Ucas code: C15
Bugeting in Cardiff is easy! There are a huge range of shops in the city centre and in shopping districts throughout the...
Bugeting in Cardiff is easy! There are a huge range of shops in the city centre and in shopping districts throughout the student areas, you will always find a supermarket or cafe in your price range! Finding work can be tough as there are so many students, the key is to start looking early, don't wait until the end of the semester with everyone else! Plan ahead and sign up with the uni JobShop, great for part time work and helping out with big events in the city. One thing I have experienced is receiving significantly less income from student finance than I was initially told, so I have had to cut back on many things. When budgeting, be realistic but don't panic about it, some months are more costly than others, and learn when to say no!×
I wish I had known that Cardiff uni is not full of sophisticates and political weary students but mostly of passive individuals...
I wish I had known that Cardiff uni is not full of sophisticates and political weary students but mostly of passive individuals and the spoilt middle classes×
The Lidl supermarket near the Cathays campus of Cardiff University is a great place to get things at really low prices. There's...
The Lidl supermarket near the Cathays campus of Cardiff University is a great place to get things at really low prices. There's a Sainsbury's and a Co-op along Whitchurch Road which may be useful for those living close to this area, though it can be a little expensive. There's a Tesco Extra near the Talybont residence as well. It's quite easy to budget, in my first week I figured out the things I need for a week, and from then on, I shopped weekly to top up my supplies; I normally buy only the things I need, and I scour charity stores to get things like story books and DVDs at a bargain.×
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Generally it's not an expensive place to study. Cardiff is a capital city but still quite small, so it's easy enough to walk...
Generally it's not an expensive place to study. Cardiff is a capital city but still quite small, so it's easy enough to walk around without having to rely completely on public transport, but there are plenty of buses and trains that aren't too expensive. Books can be expensive depending on your course but there are loads of second hand copies in the union bookshop. Most accommodation is self-catered but there are several large supermarkets near halls and student houses. There is a jobshop in the union which offers temporary/part time work or just keep an eye out in the city centre as there are usually plenty of opportunities there.×
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