Cardiff University of South Wales

The University of South Wales’ (USW) reputation for working closely with industry has extended into our Events department, where we provide a professional and flexible event venue in South Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport. 

We host events for 800 delegates and we have 500 bedrooms during Summer.  Our team also provides a full event management service. 


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Location and transport information

USW Pontypridd Conference centre - A dedicated, purpose-built conference centre just 20 minutes from the capital city.USW Cardiff Atrium campus - Based in the heart of the capital city, the USW Atrium campus is a few minutes’ walk from the main shopping arcades, theatres, and Cardiff’s café quarter and just five-minutes from Cardiff Central Station.

USW Newport Campus - In the heart of the city, adjacent to the Friars Walk shopping centre with its numerous bars and restaurants.

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Full Venue Information
Summary of facilities and capacities
Vacation availabilityYear round anytime
Theatre style (maximum)800800
Cabaret style (maximum)400400
Exam style (maximum)300300
Boardroom style (maximum)4040
Exhibition space (sq metres)828828
Banquets & formal dinner (maximum)380380
Hotel style bedrooms (max)500N/A
University style bedrooms (max)500N/A
Meeting room only rates from £120.00
B&B rates from £55.00

Unique Selling Points

·      3 main campuses plus additional large sport facilities (used by National sports teams)

·      All venues in walking distance to train stations.

·      Max 800 theatre style in a sports hall setting

·      Mainly modern flexible venues, coupled with alternative traditional impressive buildings.

·      Accommodation with bar/nightclub/shop on same campus

·      Dedicated Conference Centre with 11 rooms (max capacity 220 theatre style) just 20 mins from Cardiff City Centre

·      Roof Terrace for up to 60 delegates overlooking Newport Riverfront, perfect for BBQ or drinks receptions in the summer

·      Outdoor patio area with grass surround for summer networking, BBQ, Street food festival – overlooking the South Wales Valleys

·      Ground Floor of Newport & Cardiff Campus has hosted numerous fashion shows, Exhibitions, Networking events, Award ceremonies and Ambassador dinners.



The University has the following facilities across all three campuses (Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd) 

  • Lecture theatres
  • Auditoriums
  • Exhibition Halls
  • Executive Boardrooms
  • Dance studios
  • Meeting rooms
  • Sports facilities
  • Networking space
  • Low-cost accommodation



Our facilities are so varied and flexible and have been designed to be a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a unique event space.  The types of events we hold include:  

  • Training courses
  • Conferences
  • Private meetings
  • Award ceremonies
  • Exhibitions
  • Interactive workshops
  • Residential trips
  • Tournaments
  • Presentations
  • Summer schools
  • Group tours
  • Teambuilding activities

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