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Not bad but not worth £9000 a year. Lecturers are experience but don't seem interested in teaching or helping students. No 24 hour library access. Students union is good. Society's are very 'clicky' and selective.

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On 30th April 15

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Not bad but not worth £9000 a year. Lecturers are experience but don't seem interested in teaching or helping students. No 24 hour library access. Students union is good. Society's are very 'clicky' and selective.

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On 30th April 15

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th July 17

I can't speak for other campuses but the Cardiff campus is truly a shambles. Terribly run courses, unqualified lecturers who copy and paste lecture slides from google - a waste of £9,000/yr. If you're on a more academic and less 'artsy' course, they'll lie to you on open day about which building your lectures will be - you'll be shown the lovely, modern Atrium building and told you'll be in there, when in reality you'll be in Atlantic House, the dark, dirty secret of USW Cardiff campus. AH is not shown in the prospectus or any promotional photos, and isn't even mentioned on open day. However, come freshers week you'll look at your timetable, see 'AH' on it and wonder "what the hell is Atlantic House?" When you get there you'll be horrified to see it's a 90's build office block (shared with an actual business) which has no canteen and no soul. If you don't like crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks from a vending machine for your lunch, then you're out of luck and will have to starve.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 9th July 17

I can't speak for other campuses but the Cardiff campus is truly a shambles. Terribly run courses, unqualified lecturers who copy and paste lecture slides from google - a waste of £9,000/yr. If you're on a more academic and less 'artsy' course, they'll lie to you on open day about which building your lectures will be - you'll be shown the lovely, modern Atrium building and told you'll be in there, when in reality you'll be in Atlantic House, the dark, dirty secret of USW Cardiff campus. AH is not shown in the prospectus or any promotional photos, and isn't even mentioned on open day. However, come freshers week you'll look at your timetable, see 'AH' on it and wonder "what the hell is Atlantic House?" When you get there you'll be horrified to see it's a 90's build office block (shared with an actual business) which has no canteen and no soul. If you don't like crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks from a vending machine for your lunch, then you're out of luck and will have to starve.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 25th May 17

At the atrium campus I find you get so much less than you do a treforest. All the sports teams are there, never been to the student union as it's a 40 minutes drive or train, don't even know if the atrium has one.. things that are good is the wifi, good location- close to town, good food, three options of restaurant/cafe and helpful staff. Library is okay, if you want a good table though you better get there before 9!

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 18th April 17

This university has caused me many issues. From deteriorating health, to lack of support and guidance. Would not recommend this university to anyone at all.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th April 17

Atrium is a great modern campus, the facilities for media students are fantastic. Depending on course the lecturers can be brilliant and the location in general is ideal for those wanting to experience Cardiff and the city centre. The societies in the atrium are limited but there are a lot more at the treforest campus. The su was recently added to the side of the building which is a major upgrade from the shed at the back which was terrible. The biggest downfall is the careers service really felt there was little to no support with trying to find employment upon graduating and many course mates felt the same way. Some course leaders will offer better support but the actual careers advisor are not ver helpful.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th February 17

Excellent University in teaching and co-ordination with students. Quick Response against any query. Course work is good. Grading system is very tough. Recommended.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 29th January 17

I was really disappointed about this university. I paid a lot for my course - MBA, and they advertised that they would give me a CMI certification after I finished my course. However, I just received my MBA certification and there was no CMI certification like they said. When I asked them, they tried to make an excuse and refused to give it to me. I advise all of new students who want to apply for a business course do not go to this university. Their service is really terrible. And they are racist to me because I am from Asia.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 15

Excellent University! Great for Engineering, Lecturers always available to talk about anything and campus services are amazing

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 31st October 15

16 out of 24 students have left my course. Lecturers show favouritism and there is a lack of parity in the support students receive depending on how well they are like by lecturers. I felt bullied into leaving even though my grades were consistently high and I engaged in lectures. The young inexperienced staff on my course, (Creative and Therapeutic Art, BA) made it impossible for me to continue very, disappointed, choose Derby if possible avoid Uni of South Wales.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th August 15

I can recommend this university confidentially.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th August 15

This university has great opportunities for the students, the lecturers are very helpful!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th August 15

Great facilities with great teaching staff and great transport links for people living off campus and for the living on campus wanting to explore the Welsh capital

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th August 15

Very friendly staff with great facilities also great transport links for those living off campus

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th August 15

Very good uni with great facilities

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 31st July 15

Very green and good views I'm all places.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th July 15

USW had grown in both size and opportunities, it's facilities are getting upgraded, becoming better and more aesthetically pleasing, USW is a good solid foundation for a great university

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th July 15

Very useful having halls so close to the university (treforest). Could do with having more stuff on but Cardiff is just a short train journey away.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th July 15

Had a great first year. Student Union is great and lecturers are very helpful and approachable.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

I have loved my first year and can't wait for the rest! So much support and so much fun! Recommend highly!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

Couldn't ask for a better environment and support network that this university provides. As a second year student I'm thrilled to be spending my time in this establishment for a little longer :)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 13th July 15

Atrium Campus Cardiff; for the first two years the union consisted of a small shed out the back which nobody went to. The new union whilst impressive to look at is very badly designed hence why still nobody goes there. The studios/labs are very well equipped, however booking time and equipment was almost always a laborious task using the clunky, outdated connect2 booking system. Clubs/Societies were basically nonexistent until a student started one on my course (Music Tech). This meant the University never really had a community-feel like many other Universities I've visited have. It felt as though everyone couldn't wait to get out of the building, rather than the space being about socialisation and discussion. Although I have fond memories of Atrium, I would certainly reconsider it in hindsight.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 2nd July 15

I was really good but now all the higher ups seem to have all of a sudden shat on everything. From closing campus's to running off all the good lecturers. What nobs.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

One club night per week. No variety at all. Expensive drinks for a students union

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 30th April 15

Awful uni, teaching is okay but connection and student experience is lacking greatly

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

As a third year now, I don't really go to the students union. However, returns to Cardiff for a night out are £30 for an 8 seater so it works out absolutely fine!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

Not bad but not worth £9000 a year. Lecturers are experience but don't seem interested in teaching or helping students. No 24 hour library access. Students union is good. Society's are very 'clicky' and selective.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th April 15

no societies. Careers fair at the beginning of the year

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