All in all, Swansea is a great place to live. There are plenty of places for students to go out, could potentially do with slightly more variety in clubs, but there is a good enough selection to go clubbing 3/4 times a week and not get bored and there are plenty of nice bars/pubs around the city for when you aren't clubbing! There isn't loads in the way of shopping, but this hasn't been an issue for anyone I know. There are a lot of places to go for daytime/general activities and the gower is amazing if you have or know someone with a car. There are some very lovely restaurants around Swansea, although types of cuisine available lack in variety slightly. Overall it's a really nice city to live in - it's a nice location, the people are lovely, it's easy to get around, it's cheap and there is plenty to do.