Swansea is one of the best university cities in UK in terms of students’ satisfaction, with local higher educational institutions known for giving well prepared graduates, experts in their field of study. Universities apply modern approaches to learning and professional practice and focus on international quality research activities. The palette of degree offerings include undergraduate degree programmes as well as postgraduate Master degrees and PhD’s. Swansea is a coastal and second largest city in Wales, lying within the historic county boundaries of Glamorgan, fenced by Swansea Bay and the Bristol Channel to the south.
Swansea has a pretty developed local economy, having as major sectors: public administration, education, health, banking, finance and insurance, and the service sector, covering professional, administrative/secretarial and sales/customer service occupations.
Major employers in Swansea include: DVLA, Admiral Group, HSBC, Virgin Media, BT and Amazon.co.uk, Virgin Atlantic, TJX Companies, Macy's, Sears, Sons of Neptune Services.
Local higher educational institutions value the importance of practical experience and encourage and help students to apply for internship opportunities in companies in Swansea.
Swansea is an incredibly beautiful city, offering numerous leisure activities, including the opportunity to visit some very interesting cultural attractions and throughout the city you can admire the Georgian and Victorian architecture.
The main places you should visit are:
You can watch a play or enjoy an artistic event at The Grand Theatre or Palace Theatre – which is used for several cultural events, as well as nightclub parties.
Take long promenades in Singleton Park, or go to Oxwich Bay on the Gower Peninsula, named the most beautiful beach in Britain by travel writers.
If you’re into sports, in Swansea, you can practice almost any sport (surf, cricket, golf, cycling) and watch some cool sport events from the local teams of football, rugby and cricket.
Swansea hosts a number of festivals throughout the year, like a folk festival, festival of music and the arts and more.
Taste some of the local delicious products, such as laverbread and the Welsh cookies.
Swansea has a rich nightlife so you can have fun and enjoy a good night out in one of the various pubs, bars and clubs.
Besides the Welsh population in Swansea, several immigrants have decided to live here, a significant number are Asian (mainly Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian), as well as Arab and African people.
Stated as one of the best places in UK to start a business, Swansea is an appealing international business location, with plenty of investment and development opportunities. The city offers access to many European markets and has established trading links and partners in countries from Europe and China.
Swansea has a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons, with somewhat mild winters. During summer, average temperatures are around 19 – 20 °C (67- 68 °F) but often reaching to 26 or 27°C (78 – 79 °F). In the winter, temperatures can go down to around 8 – 9 °C (46- 47 °F). Swansea is one of the wettest cities in Britain so often times you will have to carry an umbrella with you.