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 521 comments (131 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      The university is in a great location with a short bus journey or 15 minute walk away to good value food. Food available on...

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      2013, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      The university is in a great location with a short bus journey or 15 minute walk away to good value food. Food available on campus isnt overly cheap but good if you just havent got time to go out to somewhere. Also short walk to a convinience store if you run out of anything, including a pharmacy and post office. Transport costs arent cheap on a daily basis if going town, unless you buy a bus pass which works out a lot cheaper for the year. Lots of opportunities for part time work around the city, lots on a casual basis so students can still go home for the holidays, bur also set/regular part time work available. Lots of other opportunities around for extra courses or campaigns going on through the uni.

      2013, 1st year, Education Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      The tutors getting placements and interships.

      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      value for money, in the summer term we had 0 lectures as the staff were 'too busy'

      2013, 1st year, Fine Art Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Removing of 9am lectures and multiple assignments due on the same day.

      2016, 1st year, Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture & Related Subjects Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      well equipped facilities, plenty of computers etc.

      2012, 1st year, Textiles Technology

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    • The upside

      Feeling welcome and integration with others On the course

      2012, 1st year, Nutrition

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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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