Swansea is the county, and second largest city of Wales. Nicknamed the ‘Copperopolis’ as the original epicentre of the world’s copper industry, Swansea is now renowned as a coastal area, attractive to tourists and prospective students wishing to study at its world-class university.

Swansea stays true to its coastal heritage and embraces all things historical, with attractions including the Swansea Museum, the oldest in Wales, and the Dylan Thomas centre, the focal point for celebrating the life of the Welsh poet. With the 360 Beachsports and Watersports centre and a number of clubs including Escape and Oceana, student life here is satisfied by an assortment of activities, landmarks and after-dark hotspots.

If sporting activities are your choice for de-stressing, then you will be spoilt for choice by Swansea’s environment and opportunities. At the 360 sports centre you can paddle board, kayak or enjoy some beach rugby, checking out the live webcam beforehand to assess the weather conditions! For a spot of therapy in retail form, then head to the Quadrant shopping centre, home of the Swansea Devil statue, or to the indoor market, internationally renowned for its laverbread.

Swansea’s student halls are within close distance to all of the above, as well as the Odeon Cinema and Megabowl. So whether you need a break from revision, or fancy sharpening up your bowling skills, the central location of the student accommodation means the entire university package is on your doorstep!

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