Not great as I feel like lecturers are wanting us to fail with how unprepared we are. The head of education just gives out dodging emails when complaints are made about lecturers. Really inaccessible for students living at home out of Swansea.
Loads of employability talks and cv workshops as well as industry links
Most lecturers couldn’t care less about students and are only lecturing for research funding. Few have any personable or teaching skills due to the lack of qualification requirement. Lecturers give out assignments and tests which are not in the syllabus and then are unhelpful with answering questions. Lecturers who have had years of complaints go on for years without any change to their techniques.
To be honest don’t really know it exists.
The university have got too excited about bay campus and moved too many students over at once. Not enough room to study and not enough computers. Very few areas to just sit and chill.
Bay campus is out of the city and for students who don’t live in Swansea can be really difficult due to the lack of parking facilities and public transport being so expensive
Loads of societies which pretty much cover any activity you can think of
No counselling what so ever. The only person to talk to is the GP. Minimal contact with tutors, they’re seen once maybe twice a year and change each year. Maths and software cafes are useful though.
I have loved my 2 years at the university, and would much rather be here than at home. I feel the staff try their best to help students, especially myself having issues with financing which has affected my attendance to the uni, where I have had to work instead.
Hold workshops for students to attend and learn skills they want to.
Some lecturers will read off the screen and don’t have an effective way of teaching students. However, lectures have enough breaks and provide time for you to discuss with your lecturer or peers to get help.
Very useful to students and available frequently.
Very good facilities as many on bay campus are only a maximum of 6years old.
Yes, as most things you need are on the university and they aren’t far from most residential areas for students.
Very varied and tailored to what students want. And if there isn’t a society available, there is availability to create one if you get a significantly amount of students wanting to join.
Tutors are very inclusive with students and try and make sure they are getting the help they need if they need it. And have good feedback time and provide office hours every week incase you need help.
Overall, I enjoy studying at Swansea university. It is quite obvious that Swansea University is striving to provide quality education. But there is no doubt that there is still more room for improvement, such as the way they communicate between different departments. In my case, I have got time clash last semester and this semester, which is frustrating. I went to the office to ask for help, but was told to email them for further enquires.
Quite good, provide workshop to help us with our CV
I like the flexibility in our coursework. But to be frank, I hate it when the PowerPoint doesn’t not fully cover up the content of the course
Singleton Campus is in not-too-bad condition, but Bay Campus is way better
Quite far away from uni, buses from uni or town to hall are not always on time
Not amazing, but not too bad.
Not bad, have to see tutor every semester
My University experience has been alright. I've found adjusting to the lectures quite hard, as i have limited contact hours and the amount of independant work the course asks yiu to do is disproportionate to the amount of lectues i have
I have enjoyed my experience at university so far and hope I can make a lot more new friends/ connections and gain a whole new plethora of knowledge over the next coming years.
We have things like the SEA (Swansea employability academy) and the careers department team that helped me build my CV up which teach you what jobs are looking for, how to build a linked in profile, what you need on your CV, how to improve your CV or even opening you up to new placements open and available by posting in online or holding job fairs where companies come in from around Swansea and the UK to explain what internships and jobs they have open and available during the year.
I like the way the programming modules are taught as I came in knowing little to nothing about java and now have learnt a vast amount since I came here in September (it is now February). I also love how most of the lecturers are quite interactive in the way they teach and bring excitement to their lectures. However, I feel like some lectures are quite boring and I don't think it's the lecturer that makes it boring but the modules itself, as it is quite self-explanatory or there's nothing else you can do but read off the slide and do the examples yourself.
I believe that the student union is a very helpful team of students/ex-students that help give students what they need and the experience they deserve. However, I feel that sometimes its a bit tricky to ask for help at certain times as sometimes there are different people in the team and they don't have enough facilities to cater to students like they have the potential to.
The facilities to learn are impeccable I couldn't have asked for anything better, the computational foundry makes it easier for me to do my programming in a private place and gives me the space to do what needs to get done. Facilities like the gym, however, are small and I don't think are worth the £19 a month you have to pay.
The uni accomodation is on the campus which makes it very helpful for me to attend lectures when I'm doing something such as grabbing a quick lunch from my kitchen between lectures or wanting to get my laptop ready for the next lecture. Although there are a few great places such as the core, tavern tawe and the small tesco, the prices in the small tesco are quite expensive for me as a uni student, so I prefer to sometimes take a bus to the big tesco in town to get more for my buck.
Swansea has a wide variety of societies, however, I feel like sometimes it's hard to attend the societies as they maybe don't post their social media or don't update their pages so it leaves you feeling lost as you don't know how to get in contact after you have wasted £15 on a club you haven't been to and can't get that money back when the money would have probably been better spent on a night out or food for the week.
We are offered a lot of help, but they are mostly group help sessions, I wish there were more 1-1 sessions available, I understand there's a lot of students to get through but some topics I just don't understand and am not offered a lot of help on it.
Great, the lectures have eased me into uni, and prepared me for tests and coursework, facilities are great, especially the study areas as well as library access being brilliant
Lots of employability seminars
Most: lectures have good communication and are readily available Least: lack general summary of topics
Student reps make themselves known early on in semester
Great, easy access to the required facilities
Very good distance to accommodation, ok to town but not ideal
Not involved in any but from outside perspective, there certainly seems like some thing for everyone
Never had a personal meeting with my tutor
It has been a lot more intense and difficult than I expected, and I really struggle with exams and find my exam results always drag my coursework grades and overall module grades down. It has been lonely but extremely rewarding.
Lots of support in year abroad and overseas opportunities as well as year in industry
I like the 50/50 split of coursework and exam on most of my modules, i also enjoy the practical elements and field trips, however more overseas field trips would be amazing
I think there is a good student representation team. However the facilities could definitely do with updating, such as more bars on campus and a bigger club
Very good, however a tesco on singleton instead of a costcutter, more bars/club and a larger dining hall on singleton would be good
Singleton campus yes, Bay campus no
Wish there was a gymnastics club. Otherwise good
Counselling support could be greatly improved by being more accessible. Feedback on exams could be improved and more practice exam questions posted
Great! Understanding lecturers, good support, healthy nightlife including good nightclubs and busy bars. Reasonably places area for living and a nice and intimidate city centre.
Constant meeting with academic mentor and employability lectures.
Most: intimate lectures with interactive readings. Least: 2 hour lectures. Attention spans do not last.
Good. Fabulous 24 hour library. Health centre should be open weekends for international students
Yes. And bus service is good for travelling into town.
Amazing! Even an equestrian team and surfing which is perfect with the beach right in front of the uni.
Amazing. Even after medical issues I have been offered all sorts of well-being health.
I’ve loved Swansea uni. the atmosphere is great and everyone is really friendly. it’s near the beach so there’s lots of chances to go outdoors. the clubs are really good and if you like sports then it’s good
The uni really pushes employability with careers advice, fairs etc
The content can be interesting but the lecturers aren’t engaging and do the same style of teaching each time
I don’t think the SU fully represents students concerns.
very good. there’s nice shops and a gym
very much so
the societies are far more sports based. there needs to be more creative societies
The support is adequate. personal tutors aren’t the best at understanding issues. the extenuating circumstances is too strict and you have to re-live trauma to provide evidence
My university experience has been very fun. Too match parting I imagine but must make the most.
No, no time available for work placements
I like that lectures are written online. Lectures are too frequent and I only have lessons so it’s hours and hours of just copying whatever the lecture is writing which makes it very boring
Very good, all facilities are high on bay campus
Close to uni but too far away to even walk to a shop
Very good and quality of facilities is high