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What is SWAIN
What is SWAIN
SWAIN is the Students' Unions' flagship training and development identification programme - SWAIN stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Aspirations, Inhibitions, and Needs. Your report allows you to tell us the things you excel at, the things you might need to improve, where you would like to see yourself in the future, the barriers in the way, and how we can help you overcome them.
SWAIN was created in 2021 to close a gap within the student experience, it allows each student to reflect on their levels of confidence in different areas, including the top 10 skills that are most looked for by employers. In addition to identifying student opportunities, how to promote them to the student community and what students need and want. By closing this gap we could ensure that students would leave as well-rounded individuals with a developed and improved skill set, preparing them as they take their next steps.
When you complete a SWAIN analysis survey, it heads straight to the Student Development Assistant assigned to your faculty, they will then produce a bespoke SWAIN analysis report for you that will contain personalised information, signposting, and other advice based on your answers. The more in-depth you are with your responses the more information can be put into your report to help you! Additionally, they will invite you to a meeting (in person or virtual) to discuss your report and speak more about what the next steps are for your development, they could include workshops, becoming a committee member, or using a recommended tool to improve one of your weaknesses.
If you are interested in participating and receiving a SWAIN analysis report please fill out the survey here.
If you're having trouble filling in your SWAIN submission, check out this video here for help on how to fill this in.
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The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every Portsmouth student during their time at University.