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Swansea University

Located on the doorstep of the stunning Gower coastline, Swansea University was founded in 1920 and prides itself on striking the right balance between excellent teaching and research, and providing its students with an excellent quality of life.

Set in mature parkland and botanical gardens overlooking Swansea Bay, the university’s multicultural Singleton campus is made up of almost 16,000 students and more than 2,500 staff. The third-biggest university in Wales in terms of student numbers, a new 65-acre campus is being developed on the eastern approach into Swansea. The ambitious Bay Campus programme will eventually see the university double in size.

Students who choose to study at Swansea become part of an ambitious, research-led institution and get to live in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Many graduates choose to stay in the area long after their studies have finished.

The university itself is made up of seven academic colleges covering arts and humanities, engineering, human and health sciences, law, science, medicine and management.

Swansea also has an enviable reputation for producing successful sportsmen and women and is home to its very own International Sports Village. Located a five-minute walk away from the main Singleton campus, it offers an all-encompassing range of top quality indoor and outdoor facilities.

Located on the foreshore in front of Singleton Park, the university is also home to a £1.4 million beach and watersports centre. Offering activities such as kite surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking and beach volleyball, it is open to students, residents and tourists.


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Swansea Marriott Hotel

Swansea Marriott Hotel

Maritime Quarter, Swansea
4.0
of 5, from 144 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quadrant Shopping Centre and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach and Swansea University are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£61
Village Hotel Swansea

Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea
4.0
of 5, from 153 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Port Tennant, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

The Windsor Lodge Hotel

The Windsor Lodge Hotel

Mount Pleasant, Swansea
3.1
of 5, from 58 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Castle, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Swansea Market and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea University and Swansea Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

£62
The Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea
3.9
of 5, from 117 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Castle, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Castle, Swansea Market, and LC Swansea. National Waterfront Museum is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away.

£49
White House Hotel

White House Hotel

4 Nyanza Terrace, Swansea
4.5
of 5, from 52 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Uplands, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea University. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

£64
Morgans Hotel

Morgans Hotel

Somerset Place, Swansea
4.4
of 5, from 55 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Castle, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Waterfront Museum, Dylan Thomas Centre, and Swansea Beach. Swansea University is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

The Gower Hotel

The Gower Hotel

11 Church Lane, Swansea
4.3
of 5, from 25 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Bishopston, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Oystermouth Castle and within 6 mi (10 km) of Swansea University and Swansea Beach. Dylan Thomas Centre and Caswell Bay Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£66
Alexander Hotel

Alexander Hotel

3 Sketty Road, Swansea
4.4
of 5, from 50 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Uplands, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea University. Swansea Beach and Dylan Thomas Centre are also within 2 mi (3 km).