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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff | South Wales

Diverse local nightlife Sporty City Campus

Ucas code: C20

Cardiff Met is situated in an exciting and modern city. It is a leading new university in Wales that offers a range of courses designed with your career in mind. It is always investing to provide its students with the best experience possible and students here feel it's a global university that goes the extra mile. Cardiff is ranked as one of the best value cities to study in within the UK.
Source:Cardiff Met Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 578 comments (130 students)
    • Creative scene

      There us a separate arts section

      2014, 3rd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Everyday expenses

      Costs are easy, if you know what you are doing. Try to avoid shopping sprees on student finance day and you should be okay!

      2012, 1st year, Nutrition

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    • The upside

      sport

      2013, 1st year

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    • Academic Experience

      I study dental technology at cardiff met and have to attend a mixture of lectures and practicals for approximately 22 hours a...

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      2013, 1st year, Dental Technology

      Academic Experience

      I study dental technology at cardiff met and have to attend a mixture of lectures and practicals for approximately 22 hours a week. Contact with lectures is excellent and when they are not in the office you have peace of mind knowing that they are only an email away to help with assignments and exam preparation. Throughout the first year of study you have to complete two assignments and a series of January and June exams. Course specific facilities are excellent and you always have the latest up to date equipment to aid your studies as to is the library service which is very useful for borrowing course specific books. Course feedback is received within 3 weeks prior to submission.

      2013, 1st year, Dental Technology

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    • The downside

      Timetabling/organisation, the union- cardiff uni's union is much better.

      2012, 4th year, Youth Work

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    • Academic Experience

      This year we had approximately 15 hours of lectures a week. Long days once a week as they cater for day-release students. I...

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      2013, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      This year we had approximately 15 hours of lectures a week. Long days once a week as they cater for day-release students. I don't love lectures as a teaching tool - impersonal, intimadating for asking questions, easy for people to mess around in and lose concentration. Lots of lab time for microbiology - most beneficial in terms of learning real techinques - as opposed to Med Biochem and Disorders of Cells and Tissues which had about four massive pracs in four chaotic sessions. Course content very broad and mostly interesting - there must be a better way to teach Q&Q. Assignments take *months* to come back - nowhere near the supposed 4 week turnaround time due to the number of students they keep shoehorning on to the course. Lots of deadlines clogged together in the second term and only one deadline at the end of the first term. Very few tutorials - cohort is just too big. Good stuff - placement offered seems very helpful to career prospects. 24hour IT room is a handy place to go. Most lecturers friendly and approachable.

      2013, 2nd year, Subjects Allied To Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

88%

HIGH

Political

32%

LOW

Varied union activities

56%

LOW

Creative

62%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

81%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

12,580

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

73%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

52%

of students are female

Young / Mature

17%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

26%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

68%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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