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Reaching Wider

The South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership works with Primary and Secondary school pupils in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. We also work with care experienced young people and carers from across the region. 


September 2020 - In line with government guidance around coronavirus (COVID-19), we have cancelled all of our campus based programme for the time being. Activities have moved online – if you wish to find out more please email

The newly established  Step Up to Swansea University programme is a series of day events and a short residential at Swansea University aimed at Year 12 students completing the first year of a level 3 qualification in school or college in South West Wales (Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire)  to experience life at university. Successful completion of the programme means that students are able to claim a tariff point reduction if applying for certain undergraduate courses at Swansea University.

What is Step Up to Swansea University?

Individual students must apply for a place on the Step Up To Swansea University Programme – successful students will then be invited to a Welcome Event at Swansea University. Students are then able to attend a series of day events for example subject taster days, a well being day, and study skill days.  These events run from January – June of Year 12 and they culminate in a residential experience held in July.  Optional activities/events will be offered to students when they are in Year 13 for example mock interviews.

Who can attend?

Step up to Swansea University is aimed at Year 12 and first year level 3 students from schools and colleges in South West Wales who have the ability to succeed but, because of family, personal or other circumstances are experiencing barriers which may prevent their progression to higher education (see application pack for further details).

For further information:

Telephone: 01792 513637



Outreach activities for schools and FE colleges 

Are available in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.  Eligibility is based on the proportion of pupils from the bottom two quintiles of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation.  On offer are taster days, subject masterclasses, teach-meets and/or sixth form staff conferences, and independent study opportunities for pupils.

For further information:

Telephone: 01792 513637

Guide for prospective students on extra help and support

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We want all our students to do the best they can. We offer lots of help and support to those who need it. Read our Guide on extra help and support to find out more.