Cardiff

Wales’s Capital city is a thriving city, which has something for everyone. The ATRiuM building is home to our Creative students and is based right in the heart of the city.

The Cardiff campus benefits from student halls just minutes walk from the ATRiuM. There’s also a thriving student population in the Cathays and Roath areas of Cardiff where many students choose to live in after their first years.

Cardiff is a great night out, whatever your taste. As well as numerous bars and nightclubs, there’s also some great smaller live music venues such as Gwdihw and Porters, which are right around the corner from the ATRiuM building and firm student favourites.

As well as big name cinemas Cineworld and Vue, Chapter Arts Centre also screens some niche and classic films, as well a theatre and art galleries.

Cardiff Bay is also perfect for a summer's evening, with its waterfront setting. It's also a great place to take parents and friends when they come to visit.

There’s no atmosphere like Cardiff when there’s a big match on. With the Millennium Stadium right in the Centre of town, the whole City gets involved and the friendly buzz is infectious.

Despite being a City, Cardiff still has plenty of green space to enjoy. Bute Park is in the centre of Cardiff and hosts a weekly 5k Park Run, and is ideal to take your books and revise in the sun. Roath Park is also a big favourite, with its own boating lake and ideal for a leisurely stroll to chill out.

Cardiff is fantastic for shopping - it has all the fashion chains that you'd expect, high-end designer shops, and local independent boutiques. It's also home to Spillers, the world's oldest record shop.

South Wales is quickly establishing itself as a hub for all things film and television. BBC film Sherlock, Doctor Who and Casualty in Cardiff and Pinewood Studios have unveiled plans to build film studios and develop the work coming out of the area, which will undoubtably provide more work opportunities for students and graduates.