Professional services

Academic Services

Academic Services is responsible for managing a number of strategic functions within the central administration, including Examinations, Postgraduate Research, Quality, Student Liaison, Taught Programmes, and Welsh Language.

Director of Academic Services: Adrian Novis

Estates and Facilities Management

Estates & Facilities Management is responsible for providing and maintaining buildings, services, and internal and external environments. It also manages portering, security, grounds maintenance and cleaning services, and the Safety Office.

Director of Estates & Facilities Management: Craig Nowell


The Finance Department provides a cost effective, efficient and professional financial service, and is responsible for recording all of the financial transactions relating to the University.

Director of Finance: Rob Brelsford-Smith

Vice Chancellor's Office

The Professional Services staff in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office are responsible for: executive, administrative and PA support for the Vice-Chancellor, Registrar & Chief Operating Officer and the Pro-Vice-Chancellors; compliance duties associated with Data Protection, Freedom of Information, immigration regulations and the Welsh Language; supporting the Council, the Senate, the Court, a range of policy and management committees and the University’s committee infrastructure; the provision of legal services; records storage services.

Director of Services: Louise Woollard

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides high quality professional advice and guidance on Human Resource issues in support of the University's aims.

Director of Human Resources: Sian Cushion

Information Services and Systems

Information Services and Systems delivers research, learning, employability, cultural and administrative services to our large and diverse University community. Our staff apply their professional knowledge, skills and creativity to deliver university-wide IT Services, Libraries and Culture and Arts services and provision, as well as two university Academies: the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT), and the Swansea Academy of Employability (SEA).

Director, Information Services and Systems: Kevin Daniel

Marketing, Recruitment & International

Marketing, Recruitment and International covers a wide range of activities, including Admissions, Development and Engagement, Digital Marketing, the International Development Office, Marketing, Marketing Intelligence, Public Relations and Communications, and Student Recruitment.

Associate Director's of Global Advancement: Emma Frearson-Emmanuel and Martyn Edwards

Planning and Strategic Projects Unit

The Planning and Strategic Projects Unit is responsible for the development, implementation, and review of the University's corporate and business planning processes.

Director, Planning and Strategic Projects Unit: Pat Price

Research, Engagement and Innovation Services

The Research, Engagement & Innovation Services team provide support, advice and guidance for research, consultancy and business engagement activity.

Director Of Research, Engagement & Innovation Services: Ceri jones


Student Services

Student Services provides integrated professional, student-centred services to enable every student to develop and achieve their full potential.

Director of Student Services: Kevin Child

Academic Partnerships

Academic Partnerships formalise relationships with external organisations and institutions. It delivers collaborative programmes with a clear focus on ensuring that any student or learner, wherever they study and at whichever level of award, will have a rewarding and excellent learning experience.

Director: Huw Morris