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Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
My overall experience has been brilliant. The uni is friendly and welcoming and I love my course. I would recommend Swansea without...
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING
Tell us about your overall university experience so far.
My overall experience has been brilliant. The uni is friendly and welcoming and I love my course. I would recommend Swansea without hesitation because it is so laidback, both as a uni and a city, but also is a very successful university whilst also welcoming everyone.
How does your uni make efforts to increase your employability (careers department, work placements, transferable skills)?
Lots of societies and extra-curricular activities, many of which provide qualifications and experiences to be added to CVs. Regular updates on placements and work experience offers.
Course and Lecturers
What do you like most and least about the way your course(s) are taught?
The course has a variety of modules and allows us freedom in our choices, including options from other courses. The lecturers are always happy to help, and make lectures exciting and inspiring.
What do you think of your Students' Union in terms of student representation and facilities?
I am not that involved in the union itself, but I do take advantage of the services it provides, including the societies and the student bar/café - which is a lovely environment for both socialising and studying. Union organised events are well organised and successful, especially Welsh Varsity and the Summer Ball.
What do you think about the safety, condition, location and cost of your accommodation?
Reasonably cheap, clean, problems are sorted easily and quickly. Bills included makes life easier.
How good are your university's facilities?
Some parts of Singleton Campus are in need of updating - funding for which has been secured - but all are fully functional. There have been updates to the music facilities as well which is impressive as the uni does not even have a music department, just a student-led society. The new Bay Campus is of course impressive and has state-of-the-art facilities for engineering. There are also a number of food outlets on both campuses which are cheap and offer a range of food, as well as the Costcutter on Singleton and the Tesco Express on Bay campus.
Is your university in a good location in terms of distance to accommodation and local amenities?
Good nightlife - cheap and a good range of clubs and bars all in one area.
The city centre is relatively small, but has all the main shops you would expect to see. There are a lot of hidden gems in other areas of the city such as parks and a variety of independent cafés and restuarants.
The city is very green and has several large parks, and the proximity to the beach makes it a beautiful place to live and allows for easy access to quiet, relaxing areas. It is a city that has everything.
Societies and Sports
How would you rate the variety of societies/sports?
There is a club or society to suit everyone, and the majority offer reasonably priced membership. The swimming team in particular is very successful, and there is an excellent student-led music society. There is also a wonderful volunteering service which offers a great deal both in terms of experience for students and services for the local community.
How good is the support offered by the uni? Think both academic (tutors/feedback) and personal (counselling, etc).
Each student has a personal tutor, who in my experience has been very supportive. Feedback is given mostly within a few weeks and is thorough and constructive. Tutors and lecturers are usually very willing to expand on feedback in one to one meetings.
I have not had experience with and other services.