation is easy. It’s always worth considering university halls of residence when you’re looking at university accommodation, however, the stunning housing brought to you by Collegiate is designed firmly with exceptional student living in mind.

Our three student accommodation sites are all perfectly placed for easy access to USW, and each offers a unique take on student lifestyles. So, whatever your needs and budget, across Eclipse, The Neighbourhood and Crown Place, we’ve a stylish room or spacious studio to suit you. Each accommodation is equipped with comfortable study and social spaces, while every room has its own desk so you’re able to get your head into the books when you need to.  Collegiate residents also benefit from exclusive use of premium facilities ranging from an on-site gym and grab-and-go breakfasts to a private dining room and cinema room.

It’s not just about the space with our University of South Wales university accommodation, you’ll also benefit from an all-inclusive rent, broadband WiFi and the best location for making the most of your time in Cardiff. 

USW Accommodation From Collegiate

Discover the University of South Wales

The University of South Wales (USW) was formed in 2013 as part of a merger between University of Glamorgan and University of Wales, Newport. It’s the second largest university in Wales, offering over 200 courses spanning across three campus locations in Cardiff.

The central Cardiff campus is home to the wide range of creative courses USW offer, while the Pontypridd and Newport campus sites lie in the heart of the South Wales Valleys. All three have been designed to be easily reached by students with superior transport links on offer, regardless of their location.

Over the years, the university has been recognised for many academic and educational achievements. Not least for producing world-leading and internationally excellent research in numerous specialist areas including mechanics, manufacturing, social care and education. It provided a partnership platform for think tanks including the Joseph Rowntree foundation, which developed debate on public policy reform in the UK.

The premium location of the USW Cardiff campus makes this university appealing for students who want the hustle and bustle of a thriving city centre combined with easy access to glorious countryside and coast. With so much on your doorstep, you’re sure to love living, studying and exploring in Cardiff with USW. 

University of South Wales FAQs

Can I find student accommodation close to the University of South Wales?

There’s a host of University of South Wales accommodation to choose from, including university halls and private student accommodation in the city – including Collegiate – so you’re sure to find the location that suits you.

Do I have to stay in university halls at the University of South Wales?

Each University of South Wales campus has an accompanying accommodation which is open to all students applying to study at USW. It’s not compulsory, and many students choose to live in the city regardless of where they’re studying, which means places can be tough to secure. It’s a good idea to explore off-campus and private student accommodation in Cardiff too.

Which student accommodation is the closest to the University of South Wales?

Collegiate’s Eclipse by Prima Vidae student accommodation in Cardiff on Newport Road Lane is less than half a mile away from University of South Wales and is approximately an 8-minute walk.

Is the University of South Wales a good university?

In 2021, the University of South Wales moved up 11 places to be ranked 91st out of 135 by the Complete University guide, with an overall score of 53% but with 83% for student satisfaction.

What type of courses do the University of South Wales run?

The University of South Wales offers over 200 undergraduate courses and is split into three faculties:
> Computing, Engineering and Science
> Creative Industries
> Life Sciences and Education

Are there other universities in Cardiff?

As well as the University of South Wales, In Cardiff you’ll also find Cardiff University and Cardiff Met University. Each of our Collegiate university accommodation sites are ideally located for the three universities in Cardiff.

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