Welcome Events

12 SEPTEMBER - 7 OCTOBER, 2022


The first few weeks are an exciting time, a chance to make new friends, spark new interests, and make a few unforgettable memories along the way. 

Our welcome events include many important and fun activities dedicated to helping you settle in, get to know your campus, meet fellow students and get a sense of the university life that awaits you.

It’s a good idea to take part in as many events as you can, throw yourself into university life, and get as much out of your first few weeks here as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to the #USWFamily!


This information will continue to be updated, so keep checking back to find out more.

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On this page, you will find a selection of events taking place during the first few weeks of the term. 

Browse the event highlights to get a taste of what awaits, but don’t forget to visit the full programme of student events, designed to give you the best possible start.

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CUPCAKE CHALLENGE

On your marks, get set... and decorate!

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Tuesday 20 September, 14.30 - 16.00

Stilts, Treforest Campus

Do I need to book? No, but arrive early.

THERAPY HOUNDS

Come along and de-stress with the therapy dogs.

Therapy dogs

Wednesday 21 September, 18.00 - 19.00

Atrium, Cardiff Campus

Do I need to book? No, just show up.

 

FRESHERS' FAIR

Meet the clubs and societies at USW - and pick up some freebies!

Freshers’ Fair is a chance to familiarise yourself with your Students’ Union and discover all the exciting opportunities available to you at USW. Get to know your Exec Officers, meet the students that run our clubs and societies – maybe even start your own. Come along and try something new!


Cheer

 

ASSAULT COURSE

Obstacle course

Thursday 22 September, 13.00 - 14.00 

Taff Valley, Pontypridd

Do I need to book? Yes, book in advance.

MEET THE LIBRARIANS

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Thursday 22 September, 12:30 - 13:00

Online, Microsoft Teams

Do I need to book? No, all welcome.

ESCAPE ROOMS

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Friday 23 September, 18.00 - 19.00

119, St. Mary Street, Cardiff

Do I need to book? Yes, book in advance.

ARCHERY

Archery

Sunday 25 September, 12.00 - 13.00

Sports Hall, FitZone, Treforest Campus

Do I need to book? Yes, book in advance.

STUDY SKILLS

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Monday 26 September, 16.00 - 16.30

Online, Microsoft Teams

Do I need to book? No, all welcome.

WELCOME CURRY

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Thursday 29 September, 14.00 - 15.30

Stilts, Treforest Campus

Do I need to book? No, but arrive early.

 

WelcomeFest

WELCOMEFEST

Calling all new students! You're invited to join us for USW WelcomeFest 2022.

Hosted at Treforest, Newport and Cardiff campuses, WelcomeFest boasts live music, entertainment, free food and refreshments! There will be free merch and competitions, a local traders’ market and information stalls for all of the things you need to know about USW. Remember to book your free ticket!


 


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MEET A MENTOR

Learn how our student mentors can help you.

Student mentors

Monday 3 October, 13.00 - 13.30

Online, Microsoft Teams

Do I need to book? No, all welcome.

DRUG & ALCOHOL SAFETY

 

 Drug and Alcohol safety

Wednesday 5 October, 15.00 - 16.00

Treforest Campus

Do I need to book? No, just show up.


STUDENTS' UNION

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RESIDENT LIFE EVENTS

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students

THE ADVICE ZONE

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