About the University
The University of Swansea is a research university in the Welsh city of Swansea. It has eight colleges across two campuses and was originally founded in 1920.
The university is the third-largest in Wales and has over 330 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses. It is ranked as one of the Top 400 Universities in the World in the World University Rankings, with the departments of Medicine, Engineering and Law having international acclaim.
Times Higher Education Rankings
Guardian Academic Rankings
Accommodation is available both on and off-campus for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Bay campus offers both twin rooms, en-suites, premium en-suites and flats. At Singleton Campus there is an offering of standard or en-suite accommodation, with all flats being within easy reach of the campuses and having shared living spaces.
Hendrefeolan Student Village is a large off-campus residence and is a popular choice due to its sociable environment and low cost. Located only two miles from Singleton Park Campus, it is a easy commute into class. Beck House is compromised of six large Victorian houses, offering family, couple and mature student accommodation.
The university sits on a 65-acre, £450 million beachfront campus alongside its historical Singleton Park premises. Each has campus libraries, specialist facilities and student accommodation. There is also a £20 million International Sports Village five minutes' walk from Singleton Park, which is home to a huge variety of facilities. These include playfields, hockey pitches, a sports hall, tennis and squash courts, a climbing wall, indoor track and training centres and training pitches. During the 2012 Summer Olympics, the university hosted training camps for several international teams.
Student life includes over 140 student clubs and societies, led by the Students' Union. These include Afro-Caribbean, Chinese, Hellenic and Indian societies. The Union also runs student bars and nightclubs, a travel shop, radio station, nursery, launderettes and shop.
The university also offers a range of sports club, including football, swimming, athletics, hockey, racquet sports and rugby. Swansea itself is a beautiful Welsh city, located on the coast. It is home to a variety of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and attractions.
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