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


Provide a successful initial student induction and ensure a smooth transition into and through higher education. Find out how in our staff guide.

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.

Guide for prospective students on extra help and support

Three students and a teacher working together around a table


We want all our students to do the best they can. We offer lots of help and support to those who need it. Read our Guide on extra help and support to find out more.