This past week TutorYou has been in Wales in beautiful Swansea for Swansea University’s Familiarisation Event.
This event was a great opportunity for partners of the University to come from all over the world in order to learn all about what the University and Swansea has to offer its students.
We began by visiting the Bay Campus, opened in September 2015, on a 100 acre site, the new campus was a £450 million project. Home to the College of Engineering, which has fantastic industry standard facilities, including a flight simulator which we got to try out! The University offers at undergraduate level: Aerospace Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Materials Science Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Medical Engineering. Swansea is ranked Overall 9th in the UK for Engineering and it is easy to see why, with all the practical experience they offer their students, equipping them for the work place once they graduate (Guardian University League Table 2018).
We also toured the School of Management, where we had to produce and film, a news broadcast about the University! As well as all this, we looked around the student accommodation, learned about the new College opening this September and met staff from all the colleges and offices. The College is a project between Swansea University and Navitas and offers excellent pathway opportunities.
The sun came out for our visit to the Singleton Campus and we saw the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Human and Health Sciences, Science and Swansea University Medical School. Swansea University is ranked highly for its research and we got the opportunity to learn about research taking place as part of the Marine Harvest Lumpfish Project, as well as seeing data on animal tracking in the Fantastic Visualisation Suite.
The fourth day of the Swansea University Fam Event was a packed one. We started by visiting some more of the vast Singleton Campus, including the Abbey and the wonderful Health and Well-being Academy. The academy offers at undergraduate level, courses in the following areas: Healthcare Science, Nursing and Midwifery, Osteopathy, Paramedic Science, Psychology, Society and Wellbeing. All these courses include work based learning, where students have the opportunity to practice what they have learnt on real patients.
We then were taken on a fantastic tour of the beautiful Gower Peninsula. Stopping for some history lessons and photo opportunities at the stunning Bracelet Bay, before having fish and chips for lunch and Wales famous ‘Joe’s Ice Cream’. Delicious! We even fitted in a visit to Weobley Castle and a drive through the charming Mumbles! This was a lovely opportunity to explore the surrounding area a little and see some places our students could visit while studying at Swansea University.
The final evening of the Familiarisation Event was spent at the Liberty Stadium, home to Swansea City Football Club and The Osprey Rugby Club. We enjoyed a delicious meal and then were serenaded by the Morriston Orpheous Male Voice Choir. A real Welsh treat!
Thank you Swansea University for this wonderful week and for the welcoming atmosphere. As Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard B Davies explained, Swansea University is a real hidden gem! Rising in the rankings, Swansea University is currently ranked 31st in the UK according to The Guardian Rankings 2019, a climb of 14 places. With the University constantly in development as well as the city itself seeing new refurbishments, Swansea is a great choice for any student! Plus, it is the only University in the world to have its’ own beach! What are you waiting for? Apply to Swansea University today!