What is it like being a research student at Swansea?
"I thoroughly enjoyed my time as a doctoral student at Swansea. As well as receiving excellent support from my supervisor, I was also part of a stimulating intellectual community made up of postgraduates and academics. The sense of camaraderie here was a very important factor for me. Since graduating, Swansea has proved to be a key stepping-stone in my career, leading to opportunities at other HEIs in Wales and a highly rewarding academic job at the Open University.” (Dr. Anthony Howell)
“I really enjoyed primary research - going to library manuscript archives and reading letters which were centuries old was always really exciting. I was also keen to understand new relationship structures through a historical context - the thesis certainly held a political importance for me.” (Dr Redfern Barrett)
“In 2002 I happened upon a novel in my local library by Stevie Davies. Imagine my surprise when, in 2003, Stevie’s name appeared as Director of Creative Writing at Swansea University. I submitted some of my work and was accepted onto the MA in Creative and Media Writing. I stayed and braved a PhD, and, with Stevie’s patient and careful guidance, achieved what I had though impossible – a Doctorate in Creative Writing.” (Dr Anne Lauppe-Dunbar, Lecturer in Creative Writing [firstname.lastname@example.org])