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    Just better.

    You are just a step away from the best student living experience possible.

    Your student days are a unique moment in your life. Collegiate’s superior student accommodation, available in some of the UK’s top university cities, are unique in their offering to students and parents – great value, superb facilities and peace of mind. With our unrivalled record and expertise, Collegiate apartments deliver student living; just better.


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    High class features and perfect services

    Collegiate believe in providing superior student accommodation by putting a great deal of thought into the facilities we provide. From private gyms, on-site cinema, study rooms, games area and much more, we provide a home away from home with the little luxuries that will ensure your student experience is simply the best

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    "Because I'm happy."

    A social & cultural unique experience 

    We don’t just provide the facilities to enable your studies to thrive we also believe it is important to create a community. We host a variety of events throughout the year so you can get to know your fellow Collegiate residents. Collegiate provides a home, an environment to succeed and a place where everyone knows your name.

Bookings now open for September 2018!

Welcome to Cardiff

Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd), is the capital of Wales, a vibrant city combining the best of old and new with its castle, harbour development, modern assembly building and Millennium Stadium. It’s the ideal academic location encompassing top educational institutions including Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Cardiff has been named as one of the top ten cities in Europe, combining both the new and the old with ease. The modern Millennium Stadium sits close by Cardiff’s famous castle; both are equally visible from the city centre and are not far from the vibrant Cardiff Bay area.

It is a city that offers much, from shopping to sport, and from entertainment of every sort, to a host of multicultural eating experiences.

At the heart of the city are a series of Palladian buildings, including the University of Wales, funded by the wealthy Marquess of Bute in the late 1800’s. In the tradition of rebuilding started by the Marquess, much of central Cardiff has been redeveloped and the area south of the University consists mainly of the glass ‘towers’ of modernity.

Cardiff has been named as one of the top ten cities in Europe and with a vast plethora of pubs, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and hotels.  The city offers world-class entertainment and plenty on offer for the thirsty student in need of entertainment and a place for visiting parents to stay.  It’s small and friendly, with a Big City feel as well being one of the cheapest places in the UK for students to live.


Cardiff is home to the University of Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan University, The University of South Wales and Cardiff University School of Medicine.

Getting around

Within the city, public transport is efficient and reasonable. Cardiff Central Station links the city via ‘hi-speed’ train to London Paddington and is the starting point for an urban train network.   Most students use the bus service services run by Cardiff City Bus Company, which run regularly across the whole city and out to the suburbs. Young persons (16-18) can purchase a discounted weekly ticket, but cycling and walking are popular with students. Twelve miles to the west of the city, Cardiff International Airport offers flights to a range of destinations. 


The main shopping areas in Cardiff are Queen Street and the St David's Centre with the full range of high street and designer names. The central area of the city near the University offers every sort of shop that any self-respecting student could possibly desire.  Cardiff Bay offers an equal plethora of  bars, restaurants and takeaways along the waterfront. 


Cardiff has a vibrant social scene to appeal to students, from cosy traditional pubs to funky bars as well as great nightclubs.  The central area of the city offers a huge range of night clubs, restaurants, pubs, cinemas and theatres.  The Chapter Arts Centre has two cinemas, three theatres and a visual arts centre, whilst the Red Dragon centre in Atlantic Wharf offers a 12 screen cinema, bowling alley, nightclub, bars and restaurants. There is also a Vue and a Cineworld. 

Restaurants and eating out

In Cardiff city centre the Brewery Quarter, Mill Lane, City Road, St Mary Street and Eastside in St David's, has a range of cuisines available at costs to suit every student pocket.  From the café quarter offering South American and Italian, to authentic Bangladeshi cuisine,  Spanish, Thai and Portuguese.

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