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You've read all about the award-winning teaching and world-class research that happens at Swansea University, now it's time to discover the city - we really do have it all! 

From Mumbles to the Maritime Quarter, discover a city with plenty of charm and bags of character. It's quick and easy to get where you need to be especially with the Unibus that runs 24 hours during term time and our popular Santander Cycle Hire Scheme. Make sure you check out the SU's top 10 things to do in Swansea for your ultimate guide to the city. 

Small city. Big personality.

With only around 300,000 residents, Swansea isn't the biggest city this side of the Severn, but she's got a big personality! From its humble beginnings in the copper industry, this little port city has flourished into a vibrant multicultural centre boasting metropolitan amenities amidst stunning natural landscapes. Whether you like to explore the outdoors, take in a bit of culture, or anything in between, Swansea has a little something for everyone.

Students walking in the park

That Swansea Feeling

What does 'the Swansea Feeling' mean to you? Hear what it means to Lanvell here

Find your space at Swansea University

No matter how you get here, you'll feel at home.

Lucy's Swansea Story

Lucy is one of the many students that come to Swansea through clearing. Listen to her experience and why she chose Swansea.

Swansea's music scene

Swansea has an energetic music scene which continues to grow. The city boasts a variety of music venues and plays host to music festivals and events throughout the year, including the Students' Union Summer Ball (definitely not one to miss!). Swansea's newest addition is a 3,500-capacity arena in the heart of the city which offers entertainment ranging from music to comedy, to west-end shows.

four male sudents in front of a stage
5 out of 5 stars
Swansea is great for local life! It’s right by the beach and I couldn’t ask for more. There’s also lovely parks to walk through that connect to campus. Nightlife is great, plenty of decent clubs to go to and relatively cheap depending where you go. Buses are very good and run regularly, they go to all main areas a student may need to get to

Arts & Culture

Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and culture. Wander around the Glynn Vivian in town or visit the Taliesin Arts Centre on Singleton Campus. Literature lovers should pay a visit to local boy Dylan Thomas' home too.

No cultural tour is complete without tasting a bit of local life! Follow Wayne and Robyn on their gastronomical journey through Swansea's finest eats on Foodie Fridays.

theatre performance

On campus

Your Student's Union will make sure you get the most out of campus life! At JC's you can watch big-screen matches, do the weekly pub quiz or take part in the open mic night on Tuesdays.

If you're on Bay Campus, you'll never miss a match at Tafarn Tawe, but let's not forget the Sunday night pub quiz or theme nights either!

two girls sitting at a picnic table in front of Tafarn Tawe

Chat with our current students

Want to get the low down on student life? Speak with one of our friendly student ambassadors:  

Sport and Societies

Get involved! Meet new friends and try new things with nearly 50 sports clubs and over 150 societies offered at Swansea University.

Varsity Rugby team

Countless adventures...

Catch a wave on one of our 3 blue flag beaches, cwtch* up next to a cosy beach fire, or explore the countless hills and valleys of Bannau Brycheiniog. If you're one for adventure there's one around every corner in Swansea! 

Follow the adventures of our student bloggers as they showcase their favourite outdoor Swansea spaces


*Cwtch a national favourite meaning "cuddle".

two students walking with surfboards on the beach