University accommodation at Swansea University
Where to start?
The first thing you need to think about is where you want to live, your options as an undergraduate are:
- Hendrefoelan Student Village
- Singleton Campus Residences
- University Managed Houses
- Private Sector Accommodation
What are the differences?
Hendrefoelan Students Village is our largest and most affordable accommodation with 1600 students enjoying living in a vibrant students village. As the largest site this is where most of our first year students are housed, although there are some designated areas for Postgraduates, Returning students and Healthcare students.
All of the accommodation is Standard, which means you will share your Kitchen and Bathroom facilities with your housemates, this type of accommodation promotes a more social environment and being approx 2.5 miles from the main campus allows you to live separately from your lectures. Some students initially worry about sharing facilities but please don't, we know from students feedback that most of you, once you have arrived or within a couple of days you will feel like you have known them for years!
Singleton Campus Residence this is our 2nd largest campus with approximately 1200 students. The accommodation is situated within the main campus and has a mixture of Standard (shared Kitchen and Bathroom facilities), En-suite (where you have your own bathroom within your room) and Part-Catered accommodation.
Accommodation plays a large part in student life and living in university residences adds a unique element to your student experience:
- Share living space and facilities with your flatmates
- Make lifelong friends
- Meet students from different backgrounds
- Live independently
Independent Living in Swansea
Shared, private sector housing is an option popular with postgraduate and returning students. Student Accommodation Services (SAS) manages properties in local areas: click here for advice, guidance and help with your search for private sector housing.
Thinking about your accommodation options
With a wide range of accommodation to choose from, before you can decide where you want to live, you need to decide what is important to you.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- On or off Campus?
- Shared bathroom or en suite?
- How much can you pay?
- Course length?
- Undergraduate or postgraduate?
- Special requirements or medical conditions?
- Bringing a car?
- Catering package included?
Making decisions about the above will help you narrow down your choices.