University of South Wales
The University of South Wales is a founding partner in the Cardiff Creative Education Partnership. By forging close working links between the city council’s education provision and the capital’s successful creative sector the partnership aims to promote creativity at the heart of learning.
USW will act as the Higher Education lead in the partnership, which aims to offer real-world learning pathways to Cardiff’s young people, as well as student mentoring, work experience and careers advice on how to make the most of opportunities in the creative and cultural sector.
The ‘creative economy’ is a priority area for the Welsh Government and is now one of Wales’s fastest growing sectors. Recent statistics show that the number of people working in this industry in Wales increased by 52% between 2005 and 2014, with nearly 50,000 people employed by the sector. The growth in the creative economy in Cardiff in particular presents an exciting opportunity to connect students with a vibrant, dynamic and innovative industry.
The University is committed to transforming the lives of young people and unlocking their talent. As both a key player in Wales’s growing creative industries sector and a major provider of teacher training, USW is tremendously excited to be the higher education partner in this initiative.