Cardiff University is celebrating its return to the list of the world’s top universities, having taken joint 123rd place with Liverpool. The QS World University Rankings include some 800 higher education institutions from across the globe in their ratings each year and this is the first time in four years that Cardiff has had a place in the top 125.
According to Vice Chancellor, Cardiff intends to carry on moving up the rankings, with the aim of entering the top 100 by 2017. Part of the plans include a world-first social sciences research park, which would see four buildings constructed as part of a £300 million campus development plan.
As the university plans for such an impressive upgrade, leading student accommodation provider Collegiate is also planning an upgrade – to the city’s housing.
Alwyn Court will offer Cardiff’s undergraduate and postgraduate students the latest in contemporary accommodation, including studio apartments and cluster flats with shared kitchen facilities. All have double bedrooms and en-suites, with an emphasis on stylish design and clever use of space.
Collegiate CEO Eri Cuanalo explains,
“We’re really excited to be able to reveal details of the new Alwyn Court site in Cardiff. As with all Collegiate sites we’ve blended contemporary design with practical features like an on-site laundry, so the apartments provide a comfortable home and ease the transition to living independently. We have also included high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi throughout the building, to ensure that residents can research and study whenever the mood takes them.”
Collegiate’s all-inclusive bills policy ensures that students don’t get any nasty surprises when it comes to utility charges during their time with Collegiate. Instead, they have one fixed amount to budget for, making managing their finances that little bit easier.
Cardiff is a fascinating city to live, study and play in. It is known across the UK for its thriving nightlife scene and draws students to it from all corners of the UK and Overseas. The need for modern, best-in-class student accommodation in the city is clear.
One in every 20 properties in Cardiff is occupied solely by students, according to data released by the Welsh Government, accounting for 4.9% of total dwellings, but many are in a sad state of repair or located far from university campuses and other amenities.
Alwyn Court not only offers tenants a stunning interior, but also the peace of mind that comes from knowing the building has an on-site manager. It is also extremely well located, just 5 minutes’ walk from Cardiff Students’ Union and less than a 15 minute stroll from the city centre.
With its reputation as a world-class university city moving up the rankings, Collegiate’s Alwyn Court development means that Cardiff now has world-class student accommodation to match.