The art college (Howard Gardens) has a small union called Tommy's Bar, which is cheap and dark and free for anyone to use all day (eg for eating lunch or just chilling) without purchasing anything. It's got a microwave and a toaster. There's a small uni-run cafe next door with better lighting etc that's open from 9.30 - 3.30 pm and the lunch options are limited and overpriced. People tend to hang out in the courtyard outside the bar. There aren't a whole lot of common areas, so students mostly hang out in their own studios or go home for lunch, but also congregate in the cafe and the bar. The other campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) have more facilities, including sports facilities. The art college has a good vibe, and it's great just being around artists, but who knows what things will be like when the college moves to the new building in Llandaff in 2014.