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Significant rise in number of students hoping for place at Swansea University in September

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 19, 2013

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THE number of students hoping for a place at Swansea University has risen significantly.

Applications for entry in September have increased by 18.2 per cent.

The rise includes a 15 per cent increase in languages, a 20 per cent increase in history and a 64 per cent increase in maths and computer science and engineering.

Swansea University professor Alan Speight said: "These figures are excellent news for Swansea as it shows that students are recognising a university which is on the way up. The increase in applications are a vindication of the massive investment which is being put into the campus expansion and recognition of the support we have from the Welsh Government.

"By 2015 the university will have a new Science and Innovation Campus to complement an upgraded Singleton Park Campus.

"Overall student satisfaction has been steadily increasing and last year we achieved a score of 87 per cent, higher than the Wales and UK average, with 89 per cent of students saying they would recommend the university as a place of study."

The university will host a week of employability workshops from Monday.

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  • immigrant1  |  January 19 2013, 4:36PM

    Great news for Swansea. And for Neath Port Talbot, where the new university campus is being built.

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