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Anonymous

There is not much to do in Swansea, mainly due to the weather we get here. There is mumbles and we have the Gower which is the best part if you love nature as Wales is very beautiful. However, if you are into cities and the urban life, Swansea is not for you as there is not much to do in town except pubs and cinema, The cinema is quite cheap which is good, food is expensive and not that great to be honest. Overall the beach and the coastal path are the best part in Swansea.

Anonymous

Swansea is a beautiful city by the beach, it is mostly a student city with loads of international students. With that said you would quickly realise that you can't separate students and a night out, the opportunity for nights out presents itself on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays as loads of students get drunk and go out to the clubs and pubs. It's a small city and everybody kinda knows everybody especially in the uni circle. It's a bit expensive and with limited varieties for food and shopping but it's a great social city.

Anonymous

A night out in Swansea is good fun with decent prices on most nights but not all, Saturday is definitely a day to avoid going out due to the higher prices. Food in Swansea is good as there is a lot of variety as to what you can eat both when going out or ordering food online.

Anonymous

nothing to speacial. The city center is ok. Some of the people are nice. There are some nice sites but there is also bad weather. Could use uber. Needs more kfc

Anonymous

For a night out as a student swansea can be great. Wind street, in town can feel like a miniature versions of a bar and club strip you experience in a holiday with your friends in a hot foreign country. I love how all the bars and clubs are so close together, it gives younthe choice to hop from one place to another depending on how you feel or who you meet. Also this means when you leave the bar youre met with a street is filled with all the other uni students dresses up in ridiculous costumes their society chose that week always see friends from other scoial circles. For the others who injoy a slightly quieter night theirs plethera of pubs just a short walk from you home whether it be in town or in uplands.

Anonymous

If attending, get a bus pass, if only for food shopping. The big Tesco in town is the cheapest, but is about a 30 minute walk from campus, carrying groceries is not good for that long. There are food stores closer, but they are more expensive. That being said, it is only about a 30 minute walk into town for shopping, and less than an hour walk into Mumbles, which makes for a lovely day trip.

Anonymous

Lovely area, great views and places to visit. Nightlife is simple but entertaining, all in one place and lively.

Anonymous

As an engineering student I study on bay campus at Swansea university. Bay campus is located 3 miles from the centre of Swansea, and thus from any sort of life. On bay campus there is one tescos express, which is always empty as well as one bar, which serves 2 drinks on tap. Bay campus has a bus transport system with First Bus which is the mode of transport that a lot of students rely on daily. Overall the bus service is expensive and always late. I personally cycle in to uni from Uplands (where I live) every day and the cycle route is always littered with glass. However by cycling in I always arrive faster than the buses because they are so slow. Overall bay campus just needs something closer. There is so much brownfield, unused land between it and Swansea centre that needs shops and other facility's.

Anonymous

Great city by the beach! Shopping is a little sparse but transport and nights out are much cheaper compared to neighbouring Cardiff and Bristol.

Anonymous

Lovely beach, shoppings great, nights out are awesome! Love wine street met so many new people, it truly is a city of culture

Anonymous

Town looks a bit run down and unpleasant. Lot of homelessness. Many hidden gems (bars, restaurants, cinemas) and lots of beautiful natural spots to visit.

Anonymous

Lack of useful shopping development within easy reach but regular public transport with lots of choice in terms of places to eat, drink and dance at excellent value

Anonymous

It’s an average town not much for shopping, nightlife is great though as there is a strip full of clubs and bars. Rent is one of cheapest in UK for students too. Not too far from Cardiff either.