Services to School and Colleges

Expert advice

With over 50 years' combined experience of providing Higher Education guidance to the UK’s Schools and Colleges, Swansea University’s Student Recruitment team is one of the UK’s most proactive in helping prepare prospective students for the challenges, realities and benefi ts of university life. The team enjoys a national reputation, provides INSET teacher training and is regularly invited to comment on issues ranging from student finance to choosing the right university course.

All of our services can be arranged to fit in with School or College timetables, or evening events for parents. All services delivered in Schools and Colleges are offered free of charge. There may be charges for residential activities on campus to cover accommodation and catering. Please contact us to discuss these.

Find out more about the sevices we offer below.

Higher Education Presentations

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We offer a range of presentations for both students and parents. Topics include:

  • Why aim for Higher Education?
  • Making the right course and institution choices
  • The UCAS application process
  • Personal Statements
  • Preparing for UCAS interviews
  • Student Finance (for parents or students)
  • Student Life
  • Skills for HE
  • Making the most of HE conventions
  • Swansea University
  • HE in Wales
  • UCAS reference writing for tutors

Interactive Workshops

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We offer a selection of interactive workshops that allow students to participate in a range of engaging and relevant activities. These tend to be longer sessions than the presentations and include a mixture of talks, group and individual activities. All hand-outs and materials are provided. These sessions are run by a team of staff and Senior Student Ambassadors.

Workshop topics include:

  • Personal Statements
  • Student Finance and Budgeting at University
  • Interview Skills
  • Thinking about University - aimed at years 9 and 10, but can be tailored for any age audience

Visits, Conferences and Events

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  • Campus visits for students (day or residential*) incorporating informative presentations, student-led campus tours and visits to academic departments
  • Campus visits and conferences* for teachers and career advisors
  • Open Day visits for school/college groups
  • Attendance at school/college careers and HE conventions
  • Sixth form inductions (day or residential*)
All services are offered free of charge, with the exception of those marked "*", where accommodation and catering charges may apply.

To arrange a presentation or visit:

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If you would like to arrange for Swansea University to support you and your students, or you would like more information, email or call us on 01792 295784.

All of our sessions can be arranged to fit in with school/college timetables or evenings for parents. 

For more information about outreach activities across the university, including subject-specific activities, see