Where Bright Futures Begin
You’ll hear it all the time, but it’s not an exaggeration to say going to university is life-changing. It’s
your time to make incredible memories and lifelong friends.
As a student at Swansea University you will benefit from our multicultural dual-campus community
that provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.
Our unique location means that you are never far from the city or the beach so whoever you are and
whoever you want to be, you'll find yourself right at home in Swansea.
Why study at Swansea?
Swansea University has been named University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards
for the second time in five years.
In the prestigious Times and Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2019, we have risen six places
into the UK Top 30. We are runner-up for the overall UK University of the Year, and have won the
Welsh University of the Year title for the second time in three years, cementing our position as
Wales’ leading higher education institution.
Swansea University is top in Wales in The Guardian University Guide 2020. The proportion of
students satisfied with their course has increased significantly, with Swansea now ranked 4th in the
UK. Swansea is also ranked joint 5th alongside Cambridge University for the proportion of students
achieving graduate-level employment or further study six months after graduating.
We place our students at the heart of everything. As a result, we achieved a gold rating, the highest
rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and are
ranked UK Top 10 for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey for 2019.
An Introduction to the UK Student Recruitment Team
The team offers details on studying at university to students from years 11 to 13. Workshops on
- Why Higher Education?
- The UCAS application process
- Writing a personal statement
- Mock interviews
- Student finance
- The realities of student life
We also have information that students can take home to their parents.
All of our services can be arranged to fit in with school or college timetables, or evening events for
parents and are free of charge.
Please contact the Student Recruitment Team to discuss these and other services on offer including
Student Ambassador sessions on university life and subject talks by academics.