We are still accepting late applications for our courses. Details of course vacancies can be found on our Clearing Pages. It's not too late to apply to start this year.
We realise that the new year 13s have not only had their education disrupted, they also haven't been able to find out information about applying for university. The usual round of UCAS events have been cancelled and they haven't been attending open days this summer. Please reassure them that they can engage with us via our virtual open days and to check with UCAS and What Uni about what virtual events are available. We are also able to offer bespoke sessions for schools, delivered remotely or in person, about the application process. Please get in touch with our Student Recruitment Team to book a session.
We will be offering Study Skills and Introduction to Higher Education courses at the beginning of term, which will provide extra academic support as they are starting their studies. We also offer academic support throughout their time at Swansea, via our academic mentor scheme, and at our Centre for Academic Success.
Entry requirements for 2021
We are not changing our general admissions policy or general entry requirements for 2021 entry as we believe we provide a great deal of flexibility every year. Swansea University operates a guaranteed offer scheme which means that each application will receive an offer to study with us (some course exceptions apply). We base our offers on predicted grades (even if centre-assessed), previous attainment, personal statement, references and mix of subjects studied. We have been praised for our flexibility, particularly this summer, and are always happy to discuss offers with applicants.
My students will be applying to university to start in 2021. Will you be running physical open days in the autumn before they make their application?
At this moment it’s difficult to say. We’d love you to come and visit our beautiful campuses and enjoy our beachside location. Our booking form for the events is now open and we will let you know in good time whether you will be able to visit in person so you can make appropriate travel arrangements.
At this point (September 2020), Swansea University hasn't had an increase in the number of people deferring until next year so this shouldn't be an issue. There will be slightly more 18-year-olds next year, so it may be more competitive due to demographic changes.
Life at University
My students were looking forward to making friends at university. How will they do that if activities are virtual?
They will meet people on their course, in their student accommodation and will make friends at the various activities that will be put on by the Students’ Union in the first few weeks. The student-led societies are a great way to meet people with a shared interest and they have been innovative and creative in their response to the current situation. Check out the University’s social media to see what they have been up to.
Our fantastic Estates team is currently working hard to install hand sanitizer stations all across campus, install one-way systems so students and staff can move around campus safely, and install screens in appropriate places. We hope to show you more soon.
The October and November open days will be virtual events. We may also be able to run some small 'talk and tour' on campus events where you will be able to visit and tour the campus. We will be making an announcement on this towards the middle of October.
My students are worried that they won’t be able to cope with the degree-level work after missing so much of the curriculum. What help can you provide?
We are offering some subject-specific online content during this time. This can include self-assessed modules, webinars or video lectures that your students can study at home. Check out our virtual outreach page (scroll down when opened) for more details
Given that, following government advice, staff at the University have been advised to work from home at this time, we regret that we are unable to provide enough cover for those who wish to visit, in the meantime please look online and contact us with any queries you may have.
We will continue to review the situation and take advice from Public Health Wales.