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Living in Swansea


As a student at Swansea University you will benefit from our multicultural community that provides a global perspective and opportunities to gain skills that last a lifetime.

Our unique location means that you are never far from the city or the beach, so take a look around, because whoever you are and whoever you want to be, you'll find yourself right at home in Swansea.

From the Maritime Quarter and Uplands to nearby Mumbles, discover a city with plenty of charm and bags of character.  Town, beach, campus... it's quick and easy to get where you need to be, especially with the Campus to Campus bus services which run 24 hours during term time, and our popular Santander Cycle Hire Scheme.

Music - Swansea has a vibrant music scene which continues to grow. The city boasts a huge variety of music venues and plays host to music festivals and events throughout the year with a new 3,500 capacity arena in the heart of the city.

Culture - Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and culture. On rainy days, duck into Glynn Vivian and Mission Gallery in town or Taliesin Arts Centre and the Egypt Centre on Campus. Literature lovers should pay a visit to local boy Dylan Thomas' home too.


The following map highlights area’s in Swansea that are quite popular with students and have a higher density of student accommodation available. Brynmill & Uplands are quirky area’s, ideal for Singleton Students. Uplands in particular is quite vibrant with modern bars, restaurants and shops. Sandfields is great for beach lovers with most streets only being a 5 minute walk away to the beautiful Swansea Bay. The city centre and Sandfields is a great area if you have a mix of Bay & Singleton Students. St Thomas and Port Tennant are ideal for Bay Campus students. Both the Bay campus and city centre are usually only a 10 minute journey away. Lastly, the Marina and Sketty area’s are normally a little more pricey and are better for students who want a quieter life.

With so much choice available on Studentpad, you are sure to find your ideal home from home.



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