A great week for films at Taliesin – Youth (15) with Harvey Keitel and Michael Caine on TrumboMAINTuesday, Trumbo (15) with Helene Mirren and John Goodman on Wednesday (twice), and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight (18) on Friday.

Contact Email :  h.e.harris@swansea.ac.uk

Tuesday March 29th, 2016

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Take a few minutes to give us your feedback and you could win a Graduation gown hire and photography package worth £150! Swansea University Graduation

We would appreciate you taking 5 minutes of your time to tell us about your Swansea student experience and as a thank you we will give you a £5 voucher to spend on campus and enter you in to the prize draw!

Visit www.feedback4swansea.com to complete a survey and send us your proof of completion to feedback4swansea@swansea.ac.uk to be entered in to the draw. If you have already completed a survey you will still be eligible by sending us proof of completion.

Monday March 21st, 2016

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Swansea University, winner of the of the 2014 WhatUni University of the Year Award, has been shortlisted in the Overall Best University category once again this year, as well as in eight other categories. whatuni-logo-300-q90

The Whatuni Student Rankings are based on averages taken from thousands of reviews submitted by students and published on Whatuni.com.

Swansea University has been shortlisted in the following categories:

Best Overall University

Student Support

Job Prospects

Student Union

Clubs and Societies

Uni Facilities

Accommodation

Course and Lectures

International

The winners of the 2016 WhatUni Student Choice Awards will be announced on 14 April at a ceremony in London. Follow the action using #WUCSA.

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Promote your research through this unique competition. The deadline of 8th April is fast approaching so don’t miss out!!

Research as Art is unlike any other image capture competition as it gives you, the researcher, an opportunity to capture the humanity and beauty of your research with both an image and a narrative of your research in words.

Don’t miss out on your chance to enter this unique competition. Previously, online press coverage of the competition and social media platforms received over 50 million views! We are currently showing entries from the competition from 2015 in the prestigious Royal Institution in Mayfair, London.ras

Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to all staff and researchers from undergraduate to Professor; studying, working or supporting research in any field or discipline. This includes Arts and Humanities, Human and Health Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Business and Management, Science. Everything!

What you need to do:

Capture a visual representation of your research ( JPEG and TIFF file)

Give it a title

Write a short compelling paragraph – about the research, the human aspect…whatever you feel makes for an interesting snapshot or narrative of your research

Complete an application form

Closing date: 8th April 2016

Why should you enter?

• Communication and recognition; an opportunity to engage and enthuse the public with your research

• Have your research promoted through the University Website, external project links and social media.

• Your entry will be judged by a distinguished panel of UK artists, journalists, researchers and photographers

• A campus exhibition and a touring external exhibition(Exhibitions have included the Royal Institution, London)

• Previous entries have been selected for the Swansea University Momentum publication and by the Vice Chancellor for the University Christmas cards.

– Prizes – small prizes for all the winning entries

How to apply?

For further details on how to enter please visit: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/surf/art-competition/

Send your entries to: SurfImage@swansea.ac.uk

For more details on national press publicity and the exhibition at the Royal Institution, London, visit:

http://www.rigb.org/about/news/spring-2016/research-as-art-exhibition

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33264272

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/jun/25/stunning-science-research-art-competition-pictures

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-33264272

Visit the website for information on the competition, previous entries and judges, including links to previous exhibitions and a video representation of entries:

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/surf/art-competition/

For further information: Dr Richard Johnston r.johnston@swansea.ac.uk:

Emma Nehemiah e.j.nehemiah@swansea.ac.uk

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The James Bartley Prize in English Reading is awarded by the Senate of the University to the 761-Library-1student who attains the highest standard in English reading in a competition open to all students in the University. The competition will be held on the above date. Competitors will be required to read a passage selected by the adjudicating panel.

The prize is of the value of £60, to be spent on the purchase of books. The student awarded the prize will be expected to read the English authorisation and poem at the Degree and Award Congregations. Please note that the prize will not be awarded unless sufficient merit is shown.

If you wish to enter the competition, please can you inform Elaine Secker by email at, e.secker@swansea.ac.uk as soon as possible and to arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday 22 April 2016.

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