Lush Parkland and Beachside Habitats: Swansea University Ranked among the Country’s Best Green Spaces.


The prestigious Green Flag will continue to fly at both our Singleton Park and Bay campuses, making us the only Welsh dual-campus university to hold this award. Green Flag status is an international mark of park and green space quality, and recognises excellent visitor facilities and high environmental standards. It serves as a reminder of the University’s hard work and commitment to providing excellent green spaces and facilities for students, staff and the local community.

For the first time, the University has also achieved Green Heritage Site Accreditation. This special award, endorsed by Cadw, recognises sites that are both historically significant and meet Green Flag Criteria.

Here at Swansea, our historic Singleton site is set in lush parkland and boasts well-established grounds providing a wide variety of habitats, with grassland, mature woodland, planted areas and ponds, which help to support an extensive variety of wildlife. Equally, our Bay Campus, adjacent to Crymlyn Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), offers beachside habitats and plenty of room to explore its variety of species.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Boyle commented: ‘We are extremely proud that our fantastic University campus has once again been recognised with Green Flag status. We understand the importance of our grounds for people and wildlife alike, and know that they play a key role in supporting the wellbeing of our staff, students and local community. We are committed to managing them with respect and care, with sustainability at the heart of all developments.’

‘After the challenges of the past year, Swansea University is pleased to once again be able to welcome people back onto our campuses to enjoy these special green spaces.’

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