SWANSEA UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL GUIDE 2021
WHERE BRIGHT FUTURES BEGIN
Swansea University is an ambitious UK University with a long history of working closely with industry, ensuring that courses are relevant to employers’ needs and our world-class research has a real impact on global issues. This guide will introduce you to the University, highlighting our academic colleges, courses and campus environments which have already attracted staff and students from over 130 different countries. Swansea University WELCOME TO GETTING TO Swansea SCOTLAND ABERDEEN
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION This guide was printed in the summer of 2020. We have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the information provided is accurate as at the date of publication. However, some changes, for example to programmes, study location, facilities or fees may become necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. We will endeavour at all times to keep any changes to a minimum and to keep prospective students informed appropriately. Any changes to the information contained in this guide can be found on our website. UNDERGRADUATE: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate-programme-changes swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses POSTGRADUATE: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate-programme-changes swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate 1 HOUR CARDIFF FROM NATIONAL EXPRESS COACH FROM GATWICK AND HEATHROW AIRPORTS
OUR RESPONSE TO COVID19 We are working hard to ensure we can offer students a study solution that allows you to stay on track; whether blended learning in the UK or online from home until you can travel to join us in person. When you join us in Swansea the campus may look and feel a little different to normal as some social distancing will still be in in place and there will be smaller class sizes to protect staff and students. UNIVERSITY MEET AND GREET SERVICE FROM LONDON HEATHROW Hand sanitiser stations have been installed across campus, one-way systems mapped out in buildings and increased cleaning of high-contact touch points is in place to ensure the safety of students and staff.
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WELCOME CAREERS IN ... #SWANSEAUNI SUPPORTING YOU DURING YOUR STUDIES ALUMNI OUR LOCATION BAY CAMPUS SINGLETON CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION STUDENTS’ UNION SPORT AND CULTURE STUDY AND WORK ABROAD FEES AND FUNDING INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS INTERNATIONAL PATHWAYS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING SERVICES STUDY OPTIONS COURSE DIRECTORY GETTING TO SWANSEA WHAT NEXT?
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Welcome Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle My very first academic role was as a young lecturer in the Department of Geography at Swansea University, and I can personally say that the quality of the education and nurturing environment here is hard to find elsewhere.
including our dedicated International@CampusLife team. Now more than ever, the safety and wellbeing of every student is at the heart of all that we do. Our campuses’ enviable position on the beautiful Swansea Bay provides ready access to the beach, and our Singleton Campus is set against a backdrop of rolling parks and botanical gardens. Together, these offer our students plenty of opportunities for social interaction within safe, open spaces. For all of these reasons and more, we were recently ranked sixth out of all universities in the UK for student satisfaction, on the basis of feedback from our own students . I hope that my faith in our University is clear, but don’t just take my word for it – please attend one of our open days to find out more.
Our University has evolved greatly over the years, but our principles remain the same. We are a diverse and inclusive institution, and are proud of our staff and students from all corners of the world. We put our people first and our international students contribute greatly to our vibrant student community. We are committed to providing a fantastic learning experience, complete with the support, teaching and expertise that ensures that our students become the highly- skilled graduates of the future. Our teaching is shaped by our world-class research and we offer a range of excellent student support services,
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Careers in... It can be hard to imagine what career path you might follow after completing your degree. This section will give you an idea of just some of the future careers that our programmes could make possible for you.
ENERGY AND POWER INDUSTRIES Comprising of the petroleum, gas, electrical,
Geography Within our Department of Geography there are a range of subjects to help students develop an in-depth knowledge of the scientific issues underpinning environmental change and ecosystem dynamics. Chemistry If you are passionate about the environment and see your future career in this area, you will get the opportunity to undertake project work with staff developing clean water and sustainable forms of energy. Physics Our Physics programmes give you the framework to describe and understand energy and power production, and the tools to use the power of mathematics to solve technical problems. The core areas and the practical work we offer prepare you well for a career in this industry. Our graduates have gone on to work as:
renewable and alternative energy industries, this sector is fundamental to social and economic infrastructures. We offer a range of programmes aimed at preparing graduates for a variety of roles in this dynamic and rapidly growing sector: Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy This postgraduate programme places a strong emphasis on state-of-the art semiconductor devices and technologies, advanced power electronics and drives, and advanced power systems allowing graduates to extend their technical knowledge and fast-track their career. Law in the Energy Sector Within the expanding energy sector, legal professionals are required to deal with diverse topics such as intellectual property rights for new oil and gas technologies, complex joint venture contracts, and compensation regimes for pollution liability. Our LLM in Oil, Gas and Renewable Energy Law presents students with the opportunity to gain expertise in this vital and rapidly changing area. Materials Engineering Our Materials Engineering programmes equip graduates to be 21st Century engineers prepared to meet the environmental challenges of industry and society by developing innovative and novel technology, in collaboration with industry, that transforms buildings into power stations by enabling them to generate, store and release their own solar energy. Our Materials Science and Engineering programmes will give you knowledge on the structure, mechanical performance and functional properties of materials that can be applied in the energy sector.
