Estranged Students’ Bursary
The Estranged Student Bursary is available to all eligible ‘home’ students, studying full time and part time on taught undergraduate degree programme. We offer an Estranged Student Bursary of £1,000 in each year of study to undergraduate students, which is split into 2 payments each academic year. Part-time students will receive a pro-rata payment of £500 in each year of study of their undergraduate course.
Postgraduate, PhD students and students completing a second degree (including GEM and PGCE) are not eligible to receive the bursary, but may be granted priority access to Money@CampusLife Hardship Funds.
We understand that you may not have all the basic necessities needed to move into your new accommodation. If you are worried about the cost of purchasing items such as bedding and kitchen essentials, please get in touch.
Money management & budgeting session
Student Loans are paid in three instalments. As a student this may be the first time you have had to handle such large amounts of money. To help you do this successfully, Money@CampusLife are on hand to provide advice and guidance on budgeting.
Priority access to Hardship Funds
As an estranged student, you have priority access to the Swansea University Opportunity Award. This award is in place to help students who have faced unforeseen financial difficulties. There is no guarantee of an award from the fund, however if granted, it does not have to be repaid.
All year-round accommodation
Swansea University can guarantee you 365 days a year accommodation on campus for your first year at University including Christmas, Easter, and summer holidays providing that you apply early enough. Alternatively, we will also help you to find private accommodation in the local area should you need assistance.
As an estranged student, you have access to a named contact through the Library Plus team who can provide support services. For more information, please visit the Library Support page https://www.swansea.ac.uk/library/student-support/libraryplus/
Go Wales, Discovery SVS and Swansea Employability Academy support
Chloe can support you in making connections with Go Wales, Discovery SVS and Swansea Employability Academy.
Go Wales run the Achieve Through Work Experience programme which is an initiative to create work experience opportunities for students on higher education courses in Wales.
Discounted or free access to Skills for Life Sessions
Skills for Life offer a range of workshops to improve life skills including first aid, barista training and navigation. Each workshop has an allocated number of discounted or free places for estranged students. Places are available on a first come first served basis and you’ll have a limited time to book your place.
Access to the Student Ambassador Scheme
As a student, you can apply to become a Student Ambassador. We’ll notify you when applications are open and are happy to help with completing an application and preparing for an interview. We’ll also be able to refer you to the Manager of the Student Ambassador Scheme.
Free membership to Swansea University’s Alumni Association
As part of the Alumni Association, you can benefit from a wide range of services: get in touch with other former students through the Buddy Board; receive news about the University and fellow alumni via regular e-news bulletins and the annual Sail Magazine.