The proportion of students satisfied with their course has increased significantly, with Swansea now ranked 13th in the UK. The table also confirms Swansea University as a sector leader in Wales, and as a top 20 ranking university in the UK (16th) for supporting students to achieve positive graduate outcomes.

The overall Guardian league table is accompanied by subject rankings, Swansea is listed in 30 subject areas and has improved its rankings in half of them. We boast UK top-ranked subjects: in particular, Nursing is ranked 2nd in the UK, Criminology has climbed 17 places to 3rd, and Swansea University Medical School is also ranked 3rd.  In total, we have six subjects in the top 10 with a further six in the top 20 of their respective tables:

  • Nursing and Midwifery – 2nd
  • Criminology – 3rd
  • Medicine – 3rd
  • Social Policy – 7th
  • American Studies – 8th
  • Engineering: Materials and Minerals – 8th
  • Media and Film Studies – 11th
  • Physics – 13th
  • Social Work – 14th
  • Engineering: General – 15th
  • Politics – 17th
  • Sports Science – 18th

 

Wednesday May 30th, 2018

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As you know, Swansea’s Biggest Weekend is nearly upon us and, as previously communicated, we have been assisting local partners and the organisers to deliver this important event for the city and region.

There will be some short term impact on the campus during the remainder of the week and over the course of the event weekend, and we do very much appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience.

Access to the Campus

We anticipate the campus being very busy over the event weekend. If you do need to access the campus over the course of the weekend, you will need to show a valid student or staff ID card.

Although there will be parking available to staff and student permit holders in unaffected car parks, parking will be extremely limited and we would not advise you to park on campus unless absolutely necessary.

Affected Car Parks

Information about affected car parks is available in the attached PDF document.

Enhanced Security Presence on Campus

Please note that our security services and the police will be patrolling the campus and vicinity from Friday through to Sunday. Security services will be checking student and staff IDs over the course of the weekend. If you notice anything suspicious, please do report it to our on site security team (01792 604271) or to the police.

Information About the Event

Information for residents including details about road closures is available here: http://www.enjoyswanseabay.com/bbc-residents/

Find out how the University is getting involved in Biggest Weekend here: www.swansea.ac.uk/swanseabiggestweekend

We apologise for this short term inconvenience and thank you very much for your patience and understanding as we support our local partners to deliver this fantastic event for Swansea.

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Wednesday May 23rd, 2018

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 Following a successful De-stress event we are offering informal drop-in sessions for staff and students in the Chaplaincy (Fulton House) and in the Bay Campus Library each Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm – 2pm during the exam period.

The sessions will start on Thursday 17th May. These sessions are open to all staff and students, from any faith or none. There will be a quiet room set aside for those who just want to chill out and spend some quiet time on their own and there will always be at least one chaplain around to have a chat and cuppa with. Please make this known in your college.

Information will also be shared via Campus Life’s social media platforms and on posters across the University. We will be organising a similar drop-in at Bay Campus and will be let you know the times and dates of these.

 

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If you are working or living on Bay Campus and are observing Ramadan, please send your details to Sheikh Mohsen El-Beltagi via email swanseauniversitymosque@outlook.com.  There are provisions in place for breaking fast at the B001, Engineering, Bay Campus.

Monday May 21st, 2018

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It’s that time of year again, and we want to help you with any exam/deadline stress you have. We’ve got a month of dogs, free food and fun activities lined up for you! Check out the calendar below for details and our Facebook event for updates.

*You’ll need to sign up for some sessions. Sign ups for each week go live on Mondays at 7pm here.

Free Brunch

11am, Monday 21st May
We’ll be providing brunch for that post-exam snack or pre-exam fuel up with bacon, sausage and veggie options. Come to Fulton House or 52° and grab your food at 11am until we run out – first come first serve!

Barber & Beauty

11.30am-4.30pm, Mondays
During exams you’re so busy studying, often you don’t have time to treat yo’ self. No fear, we’re bringing the barber and beauty to you. Just drop by when you’re free!

Fun Day

Tuesdays
Our balloon competition is back by popular demand, you can throw wet sponges at the FTOs and have some fun on our giant inflatables!

Cuddle a Dog*

6.30pm, Wednesdays
Fancy a dog cuddling sesh? Our wonderful friends at Greyhound Rescue Wales will be back, with four dog cuddling sessions.

Yoga*

6pm, Thursdays
Free yoga class – get into the zen, focus on your breathing and take an hour out to forget all about University and life worries. Bring a towel/yoga mat along if you can.

Mindfulness Activities

Fridays
Come to relax and destress with our free arts and crafts.

Staple Cuppa

Bay – Weekdays, 2-6pm
Singleton – Weekdays, 6.30-10pm
Your staple cup of tea and coffee, with a side of biscuits will be served in the library every weekday. We’re going fancy and will be providing top range biscuits, variety of teas and alternatives to milk.

Support Drop-Ins

1-3pm, every weekday
Our Advice and Support Centre will be holding drop in sessions, just pop by and have a chat about anything from friends, to exam worries or anything on your mind.

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