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Postgradute Life at Cardiff

29 January 2018

Cardiff is a thriving, beautiful city that’s widely recognised as an outstanding place in which to live and study. The city caters to many tastes. Have a read at what our current postgraduate students have experienced so far.

Geography and Planning

Ellen, MSc Spatial Planning and Development

“Cardiff is such a great city to live in. If you live near the city centre (like I do) you have everything on your door step. When I am here at the weekends, I like to go shopping in the city centre, for a walk around Bute Park, go to some live music, or go for some food or cocktails. There is always something to do!
My favourite study spot is Bute Library; there’s lots of different rooms to choose from and I like the old, rustic feel of the rooms. As for the best places to visit Wales, I would definitely recommend going to Rhossili Bay when the weather is good – one of the prettiest beaches I’ve been to”

Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

Idoia, MA International Public Relations and Global Communication Management

“Being a postgraduate student of Cardiff University has been a fantastic experience so far. It is hard work, but I think it will be worth it. It is not only that the University is good, but Cardiff  is a perfect place for a student, and specially, for International students who want to live a whole experience, both in and outside the University.
The Students Union and its societies is honestly one of the most amazing things in the world. I joined the Salsa society and it could not be more fun (and cheap!). I also like that you never run out of things to do and places to eat in Cardiff. It goes without saying it, but people here is very welcoming and you get to know so many different nationalities”


Matthew, MRes Bioscience

“The city itself has a lot to offer in terms of places to visit. The National Museum is next door to Cardiff University’s main building. I love it and I have volunteered there in the past. It has an impressive natural history collection, but also houses geological samples, and has an art gallery on the top floor.
Then, if you head to the bay area you’ve got Techniquest, which is a science engagement centre normally catering to children, but they sometimes have adult evenings. Those are my two favourite places, but obviously I’m biased to like the sciencey stuff, and there’s plenty to cater to other tastes”