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Campus Facilities

Originally established by Royal Charter in 1920, Swansea was the first campus University in the UK. With the "closest campus to a beach in the world" as one claim to fame, the campus community is one of the principle reasons why staff and students love Swansea University.

The campus has a friendly, close-knit appeal that encourages a welcoming and supportive community. The University also enjoys a prime position overlooking Swansea bay, the start of the famously dramatic Gower coastline comprised of twenty-one bays and coves, and is located only 5 minutes from Swansea City centre, and only 15 minutes from the Liberty Stadium, home of Swansea City and Premiership football.

On campus

  • £20 million sports village on campus
  • One the closest University campuses to the beach in the world
  • Three heritage protected buildings on campus for being Architecturally significant
  • Taliesin Arts Centre based on campus
  • £50 million Institute of Life Science building finished in 2007
  • £30 million ILS Stage 2 Development for Clinical research and product development
  • On campus Mosque and dedicated Imam
  • Multi-faith facility
  • Listen to Xtreme radio broadcasted from campus by Swansea University students
  • Over 800,000 books and periodicals at LIS (Library and Information Services)
  • New Science and Innovation campus costing £450 million, opened in September 2015
  • Bookshop, bank, medical centre, dental surgery, cinema, theatre, shops, post office, bars, restaurants, cafes... and more, all on campus!
  • Take a virtual campus tour of ICWS here
  • View Swansea's amazing campuses here