Cardiff Metropolitan University’s roots can be traced back to 1865. That was the year in which the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff. Ever since then, the university has established itself as a leading higher education institution that attracts students from near and far. The university is committed to providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education, in order to prepare students for a future global career. The school places a special emphasis on its availability to meet each individual’s needs, making sure that students reach their potential. The university specialises in career-focused courses, it consists of the Cardiff School of Art & Design, Cardiff School of Education & Social Policy, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff School of Sport. The university works closely together with numerous partners around the globe, giving students the opportunity to take part in study abroad and internships throughout their degree programmes. Cardiff Met has an excellent track record in applied research, supported by highly qualified staff, eager to pass on their knowledge. The university’s research has direct application in business, industry, the professions and the community. The school offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.
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Having just finished university I feel both happy to have achieved my goals and sad to leave the city and the great people I met during my time here.
Although my time at Cardiff Met was filled with hills and valleys, I firmly believe that in the end you reap what you sow.
If you go to university to enjoy yourself and have a three year long break of going out and partaking in the occasional revision session; then you’re going to the right place.
Similarly; if you want to knuckle down and leave university head and shoulders above the rest you’re also going to the right place.
University is a mindset, where ever you go the teaching and qualifications will ultimately be the same. It’s your mindset that allows you to utilise the tools that the university supplies you with to progress further in life.
Having given my opinion on what university actually is, I’ll move on to the university itself.
The school itself is filled with countless opportunities too much to list here, but if you want to do anything you have the ability to do so with funding and support throughout.
I myself started a Jiu-Jitsu group where we trained every Tuesday in the large sports center, where the university provided funding for future ventures and mats for us to train on.
The Concord campus focuses primarily on sports and teaching qualifications, this is evident in the facilities available on campus.
– A large indoor facility with a suspended running track, sand pit, any piece of equipment you need.
– and outdoor athletic track.
– two gyms on campus one for strength and conditioning and Olympic lifting, the other for recreational training.
– numerous fields, hockey, football, rugby and a 3G pitch.
– indoor basketball, tennis, netball and badminton court. And a large swimming pool.
As you can see if you want to be proficient at sports this is the university to come to.
With the learning, again you reap what you sow. The lecturers give you the information and ability to process yourself, but it is very much self taught.
I found that some lecturers were fully focused on their students, providing them with every avenue to succeed.
Where others were interested in providing you with the information and not aiding you with anything else.
I often felt as if I couldn’t approach some lecturers as they would shrug you off and make you feel as if you shouldn’t be asking the questions you’re asking.
I’m a strong believer that there are no stupid questions, if someone feels the need to ask a questions and you are the person can provide them with an answer, you should do so as they feel this information is so important they’re willing to speak up.
There was much to be desired in the way of teaching at Cardiff met, the larger groups up to 120 people in a theatre made me feel a bit of disconnection between the students and the lecturer.
It felt as though the lecturers were speaking to an empty class and just reciting their slides, whereas in the smaller classes you can feel the connection with the lecturers, and their work.
If you want to knuckle down in sports, teaching and recreation then you should attend this university.
You won’t be let down, but if you’re still a bit green around the gills and you’re looking to extend your summer vacations rethink going to university.
A lot of my friends right now are jobless, and feel as though they wasted their time at Cardiff met.
Yet if you knuckle down like myself you can land a job before or just after leaving.
It’s a great opportunity to live and work at Cardiff met, so don’t squander it.
Excellent facilities for art students including a bronze forge and a large metal and woodworking shop, also a large selection of kilns for ceramicists, the location of the uni puts you nearby the Cardiff City Center, and there are bus routes available from outside the uni to reach the Center, staff are friendly and very helpful towards students.
Cardiff is not only where i study, but also my home. Cardiff Met has been a excellent institution of learning for me and has provided a wide range of courses and opportunities to students for them to develop the skills needed for future careers. the facilities are fantastic, with multiple sport facilities and accessibility to the city ensures plenty of scope for students to find accommodation and suitable needs to advance in their academic career
I am currently a second year computer science student, I originally came to cardiff met for Rugby I was a bit disappointed with the sports activity at the university coming from an international rugby sevens level. It seemed like there was some favoritism. As for the university it’s self the lecturers are very helpful and insightful. I wish the education wasn’t as laid back as it is, but it gives me the time for external interests and study.
For me, Cardiff Met offered a great service to the students, and prioritised the students well being in addition to achieving good grades. I liked the considerate nature of most teachers and talking to them on the same level. The University had a quality student union and helpful student services. Furthermore, there are good opportunities available to explore other countries through schemes such as Erasmus+. I think the courses could be improved by adding more hands-on, practical exercises/activities rather than predominantly theory based work.
Overall, I would recommend Cardiff Met to any students wanting to get the most out of their uni experience, and not just focusing on studies.
Recently, I graduated from the Cardiff Metropolitan University of Art, Master of Design.
For an international student, there is a lot’s of programs for improving language skill, and also people who work at the international student service are kind and thoughtful. I’ve got confidence from them, and they had helped me when I was in the difficult circumstance.
Also, I have been job searching for the last few months and asked to help the Career service in Cardiff Met. I thought it is one of the essential parts of service for the graduate student, they encourage the student keep and stay in the creative industry and giving relevant advice for a job search.
Cardiff School of Art & Design (CSAD), the facility is fantastic and gives a lot of opportunities that student can start their creativity bring into the world.
It’s definitely the highlight of my educational path so far. it’s a great place for creative minds with a lot of freedom and facilities to give rise to original ideas. The tutors are really polite and helpful. It’s a good place for cross cultural fertilization. The university is constantly growing and adapting to fulfill our needs. I would definitely recommend people to go through the large variety of courses offered here.
Studying Sport management at Cardiff met is one of the best decisions in my life. It’s been a positive experience so far, the course is really interesting and well-structured and cardiff met is a sporty university, it has outstanding sport facilities such as 3G and grass Pitches for football and rugby, tennis centre and national indoor athletic centre etc.
There are plenty of sports club (competitive and non-competitive) where you can join in.
My lecture is always there to help me if there’s something I’m not too sure which is really helpful. i received a lot of support from international office regarding visa and any international students issue and career service too about CV guidance, writing job applications, and securing a work placement.
i’m happy to be here.
I have been studying here for 4 months. I am taking a Master’s degree in International Business Management. The university has an amazing infrastructure and it is prepared to receive international students, offering support to find an accomodation, get a job, and even English classes to improve academic writing. However, I think that, similar to most of UK universities, they are not really concerned if all students have a minimum level of English knowledge to study here, which impacts on the group performance. Lecturers have a great industry background and are very supportive.