Student Accommodation in Swansea
Make the south coast of Wales your new home and settle into the perfect student house in Swansea. This city packs bags of charm and has something for everyone. Whether you want the hustle and bustle of the city centre or the bay views of Brynmill, we can help you find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs.
A city by the sea, Swansea students are always a stone’s throw away from the beach for those long summer days. In the winter, the town comes to life with a collection of market stalls and a vibrant music scene that attracts talent from around the world.
Beyond the breath-taking coastline is a busy city – the second most populated in Wales – that offers all the benefits of an urban environment including bars, restaurants, shopping centres and entertainment a-plenty.
Home to thousands of students from Swansea University and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, it’s no surprise that an electric atmosphere runs through the city. What was once a post-war town has since been transformed into a hip, up-and-coming hub for art, culture, sport and music.
Travel links are in abundance to keep students connected to the rest of Wales and beyond. By train, you can get to major cities such as Cardiff, Newport, Bristol and London easily. By road, you can drive from Swansea to London via the M4 and navigate Wales by car on the A48.
Being a Student in Swansea
Students in Swansea aren’t just blessed with beautiful views. In the city centre are a wealth of shops including high street staples, supermarkets and unique independents for students to fill their baskets for the semester. If that wasn’t enough, Swansea’s Indoor Market is brimming with fresh food and other goods on over 100 stalls.
A student city through and through, the nightlife in Swansea is buzzing with bars for pre-drinks and clubs to bust out your best moves. Fiction is the favourite club for those committed to the all-night sesh, boasting a renowned roster of resident DJs.
Bamboo Beach is equally as loved by students for its outdoor shisha bar and private karaoke booths. If you’re less of a clubber and more of a craft beer aficionado, head on over to Castle St where you’ll find Copper serving real ales.
Of course, there’s more to student life than parties. The waterfront city of Swansea is perfect for strolls on the beach and a spot of fish and chips followed by some shopping in the town centre. Swansea is also home to a casino, two cinemas, a bowling alley and a couple of theatres, so you and your friends will never be bored.
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. number of expansive golf courses to boot (try the Swansea Bay Golf Club for scenic views!).
In short, you’ll never run out of things to do – but if you need a break, the picturesque fishing village of Mumbles is just a short drive from Swansea University and makes for the perfect retreat.
University of Swansea Student Accommodation
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.
Opened in 2015, the Bay Campus is adjacent to Jersey Marine Beach and east of Swansea city centre. Together, they welcome around 20,000 students who create a tight-knit community, whether they live on or off campus.
For those studying here, you’ll be spoilt for choice for student accommodation in Swansea. The city centre is a popular choice: the shops are all on your doorstep and you can get back to campus for class in under 10 minutes. Of course, it’s not the only option – far from it. Brunswick and Sandfields are brimming with bars, restaurants and supermarkets – they’re also home to a mix of properties perfect for student life.
Then there’s the inner suburbs of Sketty and Uplands, two quaint residential areas that are populated primarily by students of the university. Accommodation here ranges from terraced housing to detached homes that are spacious and affordable.
University of Wales Trinity Saint David Student Accommodation
The Swansea Campus of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David comprises of three distinct faculties – the SA1 Waterfront, Swansea College of Art and Swansea Business Campus. All three are conveniently located in Swansea’s lively city centre, so you’ll have easy access to shops, takeaways, nightlife, sport and culture – not to mention the sprawling Gower coast, an official area of outstanding natural beauty.
Students arriving here to study will be spoilt for choice on accommodation. Whether you’re a beach baby, a country bumpkin or a city dweller, we can help you find the perfect home to suit your needs. In the city centre of Swansea, our properties range from 1-bedroom apartments through to large properties fit for bigger groups, all fully furnished and situated in the heart of the action. Equally as convenient a choice is the Brunswick district, home to a host of eateries, independent shops and the famous Swansea Grand Theatre.
We’ve also got properties by the coastline in Sandfields and Brynmill – these student houses are spacious, stylish and boast quick access to the beach. Just a 10-minute drive from the city centre and UWTSD campuses is Townhill, where residents get expansive bay views, scenic parks and affordable accommodation.
Looking for student accommodation in Swansea? Look no further. UniHomes has a vast range of student properties to rent in the city centre, Sandfields, Brunswick, Brynmill, Townhill, Bay View, Sketty and Uplands. Whether you’re in search of a 1-bedroom flat or a 6-bed student home, there’s something here for everyone. Plus, when you choose a property at UniHomes, you can relax in the knowledge that the price you see is the price you’ll pay each month: all the bills are included as part of the rent, so there are no nasty surprises here!