Joining Your Course

Before you arrive

You’ll get weekly emails about your offer of a place, pre arrival guidelines, how to enrol on your course and welcome week events

Access your intranet, University email and other online services

  • Login for our online services at myuni.swan.ac.uk which allows you to access the intranet, your email, Blackboard and other online services. Your email address will be studentnumber@swansea.ac.uk. For example, if your student number is 123456, your email is 123456@swansea.ac.uk
  • Your user id is your student number and default password is set to your student number and date of birth. For example, if your student number is 123456 and date of birth is 1st June 1995, type user id "123456" and password "123456/01/06/1995".

Upload a photo for your University and Library ID card

  • Upload a photo by logging in to the intranet and we will have your card ready when you arrive.
  • For your photo to be accepted it will need to be:
    • a recent passport style headshot of you on your own facing forward and looking straight at the camera
    • your eyes must be open and visible (no sunglasses, tinted glasses or hair across your eyes)
    • your full head without any covering (unless worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons)
    • no other people visible in the photo
    • be a colour portrait (not black and white) approximately 150 pixels wide by 180 pixels high

Sort out your accommodation

Sort out your tuition fees

  • If you have a UK student finance loan from the Student Loans Company, your fees will be paid by your tuition fee loan/grant and your maintenance loan will be paid when you have enrolled and collected your ID card.
  • If you have other sponsorship, send us a Confirmation of Sponsorship form or sponsor letter by post to: Student Records, Singleton Park, Swansea University, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK or by email to: studentfinance@swansea.ac.uk 
  • If the University is paying towards your fees, make sure your scholarship / bursary is authorised before you enrol
  • If you are a member of staff, send us your Staff Bursary or Research Assistant Bursary form
  • Otherwise you need to make your own arrangements to pay by card or direct debit when you enrol online or pay in advance by logging in to the SU intranet and click on Financial Transactions to make a payment.

Enrol on your course and modules

  • UK and EU students, please enrol online before arrivals weekend
  • If you are a new international non-EU student, when you arrive register in person and enrol online
  • If you are studying MB BCh Medicine, Health Care Science, BSc Nursing, BMid and Paramedic courses, then you will need to enrol in person in your College)
  • Before you agree to abide by the University's rules and regulations and understand the University is required to supply your personal data to other bodies, view rules, regulations and policies in the academic guide and student data protection statement
  • If you cannot enrol online don't panic! Staff will be available to help you enrol when you arrive

Sort out your computing

  • Read about the University's student computing facilities
  • We suggest having your own laptop/PC and printer to support your independent learning.

Inform us of any specific requirements

  • Contact Student Services to let us know if you have a physical or learning disability, medical condition or other wellbeing need.

Plan your travel

Health advice and action required

Your health is important to us, as a new student you need to: 

Check out our welcome activities

When you get here

Bay Campus arrivals 

If you are in the College of Engineering (inc. Sports Science) or School of Management, travel to the Bay Campus (Sat Nav postcode: SA1 8EN):

Singleton Park Campus arrivals

For all other colleges, travel to Singleton Park Campus (Sat Nav postcode: SA2 8PP):

Timeline 2016

DateEventEvent Information
August-September Joining your course Before you arrive checklist

19 September

Online enrolment open

Online enrolment FAQ
23-25 September Arrivals weekend Arrivals and welcome
23-29 September International non-EU
Registration and Enrolment
International non-EU registration
for new students
30 September Registration and Enrolment Closed Friday
26 - 30 September College induction Undergraduate induction
Postgraduate induction
Academic Colleges
26 September
27-28 September
Freshers Fayre Great Hall
Freshers Fayre Fulton Lawn
Swansea University
Students Union Events
3 October Teaching & learning  Term & Semester dates
October Extended enrolment October enrolment

If you are a DACE, LPC/GDL, Healthcare, Midwifery, Paramedic, Nursing, visiting or exchange student, browse the Early and other enrolment events links