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Swansea University

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Overview of Swansea University

Swansea University is a public research university based in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. It has an international reach with staff, students, partnerships and research links across the globe. Our campuses are vibrant and diverse, with staff and students from over 130 countries making up our friendly community. 

Swansea University has 8 colleges spread across its two campuses on the coast of Swansea Bay. Singleton Park Campus is located on the Singleton Park grounds west of Swansea City Centre. The Bay Campus, which opened in September 2015, is located adjacent to Jersey Marine Beach, east of the center of Swansea, Neath Port Talbot area. In terms of number of students, it is the third largest university in Wales. It currently offers approximately 330 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses to 19,160 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Swansea is Wales ‘ second-largest city, 70 km west of Cardiff on its south coast. The university campuses are close to the city center and the beach. While the area is mostly popular for water sports and coastal scenery, the city offers a lively nightlife and cultural scene, particularly famous among UK students.

  • Peter Cottrell, novelist and historian
  • Paul Dolan, behavioural scientist
  • D.Z. Phillips, philosopher
  • Geoffrey Thomas, President of Kellogg College, Oxford
Fun Facts
  • Swansea has lately been named the cleanest town in Wales and is the second cleanest town in the UK.
  • In 1823, the first ever human fossil was found close Swansea on the Gower Peninsula. The Red Lady of Paviland (who is actually a guy) dates back more than 33,000 years and was colored by a red ochre in the surrounding rocks.
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