Our Culture

" The University of South Wales have built upon the successes of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. Our research continues to have a significant contribution to the lives of our populations, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and is undertaken in partnership with organisations in the public, private and third sectors. This research activity makes a positive contribution to our lives and we will continue to achieve excellence in our research activity and its impact. "

Professor Martin Steggall, Pro Vice Chancellor – Research 

The University of South Wales recognises the need for a thriving research culture. We believe that all our researchers from the most junior to the most senior should be supported to achieve their full potential.  

Research collaboration is an important part of our research culture and we encourage research networking by helping to fund our postgraduate researchers to attend conferences and supporting more established academics to develop relationships with international partners.


We have invested in the Research and Business Engagement Office which provides support to all research staff and students. We also run a research mentorship scheme which encourages peer to peer support. Our research governance framework also ensures robust standards and effective management is applied across all of our research related activities.