Accommodation in Swansea
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Applying to Swansea University
- Entry Requirements
176-191 UCAS Points
Average range for Swansea University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- TEF Rating
More details of our TEF outcome can be found on the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) website.
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Online learning
- OPEN DAYS:
- Register interest for next virtual open day
- TEACHING NOTES:
- From 19th April the current teaching arrangement will continue online, with some face-to-face teaching for those who have already been asked to return plus some new additions.
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I love this uni. I believe I picked the best option for the year it was. Staffs and departments are wonderful to say the least. Campus along Swansea Bay can't be beat. Not too crowded of a city and easy access from and to other locations around the UK. The student body and wider community are both freindly and welcoming.
one of the best decisions I made was picking Swansea university as one of my university options and accepting to come here. All the staff here are so helpful, especially as someone doing a placement it can sometimes be stressful finding an internship but all the career staff are always here to assist you in looking for jobs and gaining work experience whilst attending university!
Swansea University, unreal uni to go to, facility’s at Bay Campus are world class for Engineering. Really nice to have the uni by the beach as well. Majority of the students in Swansea are nice to communicate to and always helping eachother
I really enjoyed my time at Swansea. The sports clubs and societies were really well run. Social life at the university was great and there was plenty to do. However, the on campus accommodation on singleton campus was very dated and run down. Some of the lecture halls in singleton were also run down. However the bay campus accommodation was a lot newer and had better facilities.
Overall I have had an extremely positive experience at Swansea university thus far. Bay campus is very modern, and convenient given that lecture halls are a short 5 minute walk from accommodation. Whilst I have had little engagement with clubs, societies and the student union, the careers service has been beneficial in the attainment of placement opportunities to further enhance graduate employability.
Swansea University is a university that offers a wide variety of opportunities and careers for all individuals. The delivery from lectures are very concise and are always available through email, zoom and office hours to provide any form of guidance. Swansea University tackled the online lectures and examinations extremely well, providing as much information to students as possible, making a calming approach to January and end of year examinations.
Despite the pandemic the uni did its best to offer a valuable student experience. I stayed at Bay Campus with its own private beach which is really good for getting away from all the studying for a while. As for student life, there were lots of online events happening throughout both semesters. The lecturers are very friendly and accesible. Also, there is an employability team within the School of Management that does a great job in helping students get internships, placements or graduate jobs.
Swansea University is the place to be! From the friendly staff and students to the breathtaking views, they’ve got it all. The quality of education is outstanding and the lecturers make learning an enthralling experience.
Overall, this year my experience has been great but limited. Due to Covid and some of the issues this has caused with restrictions etc. We have not been able to have the full experience of Swansea University which is disappointing. However the university staff, including on campus staff have been so helpful and supportive.
Overall the past two years at Swansea University have been quite fun, with the exception of COVID and not being able to do much. However we were able to make the most of it and learning wasn’t as bad as I thought it would when learning online.
As much as these certain facets like the SU haven’t been up to scratch here, the entire university experience from the accommodation to student houses to most importantly the student community and people I’ve met even if I had an offer from Oxford knowing what I do now from my time at Swansea University I wouldn’t look to go anywhere else in the world. I’ve made life long friends, and am leaving with a 2:1 in Law and a Masters in Marketing, for that alone I can not say a bad word about my overall university experience at Swansea
The university has done everything within its means to provide us with lectures and practicals during our pandemic on my course, everyone’s circumstances have been taken into consideration and it is greatly appreciated
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Swansea University. I am currently studying my masters, and I also studied my undergraduate degree there. The teaching standards are phenomenal and the community feel is amazing. I would highly recommend Swansea University to all prospective students!
