Our Pontypridd campus is split into two stand alone sites: Treforest and Glyntaff. Both areas have extensive high quality teaching space, including large auditoriums and catering facilities.
Treforest (CF37 1DL):
A superb location just 9 miles from Cardiff and surrounded by rolling green hills at the foot of the South Wales valleys. The Pontypridd campus has an array of impressive meeting spaces, including the flagship Conference Centre, specialist Moot Court, the Aerospace Centre, a high tech auditorium for 304 guests and our largest venue – an acoustically enhanced Sports Hall – seating up to 1000 guests, complete with stage.
Glyntaff (CF37 4BD):
Situated on the opposite side of the valley from the Treforest site, the campus still has many of the original buildings including a beautiful red-brick building – a grammar school in its former life. On site facilities include tiered lecture theatres, high tech laboratories, a Clinical Simulation Centre for nursing, as well as a Crime Scene house.
Treforest Rail Station is a short walk away from each of the sites, with direct trains running to Cardiff every 20 minutes. Cardiff International Airport is a 45 minute drive away.
You may find our Welcome Information useful for further detail on directions and access.
USW Warm Welcome to Treforest (pdf file)
Travel By Rail:
Treforest – London: 2 hours 48 minutes
Treforest – Birmingham: 2 hours 48 minutes
Treforest – Manchester: 4 hours 3 minutes
Treforest – Bristol: 1 hour 17 minutes
Treforest – Cardiff: 21 minutes