We are Community@CampusLife, Swansea University, working with you to create cohesive and supportive communities. Our team includes Mandy Williams (Community Manager), James Slattery, (Community Liaison Officer) and Elinor Thomas (Community Liaison Assistant).
This first edition of a termly newsletter, brings you news and key dates of events in and around the community.
Our first community event will be on Wednesday 29th May 2019 at Brynmill Community Centre between 11am -1pm. It is a family event during half term with activities for children, refreshments, information on some University services that can be accessed by community members and the opportunity to chat with ourselves and our partners, South Wales Police, Swansea Council and Trinity St David. We hope you will join us.
Discovery is a University based charity with around 600 volunteers involved in over 30 volunteering projects across Swansea. Discovery offers a broad range of exciting opportunities in student led activities in the community leading to increased mutual understand and equality. These range from monthly beach cleans, youth clubs, gardening, decorating, buddied reading session, age exchange projects and so much more. For more information on what they do and how to get involved visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/discovery/
A foodie event that welcomes the local community along. Takes place on Singleton Campus, the Refectory in Fulton House.
When: The 1st & 3rd Wednesday afternoon of every month. Please contact Discovery to book:
EID in the Park
The 6th May sees the start of Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims prior to the Festival of Eid. Fasting is the fourth pillar of Islam and holds important religious significance for Muslims. As a University we have a very large number of Muslim students from all over the World and consider this to be an important part of the University’s calendar of events. As a celebration of Eid there a family Fun Eid in the Park event on Sunday 9 June in Singleton Park. Come and join us.
Dates to note:
15th May 2019
1.30pm - Meet at Discovery office On Singleton
Campus to clean Brynmill Park
15th May 2019
From 7.30pm - Community Meal in Fulton
House Refectory on Singleton Campus
29th May 2019
11am until 1pm - Community Event at Brynmill
Community Centre, all welcome
6th June 2019
10am – 4pm – EID in the Park – Family Fun Day at
16th June 2019
22nd – 27th July 2019
26th July 2019
20th – 29th September 2019
Arrivals and Welcome Week
Hello again, and welcome to the second edition of our termly newsletter – Community and Campus Life. During the next few weeks the Community Liaison Team will be working closely with South Wales Police and Swansea Council at this busy time around Arrivals and Welcome Week. We will be out and about in the community handing out safety leaflets and information packs, please do feel free to chat to us if you see us; we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Please note: Arrivals and Welcome Week is 20th – 29th September 2019
Say hello to James Slattery, your Community Liaison Officer
James Slattery is our Community Liaison Officer and your dedicated point of contact for community related matters. He works with students and residents living in communities across Swansea. The Community Liaison Officer role has evolved from the ongoing partnership work of Swansea University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, The City & County of Swansea, South Wales Police and Swansea University Student Union.
Please welcome our new Student Union President: Grace Hannaford
Grace was a Geography student and member of the Netball club before becoming the Students' Union's Welfare Officer last year. This year, she's the Swansea University Student Union President and has a lot of new ideas to bring students and the local community together - building upon the work she's already undertaken.
She's passionate about helping others and always happy to answer any questions.
You can get in touch with Grace here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Liaison Team
If you want to get in touch for advice, support or any other reason we are happy to help. You can call 01792 606557 or email: email@example.com
Swansea Council Noise Pollution
You can contact the Environment Call Centre on 01792 635600 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swansea Council Recycling and Rubbish
To report an issue you can use one of the Councils reporting forms on their website: www.swansea.gov.uk/tidyswansea. If you would prefer to speak to someone you can phone on 01792 635600
To report incidents of public disorder phone: 101, or for emergencies call 999
To find your local policing team, please go to www.police.uk
Swansea Students Union
Term Times 2019 – 2020
Autumn Term: 23/09/2019 - 13/12/2019
Spring Term: 06/01/2020 - 03/04/2020
Summer Term: 27/04/2020 - 05/06/2020
Arrivals and Welcome Week for Students
20th – 29th September 2019
Free English Classes
1300 and 1500 Every Wednesday and Friday between 2nd October and the 6th December
Contact Peter Neville to book: email@example.com
Based at Swansea University Singleton Campus. Times and dates vary, contact Discovery to book firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Liaison Team will be out and about in the local area surrounding Singleton Campus from the 30th September – 11th October 2019