Swansea University - News Archive

News & Events Archive for 2006-2007

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    Applications to study at Swansea still on the rise

    Figures released today show that the number of people applying for full-time undergraduate courses at UK universities and colleges has increased by 6.4%.

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    UCAS, the UK organisation through which applications are processed for entry to higher education, also notes that the number of applications to study in Wales has actually fallen by 0.1%.

    However, Swansea University is bucking the Welsh trend with an above average increase in applications of 0.4%,

    This is on top of the 10.4% increase enjoyed by the University last year, at a time when applications across the UK fell by nearly 4%.

    Swansea is therefore continuing to attract substantial applications year on year, whilst other UK institutions are now recovering from the fall in applications last year.

    And it isn’t just UK students who are flocking to Swansea. The University has reported a 21% rise in applications from prospective students from the EU.

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Rhys Williams, who is responsible for admissions, said: “Swansea was once described as the British university sector’s best kept secret, but the year-on-year increase in applications we have enjoyed since 2000 tells a different story.”

    “More and more people are choosing to study at Swansea, and not just for the enviable lifestyle and beachfront location; they are increasingly aware of the high quality of Swansea’s courses, the excellent teaching, and the enhanced career prospects that a degree from Swansea can offer.”


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