Cardiff | South Wales
Ucas code: C15
What students say about this university932 comments (254 students)
Religious and Theological Studies has some teaching time but is largely researched based due to the number of essays. However...
Religious and Theological Studies has some teaching time but is largely researched based due to the number of essays. However the teaching material was varied and interesting and the lecturers are superb and experts in their fields. Whether your course is exam based or essay based is largely dependent on which modules you take but these can be fitted around your strengths. The tutors give great feedback, and the department is currently working towards improving this further.×
The community spirit at Cardiff University was one of the main things that attracted me, and what had made the biggest...
The community spirit at Cardiff University was one of the main things that attracted me, and what had made the biggest impression on me this year. Everyone is so friendly and it is very easy to meet new people and make new friends. There are always people around to talk to and I never feel like I am on my own (unless I choose to be that is!)×
We have nine to 12 hours of lectures a week depending on the optional modules chosen, three of which may be practical classes....
We have nine to 12 hours of lectures a week depending on the optional modules chosen, three of which may be practical classes. My course requires several hours of practical work a week outside of the scheduled classes. The course content is really interesting and involves a wide range of content, including art, history, chemistry and physics. I feel that it could be more challenging in the first year, but the workload increases in the second and third years. It also depends on how much research you want to do outside of class hours and how much detail you want to involve. You are required to write essays, scientific reports, do supervised and unsupervised practical work on objects, illustration, photography.×
the students union does well do organise a wide variety of good entertainment.Report
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There is a JCR in the physics department where you can go to socialise, which is really handy. The Union is excellent and...
There is a JCR in the physics department where you can go to socialise, which is really handy. The Union is excellent and absolutely huge so there's always somewhere to go in there. I just wish I'd thought to spend more time in there during the year. There are loads of really lovely coffee houses and tea rooms around Cathays that are utterly lovely, there is always somewhere to go for a quiet chat or solitary place to think and the surrounding cafes are very well stocked with cake and nice drinks.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction89%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students30,180
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate71%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time27%
of students are part-time
Male / Female57%
of students are female
Young / Mature22%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK22%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction86%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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