A beautifully nestled campus
Our Singleton campus is nestled beautifully between the stunning Swansea Bay beachfront and leafy Singleton Park, perfect for lunchtime picnics and weekend beach days. Our campus beach (as we like to think of it) is a Watersports Centre of Excellence and a popular haunt for students during study breaks and lunch hours. Singleton Park is home to vast green fields, botanical gardens, a small boating lake (with awesome Swan pedalos) and a crazy golf course – perfect for Freshers Week fun!
A short walk through Singleton Park and you will reach the student hub of Uplands – home to trendy bars and eateries, the best hangover cure in Wales (thank you Uplands Diner for your Mega Beast Breakfast), convenience shops and monthly Uplands Markets, and some of the best views in the city.
Swansea University’s neighbour is the cosy beachfront village of Mumbles; home to Victoria Pier and Oystermouth Castle, streets of boutique shops and independent eateries, along with the famous Verdi’s Ice cream parlour and restaurant.
Mumbles is the gateway to the UK’s first area of outstanding natural beauty – the Gower Peninsula. With over 19 miles of beautiful coastline to explore, you can hike the limestone peaks of Three Cliffs Bay, surf some of the UK’s best waves on Langland Bay, Llangennith and Caswell Bay beaches, or simply marvel at the rugged beauty of Rhossili Bay (voted the Best in Wales (2018), the best beach in Europe (Suitcase Magazine 2017) and is consistently in the UK Top 10 in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards).
As a Swansea student you can enjoy the vast range of events that take place in the city each year. Previous events include BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend 2018, JCP Swansea Half Marathon, BBC Proms in the Park, Swansea Street Food Festival, and a host of other music, culture and foodie events for you to enjoy. One of our most famous annual events, the Wales’ Airshow, sees a host of aerobatic displays, military aircraft and vintage planes fill the Swansea Bay skies for a weekend to remember. This year’s event on 6-7 July will debut a unique ‘Airshow After Dark’ display (watch out for the cute Koala Hot Air Balloon).
Swansea City Centre is a 40 minute walk along the beachfront, or a 5 minute bus ride away from campus. Once here you can shop your way through Oxford Street and the Quadrant Shopping Centre (home to Wales’ largest indoor market), treat your inner culture vulture through a trip to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and National Waterfront Museum, or sample the varying eateries, bars and pubs of Swansea’s famous Wind Street.