USW Exchange is a brand new advice hub, sponsored by Barclays, which provides a one-stop-shop for SMEs wanting to tap into talent at the University.

A melting pot of current and future talent, we offer services to support start-ups and helping existing businesses and social enterprises to grow.

While supporting local businesses to grow we deliver a unique student experience that gives companies access to future talent sooner than before, allowing them to grow their own skills and talents. As the link between all the major players in business support and graduate talent in Wales, USW Exchange provides assistance with real-life projects through our Business Clinic as well as access to relevant skills and networks through our Membership and Access to Experts series.

We are the gateway to additional services from the University of South Wales including research, consultancy and professional training services. Visitors to USW Exchange can also benefit from business expertise via our partners including Barclays, Business Wales, Alcumus, South Wales Chamber of Commerce, and Capital Law.

Business Clinic

The Business Clinic is part of the new initiative ‘USW Exchange’ aiming to develop the relationship between academia and industry.

A2E & Events

As a part our ambition at USW Exchange to drive business growth and support collaboration and business partnerships, we have established the Access to Experts (A2E) series.


USW Exchange has been designed to promote and encourage greater engagement with academia, innovative design thinking and cutting edge skills development of the future workforce.

Meet The Team

Martyn Rowling

Martyn Rowling is a Lecturer in Marketing and Head of USW Exchange Business Clinic. Martyn has experience in sales, business development and academia. His passion to see people reach their full potential is what motivates him to continually search for meaningful relationships, that offer students critical experience and adds value to industry.

Chris Wright

Chris Wright is the project co-ordinator at USW Exchange. Following a successful career within student support helping students with key issues including mental health and a specific learning difficulties, Chris sees Exchange as yet another way to engage with the student body and add value to the student experience. His passion lies with communicating and engaging with both students and companies helping to bridge the gap between Academia and the possibilities that exist for all of our students at USW.


Contact Us

USW Exchange
University of South Wales
Treforest Campus
Llantwit Road
Pontypridd, CF37 1DL

Tel: 01443 482266