MATHEMATICS STUDENTS HAVE HIGH EMPLOYABILITY PROSPECTS AND GOOD EARNING POTENTIAL WITH GROSS EARNINGS 50% MORE THAN MOST GRADUATES
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TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS Playing a critical role in any economy, this sector encompasses a range of jobs that ensure the smooth delivery of goods and services: Languages Vital in ensuring that communications on a global scale are effective and understood, a languages degree gives you the confidence to conduct business in a language other than your mother tongue. Mathematics and Economics Within any company, the analysis and monitoring of any numerical data is vital – be it long term financial predictions, risk analysis or identifying trends. We offer a range of Mathematics and Economics programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level which will equip students with these skills. Our BSc Actuarial Science programme brings together
mathematical, statistical and financial techniques to minimise financial risk in areas such as commerce, insurance, finance and government. Operations and Supply Chain Management Open to students from any background, our MSc Management (Operations and Supply Management) gives students an understanding of how the effective management of resources and overcoming challenges in supply chains can transform a business operation. Our graduates have gone on to work as:
• Nuclear Engineer • Petroleum Engineer • Civil Engineer
• Solicitor • Surveyor • Geographical Data Processor • Development Manager
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• Transport Manager • Operations Manager • Project Manager • Risk Analyst
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT PAN-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH THEME
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STATE-OF-THE-ART CLINICAL PRACTICE FACILITIES
MEDICINE, HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Both our College of Human and Health Sciences and Swansea University Medical School offer a number of programmes that are suitable for students looking to enter or progress within this sector, such as: Applied Medical Sciences Applied Medical Sciences is the science that underpins medicine. Our BSc Applied Medical Sciences provides the ideal springboard for careers in research and innovation, ideally suited for future scientists, biotechnology entrepreneurs and those who desire a more comprehensive understanding of medical science prior to graduate entry into more clinically focused studies such as Medicine. Public Health and Health Promotion With innovation in public health and health promotion practice at the heart of the programme, graduates in this field have the skills necessary to achieve change and influence health policy at all levels. Our graduates have become public health practitioners, set up their own businesses and followed research careers. Psychology Validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) our Psychology programmes allow students to explore the relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour.
SCIENCES AND PHARMACEUTICALS This sector is broad and encompasses careers in chemicals, life and natural sciences to name but a few. A range of our departments offer programmes with pathways into this sector: Biochemistry We have a number of pathways in this area – including Medical Biochemistry, Biochemistry and Genetics, Medical Genetics, which can be studied as a four-year combined Master’s programmes (MSci). Our Biochemistry graduates find employment in international organisations including major pharmaceutical companies and the biotechnology sector. Physics Studying Physics provides core numerically literate problem solving skills which are widely applicable to science and industry. The core knowledge you will gain prepares you for a diverse range of careers, and our graduates have gone on to work in areas from theoretical and experimental physics to medical physics, bio physics, and finance.
Medical Engineering Medical Engineering at Swansea University draws on the exciting medical research taking place within the College of Engineering and the Medical School. The course equips students with engineering skills, whilst also providing the added experience and knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and the ability to communicate with clinicians. Medicine Our accelerated 4 year medical degree open to graduates of any discipline. The curriculum reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors. From the first term you will gain clinical experience on placement and on successful completion of the course, you will graduate as a Doctor with an MBBCh Medicine from Swansea University. Population Health and Medical Sciences Population Health has been described as “the next big thing in healthcare”. The multidisciplinary approach encompasses medical and life sciences, social sciences, epidemiology, demography, public health and health informatics, ideal for a wide range of careers in Health or for further professional and vocational training, such as Graduate Entry Medicine or healthcare management, education and training, postgraduate studies or research. Our graduates have gone on to work as: • Trials Data Manager • Social Therapist • Clinical Informatics Specialist • Clinical Psychologist
Biology We have a range of programmes in this area – including Marine Biology, Zoology, Biochemistry and Genetics. Students across all programmes gain valuable laboratory and field experience giving them a solid foundation from which they might go on to work in clinical or research environments. Computer Science We have programmes that are broad ranging or specialised depending on your interests and future career goals. Our degrees will train you for high-level entry into a wide range of careers including software development, internet systems and development for mobile technologies. Pharmacy The principle of our MPharm (Hons) Pharmacy Degree is to prepare you for future careers as a registered pharmacist. Our approach recognises that Pharmacists are key members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team so you will train alongside Doctors and Nurses. Together with a strong focus on clinical and communication skills and digital technology, you will develop the academic, practical, and personal qualities to practise pharmacy competently and with confidence. Our graduates have gone on to work as:
• Organic Chemist • Analytical Chemist • Ecologist • Research Assistant • Clinical Lead Pharmacist • System Analyst • Software Designer and Engineer • Web Service Developer
Chemistry A Chemistry qualification opens the door to a wide
range of careers options, both in and out of the lab. Our Chemistry programmes offer modern teaching in purpose built laboratories and modules cover the main branches of chemistry, namely organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental and analytical techniques.
