Employed (including those self-employed) – Employed persons are persons aged 15 and over who performed work for pay, profit or family gain or were not at work but had a job or business from which they were temporarily absent because of, for instance, illness, holidays, industrial dispute, and education or training. There are no minimum hours which need to be worked but there should be a contract of employment.
Self-employed persons with a business, farm or professional practice are also considered to be working if one of the following applies:
1) A person works in his/her own business, professional practice or farm for the purpose of earning a profit, even if the enterprise is failing to make a profit.
2) A person spends time on the operation of a business, professional practice or farm even if no sales were made, no professional services were rendered, or nothing was actually produced (for example, a farmer who engages in farm maintenance activities; an architect who spends time waiting for clients in his/her office; a fisherman who repairs his boat or nets for future operation; a person who attends a convention or seminar).
3) A person is in the process of setting up a business, farm or professional practice; this includes the buying or installing of equipment, and ordering of supplies in preparation for opening a new business. An unpaid family worker is said to be working if the work contributes directly to a business, farm or professional practice owned or operated by a related member of the same household.
Unemployed (including those who are long-term unemployed)
Unemployed are persons usually without work, available for work and actively seeking work. Persons considered as registered unemployed, i.e. in receipt of Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA).
The definition of Long-term unemployed (LTU) varies with age:
- Youth (under 25 years of age) – more than 6 months continuous spell of unemployment. - Adult (25 years of age of more) – more than 12 months continuous spell of unemployment.
Economically active (excluding full time education or training)
Inactive are persons currently not part of the labour force (in the sense that they are not employed or unemployed according to the definitions provided).
Full time education or training
Persons are considered to be in full time education or training when engaged for 16 hours or more per week.
If you have a relevant criminal conviction, please enter a tick in the 'Yes' box. Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing and trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them. However, if you are applying for courses in health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must tell us about any criminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions and bind-over orders. For these courses, you may need an 'enhanced disclosure document' from the Disclosure and Barring Service (we will send you relevant forms if required) or a satisfactory police check from your home country (see http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/after-application/#EDBS).
If you are not sure whether to tell us about a previous conviction, you should get more advice from your local Citizens' Advice Bureau or probation service or from the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO).
If you enter a tick in the box declaring a relevant conviction, you will not be automatically excluded from the application process, but will be asked to supply brief details about the conviction(s). The information concerning your criminal conviction will be passed to the appointed persons at the university. In line with best practice, they will consider your application separately from your academic merits. During this consideration, you may be asked to provide further information about your conviction. If they are satisfied, your application will proceed in the normal way although they may add certain conditions to any offer they make. Otherwise they will notify you of their decision. All information concerning criminal convictions is treated sensitively, confidentially and managed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Failure to declare a relevant criminal conviction may result in expulsion from the University.
We are collecting this information to ensure that support needs are identified and assess what support the University can provide. This information does not form part of the selection process and will be treated confidentially. Even if you have previously been assessed by the University, please declare your condition on your application form. Please tick the most relevant box(es) on the application form. If appropriate, please give details of any special requirements or additional support needs you may have on a separate sheet of paper
Please exclude short absences e.g. holiday periods.
It is important that you read the declaration in full and understand its contents. Applications will not be processed without having been signed/dated by the applicant. An electronic signature is permitted.