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Accommodation & Airport Collection

 Accommodation

Many of our students will be living away from home for the first time and so it is imperative that our accommodation provides an environment where students can settle in quickly.

  • We ensure specifically tailored provisions are in place for international students to guarantee students immediately feel at home.
  • A range of options are available from; homestay, student accommodation and Independent resident.
  • The student accommodation is 100 yards from our teaching campus.
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Stay with an approved family of your choice

A further option is for students to stay with one of our approved host families. Students have a single study bedroom, with their breakfast and evening meal provided. Some homes also offer kitchen access for students who wish to make their own snacks. Swansea is a well-used service, so you will need to discuss your requirements as soon as possible with the student advisor.

Close contact is maintained with host families, most of whom have been housing our students for a number of years. All accommodation new to the College is carefully inspected and checked with the police before being recommended.

Homestays are usually a single bus journey away on a direct route that should take no more than 20 minutes – occasionally a little longer at peak times. Swansea has a regular and safe bus service that runs late into the evening.

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Meet and Greet Standard Service

Our Meet and Greet Standard Service is an airport collection service for students arriving at and leaving from Heathrow airport only on any of the fixed arrival and departure dates and times. The dates are provided on booking.

Students can select one or more journeys, but if under 18 and unaccompanied, students must choose one of our Meet and Greet Packages for all arrivals and departures. Students do not have to leave their accommodation or the country during the holidays unless they wish to. There may be an extra fee to stay in homestay accommodation over the summer holiday period.

Arrival

  • The College will provide a suitable adult to meet the Student as he/she arrives in the UK (usually the Pastoral Care Officer)
  • The Student will be met as they enter the arrivals hall after clearing immigration and customs checks.
  • Transport by private vehicle or privately owned taxi/minibus will be provided to transfer the Student to their accommodation in Swansea. The Student will be accompanied at all times.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of meeting the Student for the first time.
  • The greeter will introduce the Student to the host family.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of arriving at the accommodation for the first time.


Departure

  • The College will provide a suitable adult to collect the Student as he/she leaves his/her accommodation in the UK (usually the Pastoral Care Officer)
  • The Student will be accompanied until they pass through passport control to enter the departure lounge.
  • Transport by private vehicle or privately owned taxi/minibus will be provided to transfer the Student from their accommodation in Swansea. The Student will be accompanied at all times.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of leaving Swansea with the Student.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of the Student entering the departure lounge.
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Meet and Greet Premium Service

Our Meet and Greet Premium Service is an airport or a train station collection service. Available for students on any date and any time arriving or leaving from any of the following locations:

 Local Airports

London Airports

London Train Station

Students can select one or more journeys, but if under 18 and unaccompanied, students must choose one of our Meet and Greet Packages for all arrivals and departures.  Students do not have to leave their accommodation or the country during the holidays unless they wish to.

Arrival

  • The College will provide a suitable adult to meet the Student as he/she arrives in the UK (usually the Pastoral Care Officer)
  • If the Student arrives at an airport the Student will be met as they enter the arrivals hall after clearing immigration and customs checks.
  • If the Student arrives by train or coach they will be met as they alight.
  • Transport by private vehicle or privately owned taxi/minibus will be provided to transfer the Student to their accommodation in Swansea. The Student will be accompanied at all times.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of meeting the Student for the first time.
  • The greeter will introduce the Student to the host family.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of arriving at the accommodation for the first time.


Departure

  • The College will provide a suitable adult to collect the Student as he/she leaves his/her accommodation in the UK (usually the Pastoral Care Officer)
  • If the Student is departing the UK from an airport the Student will be accompanied until they pass through passport control to enter the departure lounge.
  • If the Student is departing the UK by bus / train they will be accompanied until they pass through passport control.
  • Transport by private vehicle or privately owned taxi/minibus will be provided to transfer the Student from their accommodation in Swansea. The Student will be accompanied at all times.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of leaving Swansea with the Student.
  • The greeter will contact the Student’s appointed person within fifteen minutes of the Student entering the departure lounge
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Taxi Transfer Service

As an alternative to the meet and greet service for Students over the age of 18 on arrival, the College will arrange a taxi transfer from the airport or train/bus station. A taxi from Swansea will go the arrival point and the taxi-driver will convey the Student(s) to their accommodation in Swansea.

The fees for this service will vary. The Student or Student’s appointed person will be informed of the cost before the booking is confirmed.

Payment will be made to the College. There is no need for the Student to pay anything to the driver.

The booking will only be confirmed when payment has been received.

“Student accommodation is 100 yards from our teaching campus”

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