My uni experience at Swansea has been so memorable and I am gutted for it to end. The university itself is amazing and the extracurricular availability are fantastic for meeting people and socialising. The beach is a lovely way to break up your studies, and the night life is so fun
I put cardiff as my firm, then at the last minute when both unis had accepted me I decided on swansea (insurance) instead. I am SO glad I did. For this review it should be noted that it's for BAY CAMPUS My first year here has been like many other people, stuck inside for much of it and having to put up with online learning. Although in person teaching would obviously be better, I can't fault their online teaching. Every session was recorded, and canvas (where they put your calendar, your modules, assignments etc) was very modern and easy to use. Despite the obvious flaws of lockdown, the student union have tried very hard to put things on for us that could be done within the covid guidelines. I remember playing laser tag in the dockyard (big marquee) for example, as well as there being a food market for a couple of days. There were also quiz nights held in the marquee which were very popular. I'm nearing the maximum characters so Facilities- v.good Internet- use Ethernet
I’ve loved Swansea uni since first year, but I do have to say that due to covid a lot of things have gone down in quality such as the welfare system with loads of mental health now being ignored as well as the availability of facilities such as the library or other buildings.
I have been at Swansea University, from undergraduate all the way through to starting a PhD this year. I would not choose any other university. Amazing staff, support, and the best year cohort. Swansea University is UK's best University, without a shadow of a doubt!
Swansea University has brought me a great deal of intellectual challenge as an engineering student as well as very exciting on site course-related activities. The university also provides a broad range of well-being opportunities
Bay campus hasn’t been the best experience. It’s quite far from the city centre and the rent is incredibly expensive for what it is. Through Covid the teaching has been the best possible but the beach being walking distance from halls is one of the few positives about the campus itself
The university can be a fun place to be, but unfortunately, I have not had the best experience with them. The teaching quality is extremely inconsistent. Campus facilities on Singleton are run down and poorly, and campus facilities on bay are somewhat unsightly and soulless. Clubs and societies have also been highly inconsistent, and there is clearly little quality control from the university students union. Careers service points students mostly to jobs in companies that no one has heard of, which is not what students should aspire for after university. Most importantly, complaints about the lecturers and service received by students are very poorly attended to, and the university is defensive rather than forthcoming. Bit of an underwhelming university experience overall I'm afraid.
Swansea University has multiple disciplined areas of study and research with extensive library and library services plus health and well-being bringing a wide diversity of experiences. Swansea University is a fantastic university.
Worst student experience ever. Teachers don’t know english. Students have to pay £4 a day for parking, otherwise park 30 min walk away from bay campus. None of the relevant staff will do anything about it. Nobody does anything that the grading system disadvantages international students. Staff pretend to be helpful but behind close doors don’t take complaints any further. Swansea University is what one would refer to as ’potemkin village’. Everybody is pretending it works well and students love it, but students actually complain a lot about poor teaching quality (language barrier) and accessibility particularly. Absolutely ridicolous behavior from the University. Don’t recommend to anyone.
I just finished my first year in the university and I have to say I am utterly disappointed from almost every aspect. Most of the lectures are unqualified to teach their subjects. Not to mention that some of them don't know English very well. On the other hand, there are some lecturers that are absolutely amazing and teach you the subjects in a very interesting way. One of the main disadvantages is that when you need some guidance for a coursework and you ask your lecturers, they all guide you in various directions and at the end its a matter of luck who is going to mark it. However, they are very approachable. Living is Bay is mostly quiet, the buildings are new and clean. Living in HSV is absolutely DISGUSTING! Very old, smelly, loud, you have problems with washing your clothes, a lot of buses don't show up or are late, only one SPAR which has barely anything in it and is overpriced. Both Bay and HSV are overpriced. Advice: Find somewhere else to live in town or best avoid this uni.
Many study spaces all around campus. Always places to get food and drink. My course society is very fun. I have no idea about the student union but everything is good. Can always connect to the internet and there is plenty of support.
