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Everything about Student Accommodation Swansea

A coastal city and county, Swansea has rightfully earned itself the title “City and County of Swansea in Wales.” It is the second largest city in Wales, with its southwest coast located within the historic boundaries of the Welsh commote of Gŵyr and prehistoric Glamorgan. The city is also popular for its Welsh professional football club, Swansea City Association Football Club. One of the best places to learn about the history of the city is the National Waterfront Museum that focuses on manufacturing and industrial innovation in Wales, from around three hundred years ago to the present day.

University Living is a managed marketplace with an AI and tech-enabled platform where those who are going abroad for their higher education can book student accommodation in Swansea. Apart from accommodation, students can also avail many of the value-added services provided like pick and drop, currency exchange, SIM-card, and much more. Currently, University Living offers more than 1 million beds across 210+ cities around the world, so students have plenty of purpose-built student accommodations (PBSAs) to choose from.

Student life in Swansea

Swansea is home to a culturally diverse crowd of students from across the world, and with a history dating back centuries, there is so much to learn about the city. The city has excellent transport links, so even if you are new to Swansea, you will have no problem navigating your way around. As an art lover, The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery which was founded in the year 1911 and is widely known for its exhibitions is a must-visit.

Things to do in Swansea

Visit the Gower Peninsula for picture-perfect sights of sandy beaches, magnificent limestone cliffs and you’ll know why it is still warrants being the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. When you’re up for a dive into history, head take the bus to Oystermouth Castle and take in the views of Swansea Bay and explore the old stairways and tunnels. Try out the delicious seaside food at the Mumbles which is a bustling seaside village with more than 130 shops, pubs, and restaurants running for miles along the Swansea Bay.

Student accommodation Swansea

Swansea is home to various institutions and universities like Swansea University , Gower College Swansea, and University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Each year, thousands of international and domestic students choose Swansea for higher education. This is why it becomes difficult for students to find accommodation in the university halls of residence and they have to choose private housing like shared apartments or independent studios.

Swansea University

Located in the second largest city in Wales, Swansea University was founded in the year 1920 and since then has been widely known for its academic achievements. Currently the university is ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019) and in the top 251-300 universities of the world (Times Higher Education Rankings 2020). The university campus is a situated on a stunning waterfront, making it one of the most pleasant locations for international students. Swansea University comprises eight colleges across Singleton Park and Bay campuses that offer a range of graduate and post-graduate courses.

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Q. How can I rent student accommodation in Swansea?

A. You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

Q. What are the different types of student accommodation in Swansea?

A. University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

Q. What are the different types of student rooms in Swansea?

A. The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

Q. Are the bills included in the rent?

A. This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Swansea have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

Q. Can I view my student apartment in Swansea before booking?

A. Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

Q. Can I stay at my accommodation during my internship?

A. Yes. You don’t have to vacate your accommodation during your internship period. You can stay there as long as you’re enrolled as a student at some university.

Q. What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?

A. We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

Q. What are the best areas for students to live in Swansea?

A. Student life in Swansea has everything a student needs, no matter where you live, you will always be able to enjoy everything this city has to offer. Uplands, City Centre, Sketty, Mount Pleasant, Brynmill, etc. are some of the most popular, affordable, and culturally diverse places in Swansea.