Living off-campus

Living in private accommodation is a great way to fully immerse yourself in our City and its culture. It will offer greater privacy, and the ability to choose who you live with, and where you live. Most private accommodation will be in the most popular student areas of Swansea, and will have good transport links and access to shops, bars, and food outlets. Sharing a house with friends is usually a go-to option for second year students.

If you decide to live off-campus, there is plenty of good quality accommodation in the private sector:

STUDENT MESSAGE BOARD

The Swansea University Student Message Board is a free service for students to meet and chat with other students who want to live together in the Swansea area. Use the message board to find available rooms and flatmates, or to let students know if there is a room spare in your student house. If you are an agent/landlord looking to advertise student accommodation on Studentpad please visit the Agent/Landlord page.

Swansea Area Guide

Brynmill and Uplands

  • Popular student locations near Singleton Park Campus (5-15 minute walk)
  • Large range of shops, bars, restaurants, and takeaways
  • Mainly flats and larger shared houses (approximately 5 bedrooms)

Sandfields

  • Popular student area near the city centre with popular shops, bars, and restaurants
  • Slightly smaller accommodation, with 2-3 bedroom properties
  • 15-20 minutes to walk to Singleton Park Campus

Sketty

  • Popular student area near Singleton Park Campus (5-15 minute walk through Singleton Park)
  • Range of shops, bars, restaurants, and takeaways
  • Mostly 4-5 bedroom properties

Marina

  • High-standard, luxury accommodation by the seafront
  • A more expensive area of 1-2 bed en-suite properties
  • 20-25 minute walk to Singleton Campus and 10 minute bus ride to Bay Campus

St Thomas and Port Tennant

  • Ideally located for Bay Campus and the city centre, with bars, shops and restaurants
  • Mostly 4-6 bedroom properties
  • 5-10 minute walk to Bay Campus
Swansea Area Map

House Viewing Tips

Need more help deciding whether living off campus is right for you?

Hear from some of our students about accommodation on and off campus.