APM Academic Accreditation case study
Swansea University has been making a difference since King George V laid the foundation stone in 1920. That year, 89 students (including eight women) enrolled. Today there are 18,000 students and 2,500 staff across two campuses along the south west coast of Wales. This research-led university is ranked among the top in the UK. It aims to provide an environment of excellence, with research that is world-leading, globally collaborative and internationally recognised.
With students and staff from around the world, the multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join to develop the skills and knowledge to set them on successful and enriching careers. The university also aims to drive economic growth, foster prosperity and enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and its citizens.
In 2018, it was voted Welsh University of the Year for the second consecutive year and was runner-up in the Times Higher Education Awards UK University of the Year. Its commitment to research with real-world benefits has seen it ranked in the top 30 research universities in the Research Excellence Framework league table. Swansea has also achieved the highest gold rating in the national Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and is ranked in the top five for student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.