Enrolment, Registration and Induction

Enrolment for new undergraduates

How to enrol on your course and modules and report to your department to get inducted.

Arrivals and Welcome

Browse our arrival information and welcome week events for new students

Enrolment for new taught postgraduates

How to enrol on your course and modules and report to your department to get inducted.

Enrolment for new research students

How to enrol on your course and meet your supervisor in September - October

Enrolment for continuing undergraduates

How to enrol, pay fees and receive the first payment of your student maintenance loan.


Enrolment for continuing postgraduates

How to enrol for continuing postgraduates

Enrolment steps

Timeline 2017

Timeline arrivals

Event DateEventEvent Information
August-September Joining your course  Before you arrive checklist

30 Aug-17 Sept

Early enrolment (1)

Early and other enrolment events 

18 September

Online enrolment open

Online enrolment FAQ
22-23 September Arrivals weekend Arrivals and welcome
22-29 September

International Registration
for non-EU students

25-29 September Welcome week & College induction Undergraduate induction
Postgraduate induction
Academic Colleges
25-27 September Freshers Fayre Students Union Events
2 October Teaching, learning & research (2)
Term & Semester dates
(1) For DACE, LPC/GDL, Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Physiology, Audiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Physics and Neurophysiology, Midwifery, Paramedic, Nursing, visiting or exchange student
(2) Latest acceptance date 16 October

International registration for non EU students

If you are not from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland, you will need to register in person and enrol online:

  • Bring your passport and visa
  • Bring your letter of entitlement to pick up your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP card)
  • If we need proof of your entry qualifications, bring your certificates. For example, an original bachelor degree certificate.
  • If your employer, embassy or trust is paying your tuition fee, bring your sponsor letter with you
  • If necessary, book an appointment to register with the police

For full details browse international registration

Enrolment online for all students

You will need to login to the intranet and enrol online by: 

  • Agreeing to be a student at Swansea University and abide by the academic guide regulations and the data protection statement
  • Checking and updating your student record
  • Confirming your module selection
  • If you are liable to pay a fee, during online enrolment make a payment by card or set up a direct debit
  • At the end of online enrolment you will receive a message confirming that you have successfully enrolled.
  • If you do not receive a message that you have successfully enrolled or for any reason you cannot enrol online, please contact us and a member of staff will help you.

If you are from the UK or EU, upload your UK/EU passport and then enrol online.

If you are an international non-EU studentregister your passport and visa in person and then enrol online.

New students pick up your University ID Card

Pick up your new University ID card from one of these venues. You must be enrolled and bring the UK/EU passport or EEA national identity card or other UK/EU photo ID you uploaded or if you are an international non-EU student, bring your passport as proof of your identity.

Date and timeUniversity ID card EventVenue
22-28 Sep, 10:00-17:00 Engineering & Management ID cards  Great Hall Room 029
22-28 Sep, 10:00-17:00 All other students - ID card pickup  Fulton House Room C
All other dates 9:00 - 17:00 All students - ID card pickup  Bay or Park Library


  • If you have a student loan, after picking up your ID card the University will confirm your attendance which triggers the first student loan payment into your bank account.
  • If you are a new international student, to avoid being reported to the Home Office you must be enrolled, and have your BRP and University ID cards.

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How long will your information be held

Swansea University will retain your personal information in line with the University Records Management Policy

Student Privacy Statement

For full details about your access rights, retention policy, data security, who we share data with and how to contact the University’s Data Protection Officer if you have any questions about our privacy policy, browse our Student Privacy Statement

Meet your College at induction

New Undergraduate induction events

 During welcome week, meet College staff and make friends at your undergraduate induction events

College and subject areaCollege Induction information
Arts and Humanities, Park Campus Arts and Humanities Welcome and Induction
Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology 25 Sep 09:30 Faraday Theatre M
Cymraeg 25 Sep 10:00 Keir Hardie 302
Cyfryngau a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus
25 Sep 10:00 Keir Hardie 021
English Language and TESL 25 Sep 10:00 James Callaghan Lecture Theatre
English Literature and Creative Writing 25 Sep 11.00 Taliesin Theatre
History 25 Sep 11:00 Grove Lecture Theatre
Modern Languages, Translation & Interpreting 25 Sep 11:00 Faraday Theatre M
Media & Communication 25 Sep 10:00 Wallace Lecture Theatre
Political & Cultural Studies 25 Sep 12:00 Grove Lecture Theatre
Engineering, College of  Bay Campus


Sports Science


Human and Health Sciences, Park Campus Park campus
All subject areas www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/uginduction
Law and Criminology, Park Campus  Law and Criminolgy Welcome
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) 05 Sep 10:00 Richard Price Building Room 122
Law & Criminology Year 1 A-I 25 Sep 09:30 Richard Price Building Atrium
Law & Criminology Year 1 J-R 25 Sep 10:30 Richard Price Building Atrium
Law & Criminology Year 1 S-Z 25 Sep 11:30 Richard Price Building Atrium
School of Management
Bay Campus
All subject areas www.swansea.ac.uk/som/welcome
College of Medicine, Park Campus  Medicine Welcome
Graduate Entry Medicine 04 September
All other subject areas 25 September
College of Science Park Campus
Biosciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics www.swansea.ac.uk/science/welcomeandenrolmentweek2017
Other enrolment and induction events: Adult Continuing Education | English Language Training | European Exchange Students 

New Taught Postgraduate induction events

During welcome week, meet College staff and make friends at your  postgraduate induction events

