Current News Series

Book your space on our Current News Webinar Series here. Unsure of what subject you’d like to study at University? Our Current News Webinar Series takes place at various times throughout the year to give you a flavour of the different subjects that we offer. 

These are a fantastic way to get a feel for what university lectures are like, explore several subjects of interest to start narrowing down your choices, and have a great experience to mention on your personal statement. Live sessions allow you to interact with our academics and get all your questions answered.

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The extinction of marine megafauna and the evolution of gigantism

How do marine ecosystems respond when species goes extinct? The fossil record of the marine megafauna have revealed some clues, including previously unrecognised extinction events. Join us to find out more.

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Marine Biology

31/01/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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What if parallel lines meet at infinity? How would the space look like?

Join Dr Nelly Villamizar for this Mathematics taster session.

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Mathematics

31/01/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Coastal Engineering

We will explore the wide-ranging research that is being carried out by the coastal engineering research team at Swansea University to support sustainable coastal management in a changing climate.

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Civil Engineering

01/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Sleep Detectives

The session will explore our scientific understanding of the importance of normal sleep, and how we can investigate sleep problems in a clinical setting.

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Resp. & Sleep Physiology

01/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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The Conscious Consumer

The impact of consumption habits on society continues to be strongly debated. From fast fashion to carbon footprints and green marketing to sustainability, there is an increasing push for conscious consumption. Join us to explore what that means from a consumer and marketing perspective.

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Marketing

02/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Medical Cannabis

Join us for the history of cannabis, the difference between THC and CBD and the licensed cannabis-based medicinal products in the UK. We'll discuss the evidence behind the medical use of cannabis, the risks associated with this, and the facts and myths related to cannabis in the Pharmaceutical field.

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Pharmacy

02/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Appetite for Audiology?

This webinar will explore the scientific assessment methods involved in hearing and balance, with Swansea Univeresity academic Helen Slade.

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Audiology

03/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Identity; Memory; Empire - Welsh Language Session

Being in a state of war leads to a wide variety of changes in a nation’s life. By looking at the history of Wales during the wars of the 20th Century, we can see the effects upon Welsh people’s sense of identity, as they consider afresh their values, beliefs and their national loyalty.

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History

03/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Education Economics - Why You Should Ask Questions

How does your willingness to ask questions determine your learning outcomes?

What role do your peers play in your study success?

Join us as we explore Education Economics, models of social norms and stigma models and their effect on study success in the new ‘COVID normal’ age.

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Economics

07/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Covid-19 and health inequalities

Join Dr Jodie Croxall for this taster session on Population Health.

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Population Health

07/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Criminology and Fashion: Where's the Harm?

Testing the limits of ‘crime’?: With a focus on 'fast fashion', this session explores the need to go beyond the baseline of the law and adopt new and radical approaches such as social harm. Criminology is a discipline not just about crime. Discover its powerful role in society.

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Criminology

08/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Health and Social Care Taster Session

Join Dr Janice Lewis for this taster session on Health and Social Care.

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Health and Social Care

08/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Epigenetics, Gene Regulation and Disease

This webinar looks at the field of epigenetics, created by scientists who have started to look beyond genetic code. Dr Aled Roberts will showcase the importance of epigenetics as a mechanism to human development and how it is changing our understanding of various diseases.

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Genetics

09/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Sex and Relationship Education in the Media

This lecture will examine the dominant representations of sex and relationship education within mainstream media and the consequences of this on our knowledge of sex and what constitutes a healthy relationship.  

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Media and Communications

09/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Diagnosing mental health conditions

This session will provide an insight into a key diagnostic tool that psychologists use to diagnose mental health conditions. A brief overview of the history of mental health diagnosis will be discussed before examples of diagnostic criteria for specific mental health conditions will be provided.

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Psychology

10/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Electronic Engineering Taster Session

Join Dr Augustine Egwebe for this taster session on Electronic Engineering.

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Electronic Engineering

10/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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