Being at Swansea felt like being in a second home. From the minute I arrived I enjoyed the lifestyle, atmosphere, freedom and surroundings. Being next to the beach was wonderful and living on campus was really exciting. Throughout my three years I was able to make friends for life through my course and lacrosse society. Being involved in a club really enhanced my experience, you play together, party together and hang out together. Wind street being the central place for a night out was really good. It created a festival like atmosphere on the street every Wednesday night. A night out in Swansea is definitely the best night out in the UK hands down there is no where else like it. I felt really supported throughout my three years. My lecturers were always there to help and were really engaging in lectures. My personal tutor was always there to turn to in case I had any issues. Finally Welsh Varsity is amazing and no other uni varsity comes close #GWA
Swansea University is such a friendly place to study. The lectures are approachable and the flexibility within the courses allows you to specialise in your particular area of interest. Studying towards my Masters here definitely helped me to get the job I wanted and made me stand out from the crowd. The location is something that made this place a great place to live with stunning beaches and tranquil parks all within a stone's throw from the campus. I would thoroughly recommend Swansea to any prospective student!
ABSOLUTE S******. Avoid!!! Unqualified staff members as lecturers can’t actually teach . And it is s***** town. Nothing to do. Atleast the beaches are nice and Cardiff isn’t too far. Save your money and time and just apply somewhere else!!!
Absolutely terrible uni. The Bay campus library is far too small with not enough computers and the uni management refuse to do anything about it. Singleton looks like a filthy, run down council estate. Library staff are rude and unhelpful. Many lecture theaters do not even have proper whiteboards and the projectors frequently malfunction. The on site tesco is too small and always runs out of food at lunch time. All other campus food options are horribly overpriced. Accomodation is overpriced and substandard, for instance one oven for 12 rooms and always cold. To be fair some lecturers are good and helpful but some are appallingly bad. Many modules you just end up having to teach yourself. Many societies are completely inactive. The uni always solicits student feedback but never acts on it.
As probably one of the only first years who couldn't find a society to join, I'm probably more at fault than than the societies are. Swansea is a very sports-oreintated university, and if you're about as good as a small infant when it comes to hand eye coordination, that could be a problem. However, if there was a musical theatre society, I'd join in a heartbeat.
The food in 52 degrees is shockingly bad, avoid the burger which I left on the plate half an hour ago in utter disgust, it was like a burnt brick and tasted off, the wifi is non existent and the atmosphere the same. Such a shame as it could be a little gold mine.
Very impressive provisions, with almost everything you need in the heart of the campus: Grocery store, post office, banks (yes, multiple), resto's, coffee bars, cinema, clothing shop, pub, ... home deliveries from different supermarkets are no issue and the housing on campus is very decent, just 100 meters away from the sea. There's a very active social life, with a well functioning Students Union (however, they don't know how to throw really good parties; but Swansea's own nightlife compensates that very much ;) )
The new bay campus is great for when you have lectures as it is a 30 second walk to the lecture halls, the one aspect that is lacking is the social side, I'm not saying the place is completely dead but it could be a bit more lively at times.
Everyone is okay here at Swansea, aesthetically, not the nicest looking uni, with little things that could be added to make the uni experience just a little better. For example a hairdressers/barbers, an alternative to Costcutter. But JC's has a great atmosphere and is okay priced, and Tooters is very cheap!
Was great until they moved the Engineering to the Bay Campus which is a joke! Brand new buildings rusting away after being open for 2 months, WiFi that barely works, hardly any computers on site, an hours bus ride to the nearest shop and back, no SU Bar or social space. The accommodation is freezing and there's nowhere to store food/pans/plates in the kitchen. Car parking is non-existent. Lecture rooms don't even have chalkboards or whiteboards in them - even the lecturers complain! Half the site still has building work going on which you can hear over your lecturers voice.
Currently having an amazing university experience here!! Would not want to be anywhere else, have made the most amazing friends as everyone at Swansea is extremely friendly. Walking straight down to the beach for a bbq after lectures is also incredible and not something you can do at any other uni. My lecturers have also been so helpful this year and answered any/all questions I've had. Everyone should come here!!