www.swansea.ac.uk
Welcome to
Swansea
University
Croeso i
Brifysgol
Abertawe
swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
#makingwaves
www.swansea.ac.uk
swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
#makingwaves
An Introduction
to
Swansea
University
Barrie Clark
Student Recrui...
www.swansea.ac.uk
The University
• Traditional - Established in 1920
• Multi-disciplinary, research-led
University, with c...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Teaching Quality
2013 National Student Satisfaction survey
86% of students satisfied with their course
...
www.swansea.ac.uk
The Student Experience
• Winner of inaugural Times Higher Education
award for “Best Student Experience”
...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Quality of Student Life
Lloyds Bank University Quality
of Life Rankings 2013
Town/City Ranking
2013
Univ...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Bay Science and Innovation Campus
•2015 opening: Swansea Bay campus
• Science and Innovation Campus will...
www.swansea.ac.uk
World-leading Research
• Thriving research environment
supports our undergraduate
teaching
• World-class...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Broadening Perspectives
- Developing skilled, talented graduates with a global perspective
Study / Work ...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Graduate Level Employment
Times / Sunday Times University Guide 2014
Rank
% Graduate
employment
Universi...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Enhancing Employability
• Advice and guidance on employment and postgraduate study
• Paid work placement...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries
• Swansea University‟s Tuition Fee is £9000 p.a.
• Range of scholarship...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Campus Facilities
• Library and Information Centre has
over 800,000 books, 1400 study
spaces and 500 PCs...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Welfare and Support
• “One-stop shop” award – winning
Student Services provides
information & support
• ...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Sports Facilities - £20m Sports Village
• Olympic pool and 25m warm-up pool
• Sports Hall
(badminton, ba...
www.swansea.ac.uk
• Over 100 clubs and societies
• Shops, bars and entertainment
• Welfare & Advice Centre
• Newspaper & r...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Swansea, Mumbles & Gower
Swansea
• Wales‟ 2nd largest city -1 mile east of campus
• Pubs and clubs, rest...
www.swansea.ac.uk
“A hot contender for any "best
campus" award going, Swansea
is virtually unparalleled for its
location. ...
www.swansea.ac.uk
Welcome to
Swansea
University
Croeso i
Brifysgol
Abertawe
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#makingwaves
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Introduction to Swansea University - 5th October 2013

  1. 1. www.swansea.ac.uk Welcome to Swansea University Croeso i Brifysgol Abertawe swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves #makingwaves
  2. 2. www.swansea.ac.uk swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves #makingwaves An Introduction to Swansea University Barrie Clark Student Recruitment Office Swansea University
  3. 3. www.swansea.ac.uk The University • Traditional - Established in 1920 • Multi-disciplinary, research-led University, with campus-wide teaching excellence • Beachfront campus between Gower and City • c.15,000 students from throughout the UK, Europe and the world • Average entry (2012) 340 UCAS points swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  4. 4. www.swansea.ac.uk Teaching Quality 2013 National Student Satisfaction survey 86% of students satisfied with their course 5 subjects appear in the UK Top 5 for their area of study; 8 in the UK Top 10 87% of students “would recommend the University to a friend or relative QS World Stars • Overall 4/5 QS World Stars ( world top 5%) • 5 stars for Teaching swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  5. 5. www.swansea.ac.uk The Student Experience • Winner of inaugural Times Higher Education award for “Best Student Experience” • Ranked No. 2 in the WhatUni.com Student Choice awards; featured in the UK top 10 in six of the nine categories – including Accommodation (3rd) and “Clubs/Societies” (5th) • Top 10 Lloyds Quality of Student Life table 2013 (out this week) swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  6. 6. www.swansea.ac.uk Quality of Student Life Lloyds Bank University Quality of Life Rankings 2013 Town/City Ranking 2013 University of Durham Durham 1 Loughborough University Loughborough 2 University of Cambridge Cambridge 3 University of Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle 4 University of Oxford Oxford 5 University of Bath Bath 6 University of Nottingham Nottingham 7 University of Manchester Manchester 8 University of Sheffield Sheffield 9 Swansea University Swansea 10 As measured by... - % of students satisfied with their course - Least expensive institution owned accommodation - Least expensive private rental room - % of students working (or in further studies) - Median full time earnings - Sports facilities / success - Good social life - Good value shops, bars and other amenities - Number of bars (and related) in the city - Crime rate swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  7. 7. www.swansea.ac.uk Bay Science and Innovation Campus •2015 opening: Swansea Bay campus • Science and Innovation Campus will foster enhanced research and development with industry (e.g. Rolls-Royce, Tata Steel, BAE) who will work alongside researchers, academics and students • Phase 1: Integrated teaching and research in Engineering, Sports Science, Business/Management and Economics • Student accommodation for up to 1,000 • Shops, sports facilities, auditorium & library Talks: 11.30am Taliesin Theatre & 1.00pm Faraday Lecture Theatre - Professor Iwan Davies (Pro Vice Chancellor) swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  8. 