We continue to build on our distinguished reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, and our consistently outstanding delivery of an inspirational student experience. We are one of the UK’s most ambitious universities, and are proud to be attracting increasingly talented students and staff.
Respect and value our students as partners.
Deliver inspirational teaching enhanced and informed by worldclass research and professional practice.
Increase participation from underrepresented groups and provide a supportive and enriching learning environment for all of our students to enable their success.
Support students to achieve the highest personal, academic and employment outcomes by providing exciting opportunities to enhance skills, global knowledge, and cultural agility.
We are a research-intensive University with a long-standing commitment to inclusivity, widening access, and social mobility. We are 26th in the UK for research excellence (REF2014) and have the highest proportion of young full-time undergraduate students from low participation areas out of all the REF top- 30 universities. Through partnership working with schools and further education colleges, we actively recruit students from diverse backgrounds and with differing levels of attainment to provide them with opportunities for academic and personal success. We excel at ensuring positive outcomes for these and all of our other student groups, with consistent top-20 rankings in UK league tables for graduate level employability or further study.
Students studying here receive an international, multicultural experience that has a positive impact on their personal development. We achieve this through our extensive international community of staff and students, research and teaching collaboration with other top international universities, the provision of mobility opportunities for our students to study and work abroad, and the nature of Swansea as a bilingual Welsh University.
Through partnership with our Students’ Union (SUSU), students and staff we have co-created and delivered a consistent and outstanding student experience that prepares all students for personal and professional success. We deliver full and part-time provision through our seven Colleges, over three campuses. Supported by our Professional Service Units and four Academies (Swansea Employability Academy (SEA), Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT), Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success (SAILS) and Academi Hywel Teifi), we deliver a consistently outstanding experience for all of our students.
We have embedded our commitment to the achievement of excellence in both teaching and research across the academic community. Our award-winning mechanisms such as academic Professional Development Reviews (PDR), career pathway developments and promotions pathway support this. Through these mechanisms we identify good practice, which we then disseminate and embed across the University for the benefit of all. This commitment also directly informs our academic recruitment process.
We take great pride in our inclusive approach to teaching, the outstanding quality of our academic support at subject, College and University level, and the career enhancing opportunities that we offer. This ensures that a high proportion of all students, regardless of background or qualifications on entry, continue with their studies and achieve the best possible academic and employment outcomes.
This document outlines how we have developed, embedded and delivered on these pledges over the last three years and the positive impact this has had on the diversity of our University community, the quality of teaching, our learning environments and the outcomes achieved by our students.