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Swansea University

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Very stressful during exam period but well worth going to uni for, socially and academically it excels you. A lot of independent learning though.

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By mdjt32
On 9th February 16

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Very stressful during exam period but well worth going to uni for, socially and academically it excels you. A lot of independent learning though.

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By mdjt32
On 9th February 16

Studying at Swansea University

Swansea University is the third largest university in Wales and is located right by Swansea Bay and very close to the city centre, this incredible setting in which to study offers many possibilities and for this reason many stay in the area after graduation. Facilities that are adding to an already growing reputation include a mock court, flight simulator, hospital wards, translation labs and a library that is holder of a Customer Service Excellence Award.

Enhanced by its location, Swansea University takes sports seriously. There is something available for all levels across the facilities and most notably includes the Sports Village, home to two swimming pools, rugby and football pitches, tennis courts, an athletics track, sports hall, climbing wall, gym, lacrosse pitch, cricket squares and physiotherapy and massage suites. Also owned by the university is the 360 Beach and Water Sports Centre. Here students and the local community can have a go at kite surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and beach football plus it has its own bar and restaurant. Many students of Swansea University have gone on to achieve great things in the world of sports including Phillipa Roles and Daniel Craines in athletics, Robert Howley and Alun-Wyn Jones in Rugby, Adrian Dale in Cricket, and Katherine Lanaghan in womens rugby.

The Taliesin Arts Centre is located in the centre of the campus and is home to the Egypt Centre and Ceri Richards Gallery. Throughout the year many events take place including film screenings, exhibitions, dance and drama plus various types of music concerts for both students and the wider community. The Egypt Centre is a collection of items from various sources and plays host to many school groups and visitors plus offers many volunteering opportunities to students.



The Students' Union is home to a student newspaper, magazine and radio station plus many clubs, societies and information and advice services. Close to the campus is a whole load of entertainment in the form of bars, pubs, clubs, cafés and restaurants as well as the famous Oceana leisure complex and live music hosted in venues across the city. Swansea is also home to the Liberty Stadium, two cinema complexes and the Boardrider deep water wave machine.

Swansea University boasts awards such as the 5th safest university and 90% student satisfaction in 17 departments. Career prospects are also great for graduates, with more than 91% gaining employment or continuing further education within 6 months after graduation.


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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th February 16

Very stressful during exam period but well worth going to uni for, socially and academically it excels you. A lot of independent learning though.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

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 ;) )

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 27th October 15

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!

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 20th October 15

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th July 15

Absolutely incredible Uni, wasn't going to put it as my first choice, but visited the uni and loved it from the minute I got there! Their societies are also incredible! Couldn't rate it more highly!!!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th July 15

Swansea uni is the place to be for huge nights out and its incredibly friendly! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th July 15

Well going by what my seniors have said. Its the best cost effective University which gives excellent teaching and life experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

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!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th March 15

great uni really, I love it! Only issue I find is that every subject has a building but those in the humanities department.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th December 16

More student union involvement on the Bay Campus would be good to see, as student services such as careers or societies are limited unless you are on the main (Singleton) campus or willing to travel to it.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th November 16

Really good student union but could expand events. Brilliant support from library and tutors.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th November 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd October 16

Overall university is very good, the student union could be improved on

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 4th September 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th August 16

Not really any societies for me to be honest. I find it a little intimidating going to the meetings because they are led by diehard fans of the certain subject (Disney society, GOT society etc etc)

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st August 16

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st August 16
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 1st August 16

Decent

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 1st July 16

Internet was not very reliable or quick, library is not large enough (non-silent areas lack space during exam season)

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 8th March 16

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 16

active, motivated and determined staff and accommodation services.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th February 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th February 16

Very positive

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th February 16

Bad internet

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th February 16

friendly environment, stunning location and great nightlife

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th February 16

I love Swansea but crap weather

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 9th February 16

Not the prettiest on campus but so convenient

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th December 15

Live in Penmaen it's the best, sooo much fun

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th December 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

good uni with a good clubbing road near, lots of things to do in spare time and a nice campus.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

Brilliant uni!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 15

something different

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th December 15

fooooking love the village

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 15

Lovely accommodation and helpful staff to help with anything needed.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 19th November 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 15

Great location, great support, good standards all round.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th October 15

Great university, made loads of friends and had loads of fun and it's not even been 2 months yet

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st October 15

best uni ever

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th October 15

My university experience is both challenging and exciting.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 28th September 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd September 15

Amazing experience... Bay campus will make it much better for engineering and business students Down side is that transport is expensive and swansea isn't the safest of areas

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th August 15

I absolutely love swansea! Great location! Great course! Great lecturers!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th August 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th August 15

Really good uni

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 10th August 15

Not started as yet but if it's anything like the open days it going to be fantastic

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th July 15

Not enough societies to cater for everyone. Still not doing enough for students who either don't drink or don't drink much. Student Union clubs are overcrowded, small, outdated and overpriced.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th July 15

Great Uni experience, as well as having a solid Economics department that were helpful!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th July 15

A friendly university that caters too all people far better than most

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th July 15

The university provides all the help and support needed to make the most of your education.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th July 15

wifi's free and can be used on campus and in the village but it's slow and cuts out a lot on streaming, however never suffered with Netflix

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 30th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th April 15

Wifi cuts out quite a bit. tooters on a Friday's night, wonky sheep on s Tuesday if you're from the village and then windstreet Wednesday and sin on a Thursday

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Student Review: 2 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 29th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 3 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th March 15
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