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Study inCardiff

Cardiff may be the most lush student city on the map (and a buzzing hot-spot if you're mad about sport).

Student life in Cardiff


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Friday feeling
Croon the night away (and your heart out) to rock covers at Live Lounge.
Sunday chilling
If the sun's out, take a paddle boat round Roath Lake.
When Family visit
Rugby-lover in the family? Catch an international game at Principality Stadium.
Catch up with mates
Grab a coffee in Queen Street and watch the buskers.
Feeling cultural
Chapter Arts Centre once hosted Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath on the same night!
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What students say about Cardiff's...

City Life
Not too big, not too small. And the atmosphere there on an international rugby weekend is unbeatable.
Cardiff University graduate
Nightlife
St Mary Street is Cardiff's 'main strip' where you'll find more bar and pub-type places. Caroline Street is known as 'Chippy Lane' - a must to get food after a night out.
1st year student at Cardiff University, 2016
Nightlife
Fantastic, lots to choose from! From casual drinks at Cosy Club or the Taf, to a house night at Ifor Bach ('Welsh' Club) or 90s hits in Retro, there's something for everyone.
4th year student at Cardiff University, 2016
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Living in Cardiff


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£63 - £116
Cheap
Housing value for money
Fair deal
Where you'll find students
Cathays
Roath
Llandaff
Local transport
£9.00
Young Person Fare - All Week
(Bus)

What students say about living in Cardiff...

Living Here
It seems that almost every 1st year student rushes to secure a 2nd year property by about January. There will be just as many places in February and March.
2nd year student at Cardiff University, 2016
Living Here
[University of Cardiff] offers a student letting service with no agency fees. I was surprised with how expensive agency fees were, so be careful that you're not being ripped off.
3rd year student at Cardiff University, 2016
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Student money tip
Apply for a 'Key to the City': a £5 pass that gives 3 years' free entry to Cardiff Castle.

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Where to study in Cardiff

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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