Gold badge Great news, Swansea University has been given Gold accreditation for being a Cycle friendly employer for the 4th year in a row.

The Cycling UK Cycle Friendly Employer award is the European benchmark for active travel culture and infrastructure in the workplace. Entrants are judged on their cycle-friendly culture, infrastructure, and policies to achieve a gold, silver or bronze award.

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Friday June 10th, 2022

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Two students walking outside Root, the Students' Union vegan/vegetarian shopPlease find details below about arrangements on campus during the summer vacation period.


Estates Helpdesk & Customer Services Teams

The Estates Helpdesk, and the Customer Service desks within Fulton House Reception and on the first floor of the Nanhyfer Building at the Bay will be open from 08:30 until 16:30.


Catering Services

During the Summer vacation period, there will be reduced catering services on campus. You can find full details of Summer Opening Hours for Singleton and Bay Campus on the University website here.

Don’t forget you can stay up to date by following Swansea Uni Food on Twitter or Instagram, and make sure you’ve downloaded the Uni Food Hub app.


Students’ Union Run Outlets

The campus outlets run by the Students’ Union will open as follows during the vacation period:

  • Costcutter – Mon/Fri:  08.00 – 19.00 Sat / Sun: 10.00 – 16.00
  • Root Zero – Closed
  • JCs – Closed from June
  • Fulton Outfitters – Open 11.00 – 14.00 / 15.00 – Mon – Fri
  • Root – Closed from July

You can find out more over at: www.swansea-union.co.uk/venues/

Library Services

  • From 1st June until 29th August, summer opening hours at Singleton Park and Bay Libraries will be 8am to midnight, however Singleton Park Library will close at 6pm on Thursday, 2nd June for the Summer Ball.
  • You’ll find up to date information on opening times of all our libraries on our webpages.
  • Remote access to student PCs will continue to be available.
  • Two-week self-service laptop loans will continue to be available from Bay and Singleton Park Libraries. These are non-renewable and must be returned to the locker where they were borrowed by the due date.
  • You will be able to consult Subject Librarians via online chat or in one-to-one appointments. Full details are in Libguides.

Sports Facilities

You can find up to date opening times for the University sports facilities over on the Swansea Bay Sports Park website.

 


Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin will continue to offer a full programme throughout the summer period, including cinema screenings every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and live events (music, theatre, dance, and community events) every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. See the website for full June and July listings.

Taliesin’s annual Dance Days festival will take place June 25 and 26 (in Cwmdonkin Park), as well as July 9 and 10 (in Swansea City Centre and the Marina). The festival is free and aimed at children and families.

Please note Taliesin will be closed for a maintenance period from August 1 – 14, 2022.


Taliesin Create 

Taliesin Create will be open from 9am – 10pm Mon-Fri, and 9am – 5pm Sat and Sun, throughout the summer period. Staff and students can book the Mall Room and Studio for free via LibCal.

 

Bus Travel

Over the Jubilee Bank Holiday, the bank holiday timetable will be in place. From 4 June until 26th  September, the First Cymru number 8 service will be reduced. The 9 and 10 services will not be running during this time. All other services will run as normal. You can find out more over on the First Cymru webpages.

Those who use the number 10 service to reach the Bay Campus can instead use the 20, 20a and 21 services to the Quadrant Bus Station and change to the X1,X5,X7,38 and 9A services from Bus Bays D,E,F,G. These services drop off and pick up outside the Bay Campus.

Don’t forget to download the First App and follow @FirstCymru on Twitter for service updates and announcements.

Adventure Travel also run services to and from our campuses. You can find out more here.

Sustainability

Don’t forget to keep logging your sustainable and wellbeing actions over the summer through  SWell, and if you’re taking time away from campus, make sure you switch off as much equipment as possible when you leave.

Get in touch with the team if you have any questions about staying sustainable on or off campus, and take a look on Eventbrite for details of any beach cleans or conservation volunteering opportunities going on.

Wednesday June 1st, 2022

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Travel Survey Have you told us about your travel experiences here at Swansea University?

We’d really love to get your feedback. It’s really important to us and will ensure our travel planning is informed by your needs.

You could also be in with a shot of winning a £350 voucher from Cycle Solutions* by taking part and entering your university email address when asked at the end of the survey.

*the voucher can be used towards purchasing a new bike, cycling accessories, or clothing from brands like Giant, Cannondale and Castrelli.

Your voice really does matter, and we are all ears when it comes to your feedback and comments on travel here at Swansea University.

The feedback we have received from past student surveys has led to a number of important travel initiatives and improvements, including: (more…)

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Exam busesFrom 9th of May to 1st of June 2022, special free exam coaches will pick up from the Bay Campus (bus bays opposite Computational Foundry Building) and drop off at the exam venues:

  • Brangwyn Hall – Drop off point – Slip Bridge
  • Swansea Bay Sports Park (Sports Hall) – Drop off point bus stop on Sketty Lane
  • Singleton Campus – Drop off point – Front of Fulton House

The coaches will leave Bay Campus at the following times:

Coach from Bay Campus: 8.30am
Morning exam start time: 9.30am

Coach from Bay Campus: 1pm
Afternoon exam start time: 2pm

Coaches will return to Bay Campus from Singleton Park Campus (Front of Fulton House) at 12.30pm and 4pm. (more…)

Friday May 6th, 2022

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Your voice really matters, and we are all ears when it comes to your feedback and comments on travel here at Swansea University.

Travel surveyYour feedback is really important to us and will ensure our travel planning is informed by your needs.

If you would like to be in with a shot of winning a £350 voucher from Cycle Solutions* please enter your university email address when asked at the end of the survey.

*the voucher can be used towards purchasing a new bike, cycling accessories, or clothing from brands like Giant, Cannondale and Castrelli.

The feedback we have received from past student surveys has led to a number of important travel initiatives and improvements, including: (more…)

Tuesday May 3rd, 2022

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