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    Applicant Visit Day Talk 2012 Applicant Visit Day Talk 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • £3000 Excellence Scholarships for AAA at A Level £2000 Merit Scholarships for AAB at A Level
    • Swansea University: An Introduction for UCAS applicants and parents Steve Minney UK Student Recruitment Office
    • The University
      • Established in 1920
      • Waterfront campus between city and country
      • 14,000 students from throughout UK
      • Average entry is 370 UCAS points
      • Multi-disciplinary University with teaching excellence across all subject areas
    • Student Life at Swansea University
      • Winner of Times Higher “Best Student Experience Award”
      • Excellence in Teaching & Research
      • Extensive study abroad opportunities – inter calary year or summer programmes, eg, India, China, USA
      • Employability is a major focus of all schemes of study (Graduate recruitment event every October)
      • Entreprenurial education
      • Thriving range of student societies
      • World-class research across full range of subject areas
      • 85% of work submitted to RAE deemed to be of international quality
      • Active Student Union
      • Taliesin Arts Centre – cultural heart of campus
      • 89% overall student satisfaction in the official National Student Satisfaction Survey
      • Progression to postgraduate study
    • Sport at Swansea
      • Sport is a major part of Student life at Swansea
      • £20m investment in sports village facilities
      • Tradition of success in representative sport
      • Annual Varsity matches
      • University is home to the National Pool
      • Excellent access to facilities for all
      • Active, outdoor lifestyle available
    • Accommodation Policy
      • The University has -
        • Over 3,200 places in residences:
          • Nine residences on campus
          • Hendrefoelan Student Village off campus
        • Applying for accommodation
        • Students accepting Swansea as their CF choice will receive an e-mail with their ID number and a link to the online accommodation application form
        • Accommodation applications open on 4 th May
        • Accommodation offer will be confirmed after results in August
        • Firm choice (CF) students and those who apply early will have their accommodation preferences met first
      • We guarantee accommodation to those who-
      • Firmly accept our offer & complete their accommodation application before 30 th June
    • Campus Accommodation: Part-catered Residences: Kilvey and Rhossili
      • 95 rooms each with wash basin and mini fridge
      • Traditional hall layout with 17-20 rooms per floor
      • Shared bathroom facilities (ratio of 1:2 or 1:5)
      • Fully equipped kitchen
      • Value of one meal a day (£24.50 p.w.) is included on a residence dining card which can be used at all campus catering outlets
      • Telephone & free wireless broadband internet in all bedrooms
      • Parking for disabled students only
      • £103 - 109 p.w.
    • Campus Accommodation: Self-catered residences with en-suite facilities
      • Langland, Caswell, Oxwich, Preseli, Horton and Penmaen
      • 811 self-catered en-suite rooms
      • Flats of 8 students
      • Fully-equipped modern kitchens
      • Telephone and free wireless broadband internet in every room
      • Parking for disabled students only
      • £92 - £108 per week
    • Campus Accommodation: Self-catered residences with shared facilities
      • Cefn Bryn has 171 standard single rooms
      • Traditional hall layout
      • Each room has a wash basin and mini fridge
      • Shared bathroom facilities – 1 for every 2 students
      • Fully equipped kitchen
      • Telephone & free wireless broadband internet in all bedrooms
      • Parking for disabled students only
      • £87 - £92 p.w.
    • Off-campus Accommodation: Hendrefoelan Student Village
      • 1.5 miles north-west of campus
      • 1644 rooms in self-catered accommodation
      • Single rooms in flats / houses of 4-11 students
      • Shared bathroom – approximately 1 for every 4 students
      • Fully-equipped kitchen facilities
      • All rooms have telephone and free wireless broadband internet access
    • Off-campus Accommodation: Hendrefoelan Student Village
        • Shop, laundrette, bar, diner and doctor’s surgery on site
        • Regular Unibus service to campus & town: Student bus pass approx £120 per term or £329 for the academic year
        • Car parking available
        • Welfare wardens on site
        • 47 week contracts available for healthcare students
        • £73 - £78 per week
    • Accommodation: Private Sector
      • There is a good supply of private sector housing in Swansea and Mumbles
      • Residential Services produces lists of approved landlords
      • Residential services also operates an online house-hunting site called Studentpad
      • Rents approx £60 -£75 per week
    • Applying for Government Financial Assistance … and paying it back
      • Application for Student Loans & Grants made after UCAS application completed
      • Apply online at:
      • www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
      • www.studentfinanceengland.co.uk
      • Interest will be charged at a maximum of inflation + 3%
      • Loan repayments begin when the graduate’s earnings exceed £21,000 pa
      • A graduate earning less that £21,000 will not have to begin repayments until earnings exceed that threshold
      • Repayments are automatically deducted from earnings at source
        • The amount a graduate pays back each month is determined by how much they are earning – not how much they owe
        • The minimum repayment is 9% of any income over £21,000
        • It is not expected that Graduates will pay back all of their loan – and any unpaid loan is written off after 30 years
      Annual Income Monthly income Monthly Loan Repayment £25,000 £2,083 £30 £30,000 £2,500 £67.50
    • Swansea University scholarships & bursaries
      • Income related bursaries
      • Will be available for all UK students from households where the household income is under £30,000 per year
      • Available to all UK students
      • We expect that over 30% of our students will receive support
      • Further information about our bursaries package is available on our website and in the Applicant Visit Day packs
      • Financial Contingency Funds:
        • Discretionary funds to help students in financial need
      • Excellence Scholarships
        • Worth £3000 - available in all subjects
        • Awarded to all students who achieve three A grades at A-Level (or equivalent)
        • Merit Scholarships
        • Worth £2000 – available in all subjects
        • Awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A level (or equivalent)
      • Sporting Scholarships
        • £1,000 p.a.
        • Swansea is one of the most cost effective places to live as a student, with student debt levels below the national average
    • Swansea, Mumbles & Gower
      • Swansea
      • Wales’ 2nd largest city -1 mile east of campus
      • Vibrant social life
      • Museums, theatres & arts galleries
      • £250m Waterfront development
      • Liberty Stadium – Swansea City FC, Ospreys
      • LC2
      • Mumbles
      • Student housing; pubs, restaurants & ice-cream parlours
      • Gower
      • UK’s 1st “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”
      • Historic sites, surfing, cycling, mountain biking, walking …
    • And finally …
      • Thank you for visiting
      • Please complete our online feedback form at: www.survey.swansea.ac.uk/visitday2012
      • If you need any further information or assistance, please ask at the reception desk in Digital Technium
    • £3000 Excellence Scholarships for firm choice applicants achieving 3 A grades at A Level & 5 GCSE A/A*