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Student Life at Cardiff Met

Deciding where to study isn’t just about choosing the most appropriate course. You also need to choose where you want to live or be based for the next few years of your life.

This is our city – the capital of Wales. Full of culture, adventure and sport. Nightlife, shopping, a thriving international food scene, green spaces, waterways and more – all wrapped up in a compact and easy to navigate space.

Whether you’re local to the city, or considering studying with us from further afield, we’re confident that Cardiff is the place you’ll want to call home. With a thriving student population, Cardiff is ranked as the most affordable student city in the UK*.

*NatWest Student Living Index 2022

The Best Bits of My Student Life at Cardiff Met – So Far
Student, Aaron

From the city lifestyle and nights out, to discovering the great places to eat across the city (some with student discounts!), becoming a student ambassador and engaging with the Students’ Union Cardiff Met Award, Aaron blogs about life as a student in Cardiff and at Cardiff Met.


“My advice to any new students would be to make time to go out and explore the city. Make memories, discover new places, and make the most of your time as a student!”

Read More in Aaron’s Student Life Blog

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Students’ Union
SU President, Venky Gonavaram Logo - Cardiff Met SU

We’re here to support you, the students. We’re here to help you enjoy activities including sports, societies, workshops, volunteering and more. We aim to make your student experience with us as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible. Find out how you can get involved in the Students’ Union by following the link below.


“My job is to try and make your life at Cardiff Met the best it can be. I represent you at the highest level at the university and work as a Student Governor representing the views of the students.”

Venky Gonavaram
Students’ Union President

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Accommodation and Life in Halls
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Finding a place to live

Whether you want to live in Cardiff Met halls, or need help finding a place to live, our dedicated accommodation team are here to help. Offering an award-winning Res Life community*, the team aim to make living in halls one of the best experiences of your university life.

* Best Student Community, National Student Housing Awards 2019

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Student, Josie

3 tips for living in Cyncoed halls

Humanities student Josie blogs her top tips for living in Cyncoed halls, including advice on what to bring, meeting new friends and making the most of every opportunity.


“The build-up to moving into uni halls is an exciting time, but it can be a bit nerve-wracking if you’ve never lived away from home before. The best advice is to get involved and make the most of every minute.”

Read Josie’s Cyncoed tips

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Student, Ella

Making the most of Plas Gwyn halls

Fashion Marketing student Ella shares her experience of living in Plas Gwyn halls, including tips for keeping on top of your mental health, money saving life-hacks and ideas on what to pack.


“I was so nervous about coming all this way from England alone and living with complete strangers, but from the moment we all met, it just felt so natural. When it comes down to it, everyone is in the same boat.”

Read Ella’s Plas Gwyn tips

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Campuses and Facilities

Get to know the campuses where you’ll study. Spread across two locations close to the city centre our campuses offer everything you need to succeed in your studies, as well as a wide range of social and sports facilities. You can take a virtual tour of course specific facilities via our individual course pages.

Cardiff Met, Llandaff Campus

Llandaff Campus

Home to Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff School of Management, part of Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences and Cardiff School of Technologies.

A busy campus that has benefitted from millions of pounds worth of recent investment in learning, teaching and social spaces; offering excellent sporting facilities, on-site shop, and places to eat. The campus is located approximately 2 miles from the centre of Cardiff, surrounded by parks, playing fields and the historic village of Llandaff. The Plas Gwyn accommodation campus is close by.

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Cardiff Met, Cyncoed Campus

Cyncoed Campus

Home to Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy and part of Cardiff School of Sport & Health Sciences.

This campus offers extensive world-class sporting facilities to enhance the performance and academic development of all students. There are also dedicated teaching spaces for Education and Humanities courses. In addition to on-site accommodation and a purpose-built campus centre, there is an on-site shop, coffee bars and places to eat.

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Student Sport

At Cardiff Met we offer all students access to first-class sports facilities and opportunities for participation in a wide range of sport and recreation activities.

Performance Sport

Cardiff Met has established itself as one of the leading universities for sport in the UK. We offer a unique performance environment, focussed on ensuring you achieve both your sporting and academic aspirations, setting the foundations for your future. Scholarships are available for those who meet certain criteria.


Campus Sport

Open to all students from across the University to participate in recreational leagues and tournaments across a wide range of sports. All levels of fitness and abilities welcomed.

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Met Active
Met Active gym

Met Active offers a range of different health, fitness and training programmes for all abilities. Our fantastic membership gives you access to the excellent facilities and programmes on offer here at Cardiff Met. The best news is that membership for all first-year students is free!

Met Active

Become a Student Ambassador

As well the opportunity to represent your course and the wider student body via the Students’ Union, you can also apply for part-time work by becoming a Student Ambassador!

Watch as our current ambassadors run through why you should consider applying for the role and the benefits you will gain – both personally and professionally.

Support
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We’re here to support you

Student Services supports you during your studies by helping you to reach your full potential. Whether it’s our specialist staff or your personal course tutor, we’re with you at every stage of your journey.

Student Support

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A focus on your future

Our dedicated team of careers professionals can provide you with support on a variety of careers related subjects. Our MetHub service will allow you to make appointments with the team, and provide access to employer events, workshops and skills sessions.

Careers Support

Wonky Chair Design Studio

Develop your business idea

Whether you’re interested in starting a business, freelancing or being your own boss, the Centre for Entrepreneurship can help. Our dedicated team is available to guide you through the steps you need to take.

Student Entrepreneurship

Student Blogs