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 331 comments (93 students)
    • The upside

      everything

      2013, 1st year, Textile Design

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    • Sport

      It's very good for sport if you are a top athlete however if you are not at the top it's better to play else where in Cardiff

      2014, 2nd year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Support from Student Services for disabled students. Approachability of and access to tutors. Excellent I.T. suite.

      2012, 3rd year, Psychology

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    • Student Union

      The student union can get things changed, which is great- for example we had funding for art supplies cut and after a bit of...

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      2014, 2nd year, Illustration

      Student Union

      The student union can get things changed, which is great- for example we had funding for art supplies cut and after a bit of negotiation it was reinstated thanks to the art members of the student union. Otherwise, they do a good few events and organise a good freshers etc. but on the societies front it's a bit weak. I was quite surprised to see the lack of a debate/public speaking clubs, or the lack of many clubs that aren't sports. There are a few fun ones, like the illustration society, the film club and the knitting club. Also I have to admit that anyone proposing a new society gets full support in their actions- I think it's simply a matter of too many different faculties on one campus that don't really mix, making any large society a difficult thing to organise.

      2014, 2nd year, Illustration

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    • Creative scene

      Well, now that the School of Art and Design is on the same campus as the business school etc in Llandaff, all of the creative...

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      2014, 2nd year, Illustration

      Creative scene

      Well, now that the School of Art and Design is on the same campus as the business school etc in Llandaff, all of the creative students are about the place. The school itself is really interesting and at christmas/end of year the school will benefit from the fair of students work that we sell. There is also an open school of art that gives lessons for a reasonable price in the school of art. Students from other faculties are free to wander about the school of art whenever they like, and there are open gallery spaces that display the student's work on a regular basis.

      2014, 2nd year, Illustration

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    • Accommodation

      The accomodation is fine, with all facilities and transport very close to hand

      2013, 3rd year, Academic Studies In Primary Education

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

82%

HIGH

Political

31%

LOW

Varied union activities

56%

LOW

Creative

56%

LOW

Diverse local nightlife

83%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Student score 80% MED
Average graduate salary £16k LOW

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

13,395

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

65%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

51%

of students are female

Young / Mature

25%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

34%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

67%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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