What made you choose Swansea?
Swansea as a University gave me a good feeling right from the Open Day, to start, it is a campus university, it felt like one big community, and when I got there this sure confirmed to me that this was true. Not only that, Swansea University also allows you in a lot of subjects, including mine, direct your own degree, so I get to choose the areas that I want to study in my degree, especially at the times of where it counts. Not only that, it's right on the beach, with some spectacular views, what more could you ask for.
What was the best thing about studying your degree?
My degree programme, gives me a bit of everything, it gives me the opportunity to research into a topic that I want to write about, the politics half allows me to explore philosophy, structure as well as individual country politics, American Studies on the other hand gives me first-hand knowledge of politics, history, literature, culture, sociology etc. on all things American, it's quite interesting to study a country which has a very short history in comparison to the UK.
What was the best thing about studying at Swansea?
The teaching, the lecturers make your experience so interesting, whether you want to know more on a topic or you need that little extra support on areas that you find difficult they are there to make sure you are on the path you need to be.
Did you join any societies? If so, did you enjoy them?
Yes, in my first year, I was a very active member of the LGBT and Spanish Societies. Societies have changed my life, they have provided me with friends for life, people that I know that well after University are going to be an integral part of my life. More than this, societies provide you with many opportunities to gain valuable skills for future employment, in my second year I was the President of the LGBT society, allowing me to develop my leadership, confidence, oratory, organisation skills, and lead a society that became award winning at the end of the year. Also, you have memories that you will never forget.
What's your best memory of Swansea?
The moment where I sat to take a photo with my LGBT committee with trophies, certificates and chocolates, to celebrate the difference that we made to a society in the University, one that actually can directly impact those students around you.
Making the most of the coast
Our campus makes the most of our stunning seaside location, offering an unparalleled backdrop to your University experience.More Info
Your life, your choice
With nine very different residences to choose from, Swansea University has accommodation to match any student's demands!More Info
just a degree
Swansea offers a wealth of new experiences in the city, as well as its surrounding hills and coastline. Carve your own niche in this totally new landscape!
Swansea gives you every shop you'll need, from major high street chains and supermarkets to independent boutiques and farmers' markets.
What's on in Swansea
Festivals, sport, live music and much more await students in the city. Why not find out about the many things that appeal to you?More Info
The area of natural beauty
From the follies and castles of Carmarthenshire to the dramatic cliffs and rolling hills of the Gower Peninsula and Mumbles, we're not short of gorgeous escapes.More Info
Life in our student community
A wide selection of shops, bars and activities in our Singleton Campus and Student Village bring our students closer together - it's our priority!More Info
National Waterfront Museum
Immerse yourself in Wales’s vast industrial and maritime heritage, spanning the past 300 years.More Info
Swansea's parks and gardens
No fewer than 52 areas of green space complement Swansea's stunning coastline.
Afan Forest Park
This stunning 48-square-mile park is the only UK trail destination to feature in What Mountain Bike’s '10 best places to ride before you die'.
Swansea by night
The city only gets more beautiful and busy at night, as pubs, restaurants, bars and nightclubs make for a buzzing social scene.
Mumbles and Gower
The Gower Peninsula was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK - and you'll see why right away!
This National Park is home to beautiful mountains, amazing wildlife and unforgettable adventures - the perfect escape!
It’s not called the Garden of Wales for nothing – truly one of the most beautiful areas in the UK, and only a short distance from Swansea.
Gower Peninsula Wales. Coastline and Beaches - Dawn till Dusk
If you don't know what the surrounding area could offer you, it only takes a couple of minutes to give you plenty of ideas.Play Video
Three Swansea Bay beaches have been named in the Times' Top 50 beachesSWANSEA: Rankings and Ratings
“The moment I set foot on campus, it felt like home. I didn't get the same vibe from anywhere else I'd visited. Everyone at the open day was welcoming and friendly, and they all showed passion for their degrees and lines of work.”
“I chose Swansea for its good reputation and for its cheaper living costs than in other cities in the UK.”
