UCAS Code: N37
Location: South-east Wales Show on Map
Site: Two sites in and near Newport; partner colleges
|Mature on Entry:||43%|
|State school entry:||99%|
190 full-time, 140 part-time.
Business; art, media & design; education; computing; engineering; health & social science.
|Admission Information:||UCAS tariff used; entry requirements vary 160-300 points.|
|Points on Entry (Mean):||227|
|Drop Out Rate:||12%|
|Accommodation:||Guaranteed for all first years who apply before deadline|
|Founded:||1975 as Gwent College of HE, origins from 1841; became a university college of University of Wales in 1996; full constituent member 2003|
|Site:||2 sites: 1 in residential area on edge of Newport; 1 in Caerleon, a picturesque town 3 miles away.|
|How to get there:||Regular bus, coach and rail services to Newport; by road from M4; free bus service between campuses.|
|Student advice & services:||Services include student finance advice, careers advice, chaplain, childcare coordinator, couselling, disability advice, educational psychologist, nurses, study advisors and study skills tutors, student mentors, general support and nightline service.|
|Amenities:||Shop on each campus; bar and recreational area on residential site at Caerleon.|
|Sporting facilities:||Sports centre at Caerleon for all sports, many to national level; aerobics; dance and martial arts; gymnasium; fitness suite; floodlit tennis and netball courts; rugby pitch.|
|Accommodation:||All first year students housed who apply by the deadline. 660 self-catering places (some ensuite); rents £77.50−£89.50 per week (internet access extra), contracts 39 weeks. Private sector rents from £60-£90 pw self-catering (plus bills); private halls £100 pw.|
|Library & information services:||Over 200,000 volumes, 8000 electronic journals; group and quiet study places; open-access computer suites. Specialist collections include film DVDs. Information provision, £52 pa spent for each student (FTE). 1000+ computers with internet access; wi-fi access widely available. IT facilities open 24 hours; IT helpdesk. New students have introduction to information resources and IT induction programme.|
|Study abroad:||Some opportunities for short periods of study in Europe. Formal exchange links with some universities/colleges in western Europe.|
|Careers:||Information, advice and placement service. Employment liaison officer provides work experience or placements for undergraduates and graduates.|
|Living expenses budget:||Minimum budget of £5500 pa (excluding tuition fees) recommended by university.|
|Term-time work:||University allows term-time work for full-time students. Work available on campus (marketing, library, estates assistants, telephone operators, IT, bar and shop work). Careers team helps with term-time and holiday work.|
|Financial help:||Bursary of £4000 over the course for students whose family income is up to £25k pa, or of £2000 over the course where family income is £25k−£50k pa. Also awards for sport and for students on a care course (eg social work, counselling). Additional grants available to students with disabilities or those with dependent children.|
|University tuition fees:||Students from Wales or the EU pay £2465 pa for first degree courses, other UK students pay £8250-£9000, depending on the course. International students pay £8250 pa (classroom-based) or £9250 pa (arts courses).|
University of Wales
BA, BSc, BSc (Econ), BEng, Foundation degrees
3 years, full-time; 2 years Foundation degrees; longer for part-time courses.
Jonny Roberts, Entertainments & Media Officer (2nd year, Film & Video)
What's it like as a place to live? Fun, very different but charming in a strange way! Plenty to do always.
How's the student accommodation? Shop around very carefully for off-campus accommodation. On-campus accommodation is small but nice and well maintained.
What's the student population like? Friendly atmosphere. As it's a smaller uni it has a real community feel - everyone knows everyone!
How do students and locals get on? Students are welcome in the village and in the city. The city isn't the safest on weekends but there is enough going on on-campus to happily stay there.
What's it like as a place to study? A great variety of courses, most of which have a great national reputation.
What are the teaching staff like? The majority of lecturers are very approachable and helpful to students' questions and concerns.
What are student societies like? Not as many societies as some bigger unis but some great ones like rock climbing, kayaking, circus and entrepreneurs.
What's a typical night out? Wednesdays are mad; every venue in town has mad offers and a variety of music.
And how much does it cost? £20−£30.
How can you get home safely? Taxis, some do discount student rates.
Is it an expensive place to live? Cheaper than most of the UK. Clever spending will make your loan last.
Average price of a pint? £2 Wednesdays, £3 weekends.
And the price of a takeaway? £7−£10.
What's the part-time work situation? Not a great deal of jobs. Make sure you're at the freshers fayre and have a CV ready!
What's the best feature about the place? The spirit of the city, it's got a great vibrancy around the place.
And the worst? There is a large chav contingent in the city.
And to sum it all up? A very special city and a special uni - both are smaller than your standard but that means there is a greater community feel.
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