• Birmingham

    Famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks. Birmingham is England's second-largest city, which suggests it's got everything that a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer than average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    The city is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, a buzzing social scene and an overall chilled atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes, and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year around.

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  • Cambridge

    This small historic town has plenty to offer including punting down the beautiful river Cam and visiting the many museums of Cambridge. But if the party scene is more your thing, there are also plenty of bars and clubs to cater towards your tastes.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

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  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture, and culture, with an abundance of shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots thrown in for good measure. What's not to love about this student city?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. The city also has many historical hotspots and posesses one of the longest canals in the UK, stretching 43 miles all the way through to Preston.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers an experience rich in history combined with independent boutique shopping. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded in beautiful countryside. It's obvious why students love Lincoln.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of things to offer students such as shopping, unique restaurants and entertainment - including live music. Liverpool also has a nightlife scene with many bars and clubs dotted over the city - you really are spoilt for choice!

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the underground and has everything a student could possibly want from the Uk's best shopping, restaurants, parks and museums to some of the most unique bars and clubs.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle has lots to offer including its historic castle and bridges, restaurants, bars, clubs and extensive shopping - including 600 shops in the city. It's simple to understand why students love this city!

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is known for its role in the great Robin Hood legend and sandstone caves underneath the streets of the city. Nottingham also has a beautiful castle to explore along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

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  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, restaurants, bars and Barbican areas.

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  • Portsmouth

    If you love the sea - Portsmouth is a great choice! From eating and drinking out to shopping and exploring the historical dockyard - there's always something to keep students entertained in Portsmouth.

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  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city offering museums, music venues, art galleries, award winning parks and incredible shopping facilities. There are also plenty of student bars, clubs and a selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to try!

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9 Reasons to Study in Cardiff

Choosing where you want to spend the next few years of your life is a big decision. You have to find a university that has the course that you want to study, and it needs to be a place where you actually want to live. If you’re struggling to choose somewhere, let us give you a bit of inspiration with these nine reasons to study in Cardiff.

1. The Amazing Choice of Uni's 

That’s right: Cardiff has not one, not two, but three different universities that cover a wide range of topics. Whether you want to study a vocational degree or an academic one, your course will be on offer in one of these amazing institutions. All based in the city centre, you’ll never be too far from the action that the Welsh capital has on offer.

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2. You Get to Experience City Life

Whether you’re used to living in a big city or not, Cardiff will offer you a completely different experience. There’s a reason why 31,000 students choose to call Cardiff home throughout their studies each year – with loads going on and amazing landmarks around every corner, you will be studying in the heart of all things Welsh.

3. You Will Be Close to Nature

Not only do you get to experience life in the big city, but you’re also incredibly close to the stunning Welsh countryside, with plenty of camping spots and nature walks for you and your friends to do together – the perfect hangover cure, if you ask us. We recommend the Taft Trail, where you walk from central Cardiff to Castell Coch and into the valleys.

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4. It’s Great for Sports

Whether you like to play sports or you just like to watch sports, Cardiff will be the perfect place for you. Rugby is the national sport, and it’s all part of the Welsh experience to head down to the Millenium Stadium to witness thousands of fans cheering for their teams – you might even see some tears as well!

5. World-Class Research

Cardiff University is well renowned for its research centre, with loads of important academic research being carried out here. In fact, it ranks in the top five unis in the UK for its research efforts, and has have been awarded several higher-education awards – you never know, you could end up being the next Einstein.

6. One of the Best Students’ Unions in the UK

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We all know that one of the best parts of going to uni is heading down to the students’ union with your friends and taking advantage of the cheap drinks. It’s the perfect place to bond and meet new people. But what if your students’ union was one of the top four in the UK? Imagine how good it has to be to make that list. Well, Which? Student survey found that Cardiff made the cut – that SU must have some happy students.

7. It’s Cheap! 

We all know that student life can be a bit hard on the wallet, but when you choose to make Cardiff your home throughout your studies, you’re also choosing to live in the UK’s most affordable city – according to the NatWest Student Living Index. This means that your hard-earned cash can be spent on the things that you love rather than the things that you need.

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8. Learn a New Language 

Ever wanted to learn a new language  but never really fancied venturing too far from the UK? If so, you’re in luck, because Wales still has its own language that you’ll be able to learn throughout your studies (if you’re not already fluent). It might take a while, because you’ll have to get used to reading words where the letter is often followed by another letter L, but it will be totally worth it.

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9. Amazing Nightlife

Cardiff has one of the youngest populations in Europe, which is probably why it’s known for its amazing nightlife. Whether you prefer quiet pubs or lively clubs, there will be something for you. All that money you’re saving on living-costs will have to go somewhere, so we recommend heading out to one of the many student nights on offer here.

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Live in the Heart of Cardiff and Never Miss out

With so much going on for students in the Welsh capital, you’ll want to stay close to the action. Take a look at our central-Cardiff student accommodation, where you’ll never have to miss out. Want to see a review? Check out this video about Arofan House!

 

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