STUDENT LED VOLUNTEERING CHARITY DISCOVERY GIVES STUDENTS THE CHANCE TO GET INVOLVED WITH LOCAL PROJECTS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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HOSPITALITY, LEISURE, GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICES This sector includes a wide range of jobs within areas such as sports, tourism, events, museums and heritage organisations, politics and NGOs, armed forces and civil service. Many jobs will require excellent interpersonal skills, including communication, self- management, team-working and problem solving: Languages If you chose to study a language with us you also have the opportunity to learn up to three languages at undergraduate level and focus on the themes of culture, education, teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL), translation and interpreting, positioning you for a truly global career path. In addition, the Students’ Union has a range of societies dedicated to different languages and cultures, giving you plenty of opportunity to learn more in an informal setting. Amongst these student run societies is also the British Sign Language society which is a fun way to learn a valuable skill which can break down communication barriers for those who are hard of hearing. Marketing Contemporary marketing requires analytical skills, numeracy, data management and strategic management as well as creativity in relation to marketing. Our Marketing programmes are tailored to individuals wishing to develop a career in marketing that requires a sound understanding of applied processes, as well as theoretical and academic perspectives. Tourism Equip yourself for success in one of the largest industries in the world. The BSc and MSc Management programmes offer a specialism in Tourism that will prepare you for a diverse range of career opportunities in the private, public and charity sectors.
History Completing a degree in History not only gives you a thorough understanding of the subject matter you have been studying, but a host of transferable skills such as research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make decisions, as well as ways to present your ideas in a range of formats. You will focus on ancient, medieval and modern history and public history and heritage. Geography When you study Geography you gain a detailed insight into a huge range of practical, social, economic and environmental issues and the ways in which they are interconnected and vary over time and space. You will be in a great position to acquire roles that tackle social, political or environmental inequalities and challenges. Many of our graduates have gone on to build exciting careers in international aid work, the charity sector and the political sector. Education Studying a degree in Education not only prepares you for a postgraduate teaching degree but also careers in education policy and politics, leadership and management, diversity and well-being in education, child development and educational neuroscience. We specialise in educational practice in a digital age, a priority for teachers for the future. Our graduates have gone on to work as: • Retail Manager • Event Manager • Translator • Client Relationship Manager • Teachers and Lecturers • Heritage and Museum Project Managers • Government officials and Humanitarian Organisations Workers • Translators and Interpreters • Armed Forces and Foreign Office officials
NUMEROUS STUDENT- FOCUSED CULTURAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES Currently providing over 29 million jobs worldwide, this sector includes advertising, design, fashion, film, music, software, video games and TV and radio. Opportunities for developing your skills for this sector are not just limited to our degree programmes; you could also get involved with our student-run: • Newspaper and magazine
English Literature and Creative Writing Undertaking a degree that involves Creative Writing will give you the chance to learn how to write in a range of different styles which can help you grab the interest of future customers, produce a commanding report or clearly explain complex processes and procedures – all skills that employers are looking for. Computer Science The practical nature of our programmes in the Department of Computer Science means that students are always having to think creatively to solve the problems that are given to them. This combination of creative problem solving and technical skill can make students very attractive in the job market. Law and Criminology Studying a programme in Law or Criminology not only gives you the option of gaining a qualifying law degree or becoming an expert criminologist - you also learn how to carefully construct compelling arguments and communicate with people from a range of backgrounds. Our graduates have gone on to work as: • Marketing Manager • Web Content Manager • Brand Specialist • App Designer • Copywriter • Cybercrime Researcher • Policy Writer
• News website • Radio station
Media, Communication and Public Relations (PR)
Contemporary marketing, media and PR requires the knowledge of creative media practice including digital and social media, and physical marketing, journalism and professional writing, marketing and PR campaigns and strategy and branding as well as theory. We also offer work placement opportunities in media, journalism, broadcasting and public relations organisations. Our media and PR programmes are tailored to individuals wishing to develop a career in marketing that requires a sound understanding of applied processes, as well as theoretical and academic perspectives.
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SUPPORTING YOU During your studies We have a range of services in place to ensure you are supported during your studies ranging from pastoral care, study support and career success.
