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 which allows you to access the intranet, your email, Blackboard and other online services. Your email address will be For example, if your student number is 123456, your email is
  • 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. To pick up your card, remember you wil need your passport or UK photo ID as proof of identity.

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

Upload your UK or EU passport

  • If you are a student from the UK or EU, upload your passport and enter details by logging in to the intranet to confirm your identity and right to study  
  • If you are from the UK but do not have a passport, send a copy of your birth certificate and UK photo ID by post to Student Records, Singleton Park, Swansea University, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK or by email to Acceptable forms of photo ID are a UK photo driving licence or a UK PASS card from the national Proof of Age Standards Scheme
  • If you are an international non-EU student, bring your passport to register in person to confirm your identity and right to study.

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: 
  • 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
  • International non-EU students, during arrivals weekend register your passport and visa in person and then enrol online
  • If you are studying MB BCh Medicine, Health Care Science, BSc Nursing, BMid and Paramedic courses, then you will need to attend College induction and enrol in person
  • 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 2017

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


Early enrolment (1)

Early and other enrolment events 

18 September

Online enrolment open

Online enrolment FAQ
22-23 September Arrivals weekend Arrivals and welcome
22-29 September

International Registration
for non-EU students

25-29 September College induction Undergraduate induction
Postgraduate induction
Academic Colleges
25 September
26-27 September
Freshers Fayre Great Hall
Freshers Fayre Fulton Lawn
Swansea University
Students Union Events
2 October Teaching & learning (2) Term & Semester dates
(1) For DACE, LPC/GDL, Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Physiology, Audiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Physics and Neurophysiology, Midwifery, Paramedic, Nursing, visiting or exchange student
(2) Latest acceptance date 16 October