Academic Venues Wales

We are delighted to be exhibiting with Meet In Wales at The Meetings Show in Excel, London 28-29 June 2023, and showcasing Wales as a Business Destination. Academic venues in Wales are defined by Welsh culture and offer extensive conference spaces and on-site accommodation, in-house catering and hospitality solutions, and world-leading scientific facilities and researchers.

With stunning city and rural locations, extensive world-class conference and academic facilities, thousands of bedrooms, countless activities, and established global outreach, Academic Venues Wales is a collaboration of five Welsh universities ready to host your event.

We are more than Academic Conferences, regularly hosting associations, cultural groups, holidays, and events. Come and see what we can offer to you and your clients.

Swansea University

Recently featured in the Netflix film “Havoc”, Swansea University is your ideal event venue in South Wales, catering to all your events and hospitality needs. With a range of meeting and event spaces for up to 700 delegates across our two beautiful beachside campuses, we are perfectly positioned to host your next event. Swansea University offers excellent event catering and a range of on-site facilities for your event delegates to enjoy. This includes on-site accommodation from July to September and a team of dedicated Event Services staff with decades of experience in event management and support.

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Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth is situated between the Cambrian Mountains and the Irish Sea, hugging the mid-Wales coast. Direct trains from Shrewsbury, Birmingham New Street, and Birmingham International Airport make us accessible to North and South Wales, the Midlands, and International visitors. Aberystwyth is the oldest University in Wales, bringing clients 150 years of history and tradition alongside modern university facilities. The venues are just a short walk from the town centre and train station.

Medrus Conference Suite can accommodate events of up to 250 people with plenary and breakout rooms and dedicated catering provisions. Aberystwyth Arts Centre can accommodate up to 980 delegates in the Great Hall, plus Theatre, Cinema, and Studios adaptable for your needs. Extensive lecture and seminar rooms for up to 347 delegates. The scale of the accommodation is unrivalled in Mid Wales, with up to 2000 bedrooms all within a short walk of our main facilities. Budget, ensuite, and premium ensuite options are available during the summer months. Budget accommodation is open year-round. The university’s dedicated in-house hospitality team will support your events. A full range of catering packages are available, from bargain breakfast deals to formal conference dinners, and everything in-between.

Conferences & Events  : Aberystwyth University

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Bangor University

Nestled between the mountains of Snowdonia and the Menai Strait, Bangor provides an excellent backdrop to your event.

The University is easily accessible to both national and international visitors. With space to suit, all occasions, from historic halls to rooms with a contemporary look and feel with capacities from 4 to 450. Our selection of conference and meeting locations means we are able to offer organizers maximum flexibility with the option of using a combination of venues across the campus.

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Cardiff University

Cardiff University offers a range of services, including year-round meeting and conference facilities, event catering, and summer accommodation from early July to early September. Based in the heart of Wales’ Capital City, Cardiff has space for up to 550 delegates and the main building features heavily in Doctor Who and His Dark Materials! This university is big on innovation and brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and academic spin-outs.

Conferences – Cardiff University

University of South Wales

Be it for meetings or events, filming or technical facilities, or anything in between, USW’s three sites, spanning Cardiff, Newport, and Pontypridd – have the space for you. Complete with a dedicated on-hand team, catering facilities, and more, USW delivers all your requirements and aims to exceed your expectations.

USW’s reputation for working closely with industry has extended into our Conference & Events department, where we have established ourselves as a professional, flexible, and trusted event venue in the South Wales region.  With campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd, and Newport, the University is approx. 2 hours from London and the venue offer is varied, extensive, and flexible. USW welcomes over 30,000 conference delegates each year and has managed 400+ event bookings.

USW can host events for up to 800 delegates and has over 1000 bedrooms during July and August (making it the largest accommodation provider in Rhondda Cynon Taff each Summer).

Events, Engagement & Facilities | University of South Wales

Capacity Reference

VenueRegionTheatreClassroomBanquetBedroomsBedroom Availability
Swansea UniversitySouth Wales7003504004000+July-Sept
University of South WalesSouth Wales8005001000+July & August
Cardiff UniversitySouth Wales5501801800+June-Sept
Aberystwyth UniversityMid Wales9783472002000+Year-round
Bangor UniversityNorth Wales4502502701000+Year-round

Event Details

ExCeL London
Wednesday 28 June 2023 – 09:30-17:30 BST
Thursday 29 June 2023 – 09:30 – 17:00 BST

Academic Venues Wales

Showcasing Wales as a Business Destination