On arrival you will be able to collect an International Welcome Pack. These will be given to those accessing the University’s Student's Union Meet and Greet service, distributed on the International Welcome Day, available for collection at enrolment points or found by dropping in to CampusLife Reception in Keir Hardie (Park Campus) or in the Information Tower (Bay Campus).
This Pack contains lots of information you need for getting settled in, as well as a free GiffGaff SIM card (which allows you to talk to other students on GiffGaff for free and has excellent international calling rates).
It also includes details of how you can access a UK Government Validate ID card. This card is very useful for using as identification when in the UK and prevents you from carrying your passport and/or visa around! We have many students lose their documents, which can be costly and take a long time to replace. Getting a Validate card helps keep these safe and you can get one via International @CampusLife.
Please note that Validate cards are used as proof of age in the UK. They are not a substitute for a BRP card. You cannot use Validate UK ID cards for travel
How can I purchase a Validate UK proof of age ID card?
It costs £25 to purchase your ID card using our application service.
Please note, you must have enrolled at Swansea University/The College and be living in the UK to access this service.
Please read our VALIDATE guidance sheet and complete your application UK ID Card Application Form which you will find in your Arrivals Pack