Parent & Guardian Info

Parent / Guardian Information

Applying, accepting, organising and preparing for University for the first time can seem like a daunting experience with all that needs to be done, we have put together a quick guide to help:

  1. Apply to university for your course, this is usually done through UCAS 

Your 1st choice university is your Firm Choice, Your 2nd Place university is known as your Insurance Choice, Confused by some of the terminologies?  Click here for a brief UCAS guide. 

  1. Make sure you apply for any funding that you may be eligible for see: www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview 
  2. If possible, visit us at one of our Open Days and take a tour of the accommodation. 
  3. Apply for accommodation as soon as you have your student number, do NOT wait until results day!
  4. We also ask that you encourage the student to complete all processes themselves.  Much of the important information that they need to be aware of can be missed if you apply, accept or complete information on their behalf. 

For Study Related Queries please click here 

Waiting for an offer of Accommodation???  Click here to find out what happens next!

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When to apply for accommodation?

When to Apply for Accommodation

  • As soon as you have a student number you can apply for accommodation
  • Applications normally open in February
  • Once students confirm Swansea as their firm or insurance choice for study an email is sent out by the admissions office explaining how and when to apply for accommodation
  • They’ll also receive their six-digit Swansea student number which they’ll need to apply for accommodation.
  • Click here for more information on applying!

We accept applications for accommodation even if Swansea is your Insurance Choice and we do not ask for a deposit unless you are allocated and you wish to accept your offer of accommodation.

About our Guarantee?

A place in residence is guaranteed to all new full-time undergraduate students who:

  • Hold and accept a firm offer to study on a full-time degree course at Swansea &
  • Make an application for accommodation by 30 June

This means to be guaranteed a place in residence you must be studying full-time, meet the terms of your offer from Swansea and apply for accommodation by 30 June.

Applications received after 30 June are allocated by date alongside Insurance and Clearing Students.

Some residences are very popular and heavily subscribed, therefore, we do not guarantee a place in a particular residence.

For more information see Guarantee and Allocations Process.

If an application is received after 'A' level results or student are coming through Clearing, we appreciate that there is very little time until the start of term starts and it may take a couple of weeks to process your application.  Here are a few things that you can do to prepare, check our pages on preparing for arrival information, this will help you plan.

Our A-Z of Information

We have a whole host of information on our Website including:

What Support is available?

There is a full support network for students from:

  • Money@CampusLife provides advice and guidance on all student money related issues.  For many students, starting university will be the first time they will have managed their own finances. Meeting this challenge successfully will help ensure students achieve their maximum potential whilst studying and will contribute to a positive student experience
  • International@CampusLife provides information and advice on non-academic matters, including immigration advice and services, to all international (non-UK) students and their dependants.
  • Wellbeing@CampusLife , for students experiencing difficulties and need support. They can point you towards what type of service or support would be most beneficial.
  • Disability@CampusLife - If you have a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty, contact Disability@CampusLife to find out more about the support that is available to ensure you have the same opportunities as everyone else. 
  • Welfare@CampusLife provides advice and guidance to students on a range of welfare issues including: homesickness, culture shock, bereavement, bullying, harassment, relationship breakdowns and many more. Everyone has a different student experience when they start University. Be assured that we are just as concerned about students' welfare as we are about their academic studies and performance.
  • Welfare Wardens - They are returning students, living on campus, that are there to support students. They have experience of the university system including settling into accommodation and university life: They know how to get the best out of the student experience.

Contract & Payment Dates 2017-18

Contract & Payment Dates

Contract Dates:

Student CONTRACT LENGTHSTART DATEEND DATE
*Exchange / Visiting 1, 2 & 3 Semesters

Various

Various
*Medical/Health Care Various 

Various

Various
Undergraduates 40 Weeks

 

22-Sept-2017

29-June-2018
Postgraduates 51 Weeks 07-Sept-2018

* Medical / Health Care / Exchange & Visting Students please specify start and end dates the accommodation required when making On-line application

For: Healthcare Sciences, Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Nursing course dates click here. 

Payment Due Dates:

 PAYMENT DUE BYFOR 
Term 1 19-OCT-2017 22-Sept-17 to 29-Dec-17
Term 2 25-JAN-2018 29-Dec-17 to 30-Mar-18
Term 3 03-MAY-2018 30-Mar-18 to 29-Jun-18
Term 4

06-JUL-2018 (For Contracts over 40 Weeks)

29-June-18 to 07-Sep-18

Sample Tenancy Agreement for:

Swansea University Residences:  Sample Tenancy Agreement SU

St. Modwen Student Living:  Sample Tenancy Agreement St. Modwen Student Living

Paying for Accommodation

Paying for Accommodation Fees Termly

For Reservation Deposits, we ask that you pay these through your Accommodation Account only.

