Swansea

The Welsh Dragon beckons, with plenty of scenery, beaches, sports and much more

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Catherine Zeta Jones (Actress)
    Rob Brydon (Comedy Actor/Presenter)
    Joanna Page (Actress)

  • Population: 239,023

    • About Swansea

      In the south west of Wales, based only two miles from Swansea on the stunning Gower peninsula, a place on one of Swansea University’s many undergraduate and postgraduate courses is a very desirable possession.

      With one of the most attractive areas of natural beauty – and all the climbing walking and surfing these mountains and waves offer, the uni attracts a varied, healthy bunch into its student body. Surrounded by parkland overlooking Swansea Bay, the campus is close to some of the best waves in these shores; bringing in the surfing masses. 

      The Swansea University has a respectable, sound reputation in teaching, and graduating students have a fine employment record within the first six months of finishing. The city also is home to the a campus of University of Wales Trinity Saint David bringing Swansea up to level pegging with cities like Manchester and Leeds, giving Swansea two impressive institutions with full university status. 

      With a hectic nightlife and the notorious ‘Mumbles Mile’ drinking marathon, it’s a surprise students make it to lectures, but public transport around the city make life relatively easy for those seeking academic enlightenment. Swansea Uni itself boasts a dedicated bus service every ten minutes between sites, giving students even fewer excuses for missing lectures.

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Swansea University

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      Student Accomodation in Swansea

        • 0.4 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £137.00 p/w

        • 0.1 miles from centre

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          Prices from £122.00 p/w

        • 0.1 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £125.00 p/w

        • 0.2 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £135.00 p/w

        • 0.2 miles from centre

          Student Halls

          Prices from £135.00 p/w

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      Interesting Facts

      • Swansea is supposedly named after a Viking King called 'Sweyn' - who had had of northern Europe under his control!

      • The valleys around the city are still home to wild ponies!

      • Swansea Jack', a friend pooch with a difference, is one of the city's famous folklores. Apparently the brave dog saved at least 27 people from drowning in the Swansea docks!