Experience Your Degree

Swansea University Freshers’ 2015

Whether you're a new or returning student, getting involved in Freshers' is the only way to start the year! Your Students' Union is the hub for everything you want and need during your time at uni and we're here to help you get started with a bang!

This year, we've decided to use the motto ‘Experience Your Degree’ because we know that going to University is more than attending lectures. We want to make sure that you get absolutely everything out of the time you spend in Swansea, from getting involved with sports teams and societies to changing the Student Experience at our Student Forums.

Make sure you attend the arrivals fair on campus to pick up your Freshers’ wristband and t-shirt, buy an NUS Extra card and find out all about what’s available on campus!

What’s happening?

Freshers’ Events

We kick things off during our welcome weekend, where we help you settle in to your new life at Swansea.

Our staff will be on hand at the arrivals marquee to provide you with all the information you need to make moving in that little bit easier!

All of our events are included in the Official Freshers’ Wristband package. Find out more about our packages here.



What do I need to bring?

On our Singleton Park campus, you can buy groceries and stationary from MyCostcutter—our on-campus supermarket—and there are lots of shops in town if you forget anything.

Ideally, you’ll need to bring pans, plates, glasses, mugs, a good jumper/coat, as well as some toilet roll and cleaning equipment.

Don't get too worried though, just look forward to meeting your new housemates and you can get anything else you need later.

Check out our Pinterest page for our Freshers’ pack-list!

Don't forget to buy your Freshers' wristband or Gold and Platinum packages before you arrive!

How can I join a sports club or society?

Joining a club or society is a really brilliant way to meet new people at university and keep your CV looking full for future employers.

Our Freshers’ Fayre will be taking place on the 22nd and 23rd September in the Freshers’ Marquee on our Singleton Park Campus, where you’ll be able to sign up to clubs and societies and also get lots of freebies and information from local and national businesses!

On the Bay Campus or at Hendrefoelan? Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty busses for you to jump on to get to Singleton Park!

You can also sign up to sports clubs and societies online, and buy Sport Swansea membership. It’s a great way to avoid the Freshers’ Fayre till queues!

Who do I see if I need advice at university?

We’ll have lots of volunteers about during Freshers’ week who can answer any questions, look out for their Union T-shirts! You can also ask us lots of things on our Union page – just drop us a message!

We have five full time officers based on-campus, in Union House, who will always provide a friendly face, whether it’s for a chat, some advice or even recycling bags! Find out more about what they do and meet the team on our main website.

If you’ve got a question on housing, money worries, course issues or family problems you can visit our free Advice Centre, where our friendly team will be happy to help.

How can I buy a bus pass?

Student bus passes are available from our Travel Shop which is based in Fulton House on our Singleton Park campus (opposite the Freshers’ Marquee). Don’t forget to bring a passport photo along with you and proof of student status. All prices and information will be updated on our Travel Shop page.

How do I get an NUS Extra Card?

NUS Extra cards provide you with amazing discounts so you can keep your money going further. We’ll be selling cards in the Arrivals Marquee and at the Freshers’ Fayre. You can also buy cards all year round at the Travel Shop or online.


For more details on enrolment, accommodation and course information please visit the University’s website.


Got a question? Ask us on Facebook! /swanseauniversitystudentsunion or on Twitter with the Hashtag #SUF15.


Wristbands go on sale on the 1st of September.

In addition to all of our Freshers’ 2015 events, Gold will give you entry to all our big events throughout the year – including The Welsh Varsity and Swansea Summer Ball!

You’ll get entry to ALL of our events throughout the year. That’s right, all of our weekly sessions and main events are included in one package, meaning that you’re sorted for events for the year!

Get into all of our Freshers’ 2015 events.

View our full range of packages, with their Terms and Conditions at swanseasu.nutickets.com

We can’t wait – Can you?!

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Get in Touch

E-mail: events@swansea-union.co.uk
Phone: +44 (01792) 51 3024

Where to Find Us

Student Swansea Events
Union House
Singleton Park, SA2 0AF
United Kingdom