charlesThe 4th July is a very special day for the University as we welcome HRH The Prince of Wales to Swansea to officially open the Bay Campus at the Great Hall.

The day will be marked by a special Gala Concert featuring the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with soloists Elin Manahan Thomas and Thomas Carroll and a reception in the Bay Library.

Before the concert HRH the Prince of Wales will have a short tour of the Bay campus and we encourage our students to come and welcome the Prince by lining the street opposite 52 degrees and Tesco, in front of the School of Management building. We encourage those who wish to attend to be in place by 10.45 or alternatively outside the entrance to the Great Hall at 1.00pm.

We are encouraging all to make their journey to the Bay using public transport on the day.

I believe many students will be joining us for the concert through the Ballot system that was opened a fortnight ago. Although we are now at capacity at the Great Hall we are creating a reserve list for any spaces that come available at short notice leading in to the event. If you would like your name to be included on this reserve list please e mail and tickets will be offered on a first come first served basis.Gala Concert Monday 4 JulyGala Concert Monday 4 July

Thursday June 30th, 2016

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The full programme for this year’s British Science Festival hosted by Swansea University has gone live, revealing that topics as diverse as Touching the Future, The Secret Life of Animals and Ancient Egyptian Demons are amongst the highlights in store for event audiences.

The Festival from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 September will be followed by a Family Weekend on 10 – 11 September.


The event is expected to attract thousands of visitors who will experience an exciting range of talks, debates, performances, tours and workshops on campus and across the city from morning into the night. Hundreds of leading scientists from all around the world will come together to showcase the latest in science and technology in free, public events which are open to everyone.

Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott of Swansea University said: “This festival will put the spotlight on Swansea University – and we will not only be showcasing exciting news on cutting edge research but we will be warmly welcoming everyone to be part of it. We will celebrate science on the campuses, in the city and on the beach – and we want everyone to come along and show that science is not just for academics but is for all.”

‘As one small taster of the exciting events throughout the festival week, visitors can follow a real time building construction to completion. This evolving and interactive exhibit made by the SPECIFIC project will represent a new concept for buildings of the future.  Known as “Buildings as Power Stations” they can deliver a transformation in the world of energy in the built environment  – buildings that generate, store and release their own energy; buildings that are affordable without compromising quality;  building that are engineered to deliver low carbon at low cost .”

Other Swansea University highlights include

The Large Hadron Collider

How to build the world’s most complex experiment with Lyn Evans, Sue Nelson and Chris Allton.

Medical Maggots

Yamni Nigam reveals the mysteries of the medicinal maggot.

Pardon my French

Can swearing  be cathartic? This discussion finds out more!

In your dreams

Mark Blagrove uncovers the relationship between sleep, dreaming and memory.

 9/11: 15 years on

Honour the anniversary and discover how the world has changed since 9/11.

Other programme highlights include

The fight for the beautiful game

Alan Lewis from the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust and Mark Doidge discuss how has football developed into a corporate business and what role do fans play in challenging it?

The 1848 Swansea British Science Festival

Swansea first hosted the Festival back in 1848. Learn what science and the city were like 168 years ago.

Sonic Kayaking in Swansea Bay

Attendees will get to play with a unique underwater instrument: the Sonic Kayak 

The Story Collider

At this evening event, audiences can hear five story tellers share their exciting tales of how science has touched their lives.

Ivvet Modinou, Head of Engagement at the British Science Association, said: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing the British Science Festival to Swansea this year. The response from all of the academics and staff at the University has been fantastic, and we would not have been able to produce such a diverse and cutting-edge programme without them.”

Immediately following the Festival there will be a Family Weekend at Swansea’s Waterfront Museum. This will take place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, featuring an array of activities, workshops and hands-on family fun.

Hilary Lappin-Scott, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University, said: “We’re particularly looking forward to the activities at the Family Weekend which will include astronaut training, kitchen chemistry, windmachine selfies, sealife safaris and junk modelling while shows, workshops and performances range from Dr Emily’s Weird and Wonderful Facts, the Angry Gull, and a spaceshow in a campervan! We hope that family and friends, young and old will come along to what is set to be a great weekend in Swansea.”

While tickets are free, space for some events is limited, so organisers recommend early booking.

The full programme for the British Science Festival is at:

Wednesday June 29th, 2016

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stawbweeyParticipants are needed for a memory recall and taste perception study and will be paid £12 for their time. It will involve two 45 minute sessions one week apart where participants complete a series of questionnaires, a memory recall and a taste perception task.

For more information or to take part please contact Aimee,

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Home (12A) 7.30pm

Jack O’ Connell and Holliday Grainger

A short film about a family, led by their confident and caring father, heads out on what appears to be a holiday. However it slowly becomes clear that they are in fact leaving the security and safety of a leafy suburb to cross Europe and make their way into the middle of a war zone.


The Daughter (15) 7.50pm

Geoffrey Rush, Anna Torv, Sam Neill

The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, his attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left .behind years before. It features the gulfs in class and gender typical of Ibsen.

HOME WILL BE SCREENED IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE SCREENING OF THE DAUGHTER (tickets are NOT required to see Home. Tickets are required for The Daughter only)


Florence Foster Jenkins (PG)

Tuesday 28 & Thursday 30 June 7.30pm

Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Holberg

The true story of the New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful.


Mustang (15)

Wednesday 29 June 7.30pm

Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugbar Sunguroglu

Early summer in a village in Northern Turkey. Five free-spirited teenaged sisters splash about on the beach with their male classmates. Their innocent fun is considered illicit, and they aresubjected to endless preparations to make them perfect brides.


Tcha Limberger’s Kalotaszeg Trio

Friday 1 July 7.30pm

Tapas is served at the bar until 7pm (No need to pre-order)
Laments, Czardas’ and Szaporas from the Transylvanian region of Kalotaszeg with the beautiful voice and violin playing of Tcha Limberger.

Tuesday June 28th, 2016

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Following the announcement on Friday 24th June that the UK will be withdrawing from the European Union. Swansea University would like to reassure you that there will be no change to your enrolment process for 2016/17.

The University will not need to see your passport and you do not need a visa to study at Swansea University. You will be expected to enrol online as normal.

Your University tuition fees will continue to be charged in line with UK student rates for the duration of your course. Provided that no unilateral action is taken by the UK government, which is unlikely, undergraduates will continue to be eligible to apply for student finance loans and grants from the UK government for 2016/17. Browse for details.

We understand that you will have concerns or worries but we would like to emphasise that we are committed in continuing to deliver world-class education and provide you with global opportunities. Swansea University will work to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcomes for you.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Email: Telephone: +44 (0)1792 60 6000

Monday June 27th, 2016

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