Why go to University?

Improving career prospects

Going to university is a big decision and with so many other options available you may be questioning whether Higher Education is right for your child.

Studying for a degree is a life changing experience that presents an opportunity for your son or daughter to:

Improve career prospects

Competition in the job market is fierce and a degree will give your child the best possible start to their career. Not only are options open once they graduate, but they are likely to progress much quicker in their chosen career than a non-graduate. There are also opportunities to undertake work placements and internships.

Increase earning potential

A degree from Swansea University will give your child the edge when it comes to competing for jobs. On average, graduates earn £12,000 per year more than non-graduates.

Develop key skills

Our interdisciplinary degree schemes allow students to develop skills such as communication, organisation, time management, team-work, leadership, presentation and problem-solving alongside their studies.

Gain independence

Going to university and living away from home is a time for your child to gain independence and develop self-confidence. It is not only in-depth knowledge of their chosen subject they will enjoy but all the other aspects of student life as well. Joining clubs and societies and being part of the Students’ Union all adds to the experience.

Make friends for life

Living in halls of residence or shared housing is a first time experience for many students and your child will find that it is a great way to establish friendships that will last a lifetime. Swansea is proud of its multicultural campus and your child will be part of a community of students from around the globe.