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Watch a fly through of Innovation Central at Cardiff University

There has never been a more exciting time to be a student at Cardiff University. We are investing hundreds of millions of pounds to provide our students with world-class facilities as part of our largest campus upgrade in a generation.

A massive £600m capital investment programme across the University, including £260m in student facilities, will help us ensure that we can give you the best student experience possible.

Our ongoing programme of investment has already delivered state-of-the-art buildings such as the Cochrane Building, home to the School of Medicine. Located at the Heath Park Campus, it is shared with students studying other healthcare disciplines and has a range of facilities including a clinical skills centre, a high-tech medical simulation centre and a library. Also on the Heath Park Campus, the School of Dentistry has opened a new £2m simulation suite.

Other recent developments include a new student residence at Talybont Gate and we are also investing £40m over several years to refurbish our existing teaching and learning facilities. We are making improvements to furniture and equipment, such as including power points to enable you to charge devices.

Talybont Gate
Talybont Gate, the University's new residences

We are also creating new state-of-the-art buildings and facilities to complement our historic Estate.

In September 2018, a new home for the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies alongside BBC Wales’s new studios in the city centre welcomed its students, and there are proposals for new facilities for some of our other academic schools.

One of our most ambitious projects is to create a £50m Centre for Student Life to provide a central hub for our student support services as well as offering modern, flexible social learning spaces and a 550-seat lecture theatre. The Centre is due to open for the 2020/21 academic year.

Centre for Student Life
Architects impression of the new Centre for Student Life

We are also investing in new research facilities on our £300m Innovation Campus on Maindy Road to help create economic and social prosperity.

We believe our students should be able to relax in modern environments with the latest technology, so our partnership with the popular Students’ Union has led to many exciting developments. Major improvements have been made to our Students’ Union. A new venue, called Y Plas, opened in 2014 for social learning and evening entertainment. New shops and services complete the transformation.

We are a University with a clear vision to create an environment that allows you to flourish and fulfil your potential.