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Student life

Make the most of the exciting opportunities and experiences that are open to you both on campus and in the vibrant capital of Wales.

Our students fall in love with Cardiff. So what makes the Welsh capital so appealing?

We’re here to help you succeed and make the most of your student life. Our free, impartial and confidential support services are based in the Centre for Student Life, an iconic building at the heart of the Cathays Park Campus.

Providing an exciting mix of entertainment, clubs and societies, as well as a range of welfare, advice and information services.

Cardiff is one of the most affordable cities in the UK. See how far your money goes by using our simple living costs calculator.

We offer more than 60 sports clubs ranging from football and tennis to martial arts and watersports.

Our Languages for All programme runs alongside your degree so you can fit your language learning around your study.

With 1.3m books, a high-speed IT network and purpose-designed study facilities, you're supported in your learning.

Cathays Park or Heath Park? Discover in which of our two large, well-located campuses you will study.

There's plenty of opportunity to learn Welsh and experience a vibrant Welsh language culture in Cardiff, Wales' thriving bilingual capital city.

Learn what you can expect from us and Cardiff University Students’ Union and the role that you have in making the most of your time with us.

Cardiff is located on the coast of South Wales and is easy to reach from many places in the UK and overseas.