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Uni Life in Swansea

An increasingly popular choice for students, Swansea is the second largest city in Wales and home to two universities: the University of Swansea and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. There's plenty to do in the city, but it's most notable for sitting along the beautiful South Wales coastline. Aside from the beach, you're also next to the Gower Peninsula Area of Natural Beauty, so Swansea is the perfect city for nature lovers.

Renowned for academic excellence, Swansea University is comprised of eight colleges spread across two campuses, which are situated on the coastline of Swansea Bay. The Singleton Park campus is located to the west of the city centre and set in the grounds of Singleton Park. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David also has one of its three campuses in Swansea, in the south side of the city centre.

The most popular student areas Brunswick, Sandfields, Sketty and Uplands, although student accommodation can be found throughout the city centre as well. There's plenty to do around the city - whether that's a bar crawl along the popular Wind Street, a trip to the meseums and theatres around the waterfront or a deep dive through the delights of the grand Swansea Indoor Market. You're also well-catered for by the Swansea University Students' Union, nestled in the centre of the campus. 

Key reasons to study in Swansea

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    A unique and special location

    Residents of Swansea are lucky enough to be sandwiched between the South Wales coastline, with all of its beaches, and the wonderful countryside of the Gower Area Of Natural Beauty. Add that to everything there is to do in the city centre and you get something for everyone in Swansea.

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    A no-brainer for nightlife

    Wind Street is renowned through Wales for being a great night out, particularly for students. Fiction and Bamboo Beach are amongst the favourite clubs for those committed to the all-night sesh, boasting a renowned roster of resident DJs. Other great bars include Heaven, Prohibition and Dorothy's. Castle Street is also worth a look for those who are bigger fans of the pub life.

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    A sporting tradition

    For the sports fans among you, there's a professional football team to cheer on as well as rugby sides, a county cricket club and a number of expansive golf courses to boot (try the Swansea Bay Golf Club for scenic views!). There's even something for fishing fans - the picturesque fishing village of Mumbles is just a short drive from Swansea University and makes for the perfect retreat.

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    A complete campus

    Swansea University envelops the area south of Singleton Park and has all the university amenities across two self-contained campuses. Most buildings, along with the university pubs and union, are on the Singleton Park campus, whereas the engineering buildings sit on the other side of the city on Bay Campus.

Swansea has plenty to see and do. It is a vibrant city with an array of restaurants, an active nightlife for the partygoers and stunning beaches off the Gower Coast if you prefer to relax or go for a surf!

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Universities in Swansea

Swansea University

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Swansea University is a renowned research institution, counted amongst the top 50 universities in the UK on league table rankings. Thanks to recent developments, the university now stretches across Singleton Park Campus and the recently launched Bay Campus, which sits on a beautiful 65-acre beachfront site at Crymlyn Burrows.

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Picture of University of Wales Trinity Saint David

One of the main campuses for the multi-city University Of Wales is the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Swansea campus. UWTSD is famed for its esteemed learning community and career-driven programmes, particularly those that focus on the Welsh and Celtic cultures.

Swansea University (Bay Campus)

Picture of Swansea University (Bay Campus)

Swansea University is a renowned research institution, counted amongst the top 50 universities in the UK on league table rankings. Thanks to recent developments, the university now stretches across Singleton Park Campus and the recently launched Bay Campus, which sits on a beautiful 65-acre beachfront site at Crymlyn Burrows.

Student Life in Swansea

Aside from the highly rated university, Swansea is an outstanding city for students due to its vibrant and welcoming community, much loved eateries and nightlife, and miles of beautiful beaches - the Gower Peninsula was the first part of Britain to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Steeped in history, with castles and historical sites in abundance, there really is something for everyone.

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Frequently Asked Questions

October is the best time to start looking for student accommodation in Swansea. Properties will be available until February, but we would recommend starting a search for a property during the autumn. The most popular student areas in Swansea include Brynmill, Uplands and City Centre.
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Tenancy periods in Swansea usually last for 12 months. Most contracts will start on the 1st July and end on the 30th June the following year. Occasionally, letting agents may offer tenancy periods that last for 10 or 11 months, starting in August or September. You can always enquire with the letting agent to find out how long your contract length will be.
Deposits are usually either 4 or 5 week's rent. The maximum legal amount a landlord can charge your for a deposit is 5 week's rent. You’ll get your deposit back when you move out of the property. That said, if the landlord is still owed outstanding rent or needs to pay for repairs to damage within the property, they may take deductions from the deposit to cover the costs.
UniHomes accommodation in Swansea usually costs £85 – £176 per person, per week. This price includes the cost of all bills you'll need to pay, which you won't always see on other student accommodation websites. Check out the full range of student accommodations available in Swansea.

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