The third bi-annual International Population Data Linkage Conference 2016 will be taking place at the city of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.

  • The Great Hall

  • Swansea University
  • Bay Campus
  • Fabian Way
  • Crymlyn Burrows
  • Swansea
  • SA1 8EN and SA1 8EP
  • Wales, UK

Swansea City

Swansea is Wales’ second largest city and is set on the five mile sweep of Swansea Bay. A city with a proud heritage and a bright future; new developments in the city centre include new hotels, attractions and a vibrant new waterfront area which extends the already popular promenade and maritime quarter.

The city centre is only a five minutes’ walk from the beach and offers shopping and a wide range of eating out and entertainment options. On the western edge of the Bay is the picturesque Victorian village of Mumbles which heralds the captivating coast and countryside of the Gower Peninsula, the first in the uk to be designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its succession of spectacular bays and award winning beaches are perfect for watersports and the green hills beyond are a walker’s paradise. Rhossili bay was hailed as ‘the british supermodel of beaches’ by the uk broadsheets. In addition, oxwich bay on gower was recently listed as one of the top 12 beaches in the world by ‘travel magazine’.

A wide range of attractions and activities are within easy reach of the University and hotels. These range from Wales’ newest Museum – the National Waterfront Museum, and the Dylan Thomas Centre, which celebrates the life and work of the Swansea born poet, to surfing at one of the UK’s premier surfing beaches.Swansea also benefits from a mild microclimate which encourages our parks and gardens to flourish and unique specimens and national collections can be found in our botanical gardens and green spaces.

Most beautiful city in the UK.

The UK's most beautiful city

Swansea is ranked the top of Britain's five most beautiful cities by Web Blinds.

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Swansea’s Liberty Stadium is home to Premier league side Swansea City Football Club and the Ospreys regional rugby team. Swansea’s compact city centre makes it an ideal conference destination – with all venues and hotels within easy reach of each other. Our position at the heart of South Wales also makes us an ideal base for touring the wider area, should delegates want to make the most of their visit to Wales and extend their stay – they can choose from the countryside of Carmarthenshire and the Pembrokeshire coastline to the capital of Wales, Cardiff.

Swansea Univeristy Bay Campus

The iconic Great Hall at Swansea University Bay Campus is the ideal venue to host the conference. Swansea University’s new Bay Campus is situated in an outstanding location on the eastern approach into Swansea, with direct access onto the beach and its own seafront promenade. It includes purpose built facilities suitable for conference delegates, a state of the art library and resource centre, and cafes and one of the them offering magnificent views across the Swansea Bay towards Gower and Baglan Bay, bars and a restaurant, mini market, laundrette and cash points. All of this will be in addition to recreational sporting facilities and a beach, for all to enjoy.

Bay Campus Engineering Block
Accomodation at the Bay Campus


There are en-suite bedrooms provided in the Bay Campus for delegates who wish to stay onsite. The accommodation is new, modern and will be serviced daily - linen, towels, toiletries and tea/coffee are provided. Full cooked or continental breakfasts are included for onsite residence and will be served at the Core Restaurant. To secure your accommodation onsite, please complete and submit the online registration form.

Hotels that are near Swansea University’s Bay Campus:


Many visitors to the Swansea Bay Campus have special requirements and details of the services provided are listed below:


There is level access throughout the venue. Lifts are available within all buildings to access higher levels.


A limited number of Disabled Parking bays are available in the visitors car park at the front of the campus (yellow boxed spaces).


Wheelchair friendly toilet facilities are plentiful and are located on the west & east side of the Great Hall on ground and first floors.


The Conference Team are trained to assist delegates with disabilities and will be more than happy to assist where possible.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs are permitted within the venue. Should your dog require water then please ask a Conference Team member and we will do our best to assist.

Induction Loop

The venue has a combination of hearing loops and infra facilities for hearing impaired located in all of the breakout rooms.


Flying into Bristol Airpot

By Train from Bristol Airport

Hop on to the Airport Flyer Express Link bus directly outside the Airport Terminal which will take you to Bristol Temple Meads train station. Trains to Swansea run every half hour. For further information: National Rail Enquiries:

Directions by Car from Bristol Airport

  • From the Airport, follow the signs for the motorway – M5 Midlands/Bristol/London/South Wales
  • Continue on M49 and follow signs for M4W/South Wales/Cardiff/Newport
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M4 (W) ramp to South Wales/Newport/Cardiff
  • Merge onto M4
  • Leave the M4 at Junction 42
  • Merge onto A483 toward Swansea/Abertawe Swansea University Bay Campus is approximately .2km on the left
Please Note: Severn Bridge Crossing Cost £6.50 for cars

Flying into Cardiff International Airport

By Train from Cardiff Airport

Hop on the 905 shuttle bus outside the Airport Terminal which will take you to Rhoose Railway Station (£1). Wait on the Platform on the left hand side signposted Swansea. Trains run every hour Monday to Saturday directly into Swansea Station.

For further information:
Arriva Trains:
First Great Western:
National Rail:

By Taxi from Swansea Railway Station

Black Taxis are located just outside Swansea Station.

By Hire Car at the Airport

For further information please visit the Airport’s website:

Directions by Car from Cardiff Airport

  • At the roundabout, join the A4226 (signposted M4, Cardiff, Barry)
  • Continue along the A4226 to the Motorway
  • Join M4 at Junction 34 signposted to Bridgend/Port Talbot/Pen-y-Bont
  • Leave the M4 at Junction 42
  • Merge onto A483 toward Swansea/Abertawe
  • Swansea University Bay Campus is approximately .2km on the left

Travelling by Car from the West

  • At M4 junction 42, take the A48/A483 exit to Briton Ferry/Llansawel/Swansea/Abertawe
  • Continue onto A48
  • Turn right onto A483
  • Merge onto Fabian Way/A483
  • Swansea University Bay Campus is approximately .2km on the left

Travelling by Car from the East

  • Leave the M4 at Junction 42
  • Merge onto A483 toward Swansea/Abertawe
  • Swansea University Bay Campus is approximately .2km on the left

Travelling by Train to Swansea

From London and the South

First Great Western runs between London Paddington and Swansea.

For further information:

From the North

Cross Country Trains run services to Cardiff from the Midlands, the South West, Manchester and the North East where you can get a connecting train to Swansea.

For further information:

Getting to Swansea Bay Campus from Swansea Station

Black Taxis are located just outside Swansea Station.