YEAR 12 STEP UP TO SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
When we have plans in place for 2021-22 they will be published here. In the meantime if you wish to contact the Step Up Team please email.
What is Step Up to Swansea University?
The Step Up to Swansea University programme is a series of day events and a short residential at Swansea University aimed at Year 12 students completing the first year of a level 3 qualification in school or college in South West Wales (Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire) to experience life at university. Successful completion of the programme means that students are able to claim a tariff point reduction if applying for certain undergraduate courses at Swansea University.
Who can attend?
Individual students must apply for a place on the Step Up To Swansea University Programme. It is aimed at Year 12 and first year level 3 students from schools and colleges in South West Wales who have the ability to succeed but, because of family, personal or other circumstances are experiencing barriers which may prevent their progression to higher education (see application pack for further details).
Successful students will then be invited to a Welcome Event at Swansea University. Students are then able to attend a series of day events for example subject taster days, a well being day, and study skill days. These events run from January – June of Year 12 and they culminate in a residential experience held in July. Optional activities/events will be offered to students when they are in Year 13 for example mock interviews.
Expression of interest
Applications for the Step Up to Swansea University Programme open in January. To be notified when you are able to apply please fill out the form in the link. For further information phone 07922 000415 or Email
To find out how the Step Up Team looks after any information that they collect, how they store it and handle it click here.
Step Up outreach activities for schools and FE colleges
Activities available in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Eligibility is based on the proportion of pupils from the bottom two quintiles of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation. On offer are taster days, subject masterclasses, teach-meets and/or sixth form staff conferences, and independent study opportunities for pupils.
For further information:
Telephone: 01792 513637
Learn and Change
Free! Anyone who is 21 and over and has not been to university can attend. This course is ‘in person’, taking place at the venue in a small group setting.
How can an open mind and the willingness to learn help us make changes in our lives? This short course will help you to think about what first steps to take and where to go for information and advice.
In this course you can:
- Take time to explore your own life situation.
- Learn some facts and techniques.
- Share experience and knowledge with others.
Dove Workshop, Banwen, Neath, from September 21, 2021 for five weeks, 10am to 12pm
Phoenix Centre, Townhill, Swansea, from September 23, 2021 for five weeks, 10am to 12pm
Complete the online form or ring Claudia Mollzahn on 07599 274561 to book by phone.
The South West Wales Reaching Wider Partnership works with Primary and Secondary school pupils in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. We also work with care experienced young people and carers from across the region.
Find out about the online activities offered by Swansea University which are featured on the Uni4Me platform. Uni4Me is an online platform with access to online events, activities and resources from UK higher education organisations that support learning and enable people to find out more about future opportunities.
A collection of resources from all of Wales' universities to help people get started with higher education.