PASTORAL CARE You can talk to our @CampusLife teams about a range of issues including:
CENTRE FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS:
• Welfare • Disability • Money • Wellbeing • Chaplaincy
The Centre of Academic Success is open to all students, free of charge and provides support to develop your academic study skills. A range of courses, workshops and one-to-one tutorials are available to help you maximise your potential and develop your confidence.
STUDY SUPPORT • Personal tutor assigned to each student • Maths café
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• Centre for Academic Success • English Language sessions
Unique to Swansea University, the award is formally recognised in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) and allows four employability modules to be taken. THE MODULES WILL HELP YOU: • Find out what you really want to do
CAREER SUCCESS • On-site Careers Team • Mock interviews and advice on the recruitment process • Gradintel job matching service • Swansea Employability Award • Dedicated Employability Academy • Opportunities to work as a Student Ambassador
• Explore the possibilities • Plan and make it happen
INDUSTRY LINKS Swansea University is well connected with industry: we collaborate with a number of commercial and industry partners to develop our research, provide industry placements for our students and to ensure that our course content is relevant to employers.
When you graduate from Swansea University you will join a global network of over 140,000 international alumni. With a growing community of graduates living and working overseas, you will find like-minded friends and colleagues wherever you are in the World. Swansea University has a network of appointed International Alumni Chapters to meet potential students in their country and to ensure graduates stay connected with the University throughout their career. IS THERE A CHAPTER IN YOUR AREA? Find your nearest Chapter and start growing your network swansea.ac.uk/alumni/stay-connected/international-chapters Connecting you WITH THE WORLD
THE SWANSEA UNIVERSITY Alumni Network
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WHAT DOES IT DO? • Connect you to our International Chapters • Help you find alumni mentors to help you progress in your career • Invite you to our alumni events held around the world each year • Help you access the careers service after graduation • Let you know about upcoming Reunions • Tell you about benefits and services available to alumni • Send you our Annual Alumni Magazine – SAIL • Send you email updates with news and developments from Swansea University
WHAT IS IT? The Swansea University Alumni network is an exclusive network for all Swansea University graduates. The network consists of 140,000 alumni in 160 countries worldwide. The network exists to support the graduates of the University and to help you continue your connection with the University.
WALES Wales is one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom (UK). Wales has its own language – the oldest living language in Europe – and the University offers discounted Welsh lessons if you would like to learn! Wales has an abundance of castles to explore, mountains to climb and delicious local dishes to try – the perfect antidote to a long week of studying. If you would like to find out more about things to do in Wales, we recommend that you visit: visitwales.com
OUR Location Swansea University has two campuses with both located close to the city centre and the beach. The city of Swansea is medium sized by UK standards and has a modern, cosmopolitan feel. Swansea will be attracting a significant amount of investment in the coming years, with plans currently in place for the development of a 3,500 seat arena and a Digital District - making it a very exciting place to be!
DISTANCE FROM LONDON: 300km
DISTANCE FROM CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: 70km
20 MINUTES TO SINGLETON CAMPUS 8km
CITY CENTRE 15mins - 5km
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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTRE The Bay Library provides students with access to a
COMPUTATIONAL FOUNDRY Completed in November 2018, the Computational Foundry is a world class centre for computational research within the heart of the Bay Campus. The Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics are housed here. TOWER INFORMATION CENTRE The Bay Campus has a dedicated team to provide assistance with any aspect of student life. Situated under the clock tower, the team can help with visas and immigration, money, health and wellbeing. THE COLLEGE The College, Swansea University offers Foundation and supported First Year programmes for international students who require extra support, contact hours and tuition in the early stages of their degree.
THE GREAT HALL At the heart of the Bay Campus stands the Great Hall. This £32m facility was designed by the world renowned architect Dr Demetri Porphyrios. The ground floor houses lecture theatres and break-out teaching spaces, and the first floor a 700 seat auditorium and café bar with stunning views over Swansea Bay. ENGINEERING The College Of Engineering is recognised internationally for its teaching and research. With world class research centres and a supported investment programme, it provides outstanding resources and facilities for teaching, and a superb environment in which to study.
STUDENT ACCOMMODATION The Bay Campus is one of the only university campuses in the UK with direct access to the beach and its own seafront promenade. The architecture has been designed to ensure a friendly and collegiate feel, creating a strong sense of community.
range of online journals, e-books and datasets. It has 400 open and social study spaces, and zoned silent study spaces for 150 students. The Bay Library is open 24 hours a day.
THE CORE, FOOD COURT The Core provides a warm, cosy interior in the winter
and pavement dining in the summer. It is a brand new, modern food court style dining space offering a diverse range of cuisines to suit all tastes.
SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT The School of Management has a thriving student
community drawn from around the globe. The School has a dynamic research culture centred around a number of research groups and its students benefit from the expertise of world-leading academics who are involved in teaching at all levels.
