8.6 Total Score

Since 1955, Cardiff has been the capital city of Wales. It has also seen massive investment and significant growth in recent decades, making it a popular place to live. Given its location, the cost of living is low compared to other capitals, always a significant factor for students. Distractions are plentiful, the nightlife is rich and varied, and as you might have noticed the Welsh do like a drink. They are also passionate about rugby and the Millennium Stadium is a first class destination for any sporting event. Generously, the WRU are even offering to let England play Wales there during the coming World Cup.

  • Night Life

    92976.jpgThe pubs, the clubs and the bars. The price of a pint and the variation of venue.

  • Cost of Living

    costofliving.jpgEverything from the cost of food to the cost of a pint, a taxi and even the price of petrol. It all adds up to provide a cost of living.

  • Accommodation

    housing.jpgThe quality of halls and private housing as well as the cost and the quality of student areas.

  • Student Jobs

    01032013-broganfrombrunny590-02.jpg The availability, the wages compared to the national average, the enjoyability and the variation available.

  • Transport

    transport.jpgThe ease of movement around the city including transport to and from the university campus if needed; this includes bus, train and taxi options.

  • Safety

    security.jpgThis is the student view on safety in this city. Based on their own experiences and comparative experiences throughout the UK.