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Student Accommodation

  • New undergraduates are guaranteed a room in residences if they apply before the relevant deadline.
  • Accommodation is at Singleton Park or off campus in Hendrefoelan Student Village, and at the beachfront Bay Campus, which are all en-suite. Free Wi-Fi in all bedrooms.
  • There is adapted accommodation for wheelchair users and mobility, visually and/or hearing impaired students.
  • Second cheapest university accommodation – £2,500 per academic year against UK average of £4,283 (Lloyds Bank Student Life Survey, 2015).
  • Cheapest private rentals for undergraduates – average annual cost of £2,250 against UK average of £4,011 (Lloyds Bank Student Life Survey, 2015). 

Accommodation Costs

Singleton Campus

Number of university/college beds 2,464
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £5,000–£5,440
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,679–£3,431

Bay Campus

Number of university/college beds 1,482
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £4,690–£5,468
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £2,961–£4,042

Living Here

  • City Population: 239,000
  • Student Population: 15,000
  • Swansea has a modern maritime spirit, with an abundance of arts, food and shopping opportunities, all in a magnificent setting. Significant investment in the city centre has already been made, and long-term plans are in place to make Swansea city centre and the waterfront combine to become a European destination of distinction by 2020.
  • The Bay campus is located on the east side of the city, 4.5 miles away from Singleton campus.

Getting Around

  • There is an extensive network of traffic-free cycle paths, including well-used cycle routes to and from the universities and the town centre.
  • Student bus passes are available.
  • Swansea is easily accessible by road with the M4 motorway, the main east-west arterial route from London, passing through the northern outskirts of Swansea.
  • Swansea railway station is on the main west coast line from London Paddington, less than 3 hours away.
  • Cardiff International Airport is less than an hour away.

Culture and Nightlife

  • The city's famous café quarter on Wind Street provides a host of popular pubs and clubs, restaurants and entertainment venues including a 12-screen multiplex cinema and casino.
  • Taliesin Arts Centre is a popular venue presenting a wide variety of performances and exhibitions including regular cinema screenings, a number of visiting exhibitions, and a variety of live performances from dance and drama to jazz and world music. Exhibitions are also at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, while theatres in the city include Penyrheol Theatre, the Grand – where the Welsh National Opera performs.
  • The Egypt Centre is an accredited museum on the campus of Swansea University. Swansea Museum, and the Dylan Thomas Centre are found in the city, which is also home to the National Waterfront Museum, attracting over 250,000 people a year.
  • Sports include Premier League football at Swansea City football club, and the Ospreys Rugby Union Football team. There are also 6 leisure and sports centres and good tennis and swimming facilities across the city including the 50m Wales National Pool.
  • The city has 52 green spaces, including award-winning parks and gardens, and the Gower Peninsula and surrounding countryside offers hiking, golfing, fishing, kite and wind surfing, kayaking and horse riding on the beach.