Coronavirus Recovery: advice and latest information

Whether returning to your home country, relocating overseas for work or simply traveling the globe, the Swansea Network is never far away.

The University has informal alumni chapters around the world. Run by alumni for alumni the chapters provide an opportunity to network with fellow Swansea alumni. Chapters run regular social events and can also help with advice about settling into a new country, finding jobs, meeting new friends or finding great places to eat.

Click 'join here' (from a phone with WhatsApp installed) below or scan the QR codes to join the Swansea Alumni WhatsApp Groups.

Group Rules

  1. Respect the purpose and objective of the Group. The Swansea Uni group is for sharing news, events, jobs and networking opportunities with alumni. The group is also used to help support members, give advice and guidance to those who request it.
  2. Don’t use groups just to send memes, videos, pictures and news, without reading and reacting to the content shared by others. The purpose of WhatsApp groups is to establish collective conversations with others, but when you only place content, but never read or interact, the existence of such groups loses their purpose. No one likes monologues.
  3. Never send content, information or “news” that HASN’T been verified. Placing content whose authenticity has not been definitively proven can be VERY dangerous and harm many people. WhatsApp is infested with lies and it’s better to put a stop to them than to be guilty of spreading them. 
  4. If you feel uncomfortable in a group for any reason, feel free to leave or “mute” the notifications. It’s better to be criticized for leaving than for always complaining.
  5. Before sending a complaint to a group, identify the “administrator” and share your thoughts with him/her.
  6. Don’t get angry if someone doesn’t respond to your messages in a group. No one is obliged to do so. Better send him/her a direct message.
  7. Before sending a video, picture, meme or any content, analyze if such material will be in the interest of the majority of the members of the group.
  8. When forwarding a message, picture or video and you’re choosing multiple recipients, avoid sending it to all your groups, since hardly the same content will be suitable or of interest to all.
  9. Please avoid posts about politics or religion, since hardly all will have the same religious beliefs or political preferences. Avoid unnecessary debates.
  10. Do not send any content that is violent or pornographic.
  11. When replying to a specific comment from a person, use the “reply” function to make sense of your comment and avoid confusion.
  12. When noticing that you’re having a dialogue with a single member of the group, consider changing the conversation to direct message, because the rest of the group may not be interested in reading your conversation with another person.
  13. Keep in mind that your words can be interpreted in multiple ways, so use short sentences that can’t be misinterpreted.
  14. Don’t abuse emojis. There are some like this 😂 or 😭 that don’t require explanation, but others like this 😬 or 🤤 can be interpreted in different ways and generate confusion.
  15. Avoid sending videos or files that are very large, since nobody likes to saturate the memory of their smartphone or waste their data/internet plan on nonsense.