Current Students

Welcome to SWAP East!
Congratulations on taking the first step on your SWAP East journey! We know that becoming a full-time student is a big decision and a big commitment. It is completely normal to feel a bit apprehensive at the beginning, but please be assured that there will be plenty of help and support there for you throughout your time at college and university.

 "The course is challenging but extremely rewarding."
(SWAP Access to Arts & Humanities, Newbattle Abbey College 2015-16)
Don’t forget to register yourself as a SWAP East student!
The first thing you’ll need to do is register with us as a SWAP East student by completing our online registration form.  This should only take you five minutes and you only need to do it once.   It is really important that you do this. If you do not, you will not be able to apply to university through SWAP East.
Good Luck!
The SWAP programme is a challenging year and it can sometimes prove tricky trying to balance full-time study with other demands, such as work or family. However the feedback we receive from former SWAP students is overwhelmingly positive. They say that their SWAP year was tough but it was also very enjoyable and definitely worth it in the end.  SWAP has changed thousands of lives and could change yours too. 
SWAP East staff are also there to support you, particularly when you need advice on your options for further study or with UCAS, but also for anything else we might be able to help with.  Please feel free to contact us or look us up on Facebook and Twitter.


"Even when you feel like giving up because the workload is so heavy - don't! It's truly worth it in the long run"

(SWAP Access to Degree Studies, Forth Valley College 2015-16)


 "The lecturers were fantastic, particularly when it came to individuals who struggled with certain subjects. The course has prepared me thoroughly for the years ahead"
(SWAP Access to Degree Studies, Forth Valley College 2015-16)


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