Cardiff University

United Kingdom

About the University

The University of Cardiff is a leading university located in the vibrant capital of Wales. Built on a rich history of excellence, students benefit from a friendly and welcoming community with expertise from leading academics and lecturers, as well as an exceptional research programme. 

The university is the only Russell Group university in Wales and are proud of their long-standing reputation for academic excellence, cutting-edge research, and high student satisfaction. Over 95% of Cardiff graduates enter employment or further study shortly after graduating. 

A £600 million investment in their campus allows students to learn in a state-of-the-art environment, amongst both historically-significant and modern buildings. Cardiff is located just 2 hours from London and has all the amenities you would expect in a modern European capital city.



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Campus Life

The university has over 10 student halls, with a range of offerings. The oldest is the Gothic Aberdare Hall, built in 1895 and the newest the modern Talybont Gate Building. 

Undergraduates and postgraduates arriving in September are guaranteed a single occupancy room. 

The university's academic facilities are centred around Cathays Park in central Cardiff. There is a substantial library, specialist laboratories, teaching and learning facilities. 

There are also excellent sports facilities, including for football, badminton, basketball, hockey and gym. Extensive playing fields for rugby, football and lacrosse are also accessible for students. 

Student life

Cardiff is a busy and vibrant capital city and students have a wealth of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars to explore. 

The Students' Union runs a variety of societies, sports clubs and an advice service for students. It supports over 260 clubs and societies including the Cardiff University Debating Society and a student dramatic society.


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33190 Students
33190 Students

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