8. www.swansea.ac.uk World-leading Research • Thriving research environment supports our undergraduate teaching • World-class research across a range of subject areas • 96% of research is “World- leading” or of “International Quality” • 27 out of 31 research areas have “World-leading” work • Top in Wales in 21 subject areas • Institute of Life Science & ILS2 - £21m Centre for Nano- Health • Bloodhound project • Swansea physicists are part of the team at CERN that achieved a world-first by successfully collecting and studying anti-matter • £20m “Buildings as Power Stations” research swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  9. 9. www.swansea.ac.uk Broadening Perspectives - Developing skilled, talented graduates with a global perspective Study / Work Abroad • Work placements in Europe • Internships in China & India • Law and Media internships in Oklahoma, USA • Development schemes in Africa and Asia • ERASMUS – Europe, Canada & Australia Study Abroad talk: 12.30a.m. in Grove Lecture Theatre & advice at the Information Fair 10.00am-2.00pm swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  10. 10. www.swansea.ac.uk Graduate Level Employment Times / Sunday Times University Guide 2014 Rank % Graduate employment University of Oxford 13 78.3 University of Warwick 13 78.3 Cardiff University 16 77.6 Swansea University 17 77.5 LSE 18 77.1 University of Exeter 18 77.1 University of Nottingham 20 77.0 University of Surrey 21 75.8 Loughborough University 22 75.6 Southampton University 24 75.3 swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  11. 11. www.swansea.ac.uk Enhancing Employability • Advice and guidance on employment and postgraduate study • Paid work placements and bespoke work tasters • Part-time work and vacation work “Jobshop” • Employability awards / Achievement Records • Entrepreneurship • 92% employment / further study after 6 months Employability Talk: 12.00pm, Grove Lecture Theatre Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott (Pro Vice Chancellor) swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  12. 12. www.swansea.ac.uk Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries • Swansea University‟s Tuition Fee is £9000 p.a. • Range of scholarships and bursaries:  Income-related bursaries (family income < £30,000pa - max. £3,000)  Income-related “Priority subject” bursaries (family income < £30,000pa - worth £1500) in Sciences/Engineering/Languages/Law  £3000 Excellence Scholarships for AAA and £2000 Merit Scholarships for AAB entrants in most subjects  Sporting Scholarships worth £1000 a year for each year of study Finance Talk: 10.30a.m. and 1.30p.m. in Taliesin Theatre & Money Advice staff @ Student Services marquee swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  13. 13. www.swansea.ac.uk Campus Facilities • Library and Information Centre has over 800,000 books, 1400 study spaces and 500 PCs and is open to 2.00 am most days • Bookshop, bank, theatre, travel shop, art gallery and egyptology museum swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  14. 14. www.swansea.ac.uk Welfare and Support • “One-stop shop” award – winning Student Services provides information & support • Team of specialist advisers (includes Student Financial Aid Office, Disability Office & Student Counselling Service) • Student Union Advice and Support Centre • Health Centre and Dental Surgery • Chaplaincy and Mosque • Nursery / creche Safest University Cities: 1. Bath 2. Canterbury 3. Lancaster 4. York 5. Swansea Complete University Guide swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  15. 15. www.swansea.ac.uk Sports Facilities - £20m Sports Village • Olympic pool and 25m warm-up pool • Sports Hall (badminton, basketball, karate, aerobics etc) & climbing wall • „Tone Zone‟ gym & weights room • Squash & tennis courts • Hockey, football, rugby & cricket pitches • 8 lane track and indoor athletic centre • Sharing facilities with Swansea City • Talk: 2.00pm Grove Lecture Theatre & tours on the half hour from Digital Technium swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  16. 16. www.swansea.ac.uk • Over 100 clubs and societies • Shops, bars and entertainment • Welfare & Advice Centre • Newspaper & radio station • Top 10 Student Union in the UK (WhatUni.com) Talk: 11.00 a.m. & 1.30 p.m. Grove Lecture Theatre Student Union swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  17. 17. www.swansea.ac.uk Swansea, Mumbles & Gower Swansea • Wales‟ 2nd largest city -1 mile east of campus • Pubs and clubs, restaurants & cafes – many in new Café Quarter • Museums, theatres & arts galleries • £250m Waterfront development • Ospreys rugby & Premier League football • 360 beach & watersports centre Mumbles & Gower • UK’s 1st “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” • Historic sites, surfing, cycling, mountain biking, walking … swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  18. 18. www.swansea.ac.uk “A hot contender for any "best campus" award going, Swansea is virtually unparalleled for its location. It sits in parkland overlooking the Swansea Bay, on the edge of the stunning Gower peninsula. Surfers, walkers and climbers adore it here. When you tire of gazing at the natural splendour, it's a short trip into the centre of Swansea, Wales's second city, a good place to shop, party or get some culture” Guardian University Guide swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves
  19. 19. www.swansea.ac.uk Welcome to Swansea University Croeso i Brifysgol Abertawe swansea.ac.uk/makingwaves #makingwaves

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