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Universities close to Sandfields


Vetch Field


Swansea Beach


Sin City


Tesco Superstore


Swansea University


Vetch Field


Swansea Beach


Sin City


Tesco Superstore


Swansea University


About student living in Sandfields


Sandfields is a well-connected area to the west of Swansea city centre. Student accommodation in Sandfields is less than a ten-minute bus ride away from Swansea University and a twenty-minute bus ride from the University of Wales Trinity St David. Sandfields is also less than fifteen minutes away from Swansea city centre on foot.


Student houses in Sandfields are very close to Vetch Field. This is the perfect place to go for a walk, hang out with friends, or play some sports. You can also venture down to Swansea beach in the summer to relax by the water.

Food and Drink

There are quite a few restaurants and cafes to choose from in Sandfields. Pick up some fish and chips from The Bay Chippy, or enjoy an ice cream or sweet treat from Joe’s Ice Cream Parlour. Savour some delicious Thai flavours at Bay View, or head to Hooper’s for a relaxed meal out. Or, if you fancy a pint with friends, The Wig & Pen is the perfect place to go.


There is some great nightlife close to Sandfields student houses. If you fancy a great night out, head to Sin City on a Thursday for their student club night. Or, you can watch live music there too. Alternatively, PlanB also offers brilliant student nights.


When you live in student accommodation in Sandfields, you can do your food shops and pick up any essentials from the Tesco Superstore nearby. You can also grab some goodies from Exotica World Foods, or explore the interesting independent shops in the area.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Sandfields has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Sandfields to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Sandfields and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Sandfields

Is Sandfields a student area?

As student houses in Sandfields are close to Swansea University, the area is quite popular with students.

Where is Sandfields in Swansea?

Sandfields is an area to the west of Swansea city centre, bordered by St Helen’s Road, Oystermouth Road, and Swansea Bay.

Is Sandfields a nice place to live?

Sandfields is a great place to live, close to the coast and Swansea University. As there is a buzzing nightlife and plenty to do, student accommodation in Sandfields is very popular.

Is Sandfields safe?

You should feel secure living in Sandfields student houses as the area is considered quite safe by residents.

Does Swansea University provide accommodation?

Swansea University offers halls of residence and accommodation options across its campuses and the city centre. Typically, students will live in university halls in their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Sandfields and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Swansea?

As there are two universities in the city, students live in lots of different areas across Swansea. Generally, however, students will live in student houses in Sandfields, Mount Pleasant, Brynmill, Swansea city centre, Swansea Marina, and Uplands.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Sandfields are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Mount Pleasant can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Sandfields are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Swansea.

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