Taught Postgraduate Subject areaWelcome and Induction event information
Arts and Humanities, Park Campus
 Arts and Humanities welcome and induction

Chinese-English Translation & Language Teaching
English Literature
English Creative Writing
English Language Studies and TESL
Medieval Studies
Media and Communications
Political and Cultural Studies

27 Sep at 9:00, Keir Hardie 130
27 Sep 10:00, James Callaghan 208
25 Sep 10:00, Keir Hardie 302
27 Sep 10.00, Keir Hardie 431
27 Sep 10.00 Keir Hardie 206
27 Sep 10:00 Keir Hardie Room 250
27 Sep 10:00, James Callaghan B04
27 Sep 10:00, James Callaghan 007
27 Sep 10:00, Faraday Lecture Rm C
27 Sep 10:00, James Callaghan LT
27 Sep 10:00, Keir Hardie 152

College of Engineering Bay Campus
Sports Science
Engineering welcome and induction
Sports Science welcome and induction
College of Human and Health Science Singleton Park Campus
All subject areas

Human and Health Sciences induction

College of Law and Criminology Singleton Park Campus
Law and Criminology www.swansea.ac.uk/law/welcomeweek/
Legal Practice Courses 05 Sep 10:00, Law Conference
School of Management Bay Campus
Accounting, Finance, Management School welcome and induction
Medical School  Singleton Park Campus
All subject areas

27 Sep 08:45 Grove Building Room 330

College of Science Singleton Park Campus
Biosciences, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Physics Science welcome and induction

New Research postgraduate induction

  • Inform your main supervisor that you have enrolled and confirm the next step of your work plan.
  • Your supervisor and College administration office can advise about attending induction events or training modules.
  • Check out the welcome activities in the marquee in front of Fulton House, Singleton Park Campus

Continuing undergraduate return dates

  • If necessary, report to your subject area induction venue (see below) otherwise check your teaching timetable and attend class at the start of term
  • By the start of term you should have chosen modules totalling 120 credits, if you are full time or 60 credits, if you are part time. 
  • If you need to change your module selection, ask staff for advice before signing up for a module.
 Subject areaReturn date
College of Arts and Humanities  Singleton Park campus 
Cyfryngau a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus Blwyddyn 2
Cyfryngau a Chysylltiadau Cyhoeddus Blwyddyn 3
28 Sep 13:00, Keir Hardie 021
28 September 14:00, Keir Hardie 021
Cymraeg Blwyddyn 2
Cymraeg Blwyddyn 3
2 October start of term
Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Year 2
Classics, Ancient History, Egyptology Year 3
27 Sep 15:00, Faraday Lecture Room K
27 Sep 14:00, Faraday Lecture Room K
English Language and TESL Year 2
English Language and TESL Year 3
28 September 10.00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre
28 September 11.00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre 
English Literature & Creative Writing Year 2
English Literature & Creative Writing Year 3
2 October start of term
History Year 2
History Year 3

29 September 14:00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre
29 September 10:00, James Callaghan Lecture Theatre

Modern Languages Year 2
Modern Languages Year 3&4
29 September 14:00, James Callaghan LT
29 September 10:00, James Callaghan LT
Media & Communications Year 2
Media & Communications Year 3
28 September 13:00, Faraday Lecture Room B
28 September 14:00, Faraday Lecture Room B
Political and Cultural Studies Year 2
Political and Cultural Studies Year 3
28 September 10:00, Faraday Lecture Theatre
28 September 11:00, Faraday Lecture Room M
College of Engineering Bay campus 
Sports Science
2 October start of teaching
College of Human and Health Sciences  Singleton Park campus 
Interprofessional Health Studies 
Public Health, Policy, and Social Sciences
4 September start of teaching
Refer to the College of Human and Health Sciences
Medical Sciences and Humanities, Psychology 2 October start of teaching
College of Law and Criminology Singleton Park campus 
All subject areas 2 October start of teaching
School of Management Bay campus 
All subject areas 2 October start of teaching
College of Medicine  Singleton Park campus 
Applied Medical Sciences, Biochemistry and Genetics 2 October start of teaching
Medicine Years 2, 3 & 4 4 September start of teaching
College of Science  Singleton Park campus 
Biosciences Year 2
Biosciences Years 3 & 4
26 September 14:00, Faraday Lecture Theatre
29 September 10.30, Grove Lecture Theatre
Computer Science Year 2
Computer Science Year 3
Computer Science Year 4 MEng
Computer Science Year 4 MSci
29 September 14:00, Grove Lecture Theatre
29 September 10.00, Faraday K
26 September 10:00, Faraday B
26 September 10:00, Faraday C
Geography Year 2
Geography Year 3
29 September 13:00 Grove LT
29 September 09.30  Grove LT
Mathematics Year 2 queries only
Mathematics Year 3 queries only
MMaths Year 3 & 4 queries only
29 September 10:00, Talbot 216
29 September 10.00, Talbot 220
29 September 10:00, Talbot 209
Physics Year 1 continuing
Physics Year 2
Physics Year 3
Physics Year 4
25 September 11:00, Faraday L
26 September 10:00, Glyndwr B
29 September 10:00, Glyndwr B
29 September 10.00, Vivian  516

Continuing postgraduate return

  • If you need information about when to submit your thesis or dissertation, please contact your supervisor and confirm the next step of your work plan.
  • If you need to know when to attend your modules or induction events contact your College.