“I chose Swansea for the beautiful location and good reputation; it's easy to get to along the M4 corridor, as well as on the train between London and Swansea.”
“I love the location of the university; to be able to see the sea and get there in under a minute after lectures is great. It also doesn't feel like a massive campus, so it isn't daunting.”
“Having the beach so close is priceless. I enjoyed the countless runs, walks and barbecues on the beach so much! All my friends at other British universities are jealous!.”
“I chose Swansea because of the great location, you get to work with world renowned academics and the services and societies are second to none. I’m a member of the scuba diving society, they go on trips all the time and give you great discounts on scuba diving activities.”
The Welsh Varsity
Our students’ success isn’t just academic - they excel on the field, too. Learn more about our championship-winning Varsity teams!More Info
The Summer Ball
With headliners such as Florence and the Machine, Pixie Lott, Tim Minchin and Professor Green - and much, much more - our Summer Ball is unmissable.More Info
Societies to expand your horizons
Our network of over 80 societies has something for everyone - from poker to gospel and real ale to aikido. Fancy something different? We’ll support you in starting your own society.More Info
A dedicated Students' Union
Our Students' Union gives an unparalleled service to everyone who visits, providing advice, jobs and year-round student events, including Freshers’ Fortnight and seven different clubnights every week during term time.More Info
Elite sport facilities as standard
Our unique sports facilities by the coast offer countless elite-level features, including the Uni-Gym, 360 Beach and Watersports Centre, the Olympic-sized Wales National Pool and much, much more.More Info
Great university nightlife
Whether you want live music from great artists, fantastic club nights, an ad hoc gathering or an unforgettable Graduation Ball, we've got you covered.More Info
Nearby beaches include Rhossili Bay – labelled 'the supermodel of British beaches' by The Independent, and ranked among the '25 Best Beaches in the World’ by The Sunday Times.
Getting behind their team
Every year, Swansea students form a huge Green and White Army to support our Varsity teams.
Festival-style Summer Ball
The Summer Ball grabs the attention of hundreds of students - and you could be one of them.
Day and night
The Summer Ball only gets better as the night goes on and the light fades from the sky.
Societies for all
Joining a society adds a whole new dimension to many students' experiences of Swansea.
Welcome to Swansea
No other University can offer our combination of campus, city and beach life - loved by generations of students.Play Video
Swansea Uni Choral Society
Let one of our most popular societies show you just how great our clubs and societies can be!Play Video
“Swansea has a very diverse culture of students. You can meet people from all over the world, and create friendships that will last a lifetime.”
“Clubs and societies at Swansea are excellent! There are always opportunities to meet new people, and learn or teach new things.”
“Swansea's clubs and societies are really good; there's something for everyone, and if there isn't you can always create your own!”
“Outstanding! Sport Swansea is great to be a part of. University life is not complete without being a member of a club or society.”
“Swansea's wonderful. You can experience beach and water sports that most universities don't offer, and take in the picturesque environment. It's a great place to relax and unwind as well as somewhere to socialise, have BBQs and parties.”
“A great adventure in a great location - the perfect balance of learning and socialising.”
“Wind Street is the best night out in the UK, in my opinion! The atmosphere and the people combined with the clubs and bars makes it the best night out; the music is great and the atmosphere is electric.”
“I started playing rugby, it's a great way to make friends and meet people. Swansea has always been a nice place to study, work and live.”Alex BA Business Management
“I've loved my time here. I’ve had lots of fun and participated in many different societies.”Kirsten Beckwith BSc Zoology
360 Beach & Watersports
This unique multisport facility is the only university-operated beach and watersport centre in the UK. It offers everything needed by newbies and professionals alike, and has turned countless rookies into athletes. Try it for yourself!More Info
The Digital Technium
Our cutting-edge Digital Technium gives Swansea Campus a truly unique feel. This 3,500 sq m purpose-built facility offers incubator units and hot-desking to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses.
