The Department of Computer Science at Swansea University is located in Singleton Park, right on the coast, halfway along Swansea Bay; the city is to the east, the North Devon coast is to the south, and the old fishing village of Mumbles is to the west. Mumbles marks the start of the Gower Peninsula - an area of outstanding natural beauty, with long beaches, dramatic coastal scenery, and a rich history. [maps.google link]
The department is located on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors of the Faraday Tower in the centre of the campus (tower building 8.2), the 2nd floor of the Faraday Building (building 8.1), and the Talbot Building (building 8.3) where ITWales has a suite of offices.
Swansea railway station is on the main west coast line from London Paddington, less than 3 hours away. Great Western Trains provide the service between South Wales and London Paddington. Travel Information for London to Swansea is available from National Rail.
Swansea is well connected via the M4 from London, and M6/M5/M50/M4 from the North. Leave the M4 at Junction 42, and follow the road for about 5 miles. You will pass (on your left) the SA1 Swansea Waterfront development, Sainsbury's supermarket, the new industrial museum and Maritime Quarter, the Marriot, County Hall, and then (on your right) Swansea St. Helens Cricket Ground. The University is well sign-posted and is located on the right directly accessible from the main road. You will access it by a set of traffic lights under a pedestrian footbridge. A limited amount of pay and display visitor parking is available on site.
The Wales International Airport near Cardiff is just one hour away, although there is no direct coach to Swansea - you must go via Cardiff. There is a direct National Express coach link from Heathrow and Gatwick airports (for further information see next section). Bristol is also close by. Other useful links are: BMIbaby (Cardiff), Easyjet (Bristol) and flybe (Bristol and Cardiff), KLM (Bristol and Cardiff). See here for details on travelling from Cardiff airport to Swansea.
Though not always as fast as trains, coaches provide direct and cheap links. National Express provides a timetable and booking service.
See the tourism pages for Swansea.