Stretch your student budget with helpful advice and tips on saving money.
The Centre for Student Life based at Cathays Campus, offers guidance on managing finances and making the most of a budget. Whether students need advice on budgeting, finding part-time employment, or accessing student discounts, their friendly advisors are there to support them.
Contact them at +44 (0)29 2251 8888 or drop by their office for personalized assistance.
Get the most out of leisure time with affordable entertainment options.
The Red Dragon Centre, located at Atlantic Wharf, is a popular entertainment complex in Cardiff Bay, not far from the city center and Cardiff University. The complex has cinema, bars, bowling, dining, gym and more. It offers a variety of entertainment and leisure options the students can take advantage of.
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Need to stock up on groceries?
Local supermarkets such as Tesco Extra, located at 25-27 Queen St, Cardiff, CF10 2BY may offer student discounts on selected items. Students can bring their student ID cards to enjoy these savings. Planning shopping wisely and taking advantage of these discounts can make their money go further.
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Take a break from studying and enjoy discounted leisure activities.
Boulders Indoor Climbing, located St. Catherines Park,
Pengam Road, offers an exhilarating climbing experience with student saver offer.
Tree Top Adventure Golf at St. Davids/Dewi Sant Shopping Centre offers a large mini golf course that's fun for all ages. Grab a Students discount with you student it during your visit.
Cardiff International White Water, located at Watkiss Way, may offer a student deal. If you are one for the thrill and adventure you may explore the services they have to to offer. If students prefer a more relaxing outing, National Museum Cardiff houses an extensive collection of art, natural history, and archaeological exhibits. Wales Millennium Centre is primarily a performing arts venue, it often hosts free exhibitions and events in its public spaces.
Travel around Cardiff and beyond at discounted rates.
Cardiff University, like many universities around the world, may offer free tours for students. You can take a free coach tour of the city centre and the surrounding sights. The buses leave from Horseshoe Drive, Main Building (Museum Avenue) and the last bus is at 15:00. Each tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.
You can visit Cardiff Bus to check on fares, tickets and any on-going offers they may have.
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Need a caffeine fix?
Many local cafes offer student discounts. Students can enjoy a cozy atmosphere and quality coffee at Café Nero, located at 42 Queen Street, with a 10% discount. You can visit Costa Coffee at, 38 Park Place, renowned for its coffee and espresso-based drinks. Starbucks located at 95 Queen Street, is another option to grab a quick drink and snacks for students around Cardiff University. Keep an eye out for any student discounts or loyalty discounts through their loyalty program they may have to offer.
To access the Money Advice Unit services, you can visit their office located at the Centre for Student Life (Cathays Campus). Our friendly team offers both in-person and online support, and we have bookable appointments available during weekdays to help support you and provide free and impartial advice. Alternatively, you can contact them at +44 (0)29 2251 8888 to seek guidance on managing your finances, budgeting, part-time employment, and accessing student discounts. Their friendly advisors are ready to assist you.
There are several establishments in Cardiff that offer fantastic discounts to students. At Dirty Martini in Cardiff, located at the City Centre, you can enjoy generous happy hours Monday-Saturday – more than five hours worth – or all day drinking at reduced prices on Sundays. The Live Lounge and The Cardiff Stable are be good places to visit in the heart of City Centre for some food, drinks and entertainment.
To access discounted gym memberships, students can join PureGym located at Cardiff Central. PureGym offers flexible membership options at reduced rates for students. For more information on student memberships and facilities, students can contact PureGym at +44 (0)34 4477 0005 or visit their website.
The Cardiff City Centre has various stores that provide student discounts on fashionable finds, accessories, and tech gadgets. Students can explore the center to find great deals that match their style and budget.