How to get here
The centre is located on the 3rd floor of the Centre for Student Life. It is fully accessible to students with mobility difficulties and the campus can be accessed via car, train or bus.
There is level access along Park Place with dropped kerbs at the road crossings. There is level access into the Centre for Student Life with lefts to all floors. More information about access to the centre can be found on our estates page.
Assessment Centre Cardiff
Centre for Student Life
Further accessibility arrangements can also be made, please contact us with any other accessibility needs:
DSA Assessment Centre enquiries
The closest train station is Cathays station which is located just behind the Centre for Student Life. Transport for Wales run a frequent service to this station from Cardiff Central station and Pontypridd. More information can be found on the Transport for Wales website.
Bus services 36, 53, 86 and 95 run from the City Centre and stop on Park Place. More information can be found on the Cardiff Bus website.
Driving from the M4 (Westbound)
Leave the motorway at Junction 29 to join the A48.Continue on the A48 until you see signs for the A470 (City Centre/M4). Take the slip road off the A48 still following signs for the A470/City Centre. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit towards the City Centre to join the A470. Leave the A470 at Colum Road. Continue along Colum Road to join Park Place. The Centre for Student Life will be on the left-hand side, opposite the University Main Building.
Driving from the M4 (Eastbound)
Leave the motorway at Junction 32. Take the 4th exit at the roundabout to join the A470 to Cardiff. Leave the A470 at Colum Road. Follow Colum Road to join Park Place. The Centre for Student Life will be on the left-hand side, opposite the University Main Building.
There are generally parking spaces available on the side of the road on Park Place. These spaces are Pay and Display. Please take care to pay for sufficient time to cover the length of your appointment (note: Needs Assessment appointments can take up to two hours). Blue Badge holders can park here free of charge. There are designated Blue Badge parking areas along Park Place.