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As a coastal city in Wales, Swansea is the second-largest city in the area and the twenty-fifth most significant city in the UK. It is highly crowded with a population of 241,300, living mostly in popular areas like Morriston and Sketty. The city has two famous rivers in the region, the Tawe, which passes the city centre, and the Loughor, which goes along the Carmarthenshire. It has a wide range of universities and student residences randing from shared or private student rooms and flats, making it a popular student destination.
The primary university is Swansea University. It is the third-largest university in Wales. It offers more than 330 undergraduate courses and 120 post-graduate ones all within two campuses. The Singleton Park Campus in Singleton Park is located in west Swansea, and the Bay Campus is located on Jersey Marine Beach, east of Swansea city centre. Other universities and colleges in the city include Gower College Swansea, a famous college in terms of sports facilities and sports education. It offers a lot of sports scholarships and supports several sports academies that permit full-time students to improve their skills in football, hockey, netball, rugby, and cricket.
Additionally, if you are a lover of arts and entertainment, Swansea is the perfect place for you, it has many famous student attractions that you'll enjoy. The Grand Theatre in the city centre is a famous theatre that hosts comedy shows, musicals, and dramatic performances. It houses various sports facilities like the Liberty Stadium, a purpose-built stadium that can hold up to 20,750 spectators. Various art centres, museums, and art galleries are available and historical monuments like Oystermouth Castle are perfect for a nice outing with friends.
Furthermore, you can find a lot of festivals in Swansea like Swansea Waterfront Jazz & Blues Festival, a yearly festival that takes place in June in Swansea Maritime Quarter, and the Beach Rugby Wales Festival, a sports festival with more than 54 teams from all over the UK competing against each other. Other famous festivals include the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts and Swansea Bay Summer Festival.
Affordable student transportation in Swansea is accessible and convenient; the railway station can easily take you to Carmarthen, Tenby and Pembroke Dock, Haverfordwest and Milford Haven. Moreover, the city has bus services serving almost all the main roads. Cycling is a popular means of transportation. Cycling fans can easily find a cycling map on the council's website.
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