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Applying to Swansea University
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176-191 UCAS Points
Average range for Swansea University entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
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Swansea University Reputation
Swansea University is located in South Wales, West Glamorgan. The reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 20,415 students are enrolled at Swansea University:
- 16,765 of these students come from the UK
- 950 come from other EU countries
- And 2,700 are students from non-EU countries.
(Source: HESA 2017/18)
The graduate outcomes for Swansea University show that six months after leaving university, 99% of graduates are in work or further study. The average graduate salary six months after leaving Swansea University, is £21,800 a year.
(Source: DLHE Survey 2016)
Updated: 23rd September 2019
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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.
Swansea University is split by two campuses, bay and singleton, I've only studied on bay so my review only really for bay. The campuses is completely dead there nothing to do here. The lectures for computer science are great. The computer foundary really impressive buts it rare outside lectures you would get access to the labs as the building is closed weekends and after 6 pm. All the facilities such as the GP, SU run shops, dentist and mental health facilities are on singleton with a 40-minute bus journey one way you become isolated on bay. Swansea has the oldest average population in the UK and it really feels its nightlife is a joke, shops are won't the £3.50 bus ticket to town. The beach on bay isn't worth it most people there are smoking weed or its too windy/raining to go. Security doesn't give a s*** if you do drugs on the beach so no one stopping you.
I got the horses in the back Horse tack is attached Hat is matte black Got the boots that's black to match Ridin' on a horse, ha You can whip your Porsche I been in the valley You ain't been up off that porch, now
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!!