Swansea University is a public research university located in Swansea, Wales. It is the third-largest university in Wales in terms of number of students. The university campus is located next to the coast at the north of Swansea Bay, east of the Gower Peninsula, in the grounds of Singleton Park, just outside Swansea city centre. In 2014, Swansea was named ‘University of the Year’ in the WhatUni.com Student Choice Awards and shortlisted in the same category in the Times Higher Education awards.
Swansea and Cardiff University compete in an annual varsity competition, known as the Welsh version of the Oxbridge event, which includes the Welsh Varsity rugby match and The Welsh Boat Race.