The field trips I took part in whilst at Swansea were the highlight of my degree. I was lucky enough to visit Vancouver in Canada for two weeks to study the natural hazards there, and then Sikkim in India to study the local people and the natural hazards they faced there. If I hadn't have done this degree I would never have been to Sikkim as it is such a remote and unknown location I would have never thought to go. I had never been to Asia before so the culture shock on arrival was almost overwhelming, but they were the most beautiful two weeks learning about a completely different way of life that I won't soon forget
Having the beach right on the doorstep was fantastic and meant for lots of beach BBQs and rounders games. Varisty was one of the highlights of the year, being able to watch Cardiff vs Swansea in the Millennium Stadium was quite a privilege.