Ensuring that all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential

We strive to ensure that all students have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Swansea University is committed to further developing our academic skills and wellbeing support services for Welsh-speaking students.

Starting during the Welcome Week, you will get as much help and support as possible which starts with a welcome event for Welsh language students organised by Academi Hywel Teifi during Welcome Week.

During the event, you can;

  • learn more about the Welsh language provision
  • learn more about the opportunities and support available to you whilst studying with us
  • get to know Welsh-speaking staff
  • meet other Welsh-speaking students from all over Wales!


Support from the start

Freshers attending the Welsh Welcome event

Specialist academic support for Welsh-medium students

The Centre for Academic Success offers specialist support for students who use Welsh in the course of their academic lives. This provision is tailored towards the Welsh context, with attention given to the particular needs of Welsh medium students, including bilingual practices, relevant technology and software, as well as the skills common to students of all languages – critical thinking, composing arguments, referencing and paraphrasing, and writing and research skills.

The Centre for Academic Success has a lively and varied program of Welsh medium e-learning courses and resources, and face to face courses and workshops. Visit the Centre's pages on the MyUni website for details. 


Graphic promoting drop in sessions with the Swansea Univeristy Coleg Cymraeg Branch

Coleg Cymraeg Branch Surgeries

Part of the Branch's work is to make sure that there is enough provision available through the medium of Welsh for students in Swansea, and to maintain the Welsh language community here. Each month, the Branch holds drop-in Surgeries at the Bay Campus and the Singleton Campus. This is an opportunity for students to drop in and talk to the Branch Officer for an informal chat where they can ask questions about the course and general life as a student or raise concerns. It is also an opportunity for students to meet other Welsh students. The drop-in sessions are held during the academic term between 10am-12pm on the first Wednesday of each month at the Singleton campus (Talbot Room 162), and on the first Thursday of each month at the Bay campus (Y Twyni). The Branch office is always open, and students are welcome to drop by Talbot 162 at any time.

Support to prepare students for the world of work

One of the University’s primary aims is “to prepare and promote the employability of students”. Our academic courses aim to equip you with valuable experience and high-level skills that employers look for. Wherever possible, courses are accredited by professional bodies. Our long history of working with business, industry, commerce and the public sector enables us to add real value to your education. We listen closely to employers when they tell us what skills and experiences they require from their graduate employees, and we tailor our courses to make sure that you gain those professional and high-level skills that will enable you to thrive in today’s competitive world.

To learn about the support available to develop your skills for work, including the Welsh Language Skills Certificate, go to Employability and Entrepreneurship - Academi Hywel Teifi.