Here at Swansea University we have responded to every challenge that covid-19 has thrown at us.
I am delighted to welcome you to the latest edition of our Pulse Magazine. Once again, the last year has brought about unprecedented change and uncertainty. But as we emerge from the pandemic, we have taken great pride in looking back at the accomplishments of our staff and students alike - both on academic and personal levels.
Throughout this difficult period, we have seen wellbeing and mental health come into sharp focus in the public eye and, here at Swansea, these are areas of long-standing research interest. Post-pandemic, we have seen a great increase - and interest - in our research into young people’s mental health in particular; which in turn is influencing policies and plans for the future on a national level.
I am proud of both staff and student achievements this past year; they have shown great fortitude and resilience by overcoming adversities head-on, while continuing to support our local community, each other and the NHS. This edition of Pulse will give you a glimpse of some of the amazing work that has taken place this past year and I sincerely hope you can see yourself as part of our wonderful community in the future.
The world needs bright, driven and caring people more than ever, people like you! I look forward to seeing you in Swansea very soon.
Professor Keith Lloyd
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Executive Dean