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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)
    • 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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    • Academic Experience

      Compared with my friends, I have many more lectures, and additionally have a lot of clinical hours and regular in-depth...

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      2013, 3rd year, Speech Science

      Academic Experience

      Compared with my friends, I have many more lectures, and additionally have a lot of clinical hours and regular in-depth assignments. This means I am constantly working, and have a lot less time than my friends, particularly whilst placement is running alongside lectures my social life must be drastically reduced in order to do well. You have to be willing to work very hard in order to do this degree. There are only between 25 and 40 students in each year so the classes are quite small which is nice as you get to know everyone, however I feel generally more comfortable speaking out in tutorials (of about 10 students) and its a nice opportunity to voice how things are going and what you are learning on placement and share experiences with others. There are no option modules, everything is compulsory, meaning that some areas in which you are less interested, you still have to put your all into it, and probably work even harder in order to get your head around all the information - some of this can feel like a huge waste of time if you know you don't want to work in a certain clinical area. But as the course is so varied it also means there will always be some areas in which you are very interested. I am constantly challenged. Good mix of exams and assignments, more than other people and there is an awful lot to learn for the exams but it is manageable. It feels like the degree classification you get is very much a luck or by chance thing, as your grade is so dependent on which placements you get, how well you get on with your supervisors, which topic you get for your viva - for each person it is different. I don't like this. But you just have to work as hard as you can, put your best foot forward and try and do as well as possible at each stage. Feedback from lecturers is generally very delayed and very limited, not particularly constructive, but some are better than others. Rare good opportunities, eg. to sit in on an EPG session.

      2013, 3rd year, Speech Science

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    • Careers

      Cv writing e modules and lectures. Interview skills e modules and lecture along with a written assignment on both. Have a...

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      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Careers

      Cv writing e modules and lectures. Interview skills e modules and lecture along with a written assignment on both. Have a career advisor take lectures on how to fill out application form and talk about how to answer questions and prepare.

      2016, 2nd year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Thr inconstant marking - was poor

      2012, 3rd year, Social Work

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    • Creative scene

      Cardiff Metropolitan University is still trying to develop more of their creative side, such as the recent addition (the last...

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      2014, 2nd year

      Creative scene

      Cardiff Metropolitan University is still trying to develop more of their creative side, such as the recent addition (the last 10 years) of the English joint honours degrees with either Creative Writing/Digital Media/Drama and Art and Design courses available. There is an Art Film club, a new anime club and people have in the last few years organised Open Mic nights, where anyone can take the stage to show of their poetry, writing, singing, dancing, and any other talents they have. There is also a Cinematic society which arranges group outings to the cinema and special movie nights and events. As this area is growing I'm sure there'll be much more soon enough.

      2014, 2nd year

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    • Academic Experience

      Loads of work, but a good course.

      2016, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering 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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