TAFARN TAWE Tafarn Tawe is run by the Students’ Union. Providing fresh, affordable food all day. The venue can also be hired out for events.
SINGLETON PARK CAMPUS SINGLETON PARK CAMPUS
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MY UNIHUB TALIESIN ARTS & EGYPT CENTRE 24HR BUS (term-time) MY UNIHUB TALIESIN ARTS & EGYPT CENTRE 24HR BUS (term-time) FULTON HOUSE Students’ Union bar / nightclub, supermarket, Post Office, Travel Shop, Santander Bank, food outlet s FULTON HOUSE Students’ Union bar / nightclub, supermarket, Post Office, Travel Shop, Santander Bank, food outlet s MOSQUE HUMAN AND HEALTH SCIENCES LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY SCIENCE ARTS AND HUMANITIES MEDICINE
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CITY CENTRE 10mins - 3.5km
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24HR BUS (term time) Approximately 20 minutes to Bay Campus, 10 minutes to city centre
FULTON HOUSE Students’ Union bar/nightclub, supermarket, Post Office, Santander bank, food outlets (including Vegan)
MOSQUE Swansea University has an award-winning mosque on campus which is an integral part of life for most of its Muslim students. Our campus mosque is a great way for students to mix with and befriend people from all over the world. It is this diversity that makes it such a unique and interesting place to be. ARTS AND HUMANITIES The College’s exciting and innovative teaching and research enriches its contribution to local, national, and global communities and informs an excellent student learning experience. Arts and Humanities has six departments: Academi Hywel Teifi, Adult Continuing Education, English Language and Literature, History and Classics, Languages, Translation and Communication, and Politics and International Relations.
FULTON HOUSE Fulton House is located at the top of the University’s driveway and houses a supermarket, Fulton Outfitters (clothes and gift shop), Post Office, Santander Bank and several food outlets TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE Taliesin Arts Centre is a public arts venue which hosts cinema showings of the latest films and live performances by professional music and theatre companies. The award-winning Egypt Centre, based in Taliesin, is home to a collection of over 5,000 Egyptian artefacts.
HUMAN AND HEALTH SCIENCES Encompassing health, nursing, midwifery,
MEDICINE Swansea University Medical School is one of the fastest growing medical schools in the UK, combining a distinctive interdisciplinary approach, close collaboration with industry and an emphasis on innovation through technology and research excellence.
social care, social policy and psychology, this College aims to conduct high-quality research that meets the needs of people both locally and globally.
SCIENCE The College of Science brings science to life through globally excellent and impactful research, passionate hands- on teaching and two-way engagement with the business community. The College is focused on combining the best interdisciplinary research to build a creative community where science can flourish and enhance our world. The departments of Biosciences, Chemistry, Geography and Physics are based on this campus.
LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY The College aims to encourage and support research of world-leading and international quality, to provide an outstanding student experience and to raise the profile of Law and Criminology.
ACCOMMODATION TIMELINE FEBRUARY Applications open for new students. If you have an offer from us, you can make an application as soon as possible after the opening date. JULY Summer accommodation is available for pre-sessional English programme students. AUGUST 1 st August is the last day to apply for guaranteed University accommodation. Accommodation applications remain open after this date so please continue to apply online. Other options are available if University accommodation cannot be guaranteed or offered. SEPTEMBER Residential Services allocate accommodation to final late applicants and send offers every Wednesday. Accommodation is available for students arriving in January please visit our website for more details.
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We have a number of accommodation options available and a dedicated Residential Services team who can assist you. Acco modation NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Guaranteed University accommodation for your 1 st year*subject to accommodation application being received by the 1 st August deadline.
LIVING ON CAMPUS: Living on Singleton Park or Bay Campus residences puts you right at the centre of University life. Self-catering accommodation comprises fully furnished, en-suite and standard rooms with a shared kitchen and dining area – ideal for helping you to settle into student life quickly and easily. LIVING IN THE STUDENT VILLAGE Approximately two miles from campus is the Hendrefoelan Student Village. The Village provides self-catering accommodation and shared facilities in flats and houses of varying sizes. If you choose to live in the Village, you will have your own room at an affordable rate that compares favourably with private sector accommodation. Student life at the Village is sociable, supportive and you will benefit from:
FINDING THE PERFECT PRIVATE SECTOR HOME If you’d prefer to live off campus, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a good supply of quality private sector student houses and flats in Swansea. The University’s letting agency, Student Accommodation Services (SAS) manages over 145 properties in areas such as Brynmill, Uplands and Sketty which are within two miles of Singleton Campus and in St. Thomas and Port Tennant areas, close to the Bay Campus. These areas are also close to local facilities such as shops, bars and restaurants. Our online, searchable database, Studentpad, allows you to locate available private housing in the area and takes the effort out of house-hunting. Search for available accommodation via: swanseastudentpad.co.uk/Home For more information about accommodation, including length of contract, prices and facilities, visit: swansea.ac.uk/accommodation
• On-site launderette • Convenience shop • Regular bus service during term time (local bus fares apply) • Student bar
FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AT BECK HOUSE
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We have a number of family flats at our designated quiet residence, Beck House, approximately one mile from campus in the nearby area of Uplands. Due to the 51-week tenancies, this accommodation is mostly suitable for postgraduate and international students, who may wish to stay in Swansea over the summer.
