We’re introducing the A-Z of Arrivals, so whether you’re a new or returning student we’ve put together this handy guide to help you get settled into Swansea University life.
We might be biased, but we think Swansea is home to THE best beaches.
Our top picks include Langland, Three Cliffs, and Rhossili, however don’t forget Swansea Bay which just so happens to be on our doorstep. You should definitely add them to your Swansea Bucket (and spade) list!
Have a look at the Swansea Bay Beach guide to start your adventure.
C is for Clubs and Societies!
No matter what you’re interested in, it’s likely we have a society or sports club to cover it! Joining a society or club is the perfect opportunity to make friends, boost your cv, take part in an activity you love or even learn something new.
Freshers’ Fayre on the 27th and 28th of September at Swansea Bay Sports Park will be where you can meet all our sports and societies and sign up!
Taking a few minutes to register with a Doctor and Dentist is one of the most important things you can do once you arrive in Swansea.
Imagine having to travel all the way back home with toothache just to get it sorted... Don’t risk it, register as soon as you can!
All students whether new or returning will need to take part in enrolment every year.
To make sure you can fully engage in your studies, take a look at our enrolment web pages where you’ll find information on how to complete the process and important dates and answers to any enrolment questions you may have.
It is essential to enrol by the course start date in your enrolment timetable so you can start engaging in your studies. You will be emailed when enrolment is open for your course, so please make sure you check your emails!
There are lots of practical things to consider when starting University and fees and finances are one of them!
You can use the Pre-Arrival Money Checklist to help with your financial plan and take a look at our funding pages to make sure you’re accessing funding and support available to you.
It is very important before you start your studies with us that you ensure you will have sufficient funds available to pay for your studies; from initial registration through to completion. These pages explain why, and what you need to do if your circumstances change.
Groceries, grub, food, snacks, refreshments… We have plenty of places to eat on campus!
Keep an eye on our webpages for all the up to date opening times and offers at our catering outlets.
Here to help! Being away at university is a really exciting time, but there might be periods where you feel you need a bit of extra support or advice.
Here at Swansea, we have loads of fantastic support services to help you flourish and make the most of your student experience.
Your welfare is our priority so take a look at some of the support we can offer you.
IT and digital resources are a huge part of your learning at Swansea University.
From wifi and email accounts to advice on what device is best for your course, you can find information on our IT web pages.
J is for jobs... SEA is here to support you develop the skills and attributes employers are looking for! Prepare for your dream job with support on the recruitment process (CV’s, applications, interviews, Careers Development Course), gaining work experience (placements, internships and part-time jobs), events and bursaries available.
Lean more about the support available on our webpage.
K is for key collection...
We hope you are excited to shortly be moving to your Swansea accommodation! To collect your keys to your accommodation, you will need a copy of your Tenancy Agreement to show to staff upon request.
To help make the process as smooth as possible, we have compiled some information to help you prepare for moving in.
There is so much to see and do whilst living in Swansea! The list is endless.
However, if you have any questions about student life, accommodation, facilities and travel we’ve got you covered!
Click on the link below for more information:
MyUniHub is your first point of contact for your non-Academic queries! Yep, the friendly team can help you with pretty much everything from enrolment to graduation! They’re available in person at Singleton and Bay campuses, over the phone, by email, and via online chat. So, if you don’t know who to speak to, get in touch with MyUniHub!
To find out more, visit the MyUniHub webpage.
N is all about neighbours and being a good one! If you’ll be living in the off-campus community, introduce yourself to your neighbours; be they student or otherwise. If you feel comfortable, leave some contact details so that your neighbours can let you know if there’s an issue, rather than allow it to escalate.
Become part of the community within which you live and be proud of it!
As a student, you are represented by the 6 elected Full-time Officers and 12 Part-time Officers who work in partnership with the University to make sure you have the best possible student experience!
Swansea University offers award-winning postgraduate study. From master's degrees to PhD study, we offer postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subject areas. Whatever you decide to do after your degree, we’ve got you covered!
Any questions about enrolment? If so, head over to our webpages where we can help you! Or if you're on campus you can pop in and visit MyUnihub in person.
R is for Rep! Did you know that every course is represented by an Academic Subject Rep? The Rep listens to students, collates feedback and helps to improve the student experience. Here at Swansea University, we want you to have your say!
As a Swansea Uni student, you’re automatically a member of the Students’ Union. Through the Union, you can join a society or sports club, become an Academic Rep for your course, get advice and support, and attend some huge events like Varsity and Summer Ball.
Take a look at everything your Union has to offer on the link below!
Travelling to and from campus couldn’t be easier! First Cymru's Campus to Campus Services link both Swansea campuses to the city centre. There are loads of ticket options available to you, and you can get amazing discounts on them if you apply for a My Travel Pass first.
We’re also lucky enough to have a Santander Cycles scheme here in Swansea, with bike hubs on Singleton and Bay campuses. The bikes make it so easy to get around and explore the city. You can even get a discount just for being a student!
Wondering how you will make friends at university?
Join our new online community for 2023 Swansea University arrivals where you can connect with like-minded students and make new friends.
Find a new roomie, discover the best societies or bond over your love of food, whatever you enjoy you will find students here with common interests.
There are so many fun activities for you to get involved in at Swansea, and the onsite student-led volunteering charity, Discovery, is the perfect place to start. Volunteering with the team is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills, and take care of your mental health whilst making a real difference to the local community.
There are loads of ways to get involved with the work our Sustainability team do too. Take a look at their webpages and find out how you can win prizes by registering your sustainable actions through the SWell app.
Would you like to know what’s going on in and around Swansea University? There is so much to see and do, the list is endless! To get involved and find out what’s on, click on the student events calendar below to start filling up your diary!
Your subject! We’re sure you’re really keen to know more about your course and start meeting the people you will be studying with for the next few years!
We will email you with details of your induction, so make sure you are checking your emails and are aware of your first appointment! Get to know your School better by browsing their induction pages.
Catch some Z's!
After all the excitement of arriving in Swansea, it’s important to take some time out to rest and look after your wellbeing. Recharge your batteries and take advantage of some of our wellbeing services just for you, from peer-to-peer support groups to yoga and guided meditation classes.