4 Best Places To Live If You Are A Student In Swansea

Have you always wanted to go to university in Swansea and now you’ve finally gotten an offer? The next step would be to find the best place to live there. While some areas in the UK offer high-cost student accommodation, you can always find reasonably affordable student accommodation in Swansea. Moreover, you can get this in a safe area in the Waterfront City.

1. Uplands

There is a reason Uplands is so popular with students, especially from Swansea Meds and Swansea University. It is safe, has plenty of affordable student accommodation and let’s not forget the Uplands Tavern where you can hang out with your friends after school and enjoy a pint.

And these are only but a few of the many perks of living in Uplands.

You may also want to check out Noah’s Yard. Here you can enjoy a beer in an Italian inspired joint with an eclectic atmosphere. You can see typewriters, newspaper print on walls, bikes, books, and even a Banksy. There is also a well-known spot for some delish vegetarian food called Crumb’s Kitchen.

If this sounds like your kind of place, then it’s important to find a living space early on, as all the best accommodation may get snapped up pretty quickly. Start by checking out some great places on Walter road. Granted they may be a bit costlier, but they are high quality as well.

If you are an overseas student, then finding accommodation in Swansea can prove a bit challenging. It is important, therefore, to first learn a few tips on how to get accommodation in a foreign country.

2. Brynmill

Brynmill is a hilly location in Swansea. However, think of it as a great way to work out even when you are not in the mood for it. That said, one of the most attractive features of getting student accommodation in Brynhill is that it is affordable.

Furthermore, students can significantly cut down on individual costs by renting a place as a group of four or seven.

When you are not in school, there are plenty of places in and around Brynmill that you may want to visit for some sightseeing. Examples include:

• Aberavon Beach
• Brynmill Park
• Swansea Bay
• Limeslade Bay
• Bracelet Bay

3. Bay Campus

If you want a place that is close to your university, then Bay campus is certainly worth considering. The campus is situated very close and there is no need to travel for your lectures. Many in the first year, as well as postgraduate students, choose this place when looking for accommodation. Note that the prices here may be a bit high, but this is offset by the fact that you can save considerably on transport while also living in a safe area. The quality of the houses here is also good.

The areas around Bay campus offer plenty of sightseeing as well, with the beach being very close. The accommodation is a decent size for many students and since many first year students choose this area, you will be able to make friends and settle in fast.

And when you want to go into the city, take a 20-minute bus ride, and you can enjoy most of what Swansea city has to offer.

4. Sketty

One thing about student accommodation in Sketty is that the quality of the houses here is not the best. That said, it is a great place if you are looking to save on cash. Furthermore, it is also located close to campus which means further savings on transport expenses.

Sketty is a good place to start if this is your first time in Swansea. Once you get to know the city, then perhaps you may consider shifting to areas with better accommodation such as Brynmill or Uplands.

Here you can find decent accommodation for a relatively low price. During the weekends and on days that you are not busy with school, you can head off to Singleton Park. This boating lake also offers a coast. When searching for your student accommodation, make sure it has everything you need to make the most of your stay.

Final Word

If Swansea is your ideal study destination, then you will be pleased to know that there is plenty of accommodation here to suit all budgets. There are also many recreational places in and around the city that you can check out during your free time. To make the most of your stay here, find your accommodation early on before the best get occupied.

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