Swansea Employability Academy (SEA)
Swansea University has founded a new academy, , to support students who wish to increase their employability skills. The Academy promotes new initiatives, demonstrates good practice, and provides opportunities which will enable you to improve your skills and record your attainments by using the Higher Education Record of Achievement. Two schemes offered are the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) and the Week of Work (WoW).
Stuyding abroad schemes give you an opportunity to gain valuable interpersonal and transferable skills, such as organising and planning, joint working, problem-solving and communicating. These days employers recognise how important it is for graduates to have an understanding of international issues or other cultures, and they expect it. As a result, the University offers various opportunities for you to study abroad as part of your degree or to take advantage of one of the summer programmes available. Swansea University has links with more than 100 partner universities and organisations
around the world.
For further information about this scheme and other opportunities contact the University’s International Development Office
Gareth, BSc Geography
‘‘Volunteering in Siavonga, south Zambia whilst studying for my degree was a once in a lifetime opportunity and the visit will stay with me forever. It was a joy to work with the local community and share daily living experiences with the people of Siavonga. I would like to thank the team at Discovery, the university’s volunteer-led charity, for the opportunity and I’d encourage other students to take advantage of the programme in future.’’