Your Swansea Personal Guide

Many students choose Swansea for their future university but what do they like about it and what do they want to see improved?

An anonymous survey was taken in order to find out whether international students need more help with anything connected with their stay in Swansea, what they like about their university and what they would like to change about it.

The results of the conducted questionnaire were similar in most of the cases. To sum up, they showed that most of the Swansea University students were overall satisfied by their choice to study in Swansea mainly because of its location and the courses offered. Students described it mostly with superlatives such as: ”peaceful city and location, friendly atmosphere, good roommates, diversity, excellent research facilities and sports”.

However, there were quite a few students who were not completely satisfied by the Swansea University services just because ‘there was no clear guidance and information about the facilities, help and support counselling and workshop services it offers’. To help with this, several clarifying photos of the most important buildings are provided along with a short video-guide. That way, Swansea university hopes to become a better place for living, studying and fulfilling dreams.

The basic and first building that has everything!

Fulton House – The basic and first building that has everything! Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

A way to on campus halls and the path to the Sports Centre.

A way to the campus halls and the path leading to the Sports Centre. Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Every student finds its way to lectures starting from this point.

Every student finds its way to lectures starting from this point (entrance of Fulton) Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

The place where you can find all you need for your studies, assignments, personal interests and where you can find quiet as well as bigger and specified rooms.

The place where you can find all you need for your studies, assignments, personal interests and where you can find quiet as well as bigger and specified rooms – the Library and Information Centre Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Poetry meetings, a cafe to chill out with your friend or a lecture room, Taliesin has it all.

Poetry meetings, a cafe to chill out with your friend or a lecture room, Taliesin Building has it all. Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Want to be an inspiring journalist or a brilliant director? If you study Media, Communications, Journalism or translations this is your place to go.

Want to be an inspiring journalist or a brilliant director? If you study Media, Communications, Journalism or translations this is your place to go. Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Studied a little bit too much? Overworked? Go to the wonderful campus park to have a coffee/tea/hot chocolate and maybe relax a bit or have a lovely chat with a friend.

Studied a little bit too much? Overworked? Go to the wonderful campus park to have a coffee/tea/hot chocolate and or maybe just relax. Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Except of the lovely rainbow that is maybe the only good thing that comes after a Swansea downpour, you can find any financial guidance in the Finance building ahead...

Except of the lovely rainbow that is maybe the only good thing that comes after a Swansea downpour, you can find any financial guidance in the Finance building ahead… Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi

If you are still a little bit confused and want a very quick and basic guide stating the most important places for a new comer please follow the link below:

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Swansea will take care!

Swansea University offers its international students a great atmosphere, warm people and  the best supporting structure for international students according to the current masters student Swapnil Mali.

Swapnil Mali, a twenty-six year old student from India dared to grab the offered opportunity and leave his country, in a return of education abroad, and more specifically in the Swansea University, United Kingdom.

Swapnil after his successful undergraduate graduation. Credits| Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Swapnil after his successful undergraduate ceremony. Photo Credits| Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Being and only child in his family and the first one to come and study abroad, Swapnil’s parents are proud of his courage and ambition but like all parents, they miss him a lot and keep in touch regularly through the social network sites.

Swapnil Mali has a unique story like everybody else. Having done his five years undergraduate degree in Engineering back in his country India, he decided to come out of his shell and face the challenge of studying abroad and living on his own. Swapnil doesn’t come from a rich family, he even described his family as a ”poor” one, so he has had a really hard childhood but that never made him give up his dreams. In fact, he shared that one of the reasons why he is here is because Swansea is known as a really good university and his Engineering department is known to be one of the best.

Swapnil’s dreams are big – having already designed and put together two of the first supersonic cars back in his country, he can’t wait to get his hands on some big project about designing cars here. What is more, his big desire is to work for cars used by the Formula One.

Swapnil has a sensitive and kind personality even if he tries to hide it between all the jokes he makes. Even with such a busy schedule like his one, he can still fit in sports, societies and he socialises and feels by his words more than ever like home thanks to his corridor mates in halls.

Being happy with his choice of university, he agreed to be interviewed and to tell us more about his student experience so far. Please follow the link below regarding the interview:

For Swapnil, Swansea University is a great experience and he seems to have all it takes to combine his studies with socializing, making new friends and taking advantage of all the help and support the university offers. He is ready to begin a new chapter of his life!

Swapnil and his friends having an international dinner together Photo| Antoniya Gerimpapazi

Swapnil and his friends having an international dinner together Photo Credits | Antoniya Gerimpapazi