University Hall

Available to: undergraduates, undergraduates with non standard residential periods and undergraduates (March nursing)

A large hall of residence with a bus service operating during set times between University Hall and both the Cathays Park campus and Heath Park campus.


University Hall is a large hall with a lively, friendly atmosphere. It is a short walk or cycle to the Heath Park campus and less than 2 miles from the Cathays Park campus. The University has a bus service operating during set times between University Hall and both the Cathays Park campus and Heath Park campus which runs weekdays. This service is provided as part of the residences package for University Hall, so you do not need to pay each time you use the University bus service.

University Hall is nestled on top of Penylan Hill just outside the city centre. It's a residential campus all on its own, much like the maybe more well-known ‘Talybont’. A normal misconception about ‘Uni Hall’ (apart from the name; ‘where do you live?’, ‘Uni hall’, ‘No, which one?’ ‘... Uni hall!’) is that the distance from uni makes it a less desirable location - but if anything it creates a much stronger community! With different blocks, you get a chance to meet people from all courses and with all different interests. You spend more time together as it’s not as easy to wander off into town. My friends I lived with are still some of my closest friends to this day. Oh, and to add the cherry on top of the cake, you can watch everyone else walk to uni in the rain as you travel on a free bus! Perfect.
Madeleine Phillips
University Hall

Distance to campuses

Main Building Heath Park campus
Distance 1.75 miles 1.25 miles
Walking 35 minutes 25 minutes
Cycling 17 minutes 12 minutes
Bus Ty-Gwyn Road, Cardiff Bus No. 52
University operated bus service available
University operated bus service available

Please note: the timings given above are only provided as a guide.


Shop Penylan
Supermarket Colchester Avenue (Sainsburys)
Fast food Wellfield Road
Bar Wellfield Road
Sports facilities On-site outdoor Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) including tennis, netball, basketball and futsal
View all of the University's sports facilities
  • Self-catered
  • Shared bathroom facilities (418 rooms)
  • Ensuite (251 rooms)
  • Shared kitchen/dining areas
  • Flats/floors for 7-17 students
  • Network connection point and Wi-Fi access
  • Bicycle sheds
  • Laundry
  • Car parking (93 spaces)
  • Quiet living option for undergraduates (shared flats/houses with other students who have also expressed an interest in a quiet living environment)
  • 2 rooms equipped with a flashing alarm and vibrating pillow, suitable for those with a hearing impairment

Couples – University Hall

  • 1 x bedsitter with 1 double bedroom/study area, kitchen/dining room and shower room with toilet
  • 2 x one bedroom flat with 1 double bedroom, kitchen/living/dining room and shower room with toilet

Families - University Hall

  • 1 x two bedroom flat with 1 double bedroom, 1 bedroom with bunk beds, kitchen/living/dining and bathroom

All Couples/Families are expected to seek alternative accommodation for subsequent years as the period of residence cannot be extended beyond the first year.

Session 2016/2017

Standard residential period (September to June)

Shared bathroom £3815.68(2 X £1271.89 and 1 X £1271.90) 
Ensuite £4444.40 (2 X £1481.47 and 1 X £1481.46)  
Car parking £145.50(3 X £48.50)  

Full year residential period (September to September)

Bedsitter £6720.48(3 X £2240.16) 
1 bedroom flat £7553.36 (2 X £2517.79 and 1 X £2517.78) 
2 bedroom flat £8386.24 (2 X £2795.41 and 1 X £2795.42)  

Non standard residential period

Type Notes
Ensuite /
Shared bathroom
Variable according to individual course dates.
Fees will be calculated according to the daily rate for the Standard Residential Period.
Heath Park Students

Please note: these residential periods may include placement periods when you will be paying residences fees but may not be occupying your room.

Sharon Perry

Acting Senior Assistant Residences Manager

+44 (0)29 2048 5641

Isabel Cleverley

Acting Residences Manager

+44 (0)29 2048 5641

Claire Donovan

Assistant Residences Manager

+44(0)29 2048 5641

List of residences

Quick facts

Students 673
Catering Self-catered
Type Shared bathroom
One bed flat
Two bed flat

Suitable for

  • Couples
  • Disabled students
  • Families
  • Quiet living (undergraduate)
  • Quiet living (postgraduate)
  • Welsh speakers and learners


University Hall
Birchwood Road
CF23 5YB