Accommodation and Facilities

Details of local accommodation may be found at:


http://www.visitswanseabay.com/wheretostay/


Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for off-campus accommodation.


CAMPUS INFORMATION

 

For a map of the university campus click  here.

 

Parking on Campus 
Parking on the University campus is restricted and used by both visitors and staff. Parking for conferences and other events is limited to a maximum of 150 cars at any one time. Car parking for delegates is available on a first-come, first-served basis, in the main entrance car park (Car Park 2) to the right of the pay and display visitor car park, adjacent to the University main entrance. Disabled delegates with a ‘disabled’ badge on their car windscreen may park in any of the specially marked spaces around the campus.


If the main car park fills to capacity there is overspill parking nearby; about 2 minutes walk to the west of the campus (attended 9.00-17.00, charge made of £2.20 per day or £1.20 per afternoon) or 7 minutes walk to the east side, (normally unattended, no charge made during vacations). Delegates may also use the pay and display car park, which is on the immediate right-hand side of the University entrance. Parking in unauthorised areas will result in the car being clamped. There is currently a £25 de-clamping fee. 

 

 
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS INFORMATION

Taxis 
Taxis can be called from the freephones located in the main foyer of Fulton House.

 

Smoking - Code of Practice 
Smoking has been prohibited in all University buildings in line with Welsh Assembly Government policy. It is also the policy of Swansea University that no cigarettes and tobacco products will be sold on University premises.

 


Emergency telephone contact for friends and family
In emergencies, calls will be accepted for delegates in the Conference Services Office during normal office hours and outside of these hours by the porters in Fulton House. A message will be passed to the delegate concerned as soon as possible. 
Conference Services 01792 295665 
Fulton House porters 01792 205678

 

Medical Attention 
There is a Medical Centre on site with a Nurse Practitioner/Administrator in attendance from 09.00 to 17.00, Monday to Friday and a Doctor available on Tuesday, 09.00 – 12.00; Thursday, 09.00 – 17.00; Friday, 09.00 – 17.00. Emergency medical attention may be obtained either by contacting the Residences Reception, your hall porter or the porter in Fulton House who will contact the General Practitioner on emergency duty at Singleton Hospital.

 

Internet access for delegates 
The University is pleased to offer delegates access to the campus WIFI (wireless) network or use of a networked computer during their stay, for a charge of £5 per registered delegate, allowing access to the web if they have a wireless enabled Windows XP or Windows Vista PC. Those without enabled laptops can use high spec PCs in the Library during working hours. Delegates who have pre-registered for a User Account or who purchase one on their arrival must fill in a form which includes an individual user name and password.

 

Catering Outlets, Shops, Banks, etc.

The Corner Shop 
Fulton House (map ref.17) 
Monday to Friday 08.00-16.00 
Saturday and Sunday when required by special arrangement

 

JC’s Bar 
Fulton House (map ref.17) 
Monday to Saturday 18.00 –23.00 
Sunday 18.00 – 22.30

 

Angles Food Mall 
Fulton House (map ref.17) 
Monday to Friday 08.00-14.30

 

Coffee Culture 
Fulton House (map ref.17) 
Monday to Friday 10.30-15.00

 

Grapevine at Taliesin 
Taliesin (map ref.32) 
Monday to Friday 10.00-18.00 
Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 
Hours may be extended if there is a show in the Theatre

 

Waterstone’s bookshop 
Taliesin (map ref.32) 
Monday to Friday 9.00-5.30

 

Bank 
There is a branch of Lloyds Bank located in the Taliesin Arts Centre along with a Lloyds cash dispenser. There are additional Lloyds cash dispensers in the foyer of Fulton House. The bank is normally open between 12.00 and 15.00 Monday to Friday. There is a Nat West/TSB cash machine in the first floor entrance to the Students Union (map ref. 18), which is normally open 09.00 – 18.00, Monday to Friday.

 

Laundrette 
A newly refurbished laundrette is situated at the ground floor rear of Kilvey Hall (map ref. 19.1) containing coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers – £1.20 per wash and 20p per dry and is open from 6.00-22.00 (please note, you will need to supply your own powder). Any faults should be reported by using the freephone number displayed in the laundrette.

 

Post Office 
There is a post office in the foyer of Fulton House. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 09.00 to 16.00.

 

Shop 
There is a small shop in the foyer of Fulton House selling a wide range of items e.g. confectionery, newspapers, snacks, cigarettes, toiletries, gifts and cards. Opening times vary to suit residential demands but as a guideline, Monday to Friday 08.00 to 17.00.
 

Places of Worship 
The nearest churches to the University are: 
Church in Wales - Sketty Parish Church 
Catholic - St Benedict's Sketty Road 
Congregational - Pantygwydr, Uplands 
Baptist - Sketty Baptist, Carnglas Road, Tycoch 
There are a chapel and a mosque on the University campus.

 

Sports Facilities 
The 
University Sports Centre has recently expanded and been refurbished. It is situated close to the main campus and facilities include tennis, badminton and squash courts, and the Unigym, a well-equipped state-of-the-art fitness centre (use of subject to induction fee or proof of induction at other fitness centres). Adjacent to the sports hall is the new Wales National Pool – containing the only 50m swimming pool in Wales and is able to accommodate a wide range of aquatic activities, catering for all ages and abilities.

  

Entertainment in and around Swansea 
The University campus is within easy reach of Swansea beach. You can reach it via the footbridge on the Mumbles Road by the main entrance of the University. 

 

The Taliesin Arts Centre on campus has a theatre and cinema. Click here to see what events are on during your visit.

Swansea University is also home to the Egypt Centre, which houses part of the collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts of pharmacist and collector, Sir Henry Wellcome. For further information click here.

 

The City of Swansea also has much to offer with parks and coastal walks, museums and galleries, restaurants and cinemas close to the University campus. For further information on attractions and events in Swansea, go to:www.visitswanseabay.comwww.swansea.gov.uk

 

Local Transport 
A frequent bus service (3A) stops outside Fulton House and travels east to the City Centre, and west to Mumbles. Taxi ranks are situated at Swansea High Street Station, the Quadrant Coach Station and St Mary's Square in the City Centre. There are free phones direct to a local taxi firm in the foyers of Fulton House.

 

Useful Telephone Numbers

Organizers 
Dr David Berry: 01792 602633

 

Other numbers 
Fulton House porters x 4271
Taliesin porters x 5567
Media Services x 4000
Sports Centre x 3563/3555
Wales National Pool x 3590

 

Emergencies 
Dial 333 from any internal phone for assistance (please do not use 999).

 

In the Event of a Fire 
A University Fire Action Sign is located by every manual alarm call point.  Please familiarise yourself with the fire and evacuation procedures for any rooms you use on campus.

 


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