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USW Masters Course Honoured at Fintech Awards


The University of South Wales (USW) came out top in one of the 16 categories at the Fintech Awards Wales.

Taking the honour for offering the Best Academic Programme of the Year Supporting Fintech / FS Companies, USW’s Masters in Data Science course beat competition from both Cardiff and Swansea Universities.

The Fintech Awards Wales are designed to recognise, attract, and invest in the talented Fintech Companies and professionals working in Wales. They highlight the achievements of the thriving Fintech sector across the country, bringing Wales’ leading innovators and digital experts together.

Dr Rebecca Peters, who is Head of Subject for Computer Science and Mathematics at USW, said:

“This remarkable achievement is a true testament to the unwavering dedication and tireless efforts of our exceptional team in supporting both our students and the industry.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to our remarkable course leader, Ieuan Griffiths, whose vision and commitment have played a pivotal role in shaping the successful course.

“As we continue on our journey to provide excellent education in the field of data science, this recognition serves as a powerful motivator. It is a moment of immense pride, and I look forward to even greater accomplishments in the future.”

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  • University of South Wales: We are the University for South Wales, with campuses in Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd. Driven by our mission to change lives and our world for the better, USW is Wales’s leading widening participation university, improving individuals’ life chances and creating more prosperous communities.
  • Caption: Dr Rebecca Peters, Dr Mabrouka Abuhmida, Senior Lecturer in Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and Ieuan Griffiths

USW has two wholly owned subsidiaries – the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and The College Merthyr Tydfil. Together we make a significant economic contribution – £1.1billion to the UK economy every year – each £1 received in income generates £5.30 to the wider economy*.

We were founded by industry more than 180 years ago, and we continue to let the outside in with an industry-led curriculum, real world work experience, and applied research and innovation, co-created with industry to address local and global challenges. We work in partnership with international and local employers, including Thales, TATA Steel, Celtic Manor, the FAW Trust, Cisco, and various public sector bodies, including police forces and the National Health Service.

Our growing suite of degree apprenticeships and foundation degrees, alongside the continued delivery of USW’s Network 75 programme, extends the education offering for students who can earn while they learn, broadening the appeal of studying, and creating graduates who are in touch with business and industry needs.

With students from more than 100 countries, we are global in our outlook, with a vibrant and diverse student community. 

*Based on data from the 2019/20 economic year, Biggar Economics

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