Sophie's Story

What did you do prior to studying at Swansea University?

I was a student at Porthcawl Comprehensive studying for my A levels.

How did you feel when you entered the clearing process?

I felt upset, nervous and anxious because I didn't know if I was going to be able to start studying that September.

Why did you choose Swansea University after going through the clearing process?

I chose Swansea University because their clearing process was very organised and helpful. I was also able to meet the lecturer's a few days later who were very friendly and guided me through what I needed to do next. I was able to apply online and had a reply within five minutes!

What would you say to other students going through the same thing?

I would say not to panic or worry because you will love the university you go to, even if it is not your first choice. It's not about the place, it's the people who make it.

What’s been your highlight whilst studying at Swansea University?

My highlight has been meeting so many ne friends who I know I will be friends with for many years to come. Also being able to study something which I am very interested in makes the course and university very exciting. 

What’s been your favourite part of the course so far?

All of it! It was my first time studying psychology and I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every part of the course. 

What are your plans/hopes for the future?

I hope to go on to study Educational Psychology.

Would you recommend Swansea University to other students? 

I would definitely recommend Swansea University! Firstly the location is fantastic, the beach is only a five minute walk. Also I found the lecturers very welcoming and approachable which was great as I didn't know what to expect in my first year. 

Swansea University offers amazing opportunities. I have been offered an internship through the University which has given me both an insight into something I would like to do in the future and invaluable experience. I can't wait to start my Second Year! 


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