History, Affiliations and Rankings
On July 19, 1920, King George V laid the University's foundation stone, and 89 students (including 8 female students) joined that same year. There were 65 employees and 485 students by September 1939. Singleton Abbey and the library were the only permanent structures on site in 1947. J S Fulton, the estate's principal, saw the need for expansion and envisioned a self-contained community with residential, social, and academic facilities all in one location. His ambition was to establish the UK's first university campus. Swansea University is also affiliated with many prestigious organizations such as the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), British Computer Society, Universities UK, European University Association among others. As per QS World Rankings 2022, Swansea University is ranked #440 across the globe. According to THE Rankings 2022, Swansea University is placed between #76 - 100. As per the Complete University Guide's University League Tables 2022 and the Guardian's best UK universities 2022 – rankings, the university ranks #29 and #24 respectively.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The university embarked on a large-scale campus extension and development project in 2012, culminating in the inauguration of our Bay Campus in 2015, which houses the College of Engineering and the School of Management. In 2018, it welcomed two new projects: The College, a joint venture between Swansea University and Navitas (The International College Wales Swansea, ICWS), and the Computational Foundry, which houses the College of Science's Computer Science and Mathematics departments. The best part is that both campuses are within easy reach of the beach. Bay Campus has its own personal beach, so it's like being in paradise if you study and live there. The beach is a short walk from the Singleton campus. The views from the top floors of Singleton's student housing are equally breathtaking. The College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University is Wales' major source of health-care education, bringing together health, nursing, midwifery, social care, health economics, ageing, children and young people, social policy, and psychology. There are 8 colleges namely, College of Engineering, College Arts and Humanities, College of Human and Health Sciences, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, School of Management, Swansea University Medical School, College of Science and The College, Swansea University. The university also has very distinguished alumni, each stalwart in their fields.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Swansea University is one of the top 30 universities in the UK and has been recognised with a Gold award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its outstanding teaching and learning outcomes. It was also recognized among the top 10 institutions in the UK for graduate employability. Swansea University has a vibrant cultural life and has received the Green Flag Status Award. The University has flourished over the years. This year marks its 100th anniversary, and Welsh University of the Year 2019 is unquestionably a reason to celebrate. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has named Swansea University the Welsh University for the second time in three years. Swansea University is dedicated to addressing and fostering gender equality at all levels of the university. It is the first Welsh non-Russell Group university to have received the Silver Athena Swan Institutional Award. Swansea has produced a list of some notable alumni, including Geoffrey Thomas (President of Kellogg College, Oxford), Graham Ryder (Geologist and Lunar Scientist), Physicist Even James Williams among others.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Swansea University strives to provide a discrimination-free working and learning environment that allows employees and students to reach their full potential. The university also values and celebrates the variety that its employees and students bring to the institution, pushing them to think and act in new ways. Swansea University strives to create a discrimination-free working and learning environment that allows employees and students to reach their full potential. They value and celebrate the diversity that the faculty and students bring to the University, which encourages them to think and act in new ways. Having said that, Swansea actively aims to strengthen and monitor its progress in the area of LGBT+ equality, ensuring that all employees and students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feel accepted and comfortable at work and school. The institution is a proud member of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI), which serves as a measurement tool for the university's progress on lesbian, gay, bi, and trans inclusion in the workplace.