Inclusive academic and pastoral support for our diverse student population

SAILS works with colleagues across Swansea University to ensure inclusive learning, teaching and assessment is accessible to all; all students have access to the opportunities available; and all students are supported to reach their full potential.

Our projects support:

  • Access – Enabling individuals from all backgrounds to enter and transition into higher education (see our outreach activities).
  • Retention – Supporting students to stay at university and complete their studies.
  • Progression – Ensuring students have the inclusive academic and pastoral support to progress from level to level.
  • Outcomes – Supporting students to achieve the best degree outcomes they can. 

Induction and transition

Students chatting on the steps of Grove building


Learn from our guide how to provide a successful student induction and ensure a smooth transition.

Student to student peer mentoring

Students chatting in Café Blas


Discover our peer mentoring e-toolkit: Information for staff on setting up a scheme and for students wanting to be a mentor.

Directed Independent Learning (DIL) Toolkit

Three students and a teacher working together around a table


Explore a toolkit intended for all academic and professional staff who teach and support students’ development as independent learners.