Community @Campus Life: What We Do

The Community Team are here to help you feel safe and connected to your local community, as well as supporting you through any issues you may experience while living off campus.

We aim to promote community cohesion between our students and local residents through our services. This can be through support, such as mediation or helping you manage complaints procedures or more positively hosting events in the community for students and residents alike. 

You can contact your Community Liasion Officer, Cerys, by emailing the community.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk inbox.

Her role is to represent both students and community members, as well as liaising with our partners in the local council, police and private accommodation. Cerys pays regular visits to highly populated student areas, such as Uplands, Brynmill and Crymlyn Burrows, so make sure to stop her for a chat if you spot her.

Keep Our Bay Beautiful

Swansea Bay is a beautiful stretch of sand, sea and sky that has been crucial to many people’s enjoyment of nature and socialisation during their time in Swansea. We urge that if you do socialise on the beach that you do so in line with the current government guidelines, which you can find here.

It’s also important to take your rubbish to the bins before leaving and if the bins are full, please take the waste home with you. By clearing up after ourselves we can ensure that the Bay remains a beautiful nature spot that students, community members, children and dogs can all enjoy.

If you’re interested in keeping the Bay clear of rubbish, we suggest following organisations such as 2minutebeachclean and Don’t Be A Tosser, who organise large-scale beach litter picks when they are most necessary. You can also volunteer with Discovery on regular litter picking sessions with fellow students and community members

Top Tips to Avoid Noise Complaints:

Students and community members will often lead different livestyles, with differing hours of activity, which can lead to noise being disruptive. As renters or home-owners, you have a right to enjoy the property as you best see fit and issues, such as slamming doors, using the stairs or talking, do not qualify for complaints.

However, you could be visited by the police if someone complains about amplified noise, such as from speakers and televisions. As a rule, if you can hear your music or TV when you are outside the home, then they are likely too loud. Here’s some tips for reducing noise:

  • Don’t put speakers or televisions up against a shared wall
  • Close the windows to avoid noise travelling
  • When gaming keep both vocal noise and amplified noise to a minimum, especially when playing at hours people may consider unsocial

How We Can Help:

Do you have an idea that will improve your local community?

Image shows a group of students on the beach, gathered around collected plastic and rubbish.

Our Community Grant awards up to £250 to a group or individual who has an idea of how to improve a geographic community that will benefit both students and community members. This can be something as simple as a litter pick or beautification project, or a larger community event. Find out more about our simple and short application process here, you’re always welcome to reach out for help and advice.

Give back and volunteer with Discovery!

Image shows students walking alongside some green and white beach huts.

Whether you’re looking for a one-off volunteering opportunity or want to commit to something regularly to develop your skills, check out Discovery's projects running both in person and online. They aim to enrich the lives of disadvantaged people across Swansea and work with different community members and local organisations. Volunteering is an excellent way to connect to the wider Swansea community, whether it’s buddy-reading with local school children or helping out in the community garden.