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FAQS AND KEY FACTS Accommodation
TYPICAL LIVING COSTS
IF I APPLY FOR UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION AM I GUARANTEED A ROOM? You need to apply for accommodation by 1 st August and fulfil the requirements of your academic offer from the University to be guaranteed accommodation. However, we do not guarantee that you will be allocated your first choice of room. WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON’T PAY MY ACCOMMODATION DEPOSIT BEFORE I ARRIVE? WILL I STILL HAVE MY ROOM? If you don’t pay your reservation deposit your room will be cancelled and you will not have accommodation when you arrive. CAN I BOOK A ROOM WHEN I ARRIVE IN SWANSEA? No. Students must book their accommodation in advance. If you arrive on campus without making a booking, you will need to check into a hotel or alternative temporary accommodation, as we may not have a room available or ready for your arrival. CAN I REQUEST A SPECIFIC RESIDENCE? Yes. You can state your preferences in the ‘additional information’ section on the application form. However, we cannot guarantee that we can meet your request. HOW ARE ROOMS ALLOCATED? WILL I BE LIVING WITH STUDENTS ON THE SAME COURSE? There will be a mixture of students from various countries living together and studying on different courses. However, we will take into consideration the age of students when allocating rooms. CAN I REQUEST ALCOHOL FREE, QUIET, OR SAME SEX ACCOMMODATION? Yes. This is available on request and you must specify on your application form if you would like to live in one of these areas. It is essential that university and private accommodation is booked in advance to avoid any inconvenience on your arrival.
AVERAGE WEEKLY RENT Top 10 Most Affordable UK University Town (totallymoney.com 2019) £91
UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES SINGLE STUDY ROOMS
These are rooms that are available for one student only. In Beck House, there are a limited number of family flats for couples and students with their families. All other residences are mainly single rooms. Bay Campus also has twin rooms as well as 1-bed and 2-bed flats. BEDDING Bedding is not provided. You will need to provide your own bedding (duvet, blankets and pillows) and bed linen (sheets). These are available to buy at low cost from local shops and supermarkets. BATHROOMS En-suite rooms have a toilet, wash basin and shower. A standard room involves sharing a toilet, shower and / or bath with other students. Some standard rooms have wash basins in the room. KITCHEN Kitchens are fully equipped and have a table/seating area. You will need to provide your own cooking utensils and crockery. FURNITURE All rooms are fully furnished with a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair and shelves, and with Wifi access. Singleton Park Campus beds are single sized. Bay Campus beds are 3/4 sized, except for the twin rooms where the beds are single. Beck House also has single sized beds, unless specified otherwise, for example, in the family flats. Televisions are not provided in our residences.
STUDENT BUS PASS Student Pass with unlimited travel £30 PER MONTH
MEAL OUT FOR TWO £25 Based on main meal & drink at a local restaurant
KEY POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT ALL OUR RESIDENCES: • Our rooms have free wireless internet to access the University network (excludes SAS properties) • A network of student volunteers, ResNet live in residences representing you • Rooms are single occupancy only (exception being Beck House family flats and a small number of twin rooms on the Bay Campus) • There are 24/7 launderette facilities • Adapted rooms are available for students with special requirements, including wheelchair users • Welfare Wardens in residences (excludes SAS properties)
CAMPUS TO CITY Singleton Park Campus to city centre taxi fare
TYPE OF ROOM WEEKLY RENT*
RESIDENCE Singleton Park Campus Beck House
En-suite Standard Standard En-suite Family flat
£140 - £151 £129 £111
We also have some areas that are quiet and alcohol free.
GYM MEMBERSHIP University Sports Village FROM £19 PER MONTH
En-suite Premium en suite Twin room
£152 £158 £200 (£100 per person) £190 £280 (£140 per person)
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One-bed flat Two-bed flat
Rates shown are for the 2020/21 session. Please visit our website for information regarding 2021/22 costs.
