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    Everything about Student Accommodation Cardiff

    On the basis of the location, Cardiff can be considered to be the best-situated city in the UK. It is the capital and the biggest city of Wales with a rich ancient history, sporting events, romantic ambience, and eclectic culture. Cardiff’s inner-city area has several green spaces such as parks, gardens etc. The Cardiff area boasts over 320 parks and gardens with the Brecon Beacons National Park located less than an hour drive away and also easily accessible via public transport.

    Universities in Cardiff struggle to accommodate all registered students due to the limited capacity of the available student hall, thereby creating a huge demand for private student housing. University Living, a student housing marketplace offers well-furnished student home in various parts of the city. All these off-campus properties are well-connected via public transport, hence reaching the universities will never be an issue.

    Explore Cardiff

    Cardiff is a flourishing, beautiful city that is internationally recognised as an outstanding place to live and study. You will be amazed to know that Cardiff residents have one of the shortest travel times on average in the UK, amounting to just 25-minutes. Also, the city has excellent transport connectivity which makes travelling in and around the city quite convenient. The capital city is home to numerous historical houses and castles. For example, the 2,000-year-old Cardiff Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Wales. A must-visit place in the city is the BBC studios where Doctor Who is filmed and stop at The Doctor Who Experience next door.

    What sets Cardiff apart

    Cardiff is a great place to visit for all sports lovers as it is home to most of the nation’s cultural and sporting institutions. The remarkable landscape surrounding the city makes it the perfect place for cyclists, walkers and lovers of water sports. The capital has a venue to suit every occasion with around 160 bars, pubs, and clubs in the entire city. Shopaholics will be glad to know that Cardiff has one of the UK's biggest shopping centres, offering some of the most varied shopping facilities outside London. Visit the beautiful Edwardian and Victorian arcades which contain a lot of unique attractions like chic boutiques, independent stores, coffee shops, and bookstores.

    Student Life in Cardiff

    You will fall in love with this city as many other students do. It is the second-most friendliest cities in the UK and you can find students coming from all over the world. There are almost 90 languages spoken here, so no need to worry if you don’t know the Welsh language. It is also among the most affordable cities in the UK. The students can opt to stay in private accommodations which offer a wide selection of room types such as student flat, student apartment, student studio, as well as a shared and en-suite room. All these rooms are thoughtfully designed keeping in mind the needs and comfort of students. You also get to enjoy plenty of onsite amenities like a common living room, games area, television, card-operated washing machine, fully-equipped fitness centre, private study spaces, bike storage, courtyard, and plenty more.

    Universities in Cardiff

    The is home to four world-class universities—Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of South Wales, and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Founded by a royal charter in 1883, Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-led universities. Cardiff Metropolitan University, on the other hand, is a public university which is one of three non-Russell group universities located in the city of Cardiff.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How can I rent student accommodation in Cardiff?
    You can book your home away from home in 3 easy steps: 1. Select your favourite accommodation 2. Pay the security deposit if required 3. Booking confirmed In all these steps you will be provided free guidance from our experienced team.

    What are the different types of student accommodation in Cardiff?
    University Living offers purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) close to various universities with fewer restrictions and more options, so the students can enjoy a comfortable duration of stay. You can pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also provide short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programmes.

    What are the different types of student rooms in Cardiff?
    The major room types are: Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces. En-suite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared. Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.

    Are the bills included in the rent?
    This depends on the accommodation you choose, but most of our student properties in Cardiff have bills included, so you don’t have to worry about paying for anything else. The bills include Wi-Fi, water, gas, electricity, and other facilities such as a fitness centre, games room, outdoor courtyard, laundry room, and other communal spaces.

    Can I view my student apartment in Cardiff before booking?
    Yes. If you want to view your accommodation before booking it, get in touch with our accommodation experts, and we will arrange a virtual tour for you.

    Can I pay my student accommodation rent in instalments in Cardiff?
    Yes. You can pay your rent in easy instalments via numerous modes including bank transfer or your debit/credit card.

    What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
    We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs and preferences. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try our best to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.

    How do I know my student accommodation in Cardiff is safe?
    All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each student accommodation has modern safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.