Often referred to as the Gateway between England and Wales, the City of Newport stands on the banks of the River Usk and is located about 12 miles from Cardiff. Newport is the third largest city in Wales, covering a geographical area of nearly 75 square miles and has a multi-cultural population of over 140,000.
The City has a rich and vivid history which stems back over 2,000 years. With origins dating back to the Bronze Age, the City has been privileged to witness so many landmark events which has shaped Newport and far beyond.
Newport is currently undergoing extensive development, of which the University is a key partner. More information about the regeneration of Newport is available from Newport City Council – LINK - www.newport.gov.uk/regeneration
The University’s City Campus, opened in 2011 is playing a huge part in the regeneration of the City Centre, while the University continues to promote the economic growth of Newport and South Wales through its work with employers and businesses.
The University is part of the One Newport alliance. One Newport is the city’s Local Service Board where the leaders of local public, private and third sector organisations work together to ensure services are effective, focused on local people and improve the quality of life in the city.