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Applicant Visit Day Talk 2012

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

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