Cornish girl studying second year English Literature. I studied first year french too and continue to learn it outside of uni. My career goal is to become an environmental journalist. I am also taking part in a summer volunteering scientific research project this summer in Malawi! My hobbies include: Surfing, Hiking, Gym, Reading and Painting
University halls, known for being far away from campus, lots of people dread living here – but everyone I’ve spoke to who has actually lived here found the experience enjoyable! To learn more about it, I interviewed Ruby. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? I loved how quickly everyone in the flats became so close, as we Read more
Cartwright halls are located close to Albany road with all kinds of interesting shops. To learn more about what it was like to live here, I interviewed Beth. What was your favourite thing about Cartwright hall and why? I loved being a little further from uni, the distance allowed me to separate work and home. The Read more
Beware the jealousy of Taly northers and southers, there were rumours of marble en-suites. This is not entirely true, but the bathrooms are very modern and much bigger than South and North bathrooms. To learn about what it was actually like living in these halls, rather than listening to the south laundry room talk, I interviewed Courtney. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? I would Read more
Talybont North is located between Talybont Gate and Talybont South, it’s location is perfect for athletic students or Macdonald lovers (KFC is also round the corner). To learn more about what it was like to live in these halls, I interviewed Sasha. What was your favourite thing about halls and why? I loved the community feel in Taly North Read more
If university halls aren’t for you, there is always the option to live in student houses. These are scattered around Roath and Cathays and are perfect for older students or couples. To find out more about what it’s like living in one of these houses, I spoke to Inna. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? I was lucky Read more
Senghennydd court – the larger of the two Senghennydd residences. I interviewed a Martina, a bioscience undergraduate to learn more about what her first year experience was like. What was your favourite thing about Senghennydd Court? My fav thing about Senghennydd court was its location! It was so close to lectures, and the libraries. It was really close to the student union clubs as well as being close to Read more
If you don’t like the look of any of the halls of residences, there is always university owned houses! Colum place house is situated in between Talybont halls and the university campus meaning that you are close to the parties and also close to your lectures – oh and don’t forget Fattoush take away, you will have more than Read more
Gordon halls is very close to the city and the university buildings, it is particularly well suited location wise to mathematics, physics and astronomy students. To learn more about what it was like to live here in first year I interviewed Lydia. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? My favourite thing was how close it was to the uni and Read more
Liberty house, also known as Clodien house is perfect for medical students as it is so close to the Heath campus. It also is reallyclose to Heath park which is a lovely green open space with a beautiful lake and a rose garden. To learn more about what it was like to live in these halls I interviewed Zandrea and Read more
Talybont Court is next to Talybont South and the closest of the Taly residencies to university and town. It was great in first year for Taly-south students to go to for pres as it had such a good amount of living space in comparison to Talybont south kitchens. To learn more about what it was actually like to live here Read more
About our Student Bloggers
Our student bloggers are all current students studying a variety of subjects, sharing their real-life experiences in their own words to let current and future students know what life is like at Cardiff University.
Each student has their own section on the blog but you can also ask them any questions you might have in the comments.