One week to go until Bay Campus formally opens!

Swansea University’s spectacular new £450m science and innovation Bay Campus formally opens on Monday, September 21, welcoming new first year and returning students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Bay Campus Residences viewDeveloped by St. Modwen, the UK’s leading regeneration specialist, this transformational major project for the University has been more than 10 years in the planning; has taken just over two years to build; and will be will be home to almost 5,000 students and 1,000 staff.

The Bay Campus is the new location for the University’s College of Engineering and School of Management, offering students, staff and business world-class learning, teaching, and research facilities.  It will be also be a welcoming and vibrant place for visitors, with cafes, bars, and food court style restaurants.

The Campus’ buildings, which are complemented by careful and sustainable landscaping to provide a positive and lasting attribute to the community and the locality, are enhanced by squares, open spaces and landscaped courts, utilising as many local and a variety of species of trees, plants, and shrubs as possible.

The Campus also has the distinction of being one of the few global universities with direct access onto a beach and its own seafront promenade, construction of which is underway.

There will be a phased opening of other amenities such as banking, a Tesco Express supermarket, and sports and physical recreation facilities during the autumn, and an additional 545 student accommodation rooms will be available from January 2016.

Bay Campus signageInvitation to visit

On Saturday, October 10, from 12pm-4pm, at the University’s Undergraduate Open Day, the Bay Campus will also open its doors to the local community, local business, family and friends of students and staff, and the general public, to whom the University extends an invitation and warm welcome to visit.

During the Bay Campus Open Afternoon there will be organised tours, presentations, and fun interactive demonstrations. To register your interest in attending, please visit the Campus Development website, or email: