Cardiff Halls of Residence - How To Apply

The University has agreements with student accommodation providers Liberty Living to provide private halls of residence places for students studying at the ATRiuM and Atlantic House in Cardiff. All rooms are non smoking. 

Step One - How to Apply

Applications for Cardiff accommodation will open on 1st March 2017.   If you have firmly accepted an offer on a full time course of study at University of South Wales starting in September 2017 we will email you a link to our online application system. The official closing date for applications is 30th June 2017, we will accept applications after this date but any applications received after 30th June will only be processed if there are sufficient rooms available after the earlier applicants have been allocated.   Further information is available on the application form. 

Further Information and Pricing

Please refer to the accommodation options pages for costs and further information.


Step Two - Allocating you a room

Liberty LivingPlease be aware that all applications for accommodation are processed in date order and when you have confirmed your place on a course.

Please make sure that you read all of the information thoroughly and be careful to complete the application form correctly. Incorrect or incomplete application forms may jeopardise your chance of securing a room. Please ensure you do not use a school or college email address and that the email address you enter is correct.

  • Your room will be allocated once your place at University has been confirmed. Allocations will commence from late July, if you are awaiting A-level results  the majority of accommodation offers will be sent on 18th August (results day) and on a daily basis thereafter.  Where possible, we will take into account the preferences you have stated; however, requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Before you are confirmed at University and sent an offer of accommodation from Liberty Living you can find more information the website. You can also download Liberty Living’s Guide To Living
  • On confirmation of your place at University, you will be sent an offer of accommodation via email. You have only 7 days in which to reply to the offer and accept it online. In addition we will need the following posted to the Liberty Living residence:
    1. Signed Guarantor Form, this is a PDF attachment found in the confirmation email alongside your contract.
    2. Current Council Tax Bill in the name and address of your guarantor. The name of the guarantor must match the name on the Council tax bill. 
    3. 2 x passport sized photographs
  • We will send you an email containing some useful information to help make your stay at Liberty Living as comfortable as possible. The email will contain details including the best time for you to move in and what time the on-site office will be open at your chosen Liberty Living residence.

Please note: Once you have made a booking with your chosen Liberty Living residence, you cannot then move to another Liberty Living residence unless you find a replacement tenant to take over your contract. There is also a cancellation charge of £100.00. Please see cancellation policy within your terms and conditions.


Step Three – Moving In 

Moving in

  • On arrival at your accommodation you will be issued with a ‘Welcome Pack’ which will contain your keys/entry card and a Guide to Living in our accommodation. It is important that you read and understand all of the information provided. A copy is also available on the Liberty Living website
  • In the event that you cannot make the time / date listed on your arrival email, please contact the Residence Team as soon as possible to make alternative arrangements. Contact details are listed within this document and can be found on the Liberty Living website.

Please note: If we are missing important documentation to complete your student file, you will have to be processed through our queries queue on the day you move in. This will take considerably longer to check in, so we urge every customer to post all documentation two weeks prior to the contract start date.

Rental Rates

Liberty Bridge Hall Fees 2017-2018

42 week contract 

Room Type: Premium Ensuite room
Cost per week: £134.00
Contract Length: 42 Week
Single Payment (inc 2% discount: 
Installment Payments: 

Room Type: Deluxe En-suite
Cost per week: £144.00
Contract Length: 42 Weeks
Single Payment (inc 2% discount
Installment Payments

Liberty Park Hall Fees 2017-2018

Room Type: Premium Ensuite Room
Cost per week: £132.00
Contract Length: 42 Weeks 
Single Payment (inc 2% discount
Installment Payments

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34% Discount on Annual Train Season Tickets for the University of South Wales Group Students

As part of the University of South Wales Group Travel Plan and in conjunction with Arriva Trains Wales, a Student Annual Train Season Tickets with a 34% discount are available to be purchased by enrolled students from any staffed station within the Valley Line route.

For full details on this offer please take a look at our traveling to the University by train section of our website.