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Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff | South Wales

Sporty Diverse local nightlife 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 548 comments (142 students)
    • Accommodation

      Would of liked to be in halls for the social scene, but they were full so I ended up in a private flat with 3 others, Uwic...

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      2012, 1st year, Nutrition

      Accommodation

      Would of liked to be in halls for the social scene, but they were full so I ended up in a private flat with 3 others, Uwic helped to find us accommodation and helped put the 4 of us together and we've had a fab first year anyway!

      2012, 1st year, Nutrition

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    • Accommodation

      The catered/non en suite rooms are huge! The windows are only single glazed (though I think this is being fixed over the...

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      2012, 1st year, Imaginative Writing

      Accommodation

      The catered/non en suite rooms are huge! The windows are only single glazed (though I think this is being fixed over the holidays) so it can get cold. Kitchens are standard and very basic but an okay place to hang out beside your room.

      2012, 1st year, Imaginative Writing

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    • Accommodation

      I didn't stay in halls but heard nothing but good reports from friends, especially compared to other universities I have...

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      2012, 3rd year, Tourism Management

      Accommodation

      I didn't stay in halls but heard nothing but good reports from friends, especially compared to other universities I have attended. Private accomodation is easy to locate, handy for university and of a standard that most university cities provide. Very handy for night life too.

      2012, 3rd year, Tourism Management

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    • Accommodation

      I would recommend staying in halls to any first year. Gives them a chance to meet new people and make new friends, and also...

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      2012, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Secondary Education

      Accommodation

      I would recommend staying in halls to any first year. Gives them a chance to meet new people and make new friends, and also it's a good stepping stone to moving out and looking after yourself. When moving into a rented home always use the list of landlords that the university recommends and try to stay away from agencies because the handling fees are huge!

      2012, 2nd year, Academic Studies In Secondary Education

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    • Everyday expenses

      It is easy to manage costs at Cardiff Met, though most of the students I lived with spent most of their time in their...

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      2012, 2nd year, English Studies

      Everyday expenses

      It is easy to manage costs at Cardiff Met, though most of the students I lived with spent most of their time in their overdraft. The university provides good and cheap food from it's cafes and shop, or there are supermarkets just down the road. It depends what accommodation you are placed in in the first year, catered or self-catered. In terms of the cost of transport the buses in Cardiff are cheap (though prices are rising slightly because of furl costs) and the university provides a cheap bus pass for students which means you're not always rumaging for loose change or having to make sure you have enough for the bus ride home. Though most students live close enough to walk into university if they wished. The only expensive element to Cardifis the campus is a little distance from the city centre so taxis on nights out can cost a bit but if your're with friends its easy to split the cost. There are so many pubs, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants in Cardiff that there is always somewhere offering cheap food and drink, with many of the nightclubs offering students nights. Part time work in available either with the university or there are agencies that provides jobs for people (though this doesn't always work out very well). Like I've already said there are so many cafes and other things there is always somewhere hiring, its just weatehr you choose to juggle studying and working. In terms of additional course costs there aren't that many, the occasional trip to theatres or events but this is cheap. The only really expensive course cost is if you choose to take another module with the university, over the summer or possibly the TEFL course.

      2012, 2nd year, English Studies

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    • Everyday expenses

      Moving to uni costs a bomb there is no denying it, but the cost of living in Cardiff and the costs of the university couldn't...

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      2012, 1st year, Sport & Exercise Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Everyday expenses

      Moving to uni costs a bomb there is no denying it, but the cost of living in Cardiff and the costs of the university couldn't be more student friendly. on both campuses there are student unions that offer breakfast and lunch (and on Cyncoed, dinner) it is all very generous portions and even better prices with the cost of a full breakfast only being 3. If you want to eat out whilst at uni Cardiff couldn't be a better choice, you think of a restaurant you want to go to and you will 9 times out of 10 find it in the centre of cardiff just a short bus journey away from the university. With regards to transport, i wouldnt recommend bringing a car to university and parking on all campuses and in Cardiff is limited and expensive. However i definitely recommend purchasing a UWIC rider bus pass which will cost approximately 215 BUT will then provide you with free travel on all buses in cardiff and on the specific Cardiff Met buses that provide travel between halls, campuses and the city centre. As mentioned above, Cardiff is a thriving student city so there is plenty of opportunity particularly in bars and restaurants for part time work

      2012, 1st year, Sport & Exercise Science 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.

Creative

62%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

80%

HIGH

Sporty

83%

HIGH

Varied union activities

54%

LOW

Political

37%

LOW

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

84%

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

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