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Great academic university in Wales with high employability and student satisfaction. Swansea is an up and coming university flying through the ranks after huge investment by the government into the surrounding area, including the brand new Bay Campus. Swansea has great industry links that work alongside some of the courses, as-well as great employability advice and guidance. The university is usually lenient with entry requirements because although it is rising, it still needs students to fill spaces until it is up there, which means your degree could potentially be worth more in the future than now! The nightlife is amazing, Wind Street is the best in Wales and extremely unique.
The teaching and education at the university is absolutely amazing but it just isn’t a safe place to be. Swansea is not a safe place and if you are thinking of going be aware of this!!! A lot of people turn up to my lectures with cuts and bruises from fights or muggings the nights before, I don’t want to dissuade you, just be very aware that if this university is one you are considering, be careful.
Great academic university, and climbing in the academic ranks. Passionate lecturers (at least in the Psychology department). Library is open 24/7, plenty of sports and societies to get involved with. The great thing about the university is that it is opposite Swansea beach, it is also close to the city and mumbles. The entry requirements for Psychology are sometimes lowered if they believe you are a good match for the course – this is a positive step taken by the university. I have enjoyed every minute of studying here, and the university also has plenty of support and guidance on issues that may arise during your studies eg. financial/family/social. All in all, a great choice for a good all round university experience.
I study at the new bay campus and have been there since it was first built. When I arrived in my first year I lived in student halls on campus; the on-site student accommodation is modern, spacious and all feature en-suite.I was lucky enough to also have a sea view which was an added bonus. Being one of the only campuses next to the beach this was a major attraction to me, as this is an area you can go in the evenings to chill with your friends. My first ever freshers week was also an amazing highlight and this is a great opportunity to meet new lifelong friends and to explore and create crazy memories within the notorious windstreet.
The campus has excellent access to public transport into Swansea or any accompanying city and features many places to eat, relax and study such as the 24/7 library. The campus also incorporates its own gym, sports hall and astro-turf pitches should you wish to take part in any 5–a side footy or sporting activities such as badminton. The university facilities are second to none and have everything you would expect and more on site, including large Harvard style lecture theatres and small seminar rooms that allow for more engagement and interaction with lecturers. During my time, I have found the staff and lecturers are really helpful and there’s always a feeling they genuinely want to see you develop and improve. I study Business Managemen (E-business) and believe it has provided me with a solid foundation in business in which to build upon and specialize further. There are also plenty of opportunities to work with real companies and gain relevant work experience to enhance your employability. I have recently signed up to the mentor scheme and this has really helped me develop skills and sharpen up my CV. Overall, Swansea University is the perfect place, to create lasting amazing memories, meet friends you will keep in touch with for life and to study what you enjoy.
Probably one of the best decisions of my life to come to Swansea. Currently studying on the Bay Campus rather than Main Campus which is a bit out of the way of town but 24-hour bus links are really useful and cheap. The Library is opened 24 hours and more study space is currently being built on site. A range of services are on offer to help you with your studies, these include drop-in sessions and Mathematics Cafe.