Max Moss, BSc Geography with Integrated Foundation: PGCE Geography, University of Oxford
"The Foundation year was hard, harder than my first year of the degree course in some aspects! But it provided me with all the skills I needed to start my first year, not only on par with those who came straight from A levels, but with an edge. An extra year of getting to know my surroundings, lecturers, societies, and learning techniques, such as citing and referencing was invaluable. In addition, the broader spectrum of topics during the foundation year allowed me to get a feel for what I enjoyed, and what I didn’t, eventually leading to the selection of more physical topics for my second year. I graduated with a 2.1 - something I would never have even dreamed possible 4 years ago. My experiences demonstrate that with hard work and some right choices, it is possible to go from nothing, to something.
Manisha Kumar, MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change
Manisha, from Washington DC in the USA, graduated in September 2015 from the MSc Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course and shortly after that she accepted a position at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be working in the Office of Research and Development. Manisha had very good things to say about Swansea and these kind words for her course tutor Dr Iain Robertson – “I want to thank you again for all your help, guidance, and support throughout the MSc program in Swansea. It was an experience I will always value.” Hear more from Manisha here http://www.swansea.ac.uk/science/international/northamerica/usa/
Louie Vaughan, BSc Geography: Transport Planner, Asbri
"I really enjoyed the variety of different subjects the geography degree offered. The care and passion that lecturers had was noticeable. The field trip to Sikkim was amazing, and I learnt so many skills on the trip which have helped me a great deal going forward, not to mention Sikkim is probably the coolest place I have ever been. I also learned skills such as teamworking, independent study and time management skills, but most importantly, a wider perspective of the world."
Jack Philpott, BSc Physical Geography: GIS Technician
"Definitely choose to study at Swansea. Not only will you receive a outstanding level of teaching from all lecturers, you will have an incredible experience outside of University exploring everything Swansea has to offer. I learned both academic and non-academic skills at Swansea. Academically I developed a much stronger work ethic and became able to complete large bits of work on a timely basis which involves a lot of time management techniques. Non-academically, I have developed my independence living away from home and paying for bills etc. I am now enjoying the challenge of a more intense working environment and testing myself to meet individual targets."