Offer from Swansea University to PICNIC student visitors

University of Swansea

PICNIC Staff Contact

Melissa Wood
Strategic Change Manager
01792 604934

PICNIC Student Contact

Emily Rees
Education Officer – Swansea Students’ Union
01792 604146

Type of PICNIC exchanges offered
Single student exchange
Multiple student exchange
Types of activity available to visiting students
• Meet with Students’ Union
• Meet with Students’ Union Full Time Officers
• Meet with SEA (Swansea Employability Academy)
• Meet with SAILS (Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success)

Subject to agreement with colleagues, we can also offer the following:
• Shadow Students’ Union representation staff
• Attend an Education Zone chaired by the Full Time Education Officer (Student Rep meeting) depending on timing
• Attend relevant University meetings such as Learning and Teaching Committee, Student Partnership Engagement Committee and College Student-Staff forums
• Shadow Student Campaigns Officer or Student Engagement and Communication team
• Visit academic and professional services departments

Social opportunities
• Students’ Union activities including 120 student societies and 50 sports clubs
• Visit Discovery, volunteer led organisation based within the University
• Attend events, research and public lectures (subject to availability) in our flagship Great Hall complex or newly refurbished Taliesin theatre and open cultural arts space (opening March 2018)

Areas on which we would like to share information
• Students as partners – strategies and practices
• Partnership working and collaboration projects such as Student Learning and Teaching Enhancement Scheme (SLATES)
• Opportunities for work placements and study abroad
• Employability award and how we embed employability through the Swansea journey
• Student life network – Welfare@CampusLife
• Academic mentoring – 1-1 coaching of students to help them achieve their academic potential
• Academi Hywel Teifi – Studying through the medium of Welsh
• Dual campus experience – the original Swansea campus experience starting in 1920 along with the modern Science and Innovation Campus opened in 2015.
• Both campuses within close walking distance to the beach. Swansea boasts the 10th best beach in the world with as a Watersports Centre of Excellence.
• Sports village catering for a range of activities and training, including the National Pool, indoor athletics centre, gym and racquet courts, outdoor tracks and pitches.

Examples of local practice – Local practices will be dependent on the College you choose.

The following could take place in any of our seven Colleges:
• Participate or observe in taught sessions in disciplines relevant to your academic interests
• Meet with staff and students with particular areas of expertise
• Attend an academic society event (please let us know your interests in your application)
• Meet with a Director of Learning and Teaching and/or Programme Director
Available times to visit
• Any time in semester
Any other information
Applicants are encouraged to contact us prior to application to discuss their specific aims for an exchange. This will ensure that we are able to tailor your visit to meet these aims