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Guaranteed Accommodation For Clearing

Terms and Conditions

Accommodation will be guaranteed for applicants who join us through Clearing in 2019, for their first year of studies. 


Accommodation will be either at the University’s Halls of Residence in Pontypridd, or with one of our private student accommodation partners in either Cardiff or Newport. 

In the event that all rooms in Halls become full, we will support students to secure accommodation in private accommodation. 

My course is at the Cardiff Campus. What are my accommodation options?

In Cardiff, we have a long-standing partnership with Liberty Living for places in their student accommodation. Liberty Living has Halls in Cardiff city centre, including Liberty Bridge and Liberty Gardens.

If rooms in Halls become full, we can support you in your search for shared housing in private accommodation - there are many options to choose from. We also keep a database of local authority registered landlords whose properties meet the legal minimum standard and safety regulations, and our Accommodation Services Team can help you find somewhere that’s right for you.


How do I apply for accommodation?

Students who want to live in Cardiff can apply to Liberty Living directly through our Accommodation pages.


When will I know if my accommodation choice has been accepted?

Cardiff and Newport accommodation applications are made to our partners Liberty Living and CLV (Campus Living Villages) directly. Therefore, you’ll book and confirm your room online in one process and your room will be confirmed straight away (subject to their terms and conditions).

My course is taught at the Pontypridd Campus – what accommodation options do I have?

The University has Halls of Residence on our Pontypridd Campus. If these rooms become full, we can offer students places in Cardiff city centre through our partnership with Liberty Living. They offer excellent quality student housing in a secure and comfortable environment. If rooms in Halls become full, we can support you in your search for shared housing in private accommodation.

Cardiff is a great student city with easy transport links to our Pontypridd Campus – it’s just 20 minutes from the city centre by train. Cardiff came top in the 2019 NatWest Student Living Index of most cost-effective university cities in the UK, plus you can get reduced travel costs with a Young Persons Railcard or a season ticket. 


My course is run in Pontypridd, but I want to live in Cardiff. What are my options?

Students often choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study at the Pontypridd Campus. In Cardiff, we have an established partnership with Liberty Living student accommodation. They offer excellent quality student housing in a secure and comfortable environment. Liberty Living has Halls in Cardiff city centre, including Liberty Bridge and Liberty Gardens. These Halls are in the heart of the city centre. If rooms in Halls become full, we can support you in your search for shared housing in private accommodation.

Cardiff has easy transport links to our Pontypridd Campus – it’s just 20 minutes from the city centre by train. Cardiff was rated the most affordable university city in the UK in the NatWest Student Living Index 2019, plus you can get reduced travel costs with a Young Persons Railcard or a season ticket. 


All rooms in University Halls at Pontypridd Campus have already been filled. What are my options at other Halls?

You could live in student accommodation in Cardiff. We have an established partnership with Liberty Living to offer excellent quality student housing in a secure and comfortable environment. Liberty Living has Halls in Cardiff city centre, including Liberty Bridge and Liberty Gardens.

Students often choose to live in Cardiff, even if they study at the Pontypridd campus. Cardiff is a popular student city and was rated the most cost-effective university city in the UK in the 2019 NatWest Student Living Index. Cardiff has easy transport links to our Pontypridd Campus – it’s just 20 minutes from the city centre by train, plus you can get lower travel costs with a Young Persons Railcard or a season ticket. 

If all places in Halls become full, you could live in shared housing in the private sector – there are many options to choose from. We also keep a database of local authority registered landlords whose properties meet the legal minimum standard and safety regulations, and our Accommodation Services Team can help you find somewhere that’s right for you.


How do I apply?

When your place has been confirmed on a full-time course at the University of South Wales, we’ll send you an email to apply for accommodation. This will contain a username, a password and a link to our Accommodation Portal. If you haven’t received this or would like to speak to one of our Accommodation Services Team, please contact us as soon as possible.

After you submit your accommodation application, we’ll be in touch to provide you with a room assignment date. This is when you’ll be able to log in and complete your room selection for September. For applicants applying through Clearing, we will send emails and dates from mid-August up to the start of term in September 2019.


When will I know if my accommodation choice has been accepted?

On your self-assignment date, you’ll be able to log in to the Accommodation portal and complete your room selection and finalise your booking.

Self-assignment for students who applied through Clearing will begin on 16 August and continue on a daily basis up to the start of term (subject to room availability).


My course is delivered at the Newport Campus – what accommodation options do I have?

In Newport, we have an established relationship with private provider CLV (Campus Living Village). The Newport Student Village is a modern Halls of Residence very close to campus and the city centre. 


How do I apply?


Students who want to live in Newport can apply to CLV (Campus Living Villages) directly through our Accommodation pages.


When will I know if my accommodation choice has been accepted?


Cardiff and Newport accommodation applications are made to our partners Liberty Living and CLV (Campus Living Villages) directly. Therefore, you’ll book and confirm your room online in one process and your room will be confirmed straight away (subject to their terms and conditions).

What are my options for shared housing in the Cardiff, Newport or Pontypridd area?

There are lots of options for shared housing in private sector accommodation in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypridd. We keep a database of local authority registered landlords whose properties meet the legal minimum standard and safety regulations.

You can search for University accredited housing on our official search engine.

Once your room place has been confirmed, you’ll find details of dates and times of your moving in date on our website – simply click on the campus that applies to you.