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Swansea University

By ,Written on Jan 21 , 2021

International Security and Development, MA

Overall Rating

I thoroughly enjoy my time at Swansea. The people are so friendly, the beach and parks are amazing, and the University truly works to improve itself. It continues to do so well and ranks comparatively to some Russell Group unis. I enjoyed studying my undergrad so much that I decided to enrol in a Masters degree. I see this often at Swansea - once you're here, you just can't leave!

Student Union

SU events during freshers and during exams when they arranged for dogs to visit campus/tea and coffee in the library.
They also run some shops on campus - Fulton Outfitters and Root

Clubs and Societies

I am in a variety of societies that are all very different. Most have been able to adapt well with virtual meetings and events


The amount of space I get for the money I pay is unheard of in other University cities in the UK. There is a wide variety of housing options and most are located walking distance from campus, town, and the beach

Uni Facilities

I've enjoyed having private postgraduate computer facilities this year. It's a slightly smaller space with people just getting on with their work. There's the option of moving into the communal areas for group work or non-silent work. The library and computer facilities have undergone huge remodelling and updating so it's nice to have fresh, new equipment

Course and Lecturers

Really good selection of modules with friendly lecturers who facilitate interesting discussions.

City Life

Everyone comes to Swansea for the beach but they forget that that also means a variety of water-sports, beach sports, bbqs, ice cream parlours, arcades and games, or just fresh open air to go for a walk.
Swansea is well know for it's night life but also has a range of other entertainment such as cinemas and museums. I also enjoy the weekend markets, Swansea indoor market and the Christmas market.
There's also 24 hour buses between campuses and town, the train station, buses to Cardiff/into England, and we're very close to the M4.

Job Prospects

Swansea Employability Academy offer and assist with careers fairs, part time jobs fairs, alumni talks, internships, year in industries, encourage entrepreneurship, and have a jobs board. There is also the Student Ambassador Scheme which provides a part time job to students

Student Support

I rarely have to use these services but other students speak very highly of them. I am aware that there are lots of opportunities to attend mental health talks, coffee mornings, counsellor visits, and a focus on balancing work and play. There is definitely a large discourse surrounding student wellbeing which is being reflected in the support that is offered

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