You can view your account on-line anytime through your university account: https://intranet.swan.ac.uk/login 

Ways to Pay:

  • Termly payments through your Intranet Account.
  • In Full in Advance for the duration for the contract.
  • Termly Direct Debit (Please note Direct Debits must be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks prior to payment due date).

You will need to pay by the dates set out in your Tenancy Agreement. 

  • Late payments carry an administration charge of £50.00. If you experience problems paying please contact us prior to the payment date to avoid these additional charges!
  • You will receive a Statement of Account 7 days before the payment due date. 
  • Statements will always be sent to the student university email address, even if the payment is set up by a Parent/Guardian.

For further information please refer to our Policy - Debt Management

Loans,Funding & Finance

Student Finance

  • Not sure how to pay for uni, or how you’ll cope during your studies? Don’t worry, there’s a range of finance and support available.
  • Uni is a big investment, so you may need a student loan from one of the regional student finance organisations.
  • They advise you to apply by May. Please check with the organisation for deadlines.
  • You might be eligible for additional funding from other organisations too.
  • You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs.
  • Make sure you apply for any funding that you may be eligible for.

For more information see: www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview or www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding 

For students who have not received their Student Loan or are experiencing financial hardship, advice and assistance is available from Money@CampusLife 

Reservation Deposits

Reservation Deposits

  • A Reservation Deposit of £350.00 is payable on acceptance of your offer of accommodation and we ask that you pay this through your accommodation account as this will secure your room.
  • The deposit is per person and needs to be paid within 7 days of the offer of accommodation.
  • You will only be asked to pay a Reservation Deposit once you have been offered a place in accommodation and you will only receive an offer of accommodation when you have an Unconditional Offer to study.
  • The Reservation Deposit will be deducted from your final term's payment of rent.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot secure accommodation without the Reservation Deposit. 
  • The Reservation Deposit is non-refundable if you fail to take up your accommodation.

Further Information

Resident Information

For each site, there is a whole host of information available such as Full Postal Address, Insurance Details, Residents Handbook and more.  There is also information on where students go to get help, support and advice just click on the site below for specific information.

After The !st Year

Looking for accommodation after your 1st year can seem like a daunting task, but don’t worry as here in Swansea we are fortunate to have both an ample supply of quality student accommodation and Swansea City Council, who have very high inspection standards of private accommodation.

There are several options open to our returning students, you can apply to:

Managed by Residential Services

  • Stay in university accommodation*
  • Rent a private house through SAS Lettings.

*Some restrictions may apply to  give priority to 1st-year students, our Allocations Policy this is reviewed annually.

Managed by Private Landlord

  • Look through our Studentpad database where you will find hundreds of properties.

Think before you rent!

  • Don’t pay any arrangement fees! Some Agencies will charge a non-refundable fee for signing you up to a property.
  • Have you looked at more than 1 property to see the range of prices and quality?
  • Take time consider where you want to live and who you want to live with.
  • Remember that once you have signed an accommodation contract (and paid a deposit) it is very difficult and sometimes impossible, to cancel the contract.

Guide to Uni!

As a parent or guardian we want to ensure that you have enough information to help guide your son/daughter through the start of university life:

Click here to read more information on:

We have a range of types, prices and locations of accommodation, so make sure you check what is important with regards to; location, budget and course length:

Data Protection!

Residential Services and Data Protection

Many parents / guardians pay the accommodation fees, however, the legal contract is between Residential Services and your son or daughter. As such, due to Data Protection regulations, we can usually only discuss the details with them directly.

It's not that we don't want to talk to you, we just have a legal requirement to adhere to guidelines on what information we can give you. We will happily to talk to you about any general queries, but we can't go into specific details unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing your son or daughter from contacting us, plus we must have your son or daughter's written permission for us to do so.

Any residence invoices (accommodation fees) will be sent directly to your son or daughter's University email address. If you need to know the details, you will need to ask your son or daughter to forward it to you. This is also the case for any issues that they may have, we cannot communicate with 3rd parties so will respond to the student directly if we receive any correspondence.

Accommodation Fees 2017-18

Bay Campus

Reservation Deposits

  • A Reservation Deposit of £350.00 is payable on acceptance of your offer of accommodation and we ask that you pay this through your accommodation account as this will secure your room.
  • The deposit is per person and needs to be paid within 7 days of the offer of accommodation.
  • You will only be asked to pay a Reservation Deposit once you have been offered a place in accommodation and you will only receive an offer of accommodation when you have an Unconditional Offer to study.
  • The Reservation Deposit will be deducted from your final term's payment of rent.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot secure accommodation without the Reservation Deposit. 
  • The Reservation Deposit is non-refundable if you fail to take up your accommodation.

