Studying in Swansea is not just about academic excellence - although this is extremely important. It's about the whole experience of living as a student in the area - the excellent nightlife, great shopping, friendly locals, low crime levels, stunning scenery, amazing beaches and excellent road and rail links.
The city is also home to top-flight football action with Swansea City and quality rugby with the Ospreys.
Swansea is a city in transformation and is witnessing unprecedented levels of investment with many visionary schemes currently underway. At the forefront of this expansion is our proposed new waterfront campus in the city’s sought after SA1 development. The new campus will offer a 21st century student experience in an environment which will mix academia, business leisure and residential accommodation.
Also located in the city centre around historic Wind Street is the city's famous café quarter, providing a host of popular pubs and clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues including a 12 screen state-of-the-art multiplex cinema.
Swansea is surrounded by resorts, parks, wildlife centres, caves and castles and the Gower Peninsula was the first part of Britain to be awarded the title of ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' by the Government in 1956. It is one of the most stunning peninsulas in the UK, with wide, clean sands and steeply cliffed coves protected by thick woods. With over 50 named coves, bays and beaches, the coast around Swansea is certainly up there with the best.
Swansea is also one of the safest cities for university students in England and Wales.
Discover Excellent Facilities
Our Swansea campus is spread across a number of dedicated centres - all within walking distance of Swansea city centre. Each subject area has its own dedicated facilities relevant to the needs of students, from the workshops where our formula student racing cars are designed and built to the art and design studios where students have dedicated spaces to develop their ideas. We aim to have industry standard (or better) facilities for students studying on our programmes so that when they progress to employment they are able to thrive in their future careers.
There are dedicated subject-relevant libraries on our campuses and all students have open access to our IT suites and remote access to our library services and their study materials through our online library catalogue and our virtual learning environment.
The University is currently investing heavily in new and improved facilities and buildings on our Swansea campus, creating exciting new learning environments for students and ensuring that our programmes enable students to move seamlessly into employment, enterprise or further study when they graduate.
Discover Student Life at Swansea
There is a vibrant student culture in Swansea, and you’ll join thousands of students who flock to Wales’s premier waterfront city every year for its nightlife, sports and leisure facilities and stunning coastal location.
As well as the fabulous coast and countryside, Swansea provides a cosmopolitan city atmosphere with a fantastic nightlife and great shopping. In additional to first-class football and rugby, the city’s Liberty Stadium also hosts concerts from a range of international artists.
As well as providing student support and representation, the Students’ Union at Swansea offer a wide range of sports clubs and societies along with organising entertainment like ‘Freshtival’ during the first few weeks of term and ‘Refreshers’ at the start of the second semester. The annual Summer Ball is another highlight of the social calendar in Swansea, with recent headliners including Feeder (2009), Florence and the Machine (2010), The Streets (2011), Pixie Lott, Tim Minchin and Rudimental (2012), Sub Focus and Professor Green (2013).
Student life in Swansea offers everything you need to have a fantastic time during your studies, all in one of the safest cities in the UK.
Our Swansea campus has five halls of residence based on two different sites, both at the heart of our campuses and within 100metres of teaching and library facilities. There are over 300 rooms for first year students to apply for with a mixture of standard study bedrooms and rooms with en-suite facilities.
Swansea also has a wide variety of private accommodation and several private student halls within a short walk of our campus buildings, and most students move into private rented accommodation with friends after their first year.
We have a dedicated accommodation office in Swansea that provides advice and support for students when applying for accommodation or finding private rented accommodation throughout their time with us.