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UCAS provides a guide for parents and guardians, which gives a full explanation and information about the UCAS applicant journey. Find out more.
Our comprehensive Parents' Guide is designed to answer your questions and give you all the information you need about your child's journey into Higher Education at Swansea University.
University is a new and challenging experience so you should encourage them to take responsibility for themselves on a practical level, teaching them to cook a few basic meals and helping them to manage their financial affairs. Have a look at our student support webpage so you can offer them re-assurance if they are concerned.
Support for UK students in Higher Education is usually arranged through the Local Education Authority. Staff in the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service can advise on applications and arranging support such as alternative exam provision. They also liaise with academic departments about support needs. Have a look at our Disability Office website for further information.
This is a very busy, exciting, but also potentially quite tiring and stressful time. Some new students are reluctant to join in the social events or feel uncomfortable in crowds of strangers; you can help by encouraging them to take part from the beginning. Large-scale activities, such as clubs, lively bars etc. are very popular, but many students like smaller or quieter activities instead of, or as a change from, these. The Students' Union, Student Societies and the University work together to ensure that there are events to help all students settle in to university life – have a look at our arrivals page to help you to guide and encourage your son/daughter.
Home-sickness and feelings of isolation are more common than students realise. They will miss you but might not get in touch as often as you'd like. Call them or message them on social media. . . but not too often.
We ask students to put an emergency contact on their university record. We would normally use this only in the unlikely case of medical personnel advising that this is required. Normally, medical staff would be the ones to make contact if they consider it necessary. We pass contact details to a hospital in an emergency. Hospitals have similar guidelines and do not notify the university of hospitalised students unless the students ask them to. It is up to students themselves to inform the university that they are in hospital; many choose not to. If we do have contact with a student in hospital, we suggest that they let people at home know, but cannot do this for them without permission.
Our students have support from our Wellbeing Centre.
The only way is to ask him/her. UK universities are not permitted to release information about academic progress, attendance or anything else to any third party without that student's express consent. This includes the student's parents.
Examination results are issued regularly to every student on a taught course - usually after the end of each semester.
If they inform you that they are facing academic problems, try to find out why. University work is very challenging and even A+ students may receive their first poor grades at this level.
Every student is allocated a personal tutor who will be available to discuss academic or personal concerns on a one-to-one basis.
The College of Arts and Humanities has a dedicated Employability Champion and employability administrator to ensure that our students have the opportunity of a study abroad, work placement or internship. The employability office works closely with the Swansea University Careers Centre who offer careers advice and guidance for students and graduates. Find out more here.
Pre-application, Application and Admissions Enquiries: Bev Evans, Head of Admissions, Marketing and Recruitment
Telephone: +44 (0)1792 606980/606981
Current Student Enquiries: Mrs Ruth Lake
Telephone +44 (0)1792 602394