Newport is a Cathedral and University City in South East Wales. It is located on the River Usk, approximately 12 miles northeast of Cardiff. It is the third largest city in Wales, with a population of approximately 145,700.
Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales’ largest coal-exporting port. During the 20th century, when the docks declined , Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status in 2002. Newport also hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010.
Newport is home to 24,000 students attending The University of South Wales at its Newport Campus
Newport Student Village is located in the centre of Newport, a two minute walk away from the University of South Wales’ City Campus and the Caerleon Campus can be easily reached by bus. Two large supermarkets are situated just minutes from the accommodation and all public transport, such as buses and trains, are easily accessible. On-site facilities include a large common room with comfortable seating, quiet study room, TV, PlayStation and pool table.
Newport itself offers plenty of opportunities for shopping, eating out and various other leisure activities. Newport Leisure Centre is a 10-minute walk away and includes a state-of-the-art gym, pool and other sports facilities.