We know that supporting your childs entry to Higher Education can be both exciting and anxious and can generate lots of questions. In our parents pages you can find out all the information that you need to prepare both yourself and your child throughout the whole process. Below you find some of the frequently asked questions by parents and all the answers they need.
Parent Guide FAQ
There is no legal obligation to contribute anything; however household income is taken into account by Student Finance when calculating entitlement and assumed contribution. Some parents choose to pay towards tuition fees, while others help with rent/accommodation or pay a set amount per month into the student’s bank account to assist with everyday living costs. More information can be found about Finance and Scholarships here.
Spending costs can vary depending on location and lifestyle choices. An average weekly spend takes into account spending outside of accommodation and bills, such as food, toiletries and study materials, and is approximately £100 per week. Click here for tips on budgeting and managing student finances.
Swansea University lists course entry requirements in A Level but we also accept other qualifications such as BTEC and IB. A full list is provided in our prospectus. Some degree schemes require specific A Level subjects which will be detailed on the course pages on our website and in our prospectus.
If a student is made a conditional offer but on results day finds that they have missed their offer by a grade, what happens?
Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis. We would advise that your child should check UCAS Track to begin with as they may have already received an acceptance. If there is no clear decision, they should check their e-mails as an alternative course may have been offered. If there is still no indication of a decision being made, they should then contact the Admissions Team. Please bear in mind that phone lines will be very busy during this time and students should be prepared to provide their Applicant ID number.
Swansea University is committed to providing a safe learning and social environment for its students. In addition to 24-hour security staff, our Welfare Wardens who live in university residences are on hand to provide pastoral support. There are also dedicated Police Officers and PCSOs based on both Singleton Park and Bay Campuses.