Student support and safety

Ensuring a safe, welcoming campus environment

All students at Swansea University benefit from access to CAMPUSLIFE, which provides information, advice and support on a wide range of issues.

The Department comprises:

Financial support

Financing studies doesn't have to be a worry.  The Money@CampusLife helps with planning, budgeting advice and access to scholarships and bursaries. It also offers advice and assistance to students who may be facing financial difficulties. The advice is free of charge and officers will provide impartial and non-judgemental advice whilst taking the issue of personal privacy seriously. All matters are discussed in complete confidence.

Health

The University Health Centre is a National Health Service General Practice that provides friendly comprehensive medical services aimed specifically at the needs of students. There is also a separate Dental Surgery that offers a full range of NHS and private treatments. It is open to students, staff and their families and the general public.

Wellbeing@CampusLife

Wellbeing@CampusLife provides a service that enables academic success through the positive promotion of general student wellbeing and supports students experiencing distress arising from psychological, emotional and mental health issues so that risk is minimised and achievement of their full potential is realised.

Support from the Students' Union

The Students' Union represents the needs and opinions of the student body at Swansea University. They have elected Student Officers that each have a defined role or group that they represent on University decision-making committees, local and national government, NUS and many others. The SU also run a number of services for students including a day nursery and an Advice Centre, which offers free, confidential, impartial welfare advice to students on virtually any subject. Two permanent, professionally qualified Welfare Advisors are available to advise, guide and talk students through a range of issues.

Safety

The 2012 Complete University Guide ranked Swansea as the fifth safest place to live in the UK. Even so, the University is committed to providing a safe learning and social environment for its staff and students.

There is a police officer based on the campus and a new Police Community Support Officer on hand to advise on crime prevention.

The Students' Union also offers free personal safety alarms that can be carried in a handbag, on a key ring or used to secure a window or a door.

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