Our world-class psychology department
Swansea's psychology department was the first in the UK to be awarded an 'Excellent' rating by the Higher Education Funding Council - you'll be amazed at the quality of its teaching environment.
Singleton Abbey, a stunning 19th century mansion, became Swansea University's first building in 1920.
11 of our departments achieved over 90% student satisfaction this year, with Materials Engineering 1st in the UK at 100%
Our 5-star rated teaching enables students to get the very best out of themselves - 71% gained a First or 2:1 this summer
A campus to foster learning
Our facilities provide everything you need to get the most out of your degree
A modern environment
Swansea University prides itself on offering cutting-edge learning environments to match our high standards of teaching
A relaxed atmosphere
Learning can take place anywhere on campus and our free campus-wide Wi-Fi means you can take your laptop, too
Draw upon nature for inspiration
Whatever course you want to do in Swansea, you can guarantee that our stunning location will give you the inspiration you need.
Turning everyday buildings into power stations
Our cutting-edge research investigates how everyday buildings can heat and power themselves using the latest materialsPlay Video
The secret diaries of animals
How can we track wild animals and record their behaviour, without directly observing them? Professor and inventor Rory Wilson shows us howPlay Video
Learn about Swansea University's integral part in building the fastest car in history.Play Video
Computational biomedical engineering
Dr Raoul van Loon explains how engineering can help us understand the human body.Play Video
What is palaeoclimatology and what can it tell us about climate change? Professor Siwan Davies gives us a quick taster.Play Video
Learn more about the opportunities you can have to study elsewhere in the world with Swansea UniversityPlay Video
Learning through research
One man demonstrates how, as a history student at Swansea University, he used the Richard Burton Archives to complete a research projectPlay Video
During term time our main Library and Information Centre is open 110hrs a week!SWANSEA: Rankings and Ratings
Our staff are recognised as 'world-leading' in 27 different subject areasSWANSEA: Rankings and Ratings
“Swansea has a really relaxed feel to it, and yet everyone is so hard-working. The location is perfect, and the beach offers somewhere to escape from any possible stress.”
“Everything is great! The campus, lectures, friends and memories I have are excellent, and the Gower is the best part of being here.”
“It's fantastic having the resources readily available from the library, then just walking over to the beach and reading for hours on end!”
“I never expected to enjoy uni, actually: it was always a means to an end for me. However, I love the community atmosphere at Swansea, and the fact that everything you need is there on campus. There's no need to worry about going it alone!”
“My course this year has been really relevant to what I want to do. All my modules are relevant, the staff are helpful and I’m really enjoying it!”
“I work at the Egypt Centre which we are very lucky to have at this University. It’s one of the only ones in the UK that has Egyptology as a degree and an Egypt museum on campus.”
“I'm hoping to do a postgrad degree in Medicine and I'd love to stay here because its a fantastic University and I wouldn't go anywhere else…”Lucy LLB Law
“'My course gives me a lot of options to specialise in later years and the lecturers are incredibly enthusiastic. I'm really glad I came.”James BSc Zoology
Supportive both before and after graduation
With an unrivalled support network accredited to the Matrix quality standard, Swansea University makes sure you're ready for a new life in your dream job from day one.More Info
More than just a degree
Swansea University's emphasis on work placements and relevant training means you'll be more prepared than ever when you get into the world of employment.More Info
Seminars and workshops all year round
Throughout the year, our careers advisers operate an engaging programme that includes employers' presentations and workshops, giving you every opportunity to understand your future career - or even discover something new!
93.0% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating
“There is so much emphasis on employability and so much on offer (careers talks, week of work, opportunity emails etc) that I feel confident about my options and chances of success after graduating.”
“I have had many, many opportunities to build myself as a person outside the classroom through work experience and clubs and societies - it is these that set me up for my career and life.”
“Living in halls, you meet the best people. I've known my friends now for 10 years, they are the best friends I have ever had and will ever have.”
“At Swansea I was able to meet people from all parts of the country and the world with different interests and aspirations…”Martin Spray CBE Chief Executive, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
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