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University Residences

Cardiff University has a variety of accommodation available for disabled students, such as rooms with level access showers, flashing alarms and automatic doors.  However the number of adapted rooms currently available specifically for wheelchair users and hearing impaired students is very limited.

If you want to stay in University Residences and require an adapted room we recommend that you apply as soon as you can due to the limited number of these rooms.  

For other accommodation needs, when you are selecting the accommodation you want to apply for, it would be wise to consider the following criteria:

• Accessibility, including proximity to transport links
• Internet access
• Proximity to your school of study, please note we are not a 'campus' based University and are spread over a large area of  the city centre
• Shared or en-suite bathroom

We recommend that you make Residence aware of any adjustments that need to be made to a room as soon as possible to try and ensure the adjustments are completed in time for your arrival.

Further adjustments to the accommodation can be made for disabled students, such as installing a hearing loop or a handrail in a bathroom.  Requests for adjustments can be made at any point during your stay in university residences and should be made to the relevant Residences Manager.  

Certain adjustments will need to be supported by medical evidence; for further information on what can be done to accommodate your needs please contact the Disability and Dyslexia Service or Residences.

For further information on the types of accommodation available at Cardiff University please click here.