Two students walking around wearing masksThe Welsh Government has announced some changes to the current coronavirus restrictions in Wales.

From Boxing Day, the alert level two measures will mean:

  • A general requirement of 2m social distancing in all premises open to the public and workplaces, where reasonable.
  • The rule of 6 will apply to gatherings in regulated premises, such as hospitality, cinemas and theatres.
  • All licensed premises will need to take additional measures to protect customers and staff, including table service and collecting contact details.
  • Face coverings will be required in hospitality settings at all times apart from when seated.
  • Large events will not be allowed indoors or outdoors. The maximum number of people who can gather at an indoor event will be 30 and 50 outdoors.
  • There will be an exception for team sports, up to 50 spectators will be able to gather, in addition to those taking part.

You can read the full Welsh Government update here.

Please continue to take care and stay safe.

Wednesday December 22nd, 2021

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snowman on treeWe would like to wish you all a safe and happy Christmas vacation and provide some important information for the festive period and January return.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming students back in January for more in person engagement opportunities.

Due to the emergence of the new Covid variant, we would encourage you to regularly check your student emails and the Welsh Government Website to be aware of any changes.

New advice to keep Wales safe this Christmas

Read more about staying safe at Christmas (more…)

Tuesday December 21st, 2021

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Unitu ChristmasTis the season to be jolly!

Have you been impressed with something you’ve seen at University?

If so, we really want to hear about it.

As a University, it’s important we know what you like and enjoy, so that we can do more of it!

Share your thoughts on Unitu:

https://swansea.unitu.co.uk/

Monday December 20th, 2021

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Buses in station(For all students attending exams from 5th to the 21st of January)

During the exam period, from 5th to 21st January 2022, special free exam coaches will pick up from the Bay Campus (bus bays opposite Computational Foundry Building) and drop off at Singleton Campus/Sports Centre.

Pick Ups

To ensure plenty of time to get you to your exam venue, coaches will pick up from the Bay Campus as follows:

  • For 9.30am exams, buses will pick up at 8:30am
  • For 2.00pm exams, buses will pick up at 1pm

The free coach service will be in addition to normal bus services. Anyone missing the free service should make use of First Cymru’s 8, 9 or 10 services, but will need to purchase a student day ticket /single ticket or produce their bus pass. More info about First Cymru Services online here. (more…)

Friday December 17th, 2021

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Short story

The 2022 edition of the prestigious competition opens for entries!

The Rhys Davies Short Story Competition is a distinguished national writing competition for writers born or living in Wales. Originally established in 1991, we are delighted to manage this prestigious award on behalf of The Rhys Davies Trust and in association with Parthian Books.

The competition recognises the very best unpublished short stories in English in any style and on any subject up to a maximum of 5,000 words by writers aged 18 or over who are from, or living in, Wales.

The winner of the first prize will receive £1,000 and will have their winning entry included in a short story anthology to be published by Parthian Books in 2022. 11 runners-up/finalists will each receive £100 and their work will also feature in the short story anthology.

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Trezise will be guest judge for the 2022 competition. (more…)

Wednesday December 15th, 2021

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