ABOUT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY The University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation since its inception in 1920 and our world-class research has a much wider impact across the health, wealth, culture and well-being of our society. We lead Wales in research areas critical to economic growth and population well-being including environmental sciences, medicine and social work. The University celebrated its Centenary in 2020 and continues to celebrate accolades such as the Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2018), and a 5 star rating for teaching quality from the QS Stars global university rating system. We are in the Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2019), the UK top 5 for Career Prospects (Guardian University League Table 2020) and are incredibly proud to have been the UK University of the Year (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019). We are a leading, sustainable university with ambitions to help drive forward sustainable development both in the UK and further afield and are currently ranked 9th in the Guardian University Green League . Swansea University spans two stunning campuses at each end of Swansea’s waterfront. Singleton Park Campus is set in mature parkland and botanical gardens, overlooking Swansea Bay beach. Bay Campus is located on the beach on the eastern approach into Swansea. Our multicultural dual-campus provides lots of opportunities for students, staff and the community and the friendly and relaxed atmosphere is often characterised as the “Swansea experience”. In the Research Excellence Framework of 2014 (REF), we achieved our ambition to become a UK top 30 research institution. Our REF ranking of 26th was the “biggest leap among research-intensive institutions”, according to Times Higher Education and the quality of Swansea’s research was put on a par with or out-performed six Russell Group universities.
We were also ranked 22nd in the UK for the impact of that research.
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