University of Glamorgan

University of Glamorgan

University of Glamorgan

The university of Glamorgan has three campuses.  Two of these are located in Pontypridd and the other campus is located in the centre of Cardiff.


Best Locations for Student Accommodation:

  • Cathays
  • Roath
  • City Centre
  • Adamsdown
  • Splott
  • Heath
  • Whitchurch
  • Miskin Street


  • Treforest
  • Broadway
  • Pontypridd
  • Meadow Street
  • King Street

Average Rent:

Cardiff: Averages around £340.00- £300.00 per month but this will obviously fluctuate depending on condition of the property and location

Glamorgan: Average rent is around £54.00 pp pw.


The University encourages students to avoid using cars and there are a host of great transport services available for students to use.  There are both regular train and bus services that run between the campuses making travel exceptionally easy.  There is a regular train service between Merthyr and Cardiff, which run every 12 minutes, and furthermore a bus service between Pontypridd and Llantrisant runs every 15-minute and stops outside of the Treforest Campus.  Lastly, there is a train between Pontypridd and Treforest, which again runs every 12 minutes.

Parking and Permit Information:


There are a number of areas to park around Cardiff without permits. However, permits are readily available if needed and they are for properties located in the City Centre
You can contact the Council by:
Telephone: 02920 872778

First Permit: £5.00
Second Permit: £30.00
Third Permit: £45.00
Four or More: £60.00 each.

Living in Cardiff:

Cardiff is an up and coming cosmopolitan City with a mix of culture and is a vibrant City for Students to enjoy, whilst nearby countryside means that there are a variety of options for students to experience particularly if they want to get out of the fast paced city and look at some nearby local beauty including Cardiff Castle.

Cardiff is home to the famous Millennium Stadium and there is a range of opportunities for individuals to either participate or be a spectator in sport around Cardiff.

There are a number of shopping areas in Cardiff, for example Queen’s Street and St. Mary’s Street  and other than those  in the city centre there are three out of town  shopping centres; St David’s Centre, Capital Centre and Queen’s arcade. There is a huge variety of restaurants and places to eat scattered across the City with a mixture of upmarket and casual places; some recommended areas include Cardiff Bay, Cafe Quarter, Whitchurch Road and Crwys Road.  There are a number of trendy and funky bars at Cafe Quarter with some other locations for nightlife being mostly situated in St Mary Street including Liquid-Life and Walkabout. The city Centre is central to a number of popular venues including Tiger Tiger Cardiff, Varsity and Oceana. Mill Lane is also a brilliant area in Cardiff to visit,

Living in Pontypridd:

There is a range of excellent social venues across Glamorgan for students.  Firstly, the university’s student club is called Shafts nightclub, which is extremely popular amongst students and is located on the Treforest Campus.  In Pontypridd there is Kudos Late Lounge and Bar and a number of other great clubs and bars for students to enjoy.

Pontypridd is only a short train journey from Cardiff and therefore you have the benefit of  shopping locations nearby if needed which provides benefits as you can explore a number of different areas.  Pontypridd is a market town and has a number of excellent markets, which attract customers from far and wide.  However, the central points in Pontypridd are Taff Street and Market Street, which have a number of popular High Street stores. 

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