Cardiff | South Wales
Ucas code: C15
What students say about this university772 comments (207 students)
There is a wide variety of sports at Cardiff, ranging from hockey and football to korfball and lacrosse. There are sports fayre...
There is a wide variety of sports at Cardiff, ranging from hockey and football to korfball and lacrosse. There are sports fayre twice a year to give new students the opportunity to get involved and join any of these sporting societies.×
Really good and friendly campus, lots to do it you want to join, lots of activities and events go on at the union.Report
As a Biosciences student, I had more lectures than other courses and also practical time during the week too. This decreased...
As a Biosciences student, I had more lectures than other courses and also practical time during the week too. This decreased throughout the years as we were expected to do more independent studying. The content was varied and some modules more interesting and challenging than others. One module took me to Tobago (with costs) and I surveyed fish for two weeks in a Caribbean reef. There were few essays in biosciences but lots of practical work and exams. There was a coursework element to most modules. English students had all essays and no exams in their 2nd and final years so type of work is course specific. Feedback also varied greatly to in depth comments on a returned script to your mark alone posted online. Lab and library facilities are more than adequate.×
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Accommodation is fine. A good range. Talybont is good as most students live there and it is quite close to the town centre -...
Accommodation is fine. A good range. Talybont is good as most students live there and it is quite close to the town centre - close enough to walk or a fairly cheap taxi. Rooms are quite small, but nice to have your own bathroom. And Talybont North is super close to Tesco! Cartwright court has the best bedrooms, but you have to share bathrooms.×
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.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction90%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students30,480
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate71%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time27%
of students are part-time
Male / Female58%
of students are female
Young / Mature22%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK23%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction87%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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