Location – Swansea University

(Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Crymlyn Burrows, Skewen, Swansea, Wales, SA1 8EN)

Swansea University

IEEE ISTAS23 will be held at Swansea University’s new Bay Campus located on the majestic sweep of Swansea Bay and within easy reach of the vibrant City Centre. An industrial powerhouse of the 19th century, Swansea and the surrounding areas are rich in history which can be explored in several local museums.

Venue – The Great Hall

The Great Hall

The Great Hall, located on the Bay Campus is a multi-purpose cultural arts venue for the University and wider community, comprising a 700-seat auditorium, state-of-the-art lecture theatres, meeting rooms and a delightful café bar which offers spectacular views right across Swansea Bay. The stunning venue leads directly to our very own private beach area and seafront promenade.

Places to stay

Swansea boasts a first-class accommodation structure. In the last few years, there has been a significant increase in the number of hotel beds available in the city. As well as established, high quality local operators, most of the major international hotel chains are now present in Swansea.

All of the hotels listed below are on the same road to the conference venue and serviced by FirstBus,  Bus 9 stops in the Bay Campus – https://www.firstbus.co.uk/south-west-wales/routes-and-maps/swansea-university.

ISTAS23 will also provide a (free) private bus each day for collection and drop back – details will be provided closer to the date.

The Village Hotel and Morgans Hotel have agreed conference delegate rates, for a limited time only.

Hotel 1: The Village Hotel – Swansea (https://www.village-hotels.co.uk/swansea)

Date of Stay12.09.2023
Number of Nights4 nights
Rate per room per night (single occupancy)£120.00 per room, per night
Rate per room per night (double/ twin occupancy)£130.00 per room, per night
Room release date20.06.2023

How it works: 


Hotel 2: Morgans Hotel Swansea: (https://www.morganshotel.co.uk)

Agreed rate of £180BB.

How it works: 

  • Email reception@morganshotel.co.uk
  • CC Aaron Collier (Head of Reception). Email: Aaron@morganshotel.co.uk


Hotel 3: Marriott Hotel – Trawler Rd, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3SS

  • Although no delegate rates have been agreed, we also recommend this hotel if it suits your budget.

High quality, budget hotels

If these delegates are not suited to you budget, we recommend the following high quality, low-budget hotels located in the city centre:

  • Premier Inn – The City Gates, Wind Street, Swansea, SA1 1EE
  • Travelodge – 1 Princess Way, Swansea SA1 3LQ


Places to visit in Swansea City

National Waterfront Museum: A striking architectural landmark, the National Waterfront Museum celebrates the industrial and maritime history of Wales dating back to the 1800s. This is a highly interactive guide through an age when Wales supplied the world with coal and steel, and countless inventions, such as Richard Trevithick’s ground-breaking steam locomotive. https://www.visitwales.com/attraction/museum/national-waterfront-museum-968712

Art Galleries: Swansea is a vibrant centre for art and The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is widely recognised as the city’s premier venue for art exhibitions. Founded in 1911 by the original bequest of Richard Glynn Vivian (1835-1910), the gallery belongs to the City and County of Swansea. It houses a distinctive collection formed over the last century, which continues to grow with new work from today’s artists.

Swansea Market: The original market was established in 1897, under the largest structure of glass and wrought iron in the UK. Devastated by World War II, along with much of Swansea City Centre, Swansea Indoor Market was rebuilt and remains the largest of its kind in Wales with over 100 stalls. Here you can sample many of the delicacies of the area, including cockles and laverbread, the world-renowned dish made from seaweed.

The Dylan Thomas Centre: The Dylan Thomas Centre is a permanent exhibition of the life and times of one of the literary giants of the 20th century. Dylan Thomas was born and raised in Swansea and there are a variety of tours and guides that bring you closer to the man and the myth.

Clyne Gardens: There are numerous parks and gardens worth visiting in Swansea, but for sheer drama, Clyne Gardens is particularly notable. Extensive and exotic planting ranges from rhododendrons to Elephant Rhubarb and American Skunk Cabbage. The Japanese garden with its brightly painted bridge just adds to the glorious confusion.

Swansea Grand Theatre: Swansea Grand Theatre offers a thriving and eclectic mix of live events, exhibitions, and performances, and offers a behind-the-scenes tour giving you an insight into the history of this legendary theatre in the heart of Swansea.

Mumbles: Mumbles is a vibrant seaside village, you’ll find over 120 shops, restaurants and pubs hugging the west side of Swansea Bay. A rich source of great seafood, much of the local produce finds itself being served in the finest establishments of London and Paris – so try it here at the restaurants serving seafood caught locally.