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Severn Point, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s halls of residence, is a fully managed secure site just ten minutes walk from the College. 

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Your new home

The accommodation at Severn Point is arranged in flats of six rooms and includes a high-quality fully fitted kitchen and living areas, all the en suite bedrooms have telephone and data points. There is also a separate block exclusively for international and postgraduate students. As a new student, the College is able to guarantee a room in the halls of residence (undergraduate and postgraduate) beginning in September who apply before the accommodation deadline.

A look into your new home


  • All bills included
  • Laundry facilities
  • Accessible for wheelchair users
  • High-speed broadband and Wi-Fi
  • Bike storage
  • Post-service to take delivery of parcels and signed-for items
  • Personal contents insurance included
  • 24-hour security and electronic entry

The rent is £154.74 per week inclusive of bills for the academic year 2024/25. You are advised to sign a 43-week contract so that the room is yours during the Christmas and Easter vacations – no need to move all your belongings home!

Severn Point is managed by Unite Students. If you have been offered a place to study at RWCMD, please don’t apply to Unite Students directly – the rent will be more expensive. Instead, email student services or phone 029 2039 1321.

For more information, visit the Unite Students website.

Alternatively, you may wish to rent a flat or share a house privately. Cardiff has a selection of affordable student accommodation within walking distance of the College. Many of these are available via agencies and private landlords. The College can help find good quality private accommodation.

Take a virtual tour of Severn Point

Location, location, location

We have multiple campus buildings that students may use during their time at the College. The two main ones are:

  • Our main building on North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER
  • Llanishen Studios, Cardiff Business Park, 45 Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5GG

We advise that you try searching for property within the Cathays and Roath areas. These are the hot spots for student accommodation with multiple options available to you. There are excellent links across the city by public transport via bus and train, but with Cardiff being compact, most accommodations are within walking distance of the College.

Choosing who you live with

The College and the Students’ Union actively work with all students at the College to help find suitable accommodation and possibly even some housemates.

New students can be placed with current students at the College who have spare rooms or can find accommodation by using the unique but highly successful ‘Find a Friend’ scheme. 

Information packs are sent to new students once they have accepted their place at the College. This information is also made available to all students at the College and is provided to help make the process easier for you.

Close to the local amenities

Severn Point and the area of Cathays are situated right by food shops, doctors, dentists and the hospital making it an easy walking commute to get your everyday necessities. 

From Severn Point

Distance to main building - 0.7 miles

From Cathays

Distance to main building - between 0.3-1 miles

From Severn Point

Distance to Llanishen Studios - 2.6 miles

From Cathays

Distance to Llanishen Studios - 2.9 miles

From Severn Point

Walking time - 13 minutes

From Cathays

Walking time - 6-20 minutes

From Severn Point

Cycling time - 3-8 minutes

From Cathays

Cycling time - 5-12 minutes

From Severn Point

Bus time for Llanishen Studios - 18-21 minutes (27)

From Cathays

Bus time for Llanishen Studios - 25-30 minutes (28/28A/28B)

From Severn Point

Nearest supermarket - Lidl (Cathays Terrace) or Tesco Extra and Aldi (Excelsior Way)

From Cathays

Nearest supermarket - Lidl (Cathays Terrace)

From Severn Point

Nearest shop - Tesco (North Road)

From Cathays
From Severn Point

Doctors: North Road Medical Practice, 182 North Rd, Cardiff CF14 3XQ

From Cathays

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