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Philip Swan

Dr Philip Swan

Business Development Manager - College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Phil is the Business Development Manager at the CPD Unit and the main liaison between the CPD Unit and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

His role includes assisting colleagues in developing and maintaining flexible CPD offerings, including short courses up to independent postgraduate modules, as well as monitoring, collating and informing about data in relation to CPD activity.

He is passionate about working with academic departments to help spread the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have at the University amongst private, public and third sector organisations through practical training, engagement and focusing on programme impact.


Past large projects

Supported the Business School to submit a successful tender for a new Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Planning for NHS Wales - link 

Working with the Schools of Engineer, Psychology, Business and Computer Science to produce a series of eVehicle and eMobility training for global truck company, Meritor - link

Supported the Business school with the successful tender and delivery of a Leadership Training Programme for 65 Student Union leaders for the Government of Kerala (India) 

Current large projects 

Supporting the Business School with the successful tender and delivery of a higher education leadership programme for the British Council in Ukraine.



I joined the CPD Unit after working in an international development role at Swansea University where I worked throughout the Middle East, as well as China and Russia. Prior to that, I worked in business engagement roles at Cardiff and Aberystwyth Universities, as well as the University of Bedfordshire, where I oversaw Luton's advanced-level skills project.

I have a first-class degree in Business Management from the University of Chester, a master's degree in Strategic Entrepreneurship from the University of Southampton, and a doctorate from the University of South Wales. My doctoral research was sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and looked at the behavioural characteristics of generation Z entrepreneurs in Wales.