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For the majority of students, going to university will mean living away from home for the first time. Settling in quickly and making new friends are important first steps of university life.

Living in a University residence, whether it be a student house or hall of residence, provides the perfect opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds studying a whole range of subjects.

Cardiff is one of the best UK cities for young adults because of its low cost of living, good job opportunities and decent wages.

The Complete University Guide 2017

Firm and Insurance applicants

Enter through the normal admissions cycle and you're guaranteed a place.

Clearing, RPA and late applicants

We’ll do our best to find students going through clearing a place.

Erasmus and exchange students

Full session students are guaranteed a place in residences.


View the full list of residences available to undergraduates.

Freya, staying at Talybont South

Moving into halls of residence is the best possible thing a new student in a new city can do. I can’t really put into words what a good time I had in halls - all I can say is that I strongly recommend it!

Freya, staying at Talybont South