International@CampusLife (ICL) help international students, and their families, with a wide range of non-academic matters and are also fully trained immigration specialists. In addition to their advice services, ICL also run a year round program of welcome and social activities with the assistance of their student volunteer GO!Team. International @CAMPUSLIFE
54 SPORTS CLUBS • 130 SOCIETIES
FIND OUT MORE: swansea.ac.uk/international-campuslife
Swansea University Students’ Union is here to make your student life better. As a student at Swansea, you’ll automatically become a member of the Union and you’ll have the opportunity to join societies, sports clubs and student media groups. THE UNION OFFERS: • Events such as Freshers, Summer Ball and Varsity
• Two bars, one nightclub and four shops • Support with an Advice and Support Centre • Nursery on campus
‘Hi I’m Ffion, the President at the Students’ Union. Along with five other Elected Officers, I’m here to represent you and make your voice heard at Uni. We campaign about student issues and hold student forums throughout the year so that you can have your say!’ Ffion Davies, President of Swansea University Students’ Union
THINK SWANSEA Think sport... At Swansea we pride ourselves on our dedication and commitment to sport and active living. The University’s sports department ‘Sport Swansea’ encompasses all areas of sport and recreation, welcoming every level of sporting ability. We have strong links with a number of National Governing Bodies and professional sports teams including: Swansea City FC (football), Ospreys and Scarlets (rugby). Students and Alumni can take advantage of great value gym membership which includes: • Unlimited use of the Gym at both the Sports Village and Bay campus • Access to FREE fitness classes • Free entry to racquet sports • Live and Les Mills virtual from our Virtual Studio SWANSEA BAY SPORTS PARK FACILITIES Next to the Singleton Park Campus is the Swansea Bay Sports Park which includes: • A gym • Squash courts • Fitness and spin studios • Multi-purpose sports hall • Physiotherapy clinic and soft tissue therapy clinic • Outdoor tennis courts, playing fields, athletic track and field, sports pavilion and astroturf pitches
Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is widely recognised as the city’s premier venue for art exhibitions. All national museums and art galleries in Wales are free to enter, so you can soak up our history and take up one of many trips organised by Swansea University’s Students’ Union. THE TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE The Taliesin Arts Centre sits at the heart of Singleton Park Campus and hosts regular performances, mainstream and alternative cinema screenings, and the award-winning Egypt Centre, home to a collection of over 5,000 Egyptian Antiquities.
WALES NATIONAL POOL SWANSEA The Wales National Pool Swansea is home to The Swim Wales High Performance Centre and has been used as a training base for two international Paralympic teams. The pool also runs SubAqua and Surf Fitness classes. SPORTS FACILITIES AT THE BAY CAMPUS The Bay Campus features: • A full height sports hall that can accommodate basketball, badminton, netball, volleyball, fencing and archery • Fully equipped gym • A floodlit multi-use games area and half basketball court • Programmes of beach sports such as rugby, beach soccer, volleyball and beach tennis • Cycle hire, exercise and jogging routes HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAMMES We currently offer six high performance sports programmes. Each sport receives expert coaching, sports science services, athlete lifestyle management, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning support. These sports are currently: rugby, football, swimming, hockey, netball and table tennis.
MUSIC & FESTIVALS Wales is famed as the ‘land of song’ and as a student at Swansea University you won’t be disappointed by the range of music on offer across the city! Swansea boasts a huge variety of music venues and plays host to a number of music festivals and events throughout the year. Entertainment
SHOPPING Shop big high street names as well as
independent boutiques, specialist shops and traditional arcades. You can visit designer boutiques in Mumbles, shop vintage outlets in Uplands or pick up a bargain in Wales’ largest indoor market in the heart of the city.
The University also offers the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) with an annual support package worth up to £5,500.
The city by the sea has a poetry all of its own. Swansea’s most famous son, Dylan Thomas said: “Swansea is still the best” and the poet’s legacy is found throughout the city from cafes to pubs to parks. More poetry is needed
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MUNKHCHIMEG Munkhchimeg (MSc Management - Business Analytics) spent a month in Osaka, Japan completing an internship with CRCC Asia:
YEAR AND SEMESTER ABROAD
Go Global As a student at Swansea University, there are so many different ways you can develop your international experience even further. Some of our courses include the opportunity to spend a semester or year abroad. You can also take part in one of the many summer programmes available. Our programmes enable you to expand your global network further and: • Increase your confidence, self-awareness and maturity • Develop a global perspective and your intercultural awareness • Become more resilient • Improve your communication and language skills • Develop your transferable skills to help your future career
Students going on a year abroad may study at a partner university, complete a work placement or teaching assistantship. Options and destinations will vary depending on your course. Some courses allow you to spend a semester abroad. This is usually during the second year of a three-year degree, but options will vary. You may need to meet a minimum academic threshold in order to participate in a semester or year abroad programme. Available destinations and associated programme costs vary. For more information, visit: swansea.ac.uk/goglobal SUMMER PROGRAMMES Summer programmes are another way to gain valuable international experience in addition to your degree. You can choose from internships, volunteering, cultural and study programmes in countries such as China, Japan, Zambia, Fiji and across Europe. Visit: swansea.ac.uk/summerprogrammes FUNDING There are a range of funding opportunities available to support students who choose to go abroad - please refer to our website for the latest information: swansea.ac.uk/goglobal/funding
It was a great adventure, expanding my knowledge and skills in a new environment. My experience in Japan offered me the opportunity to develop and grow, and has left me with great memories!
