In addition to the facilities provided by individual Academic Schools, we offer centrally-located social and study facilities to both taught and research postgraduate students.
The Students’ Union via its Vice President Postgraduate and the Postgraduate Association offer a dedicated programme of events to bring together the postgraduate community both during the autumn welcome week and during the year.
Postgraduate study zones
Exclusive spaces for postgraduates are available at both the Cathays Park Campus and the Heath Park Campus. For both zones, access is restricted to postgraduate students by University identity card
At Cathays Park, the Postgraduate Study Zone is on the third floor of the Students’ Union Building. Open from 08:45 to 21:30, Monday to Friday, and 10:00 to 17:30, Saturday and Sunday, it offers group and individual study spaces, a computer room, and lockers. Immediately adjacent to the Study Zone is the Common Room, open to all students with informal furniture, Freeview TV, microwave and hot drink making facilities.
At Heath Park, the Postgraduate Study Zone is on the second floor of the Medical School Building and is available 24/7. In addition to a study area, there is an informal space with sofas, Freeview TV, a microwave, and hot drink making facilities.
At the Doctoral Academy, the Postgraduate Study Zone for research students is on the fifth floor of the Friary House building. Open 24/7, it offers a computer room, breakout space, a microwave and hot drink making facilities.