Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, Cardiff University has been producing successful graduates for the past 130 years. Cardiff University are ranked 5th in the UK for research quality, 2nd nationally for the impact of research (REF, 2014) and top 125 in the world (QS World Rankings 2015/16). According to the latest QS World University Rankings by subject 2015, Cardiff University is also amongst the world’s elite institutions in 25 of 33 subjects. Cardiff University is a member of the elite Russell Group top 24 UK research-led universities.
Cardiff University is a global community. International students comprise 13 per cent of the total student population. Government performance indicators show that Cardiff University’s students are more likely to succeed in their studies, with first-year completion rates considerably higher than averages in the UK. In recent years, substantial investment has been made in the University estate, including building of a third science and innovation campus. Sunday Times Good University Guide 2013 praised Cardiff University as “one of the best institutions in Britain.”
Location and facilities
The city of Cardiff offers an excellent location for students to study in. Students benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city. Students in Cardiff lead a busy life, both with their academic studies and the social activities that take place.
As the capital city of Wales, it is home to many of the UK’s national institutions including the National Museum of Wales and the commanding Principality Stadium. The waterfront area at Cardiff Bay is home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. There are regular food, arts and craft festivals and visitors can walk across the barrage or take a boat trip around the bay. You can also find stunning national parks and beautiful beaches just 30 minutes away from Cardiff, and with over 600 castles in Wales!
The University itself is spread across two campuses: Cathays Park and Heath Park. Majority of Cardiff University students are based at Cathays Park, as it is situated in the very centre of Cardiff.
There are 3,000 study spaces in conveniently placed libraries and 25 IT suites plus widespread Wi-Fi access. Sports facilities including a training village, an exercise studio and sports pitches are located on four sites across both campuses. Cardiff’s Students’ Union offers a variety of entertainment options, diverse clubs and societies and a comprehensive range of welfare, advice and information services, all aspects of student life within a purpose-built complex.
Cardiff University has over 350 degree programmes offering choice and flexibility. Cardiff University admits approximately 5,000 undergraduate entrants each year. 95.5% of Cardiff University students are employed or in further study 6 months after graduation (HESA Destinations of Leavers Survey 2014).
There are plenty of opportunities for postgraduate students to study at Cardiff University. There is an impressive array of courses, some of which are research led, and others, which are taught.
Accommodation available in Cardiff
Liberty Park - Cardiff20 minute walk 35 minute walk 22 minute walk 15 minute walkfrom £109.00 pw
Liberty Park provides the ultimate space to make the most of your student experience in a highly sought after area of Cardiff. It’s the ideal new home to settle into your studies and the local social scenes.
When you stay at Liberty Park, you’re literally in the heart of everything. Located on Pendyris Street right in the city centre, you can take part in everything the city has to offer, before retreating to your spacious room or the exciting common room. When it’s time to go to lectures, you’re within walking distance of all HE institutions in Cardiff.
Your time at Liberty Park will be safe and secure and your rent is all-inclusive of bills too, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your student days.
Liberty Fields - Cardiff15 minute walk 59 minute walk 12 minute walk 30 minute walkfrom £115.00 pw
Liberty Fields provides the ultimate space to make the most of your student experience. It’s close to many of Cardiff’s higher education establishments, including the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Cardiff University – Business School.
Cardiff city itself has tons going on, so whether you want a spot of retail therapy or a night out on the town, you’ll never be too far away from all the action. The residence also provides great access to local transport, with multiple train stations and bus stops all within walking distance.
When you stay at Liberty Fields you can expect high standards and all-inclusive rent – and you'll be safe and secure with CCTV and on-site security staff 24/7.
Liberty Gardens - Cardiff13 minute walk 45 minute walk 21 minute walk 4 minute walkfrom £127.00 pw
Liberty Gardens is located close to all of Cardiff’s HE institutions, including the University of South Wales and the School of Engineering at Cardiff University, so you’ll be close to all of your lectures and the local social scenes on offer.
Located on Adam Street right in the heart of the city centre, the residence is within easy reach of great transport links, including Cardiff Central train station. Liberty Gardens sits right near to the centre of town so you can really get stuck into the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.
Your time at Liberty Gardens will be safe and secure and your rent is all-inclusive of bills too, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your student experience.
Liberty Bridge - Cardiff15 minute walk 40 minute walk 20 minute walk 1 minute walkfrom £127.50 pw
Liberty Bridge is in close proximity to all of Cardiff’s higher educational establishments, including the University of South Wales and Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, so you’ll be nearby to all of your lectures as well as your campus.
Located on Pellet Street in the heart of the city centre, the residence sits right on the doorstep of an abundance of fun things to do and is within easy reach of great transport links, including Cardiff Central train station.
We take care of all of our residents and whilst we respect your privacy and independence, we have great teams on hand to support you whenever you need us. That's not even touching on the all-inclusive bills to make your life while studying that little bit easier.
Liberty Cambrian Point - Cardiff10 minute walk 20 minute walk 17 minute walk 25 minute walkfrom £129.00 pw
If you’re looking for the full student experience in Cardiff, Liberty Cambrian Point is where it’s at. This is an exciting student hub and you’ll be close to the diverse city centre as well as within walking distance to many of Cardiff University's campus' and schools.
Located right next to major transport links like Cathays train station, the residence is ideally located for ease. You’re bound to make loads of friends, as we have so many students staying here from all over the world.
Liberty Cambrian Point is a safe haven in the city, as we pride ourselves on a fantastic 24-hour security team. To make things even less stressful, all your bills are included in your rent, too.
Liberty Severn Point - Cardiff10 minute walk 15 minute walk 13 minute walk 30 minute walkfrom £129.00 pw
Liberty Severn Point is super close to all of the city's higher educational establishments, including Cardiff University and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.
Sat on Blackweir Terrace in the popular Cathays area, Liberty Severn Point is within easy reach of all of the interesting local attractions and transport links, including Cathays train station. Liberty Severn Point's location allows you to really get stuck into the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.
You’ll be in great hands because the residence is both safe and secure thanks to 24-hour security. You’re also able to relax because all bills are included as standard.
Liberty Court - Cardiff25 minute walk 15 minute walk 32 minute walk 40 minute walkfrom £139.00 pw
Liberty Court provides students with quality student accommodation in a fantastic location close to everything they could possibly need in Cardiff. You'll be close to Cardiff Metropolitan University, so you’ve got no excuses to be late for lectures!
At Liberty Court you’re right in the middle of the action whether you’re looking to head on out for a night on the town or simply make sure that you make it to your lectures on time.
You’ll be safe and secure throughout the duration of your stay here thanks to the excellent security provisions which we include in your rent. Speaking of things included in the rent, your bills are too – just to make life easier.
This residence is fully let to our university partner.
Our student accommodation at Liberty House is ideal for students at the medical school as part of Cardiff University. It’s also close to Cardiff Metropolitan University, so you’ll be able to make the most of your student experience!
Located on Clodien Avenue in the popular Heath area, the residence is within easy reach of all the stuff you’ll need as well as transport links like Cathays train station. You’re also really near to the centre of town and all of the fun it brings.
As with all our residences, Liberty House is safe and secure and all of your bills are included in your rent. We like to put your mind at ease!
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
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Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Unfortunately our summer availability period has now ended, we will have availability again from the start of 2019 so watch this space!