Cardiff University

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.


"Cardiff as a city has a lot to offer students, with everything being situated close to the town centre. The university facilities themselves are to a good standard, with a lot of improvements currently ongoing. There's a large variety of accommodation available, which accommodates for various needs. There is a lot of student housing available for second and third years and it's good value for money."
"Everything is accessible and useful, although I do not care for the student accommodation I stayed at in first year, but the quality of student houses for 2nd and 3rd year are on the most part incredibly good value and wonderfully situated. The campus is well spaced out for me and my studies, with most of my buildings within the same small radius."
"The location is excellent, having the university in between the centre of town and accommodation is great. It's all within walking distance, which is really helpful as well. The library facilities are brilliant as there are so many libraries to choose from. However, I have had trouble accessing some documents online through the library system. The student accommodation is perfect for my needs ie the room size and en-suite bathroom. Though I know of people who have suffered with damp and mould in their flats so maybe I have been lucky. The location of the accommodation is brilliant, as it's near grocery shops and the main road into the university."
"Friendly, easy to get around and affordable. Campus is well organised and close to town centre. Lack of cultural events (music, theatre, etc) is the major downside."
"Campus is near to the town centre and supermarkets are conveniently located. Student accommodation is quite far away from the campus and has had problems with damp and silverfish infestations. There have also been cases of maintenance staff entering accommodation without notification and cherry pickers and scaffolding being stationed outside students' windows."
"The location is fantastic. The city is just the right size, but also has a lot of diversity from independent shops to the big brands. Also culturally, with multiple languages being spoken. There are some really amazing facilities such as the libraries and the uni buildings. Most especially though is the student union. There is always something on and it's a good place to go to for help or to relax with friends. Student accommodation can be quite a distance away, however, from my own experience it has been exactly what was needed and plenty of help is provided when looking into getting your own house."
"The location is great, it's just outside town so it's not super busy but is conveniently close. Cardiff is a great city, lots of green space with all the amenities of a city. Feels very safe, there's lots to do."
"The university is not too far from town. It is a clean and safe location. The facilities are good. The libraries are amazing, which is very important for students. The student accommodation is a bit hit and miss, it varies depending on how much you're willing to spend."
"Student accommodations are quite far away from the uni (20 – 30 minutes for Talybont, 45+ minutes for uni halls) and very far away from town. The campus is located within the city which is great, but the Heath campus is very far away and students studying there can feel isolated from the students union opportunities."
"The city itself is in a great location and the main campus is only five mins walk from the centre. There needs to be a lot more library space and electrical sockets in study areas. Student accommodation is good but could do with some updating and it can be quite a long way from the main campus."

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