BARTEK (BA Media and Communication) spent a semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore:
Spending a semester in Singapore as part of my course has boosted my confidence in terms of my future career and employability. The exchange was an amazing and enriching experience.
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AND FUNDING Fees
The tuition fee you pay will depend on your choice of course and classification as either an overseas or home/ EU student. Please note that tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for overseas students.
We have a wide range of scholarships available to students who can demonstrate academic and personal excellence. Below are just some of the scholarship schemes available:
All tuition fees are listed on Undergraduate: swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses Postgraduate: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught
UP TO £6,000 INTERNATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP International Excellence Scholarships worth up to £6,000 for undergraduate study and up to £4,000 for postgraduate study in recognition of the potential we see in you for your time at Swansea University ALUMNI AWARDS Scholarships of up to £5,000 off tuition fees are available for non-EU students who have completed a full degree with us and go onto a Postgraduate Taught or Research programme. ACADEMIC COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS Each year we have a number of scholarships awarded by our academic Colleges. Details of these will be announced early in 2021. SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS We look for students who not only satisfy the normal academic requirements for admission but who have also demonstrated outstanding ability in whatever sporting sphere they have made their speciality - four levels of awards are available.
MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS Our Music Entrance Scholarships are designed to enable talented musicians to continue to develop their skill and musicianship in a supportive environment. These scholarships are open to new undergraduate and postgraduate students studying any subject, and are tenable for the duration of the scholar’s degree. CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP Swansea University is a popular destination for Chevening Scholars and it is honoured to support this scholarship programme. Awards are typically for a one year taught master’s degree and are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT DEPOSIT All international students (non-EEA) must pay a £2,000 deposit before we can issue your Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) which you will need for your visa application. OTHER COSTS In addition to tuition fees there may be further costs such as: • Visa and Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) costs – more information visit: swansea.ac.uk/ international-campuslife/immigration • Additional course costs – please check the course pages for additional costs, which are in addition to the course fee and accommodation. COST OF LIVING The cost of living in Swansea is relatively low compared to many other cities in the UK. However, it is still vital that any potential student prepares their finances before they attend university. The average student studying at Swansea will spend between £7,000 and £11,000. The UKVI sets living costs at £1,015 per month for Tier 4 purposes (over 52 weeks) on living costs depending on lifestyle choices. For more information visit: swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my- finances WORKING WHILST STUDYING Whether you can work in the UK is dependent on your nationality and type of immigration pathway, If you are a full-time student on a Tier 4 visa you are permitted to work up to either 10 or 20 hours a week (depending on your course). For most UG/PG and PhD students this would be up to 20 hours. If you are planning on studying on a different visa (e.g. Short term Study Visa, Dependant, Tier 2) you may be able to work. It is important that you check the guidance for your individual pathway. For comprehensive information around working during your studies visit: swansea.ac.uk/international-campuslife
If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss student who is in the UK on or before 31st December 2020 you will be eligible to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme- which has no restriction on work. If you are arriving on or after 1st January 2021, whether you can work will depend on the type of visa that you have. Further information can be found on the EU/EEA/Swiss section on the International@Campuslife website: swansea.ac.uk/international-campuslife However, any government guidelines as the number of hours you may be able to work will also depend on the intensity of your course. You are advised to speak with your Academic College or School when considering taking on part-time work. INTERNATIONAL CRISIS FUND Swansea University has established a small fund to provide emergency assistance for international students who face financial difficulties not anticipated at the start of the course, and not within their control. U.S. FEDERAL AID - Swansea University is a participating institution in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program for U.S. citizens. Complete your FAFSA online at fafsa. ed.gov Our School Code is G08586. Swansea University also works with the private lender Sallie Mae and participates in the VA Educational Benefits Programme for U.S Veterans or dependants. CANADA: Swansea University is a designated institution for the Canadian Student Loan program. Our 4 digit Educational Institution code is “PUCM”. Canada Student Loans are issued and managed through the National Student Loans Service Centre, and are usually applied for at provincial level. For further information visit our website: swansea.ac.uk/money-campuslife NORTH AMERICAN LOANS USA: Please visit canlearn.ca for full details on the application process and eligibility information.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY swansea.ac.uk/international-students/my- finances/international-scholarships
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