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I just made Swansea my firm choice and I was wondering how is the student life there.. Is there lots of things to do? Like clubs, little cafes, shopping etc. Also is there a lot of overseas students?
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I just made Swansea my firm choice and I was wondering how is the student life there.. Is there lots of things to do? Like clubs, little cafes, shopping etc. Also is there a lot of overseas students?
there is other threads on this look at second page. yes there are loads of overseas students. loads of Brazilians americans and far eastern nationals particularly chinese. there are numerous you tube videos on life and night life in Swansea you can research.
SHOPPING

there are over 100 shops in the city centre and a couple of out of town shopping centres as well. Debenhams Marks and Spencer Bhs Primark Boots WH Smith Next River Island Peacocks Top Shop Dorothy Perkins/Burton New Look Miss Selfridge Waterstones Argos Wilkinsons are all in the city centre along with supermarkets Tesco and Iceland. There are further supermarkets out of town including Morrisons Farm Foods Asda and Sainsburys. There is also Swansea's Indoor Market. Over 100 stalls selling food and other goods. This has recently been voted the UKs best market.

NIGHTLIFE

Swansea nightlife is based on a street of numerous of restaurants pubs and clubs known as Wind Street. It has many national brands such as Walkabout Yates and Wetherspoons. In addition it has Swansea's oldest licensing establishment the No Sign. This was frequented by Dylan Thomas many years ago. It also has The Adelphi which apparently was where Rocky Marciano was knocked out in a pub fight. Wind street also has eating places like Ask Frankie and Benny's and TGI Fridays. There are also loads of clubs there

RESTAURANTS

There are loads of restaurants in various places throughout the city serving Chinese Japanese Indian Thai Vietnamese Italian Mexican Spanish Portugese Turkish French Mexican American and British cuisine. there are loads of small cafes as well

OTHER LIFE


Swansea has a casino 2 cinemas bowling alley a couple of theatres a leisure centre and indoor pool. It has professional football and rugby sides and also hosts county cricket. It has a stunning bay and the Gower Peninsular was awarded the UKs first area of outstanding Natural beauty.


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a couple of miles down the road is Mumbles a beautiful fishing village with lots of cafes restaurants and boutique shops. This is only a 15 minute bus ride or alternatively you could walk along the stunning seafront for 3 miles

Your best option would be to check out the many videos on youtube and if possible come here for yourself
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I just made Swansea my firm choice and I was wondering how is the student life there.. Is there lots of things to do? Like clubs, little cafes, shopping etc. Also is there a lot of overseas students?
I've been there a few times, Wind street is basically just pubs and clubs. Shopping is decent enough, there's quite a few little cafes too. Tbh the best party I've been to there was at about 3:30am in the 24hour McDonald's couldn't understand a word anyone was saying though!
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I've been there a few times, Wind street is basically just pubs and clubs. Shopping is decent enough, there's quite a few little cafes too. Tbh the best party I've been to there was at about 3:30am in the 24hour McDonald's couldn't understand a word anyone was saying though!
They were talking in Welsh?
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They were talking in Welsh?
Oh yeah, that'd be why then... I could pick up the odd English word now and then, I kind of just guessed my way through the rest!

"Squeak squeak high pitched squeak TOILET squeak squeak"

"Erm, I think it's over there? Maybe? Toilet, yeah?"

I love you Wales
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I just made Swansea my firm choice and I was wondering how is the student life there.. Is there lots of things to do? Like clubs, little cafes, shopping etc. Also is there a lot of overseas students?
student life is brillllll, campus is lovely - bay campus will be too im sure. the city itself is so close to the beach so when its rainy it sucks a bit but its still beautiful.

as for shopping and the centre, its not a huge shopping area but enough to get you by, cardiff is only 50 mins/£6 away by train and they have eveeryyything.

cafes and food - theres SO much in swansea, its majorly up and coming with regards to amazing food and restaurants, mumbles has loads too.

nightlife is great as well, reallyyyy cheap and the student nights are great plus theres a few different ones so youll find one to suit you whether its wind street, sin or tooters etc.

a lot of overseas students too!

societies and sports are really good here too so you can try a whole bunch of new stuff

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there is other threads on this look at second page. yes there are loads of overseas students. loads of Brazilians americans and far eastern nationals particularly chinese. there are numerous you tube videos on life and night life in Swansea you can research.
SHOPPING

there are over 100 shops in the city centre and a couple of out of town shopping centres as well. Debenhams Marks and Spencer Bhs Primark Boots WH Smith Next River Island Peacocks Top Shop Dorothy Perkins/Burton New Look Miss Selfridge Waterstones Argos Wilkinsons are all in the city centre along with supermarkets Tesco and Iceland. There are further supermarkets out of town including Morrisons Farm Foods Asda and Sainsburys. There is also Swansea's Indoor Market. Over 100 stalls selling food and other goods. This has recently been voted the UKs best market.

NIGHTLIFE

Swansea nightlife is based on a street of numerous of restaurants pubs and clubs known as Wind Street. It has many national brands such as Walkabout Yates and Wetherspoons. In addition it has Swansea's oldest licensing establishment the No Sign. This was frequented by Dylan Thomas many years ago. It also has The Adelphi which apparently was where Rocky Marciano was knocked out in a pub fight. Wind street also has eating places like Ask Frankie and Benny's and TGI Fridays. There are also loads of clubs there

RESTAURANTS

There are loads of restaurants in various places throughout the city serving Chinese Japanese Indian Thai Vietnamese Italian Mexican Spanish Portugese Turkish French Mexican American and British cuisine. there are loads of small cafes as well

OTHER LIFE


Swansea has a casino 2 cinemas bowling alley a couple of theatres a leisure centre and indoor pool. It has professional football and rugby sides and also hosts county cricket. It has a stunning bay and the Gower Peninsular was awarded the UKs first area of outstanding Natural beauty.


MUMBLES


a couple of miles down the road is Mumbles a beautiful fishing village with lots of cafes restaurants and boutique shops. This is only a 15 minute bus ride or alternatively you could walk along the stunning seafront for 3 miles

Your best option would be to check out the many videos on youtube and if possible come here for yourself
Mumbles looks really nice. Are you Welsh? Do you speak Welsh? Do you have a Welsh name? Just curious.
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