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Cwmdonkin Park


Uplands Tavern


Cwmdonkin Tennis Courts


Sainsbury's Local


Swansea University


Cwmdonkin Park


Uplands Tavern


Cwmdonkin Tennis Courts


Sainsbury's Local


Swansea University


About student living in Uplands


Uplands is a conveniently located area in the west of Swansea. Many buses run through the area, so student accommodation in Uplands is just a ten-minute journey away from Swansea city centre. You can also walk to Swansea University in less than twenty-five minutes.


Student houses in Uplands are close to Cwmdonkin Park. This is the perfect place to go with friends to hang out in the summer months, play some sport, or take a relaxing stroll. There’s even tennis courts, a cafe, and a shop for you to enjoy.

Food and Drink

There are lots of places to eat and drink close to student accommodation in Uplands, Swansea. Grab a coffee from Sloth Coffee Co., a beer from Uplands Tavern, or a cocktail from Bookshop Cocktail Bar. Head to Crumbs Kitchen for some delicious vegetarian food or to BrewStone for rustic, wood-fired pizzas.


If you fancy getting active, Cwmdonkin tennis courts are just a short walk away from Swansea student houses in Uplands. In the evenings you can also enjoy quiz nights and open mic nights at Uplands Tavern during the week, or see live music there every weekend.


When you live in student accommodation in Uplands, you can pick up all your essentials from the Sainsbury’s Local in the area. You can also explore the many independent shops nearby and browse for hidden gems.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Uplands

Is Uplands a student area?

As student accommodation in Uplands, Swansea, is within walking distance of Swansea University, the area is very popular with students.

Where is Uplands in Swansea?

Uplands is an area to the west of Swansea city centre, close to Brynmill and Sketty.

Is Uplands a nice place to live?

Uplands is a great place to live with lots of greenery, convenient transport links, and plenty of pubs and restaurants to enjoy. As a result, Swansea student houses in Uplands are in high demand.

Is Uplands safe?

You should feel secure living in student houses in Uplands as the area is typically considered safe.

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 Uplands 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 Uplands, Swansea Marina, the city centre, Sandfields, Mount Pleasant, and Brynmill.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Uplands 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 Uplands 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 Uplands 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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