Campus life

Cardiff University’s facilities are constantly developing to ensure an unforgettable student experience. The Students’ Union, libraries, and majority of university buildings are all in the city centre, so you will find everything close by. The new £50m Centre for Student Life opened in 2021 and encompasses improved student support services and social spaces. As an International Study Centre student, you will have access to university facilities and be part of the community as soon as you arrive.

Students laughing and drinking coffee in student union cafe

Students’ Union facilities

The main International Study Centre building is located in the Students' Union building, widely regarded as one of the best in the country. It offers an amazing student experience, with a huge number of spaces to meet friends, as well as everything else you need for a successful and rewarding student life.

Facilities include:

  • Education Book shop
  • Barbers
  • Hairdresser
  • Food outlets
  • IT repair
  • Bank
  • Prayer room
  • IT clinic
  • Letting agency owned and run by the Student Union
  • The Jobshop, where you can find part time work
  • Y Plas nightclub
  • The Taf pub

Sports facilities

Cardiff University has great sports facilities, all affordable to use and open to everyone.

Facilities include:

  • 33-acre sports fields
  • Sports training village – includes tennis courts, indoor pitches, cricket nets, and more.
  • The recently refurbished Fitness and Conditioning Centre offers three floors of strength, resistance and cardiovascular training equipment.
  • Studio 49, offering dance and fitness classes.

Did you know?

Cardiff's 16 libraries hold over 1.2 million printed books, and provide access to more than 375,000 online books and journals.

Kinari from Indonesia

I think Cardiff's campus is beautiful, architecture-wise. They've invested a lot recently for new campuses and refurbishment. There are always different spaces for you to use if you need to do something for group discussions or something on your own. If you prefer quiet spaces or a bit of background noise there's always something for you, which is really great.

Kinari from Indonesia
Studying BSc Business Management (Marketing)