Cardiff Met University Accommodation

Choosing a Collegiate student accommodation puts you at the heart of Cardiff city centre and is ideally located for studying at Cardiff Met University.

Boasting premium facilities including an on-site gym and exclusive social areas, as well as state-of-the-art study facilities and common spaces, our flats are built with students in mind.

Whether you opt for an en-suite in a shared apartment or your own private studio, you’ll always benefit from first-class features including all-inclusive rent and WIFi, study space and kitchen area. It’s all part of how we help you get the most out of your time at Cardiff Met uni.

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Our student accommodation is located close to the Cardiff Met University campus. It’s easy to get around and you can enjoy the very best of the city on your doorstep. Use this guide to find your way around our Cardiff Met University student accommodation:

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Our accommodation teams are here to support you fully and help you to settle into your new home. Our site teams are Mental Health First Aid trained by MHFAE and we have strong links with all universities in all our cities. There will always be somebody on hand to support you.

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We want you to have the very best university years. That is why we have an events and activities calendar to give you the best opportunity to experience everything we have to offer. We aim to make our events and activities memorable, so you can create great memories of your time with and your friends.

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No more worrying about extra bills and admin costs. Living at Collegiate means we take all of the hassle away from you so you can enjoy your time creating memories.

Discover Cardiff Met University

With a long and varied history, Cardiff Metropolitan University (or Cardiff Met as it’s more commonly known) was voted the Welsh University of the Year 2021 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. This accolade took the university up by 33 places in the league table, which is the institution’s highest ever ranking and the third highest rise of any university in the UK in 2021.

It echoes Cardiff Met’s 2020 National Student Survey where it ranked in the UK top 40 for both satisfaction with teaching quality and the wider student experience. 85% of students at Cardiff Met agree or strongly agree that overall, they are satisfied with the quality of th​eir course. 95.6% of full-time, UK-based, first degree graduates were in employment or further study 15 months after graduation.

With over 10,000 students at the Met, many of their courses offer opportunities to study abroad with destinations including California, Florence, Greece, Hong Kong and many more.

Since 2007, the uni has spent millions of pounds investing in facilities, learning centres and the provisions within and developments for students including a Food Industry Centre, School of Art and Design and Cardiff School of Management building. Cardiff Met boasts a number of other research and enterprise centres, including the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research.

Cardiff Met University FAQs

What is Cardiff Met University known for?

Cardiff Met has a well-known reputation as one of the UK’s leading modern universities with high quality teaching, research and facilities. It’s previously been ranked the top modern university in Wales, and Cardiff Met also has a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework rating.

Where does Cardiff Met University rank on the University rankings?

According to The Complete University Guide, University of Southampton ranks 63rd out of 130 UK universities. Factoring in scores across topics such as research, facilities and services it was awarded a score of 60% for the University League Table in 2022.

What type of courses does Cardiff Met University run?

Cardiff Met offers undergraduate degrees as well as postgraduate degrees starting with Masters, Certificates and Diplomas (MA) and going up to Research Degrees and Professional Doctorates (PhD).

Cardiff Met is organised into five academic schools over two campuses:

  • School of Art & Design
  • School of Education & Social Policy
  • School of Management
  • School of Sport & Health Sciences
  • School of Technologies

Is it hard to get into Cardiff Met University?

Based on the percentage of students who apply to Cardiff Met University, an average of 86.7% of applicants receive an offer

Are there two universities in Cardiff?

In the city there are two universities; Cardiff Metropolitan University (more commonly known as Cardiff Met) and the University of Cardiff. They operate entirely separately, with Cardiff University being more research-intensive with a larger focus on STEM subjects, while Cardiff Met has a focus on industrial experience across more creative subjects.

How much does your accommodation cost?

Eclipse by Prima Vidae on Newport Road Lane starts at £142 per week for an en-suite bedroom in a shared flat, and private studios start at £152 per week.

The Neighbourhood on The Parade starts at £150 per week for an en-suite bedroom in a shared flat, and private studios start at £140 per week.

Which accommodation is closest to Cardiff Met University?

The main campus of Cardiff Met is the Llandaff campus on Western Avenue.

Both Eclipse by Prima Vidae (CF24 0SP) and The Neighbourhood (CF24 3AD) are conveniently located near Cardiff city centre, just over 2 miles from Cardiff Met’s Llandaff Campus. It’s approximately a 20 minute cycle, 40 minute bus ride or 15 minute car journey. From Cardiff University, our student accommodation is approximately a 16 minute walk.

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