Things to do in Swansea

Thinking back to when I arrived at UWTSD Swansea, I didn’t really know what to expect even though I had done the Uni experience before, coming to Swansea was fresh, different, exciting. If you are thinking about coming to Swansea, try googling us, to see what you can expect. For those of you who have come to an Open Day with us, will have experienced the city tour giving our potential students an idea of what to expect when you arrive.


University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Alex Building photoshoot

Unlike some Universities around the country, we at UWTSD are truly a City University; we have multiple campuses located in Swansea, up Townhill, on Mount Pleasant, Alex Building, Dynevor Campus and finally the Business Campus. When you do visit make sure you find out which campus you are likely to be at so we can aid you.

People often asked me what I knew about Swansea before joining and well even now I still get asked as part of my job what can I do in Swansea? Where should I go to meet new people?

If you’re interested in socialising on a night out the answer is simple really, it’s called Wind Street, the locals you will hear refer to it as Wine Street and over your first week in Swansea you’ll realise why. It’s a street of clubs and pubs and restaurants and is where most students will spend their Wednesday nights as this is Student Night.

city centre


If sport is what you enjoy, we at Swansea are home to the Swansea City Football club, who share the Liberty Stadium with Ospreys Rugby, so any sport fans will have two top teams to go watch every week.

For those who enjoy a more relaxing way of life, UWTSD’s home in Swansea can offer, walks along the sea front, multiple cinema venues so you and friends can watch films throughout the day and night.

For me my favourite spot in Swansea, and for those lucky enough to have a car while in University: is taking my car down the coast road to Mumbles, sampling the sea breeze with the Windows down, taking a stroll around before ending up at the seafront restaurant Verdi’s where you can sample the cake counter or have freshly made Italian Pasta and watch the waves roll in and crash against the beach. You can walk to mumbles, take a bus or even the small land train from Blackpill for some of the journey! There’s a cycle path along the front too which makes it easy for you to walk or cycle and take in the beauty without cars and lorries to think about!


For any more information about Swansea and life at UWTSD check out our Facebook pages, or tweet me @Jake_Uwtsd.

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