Why Has Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor Been Suspended?

An internal investigation has been running for a few weeks based around the vice-Chancellor of Swansea University. Professor Richard Davies, who has served as vice-Chancellor at Swansea since 2003, has been suspended. There have been a plethora of questions so far. In this article, we try and piece together what we know.   A few days ago it was announced that the vice-Chancellor – Professor … Continue reading Why Has Swansea University’s Vice-Chancellor Been Suspended?

Swansea University is ‘Hostile’ Towards Free Speech on Campus, Study Suggests

Swansea University is ‘hostile’ towards free speech on campus, according to a recent report by Spiked Online. The report has cast doubt over the notion that a University campus is a location which allows students and staff to engage in free speech. The report suggests very few Universities in the United Kingdom actually actively promote freedom of speech on campus. Some, they suggest, actively block … Continue reading Swansea University is ‘Hostile’ Towards Free Speech on Campus, Study Suggests

Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities Set for Strike Action, Swansea to Ballot

Aberystwyth University and Cardiff University are among the Universities in Wales who are set to launch 14 days of strike action, in a row regarding pensions. Representing staff at the affected Universities, the University and College Union (UCU) have said the walkouts will begin on February 22nd – in around three weeks time. And in bad news for the disruption levels – the strike action … Continue reading Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities Set for Strike Action, Swansea to Ballot

Swansea University Welcomes New Chancellor

Swansea University has welcomed a new chancellor – with Professor Dame Jean Thomas taking the reigns. She has succeeded Rhodri Morgan, who was chancellor from 2011 up until his death in 2017. Below the chancellor in the pyramid is the vice-chancellor, for which there has been considerable controversy over salaries, yet Welsh Universities have stuck clear of the controversy. This appointment has been positively received, … Continue reading Swansea University Welcomes New Chancellor

Swansea Wins Santander Cycles Challenge – Bike Scheme To Be Implemented

In some great news for students at Swansea University, a bike scheme will be coming to the city following Swansea’s victory in the Santander Cycles Challenge. This is amazing news for students, and should lead to transport improvements in the University area of the city and beyond. Swansea finished in first place in the challenge – underlining the enthusiasm towards the bike scheme – with … Continue reading Swansea Wins Santander Cycles Challenge – Bike Scheme To Be Implemented

How Much Did Swansea Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?

Figures obtained by UniEel have revealed huge fines being spent at University’s across the United Kingdom at library’s. Part of our ongoing study focused on Swansea University, where it was revealed students spent £8,417.13 on library fines. This figure is well below the average figure seen at UK institutions. Putting this figure into perspective – with approximately 17,000 students at Swansea, this equates to a … Continue reading How Much Did Swansea Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?