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Moving into your residence


Our arrival information includes dates and times to arrive and what to do when you get here.

Settling in and support in residences

Our Residence Life Team are dedicated to enhancing your student experience, helping to create a community within residences where you feel a sense of belonging and inclusion.

Residences cards

When you are on University premises, you are required to carry your Residences card and to produce it along with your University ID card to prove identity in accordance with University policy and guidance.


The University is not responsible for your personal possessions. However, some contents insurance is provided by Endsleigh Insurance as part of your Residences Agreement.

TV licence

If you will be watching, downloading or recording programmes you will need a TV licence.

Local restrictions affecting Cardiff

We have been advised by Welsh Government that further coronavirus restrictions will come into place in Cardiff from 18:00 on Sunday 27 September 2020. These measures are designed to protect people's health and stop the spread of the virus.

Under the new rules if you are symptom-free (and not subject to self-isolation) you can still:

  • remain in your accommodation if you’ve already arrived in Cardiff
  • travel to, and move into, your accommodation (this includes students joining us from outside the UK)
  • attend classes.

Within the lockdown restrictions, we aim to provide some face-to-face teaching for students as part of a blended learning provision supported by some online elements. Our teaching rooms meet the required health guidelines.

This new situation may have an impact on some of our services and we apologise in advance for this. Students can still access all key services like libraries, the student intranet and student support remotely. Staff continue to work remotely and are still able to help.

You can find out more about the new local restrictions from the Welsh Government.

You can also read a message from Claire Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, regarding local coronavirus restrictions.