Swansea University

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Swansea University - 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 ranked 15th for overall student satisfaction in the 2022 Student Crowd University Awards.

In the prestigious Guardian University Guide 2023, we have risen 19 places in the last 4 years, into the UK Top 30, now ranked at 26th. We have also been ranked 15th in the UK for Course Satisfaction and Top in Wales (Guardian 2023). The Complete University Guide placed 8 of our courses in their top ranks for 2023. Complementary Medicine has earned 3rd place, with Social Work and Health Studies both regarded as 4th place in their fields.

We place our students the heart of everything, to help them prepare for their bright future ahead. As a result of this, HESA 2022 found that 93% of our graduates are in employment, study or in other activities.

In terms of student life and experience, we have been voted in the TOP 20 Best Students Union in the StudentCrowd University Awards 2022 and remain winner of the AGCAS Awards for Excellence for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity 2022. Along with our 120 societies, a vibrant city centre and the outstanding costal views, Swansea’s strong community and unity encompasses the ultimate student experience.

An Introduction to the UK Student Recruitment Team at Swansea University

The team offers details on studying at university to students from years 11 to 13. Workshops on offer include:

  • 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. We are also available to appear at higher education or careers fairs.

Please contact the Student Recruitment Team at [email protected] to discuss these and other services on offer including Student Ambassador sessions on university life and subject talks by academics.



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Regional Contacts based at Swansea University

Emily Rees

Student Recruitment Officer Wales Region

Ben Llewelyn John Thomas

Student Recruitment Officer

Vanessa Caines

Student Recruitment Officer

Nia Stokes

Student Recruitment Officer

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Swansea University has been ranked 6th in Student Life and Career Prospects by the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2023, 15th in the UK for course satisfaction and 26th for UK Universities in the 2023 Guardian University Guide 2023.

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