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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)
    • The downside

      Timetable is one of the main disappointments for me. The classes seem to be all over the place, somedays you don't even get a...

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      2012, 1st year, Software Engineering

      The downside

      Timetable is one of the main disappointments for me. The classes seem to be all over the place, somedays you don't even get a break just 4 hours or more of lectures/seminars. Other days, I have to travel in for 1 hour and then head home. It's not too bad if you actually want to stay in the library to do work.

      2012, 1st year, Software Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      The halls are excellent for any new student, there's a real sense of unity and a excellent way to make friends.

      2012, 1st year, Textiles Technology

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    • Finances

      Keep your student finance (loans/grants/bursary) in a separate bank account and just pay yourself a monthly 'wage' from it

      2016, 2nd year, Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Car parking facilities. No on-site parking, though there are good bus links

      2012, 2nd year, Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well Being

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    • Careers

      The SU - more engagement required from students so realistically need to change their impact and delivery for events

      2016, 2nd year, Cellular Pathology

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    • Everyday expenses

      The in-city buses are generally very good! (And much more reasonably priced than where I live at home.) I get a grant and don't...

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      2012, 1st year, Imaginative Writing

      Everyday expenses

      The in-city buses are generally very good! (And much more reasonably priced than where I live at home.) I get a grant and don't have to buy much food (catered student) so I found it quite easy to manage costs, though if you're really into the party scene then you may find it harder to budget!

      2012, 1st year, Imaginative Writing

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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

13,670

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

20%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

35%

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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