Cardiff University is a public research university located in the beautiful capitol of Wales. It was founded in 1883 as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire and became one of the founding members of the University of Wales in 1893. It is the third oldest university in Wales. It merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1988. Cardiff University became its legal name when it became an independent university awarding its own degrees. The university is ambitious and innovative and was ranked 5th amongst UK universities in the Research Excellence Framework (in 2014) for quality and 2nd for impact. Cardiff University offers outstanding undergraduate, postgraduate degree programmes in the fields of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering. The university has highly qualified staff state-of-the-art facilities which helps produce innovative research. The international environment is represented by over 7 000 international students from more than 100 countries. The school works closely with its global partners, encouraging students to spend time abroad. Speaking of spending time abroad – the school’s partnerships span more than 35 countries, including China, Malaysia and in the US. Due to this international exchange, students are well-rounded individuals with the necessary skills to succeed in a global career.
Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the Cardiff University rating is 4.1. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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The experience was fulfilling. The instructors were kind, understanding, and entertaining. The neighbourhood was warm and friendly, and the students were excellent. Overall, I thought the course material was great, albeit I wasn’t entirely satisfied.View more
It was a positive encounter. The faculty was kind, helpful, and cordial. The student body was excellent, and everyone was friendly. The course material left me a little bit unhappy, but overall I thought it was fine.View more
It was a good experience. The faculty was nice, cooperative and friendly. the student body was also good and people were also nice. A little bit un happy with the course material but overall it was goodView more
the experience was very good and calm. No rush. The things were very smooth and up to the mark. The teachers were very collaborative and informative and helped us in every matter occurred in the studies.View more
I’m in my 4th head now out of 5 and having a good time.
Started my placement years last year and it has been interesting and different from learning just from lectures as it’s more practical. It is challenging in some ways as Cardiff sends you all over and there isn’t always transport to take you, so is hard if you don’t have a car. But the campus is nice, there’s good facilities. Staff are there to help when needed and offer more support. I like being close to Cardiff bay and there’s enough to do in the city. Amenities are close by. Fairly diverse course and have met lots of lovely people.
The student accommodation I lived in first year was ok, but was quite a rowdy building so would say check the building you’ve been allocated as some are more party centred than others .
My time at Cardiff University was character building and at times gratifying too. The work environment was friendly and lecturers were approachable on the whole, with one of my lecturers being particularly inspiring with her teaching style reflecting her passion for her work. One thing I really liked was how my class sizes were not to big ensuring that a one to one student lecturer relationship can be formed to produce the best results for the student which paid off for me as I ended up achieving beyond my predictions in exams and in my overall degree. However, on the flip side I was often unimpressed by the extra pastoral care offered as I know this was the case for others in my cohort too, as well the fact that certain lecturers would often be slow in responding to emails. More creative delivery of classes could also be worked on too for better engagament with all students. Overall, despite my opinions on certain aspects of the University I would recommend Cardiff University to others. I will now see how my undergraduate studies compare with my post graduate studies starting at the University of Law.View more
I had a wonderful time. The university is there to support and assist you at all times. Everyone has access to a variety of recreational, social, and educational facilities. Another benefit is that it is conveniently located in the city center. SU hosts a variety of activities. The institution cares about inclusiveness and equality, and there is support for your career journey. The only drawback I can think of is that occasionally, although rarely, the wifi had problems. In general, I would advise it. There are excellent teaching resources here, and the teachers are friendly and eager to assist you.View more
I was quite fortunate because my lecturers and tutors were great. Since the majority of them hold PhDs, their enthusiasm for what they were teaching truly made a difference. Regarding the city itself, I loved it there. Since everything is so close together, we could pretty much walk everywhere in this place. However, Cardiff might not be for you if you’re a large city kind of guy. I absolutely enjoyed my time there and I would certainly recommend.View more