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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

    What are the different types of accommodation?
    University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.

    What are the different types of rooms?
    The major room types are:Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.Ensuite/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.

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

    Does my accommodation offer meals?
    Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!

    Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
    Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.

    Is there Wi-Fi?
    Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.

    Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
    Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.

    What items should I bring while moving in?
    Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!

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

    Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
    Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.

    Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
    Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period