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Swansea University

Swansea | South Wales

Sporty Diverse local nightlife City Campus By the sea

Ucas code: S93

Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
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What students say about this university

Dialog 857 comments (230 students)
    • Accommodation

      Great quality and value for money

      2016, 3rd year, Physical Geography

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    • Everyday expenses

      There is a range of on campus catering services with freshly cooked food available. There is also a non profit student bar that...

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      2013, 3rd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      There is a range of on campus catering services with freshly cooked food available. There is also a non profit student bar that sells cheap alcohol. There is a convenient mini market that sells a range of products that is open late.

      2013, 3rd year, Physics Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Was easy to find online and very very cheap

      2016, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Careers

      Loads of workshops lectures and meetings on the subject!

      2016, 3rd year, Thermodynamics

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    • Facilities

      Library - Has all the academic books necessary for the course undertaken. However they have a strange recall syytem; if another...

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      2012, 1st year, Electronic Engineering

      Facilities

      Library - Has all the academic books necessary for the course undertaken. However they have a strange recall syytem; if another student wants it they get priority. They're is not enough computers in the library. Bank - there is a Lloyds on campus Bookstore - A waterstones on campus for when you wish to buy books Uni buildings - many pc labs and practical facilites for your course. There are a good few costa's and starbuck's Sports - Wales' national swimming pool is excellent, indoor running track with all events (javalin etc), gym is well kitted out. The sport hall has 7 badminton courts but is not enough and needs more, espically as the hall is out dated. There are many staff deadicated to helping students get jobs, helping with money and all sorts of personal problems

      2012, 1st year, Electronic Engineering

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    • Sport

      Rugby Swimming

      2014, 2nd year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Varied union activities

71%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

77%

HIGH

Creative

55%

LOW

Political

52%

MED

Sporty

73%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Student score 82% HIGH

Overall student satisfaction

88%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

17,445

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

84%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

15%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

47%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

19%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

74%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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