SWANSEA UNIVER­SITY

India Today - - STUDY ABROAD -

Set up in 1920, Swansea Univer­sity is a re­search- led in­sti­tute. The Univer­sity com­mu­nity thrives on ex­plo­ration and dis­cov­ery, and of­fers the right bal­ance of ex­cel­lent teach­ing and re­search, matched by an en­vi­able qual­ity of life. Set in park­land over­look­ing Swansea Bay on the edge of the breath­tak­ing Gower Penin­sula, the Univer­sity's lo­ca­tion is cap­ti­vat­ing. With 15,921 stu­dents and 2,510 staff, Swansea's mul­ti­cul­tural cam­pus com­mu­nity pro­vides a global per­spec­tive and op­por­tu­ni­ties to gain skills that last many of its stu­dents a life­time.

“Our goal is to de­liver an out­stand­ing stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence, with re­search- led and prac­tice- driven teach­ing of the high­est qual­ity that pro­duces global grad­u­ates ed­u­cated and equipped for both per­sonal and pro­fes­sional achieve­ments,” ex­plains Shel­ley Matthews, in­ter­na­tional project of­fi­cer at Swansea Univer­sity.

The Univer­sity is plan­ning an am­bi­tious cam­pus ex­pan­sion and de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme called the ‘ Bay Sci­ence and In­no­va­tion Cam­pus’ which will en­able Swansea to dou­ble in size and fur­ther en­hance its over­all stu­dent ex­pe­ri­ence. “One of the high­lights of study­ing at Swansea Univer­sity is the di­verse in­ter­na­tional and multi cul­tural stu­dent com­mu­nity here. You get to meet peo­ple from all cor­ners of the world. For­eign stu­dents adapt eas­ily to Wales and many end up stay­ing on to work or study fur­ther at Swansea,” adds Matthews.

The Univer­sity is cur­rently home to seven aca­demic col­leges. Th­ese in­clude the col­lege of arts and hu­man­i­ties, col­lege of engineering, col­lege of hu­man and health sciences, col­lege of law, col­lege of man­age­ment and col­lege of medicine.

Out­side of academics the univer­sity also of­fers its stu­dents a two- storey gallery dis­play­ing a thou­sand an­cient Egyp­tian ar­ti­facts, a reg­u­larly up­dated li­brary, a spe­cial arts cen­tre, a va­ri­ety of sport­ing ac­tivites and a ded­i­cated ca­reer ser­vices cell.

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