Bay Campus 

ROOM CATAGORYCONTRACTWEEKLYANNUAL
Ensuite Twin/Shared 40 Weeks £85 £3,400
Medium £138 £5,520
51 Weeks £138 £7,038
Premium 40 Weeks £143 £5,720

51 Weeks

£143 £7,293
Self Contained Flats 1 Bed Flat

51 Week Contracts Only

£188 £9,588
1 Room in 2 Bed Flat £120 £6,120

All images, floor plans, and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Individual features and layout may vary slightly. Prices are also subject to change prior to an offer of accommodation being sent.  

All prices quoted are per person.

Beck House

Reservation Deposits

  • A Reservation Deposit of £350.00 is payable on acceptance of your offer of accommodation and we ask that you pay this through your accommodation account as this will secure your room.
  • The deposit is per person and needs to be paid within 7 days of the offer of accommodation.
  • You will only be asked to pay a Reservation Deposit once you have been offered a place in accommodation and you will only receive an offer of accommodation when you have an Unconditional Offer to study.
  • The Reservation Deposit will be deducted from your final term's payment of rent.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot secure accommodation without the Reservation Deposit. 
  • The Reservation Deposit is non-refundable if you fail to take up your accommodation.

Beck House

ROOMCATEGORYCONTRACTWEEKLYANNUAL
Standard Medium

51 Weeks

 £99 £5049
Standard Large £104 £5304
 Ensuite Small £115  £5865
Ensuite Medium £120 £6120
Ensuite Large £125 £6375
1, 2 & 3 Bedroom for 1-5 people Flats £160-£193 £8160-£9834

Rooms consist of Single, 1-bed flats, 2-bed flats and 3-bed flats - Total 130 Rooms on site.

Hendrefoelan Student Village

Reservation Deposits

  • A Reservation Deposit of £350.00 is payable on acceptance of your offer of accommodation and we ask that you pay this through your accommodation account as this will secure your room.
  • The deposit is per person and needs to be paid within 7 days of the offer of accommodation.
  • You will only be asked to pay a Reservation Deposit once you have been offered a place in accommodation and you will only receive an offer of accommodation when you have an Unconditional Offer to study.
  • The Reservation Deposit will be deducted from your final term's payment of rent.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot secure accommodation without the Reservation Deposit. 
  • The Reservation Deposit is non-refundable if you fail to take up your accommodation.

Hendrefoelan Student Village

ROOMCATAGORYCONTRACTWEEKLYANNUAL
Standard Medium 40 Weeks £89.00 £3,560
47 Weeks £4183
51 Weeks £4,539

All images, floor plans, and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Individual features and layout may vary slightly. Prices are also subject to change prior to an offer of accommodation being sent.  

All Rooms are Single - Total approx 868 Self-Catered Rooms on site. 

Singleton Park Campus

Reservation Deposits

  • A Reservation Deposit of £350.00 is payable on acceptance of your offer of accommodation and we ask that you pay this through your accommodation account as this will secure your room.
  • The deposit is per person and needs to be paid within 7 days of the offer of accommodation.
  • You will only be asked to pay a Reservation Deposit once you have been offered a place in accommodation and you will only receive an offer of accommodation when you have an Unconditional Offer to study.
  • The Reservation Deposit will be deducted from your final term's payment of rent.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot secure accommodation without the Reservation Deposit. 
  • The Reservation Deposit is non-refundable if you fail to take up your accommodation.

Singleton Park Campus - Pre-Paid Dining Card Included

ROOM CATAGORYCONTRACTWEEKLYANNUAL
Standard, Wash Basin in Room & Pre-Paid Dining Card Included. Kilvey & Rhossili Medium 40 Weeks  £128 £5120 
Large  £133   £5320 

The Pre-Paid Dining Card has a value of £28.00 per week which is pre-loaded termly to allow a more flexible dining option. Available for use in any of the Campus Catering Outlets. A budget friendly option!

Singleton Park Campus - Self-Catered

ROOMCATAGORYCONTRACTWEEKLYANNUAL
Standard, Wash Basin in Room - Cefn Bryn Medium 40 Weeks  £116 £4,640
Large £121 £4,840
Ensuite - Traditional Layout - Preseli Small £121 £4,840
Medium £126 £5,040
Large £131 £5,240
Ensuite - Caswell, Langland & Oxwich Medium £131 £5,240
Medium 51 Weeks £131 £6,681
Large 40 Weeks £136 £5,440
Large 51 Weeks £136 £6,936
Ensuite - Penmaen & Horton Medium 40 Weeks £135 £5,400
Large £140 £5,600
 X-Lrg £145 £5,800

All images, floor plans, and descriptions are for illustrative purposes only. Individual features and layout may vary slightly. Prices are also subject to change prior to an offer of accommodation being sent. 

All Rooms are Single - Total 1184 Rooms on site.  212 Rooms with Pre-Paid Dining Card & 972 Single Self-Catered Rooms

Let us know how we can improve our information!

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