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SHWMAE A CHROESO (THAT'S HELLO AND WELCOME IN WELSH!)
Whether you've got your place confirmed, or you're still thinking out where your next step will take you, Cardiff is a cosy, buzzing capital that city that welcomes a large community of foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate students. Cardiff has lots going on but is a compact city, making it easy to get around and feel at home.
UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES
Cardiff is proud to be home to 6 prestigious universities, conservatoires and colleges, together offering a range of courses, campuses and experiences – find the Cardiff student life for you.
Wales' largest university is a World Top 200 University, as ranked by QS World University Rankings (2022).
Cardiff Metropolitan University
The affectionally called 'Cardiff Met' ranks #7 in the Uni Compare Top 100 for 2021.
University of South Wales
Wales' second largest university has a purpose built building in the centre of Cardiff.
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
One of the UK most prestigious and well renowned conservatoires.
Cardiff & Vale College
Operating five campuses across the city, including their new £45m flagship central campus.
University of Wales Trinity St David
Trinity run the Wales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts from their Cardiff learning centre.
WHAT'S ON IN CARDIFF?
Get to know your new housemates and your new city by trying out some activities together.
THINGS TO DO
ACTIVITIES IN THE CITY
ESCAPE ROOMS CARDIFF
A fully immersive experience where teams must solve a series of puzzles to escape.
Ten-pin bowling laser quest arenas, amusement arcade and stylish basement bar and food diner.
The best elements of a walking talk, treasure hunt and an escape room - one of the most unique ways to uncover your new city.
BBC CYMRU WALES TOURS
Lights, camera, action! Go right behind the scenes of a brand-new flagship broadcasting hub.
Gather your housemates for a day out, scouring Scandi-cool finishing touches for your student home. (Don't forget the meatballs!)
BOOM BATTLE BAR
Home of wild activities including Bavarian Axe Throwing, Crazier Golf, Electric Darts, Shuffleboard, American Pool & Hammerschlagen.
TREETOP ADVENTURE GOLF
Two indoor, 18-hole mini-golf courses - tackle the Tropical Trail or Ancient Explorer course.
Discover a cinema experience like no other, with 4DX you can see, smell and feel the latest blockbusters.
KEYS TO THE CASTLE
Once you make Cardiff your home for the next few years or so, you can get a Castle key, which gives you unlimited access to Cardiff Castle for only £7 for three years. Get yours from the Castle ticket office, just bring proof of residency in Cardiff.
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
Drink, dine and dance in Cardiff’s most iconic venue, set over three stunning floors, placed right in the centre of town.
For a change of scenery, spend a night at the Dock and you'll see the Bay knows how to party.
THE GRAZING SHED
Award-winning burger business, serving up big burger specials with fresh ingredients.
Cult punk craft beer chain Brewdog have brought their uncompromising, bold and irreverent attitude to our capital.