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As well as places to socialise and various eateries, all of this is inside the Union complex.

Advice and Representation Centre

The Cardiff University Student Union Advice and Representation Centre is committed to providing advice and information on a range of issues that relate to students academic, welfare and general advice needs. The Advice and Representation Centre (ARC) is a confidential and independent service.


The university is part of the Santander Universities network. This brings a wealth of benefits to the university community. Among them is a tailored service from fully qualified staff and a wide range of products, some of which are exclusive to university students.

This includes preferential rates on savings, mortgages and home insurance plus personal banking advisors who are specialists in student banking.


Blackwell Bookshop is one of the leading academic retailers in the UK and are located in The Mall on the ground floor in the students' union. Blackwell liaises with university departments to ensure that they stock many of the books your schools recommends you buy.

Box office

The Cue box office sells tickets to all of our popular club nights, special events, gigs and much more. There's even an online box office so you can buy tickets from the comfort of your own home.


Cutting Edge is based in the Mall on the ground floor of the students' union building. It offers a full range of hairdressing for men and women and an NUS discount to boot.

IT shop

The IT Shop provides laptops and desktop computers which are fully integrated into the Cardiff University network to students and staff. Computers can be bought outright or payments can be spread out over a number of months to suit students' financial situations. The IT Shop also provides laptops and mobile internet cards for short to medium term rental. Finally, it sells a wide range of stationary and computer accessories.


Unistaff Jobshop is a free student employment service provided by the Students' Union which helps to find casual employment for Cardiff University students

Letting agency

Cardiff Student Letting is our very own in-house letting agency. Based on the Ground Floor of the Students' Union building on Park Place in the Mall, Cardiff Student Letting was the UKs first Students' Union owned letting agency.

Cardiff Student Letting are one of the only agencies in Cardiff to charge no agency fees to students renting through them

Print Centre

The Print Centre is your one stop shop for all your printing needs. Whether you need to pick up some posters or flyers to promote a society event, need to photocopy some lecture notes for a friends or get the dissertation that cost you months of your life printed and bound for posterity, The Print Centre can help you out. The Print Centre also offers student discount for NUS card holders.


The Union Shop offers a whole range of products to Cardiff University students, everything from sandwiches and essential groceries to Cardiff University branded clothing and sportswear.

Student Advice

The Students’ Union offers free, confidential, impartial and independent advice through our Student Advice service. The Student Advice team offer advice, information, advocacy and representation to all students at Cardiff University. The service is delivered by drop-ins, appointments, email and phone. The service also undertakes other activities and events to develop awareness of rights and responsibilities, as well as promoting and supporting the health and wellbeing of students. Find out more at

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