Student accommodation near Cardiff University

The University of Cardiff is a Russell Group university, founded in 1883. Cardiff University is officially second in the UK for its world-leading res…

The University of Cardiff is a Russell Group university, founded in 1883. Cardiff University is officially second in the UK for its world-leading research in psychology and neuroscience; made up of two large campuses, it’s a member of the prestigious Russell Group. According to The Complete University Guide, Cardiff University ranks 26th in the country, and the university has an exceptional reputation when it comes to teaching abilities and research, but they are also well known for the wide selection of Cardiff Uni accommodation on offer and their great location.

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University of Cardiff

Accommodation for Students at Cardiff University

In terms of Cardiff University student accommodation, there is plenty to choose from. The excitement of the independence of moving to university comes along with the freedom to decorate your space, making it feel more comfortable and personal. One option for student accommodation near Cardiff University is Alwyn Court, just a short eight-minute walk from the university and less than a mile away from the local train station, making trips back home a breeze. With all of your bills included, you can get an en-suite bedroom in a 3- or 4-bedroom shared apartment. Understandably, sharing an apartment is not for everybody. So, if you want a space to yourself, why not pick a studio apartment such as The West Wing? You’ll never have to share the washing-up duties! If you’re looking forward to moving in with new people, Lumis Student Living, Capital Quarter is accommodation near Cardiff University located less than a mile from Cathays Campus. Accommodation at Lumis starts at £135 for an en-suite bedroom, in a 7-bedroom shared apartment. This style of living caters to those who may want to experience sharing accommodation. If you’re on the hunt for Cardiff Uni student accommodation in the city centre, then Zenith is an ideal central location for you, and still only a 10-minute bus journey away from the university.  

 

About Cardiff University

Location

Cardiff is located on the coast of South Wales. Cardiff University is situated next to Cathays train station, in the county of Glamorgan.

Ranking

The university currently ranks 26th out of 130 in the country, according to the Complete University Guide. It ranks in the top twenty universities in the UK for research quality and graduate prospects, and has thirteen subjects which rank in the top ten in the country, with its Counselling, Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy course coming in at number one!

Employability

An incredible 96% of Cardiff University’s students are in employment and or further study 15 months after the end of their course, giving Cardiff University the lowest unemployment rate of any Welsh University.

Student Fees

The fee for an undergraduate course is £9,000 per academic year, which is covered by the government in student loans for home students. Wales has a slightly different tuition system from other parts of the UK; tuition fees are capped at a maximum of £9,000 across the whole of Wales, not up to £9,250 as is the case for English universities.

Bursaries and Scholarships

Cardiff University offers a series of scholarships and bursaries to provide students with financial aid. They offer a range of different international scholarship in cases of outstanding talent, with most of these meaning that the student’s tuition fees would be completely covered. Bursaries are available for students who come from lower-income households, where the students will receive £1,000 for their first year and £500 in subsequent years. Under- and postgraduates who have served in the armed forces receive £1,000 per academic year, and asylum seekers will have their cost of tuition covered by the university and receive a non-repayable grant of £4,000 per year to support all living costs. On top of these bursaries, there are bursaries for students who have been in the care system, those who are estranged from their family and for young adult carers too.  

 

Student Life at Cardiff University

Cardiff University offers support services based in the Centre for Student Life, located in the Cathays Park Campus. The university offers health and wellbeing support, alongside additional support for the LGBTQIA+ community through the Stonewall charitable organization. The team offer wellbeing drop-ins, one-to-one therapy appointments and even workshops and groups. The university also offers support services for disabled students to assist them with adjustments they may need and exam access in order for all assessments to be fair and equal. There is also a disabled students’ allowance which helps to cover the cost of any disability support necessary when at university. If you are looking to join a society then you’ll be glad to learn that Cardiff University has a long list of different clubs on offer. From the ABBA society to Politics societies, there truly is something for everybody. Cardiff itself isn’t short of a bar or two, but one of Cardiff students’ favourite hotspots is nightclub Pryzm. It is the biggest nightclub in Cardiff and attracts hundreds of students due to their student events and cheap drinks deals! Tiger Tiger and Popworld are amongst the other nightclubs Cardiff has to offer. If partying isn’t your thing, why not head into the city centre down to Stadium Plaza, for a competitive game of laser tag at Laser Quest, with your university friends, or a light-hearted game of bowling at Superbowl. There is also a Vue cinema if you want to kick back and watch a film or, if plays are more your thing, head to the Chapter Arts Centre. For the foodies, Cardiff has plenty of restaurants and delis to choose from. Head to Beulah Road, to sit in family-run Snails Delicatessen and try traditional, homemade Welsh Rarebit!  

Accommodation at Cardiff Uni FAQs

Is Cardiff a nice place to live as a student?

Cardiff is a city with plenty of parks and greenery to have a picnic with friends or to go for a morning run. The city also offers everything that a big city has to offer: cosy cafes, restaurants, clubs, bars, high street shopping and libraries to study in.

Is Cardiff a cheap place to live for students?

Cardiff is reportedly one of the most affordable cities for students in the United Kingdom. When searching for your new abode on our website, you can filter by price to find something that suits your preferences and budget.

Is Cardiff a good uni town?

Cardiff University has an outstanding reputation for its educational services; it even ranks in the top five universities in the United Kingdom for its research effort. The city itself is great for a taste of big city life while still remaining authentically Welsh.

Where do Cardiff uni students live?

A popular area for students of Cardiff is Crwys Road. Students tend to move to this area around their second academic year as it’s only a ten-minute walk to the student union and a twenty-minute walk to St David’s (Dewi Sant), the biggest shopping centre in Cardiff. Some students opt to live in Heath too; there is a Cardiff University campus there, where lectures are held for Healthcare students, making classes easily accessible. There are a few other areas in Cardiff that are heavily populated with students, such as Cathays, Roath, Plasnewydd and Tredegarville.