Looking to apply to university this year? You will have probably already considered the hefty tuition fees and looked into getting a student loan… but aside from the main fees, you will have a lot of other costs to think about such as accommodation, food, travel, text books and of course, having fun! Where you choose to study could really affect just how much you have to shed out. Nationwide have analysed the different living costs across key areas of the UK, and depicted the information in this infographic:
The living costs in Cardiff are actually pretty low compared to other areas of the UK. So, couple this with the cheaper fees for Welsh nationals and it becomes apparent that there are definite benefits of choosing to go to university nearby.