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Daily life in the UK

We very much hope that studying at Cardiff University will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for you. However, we realise that life here in the UK may be very different from life in your own country.This section of our web site aims to provide you with information on some of the issues that we know are of interest to our international students. Hopefully the information contained in the links below will answer many of your questions, but if you need further information or support please do not hesitate to contact us.

Bank accounts

Culture Shock

Driving in the UK (link to UKCISA web page)

Faith and religion

Family life


Insurance (link to UKCISA web page)

Living expenses and budgeting

Mobile phones, computers and internet access

Shipping and storing baggage

Sport and exercise

Students' Union