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.
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Cardiff Uni is a highly respected university for its research and teaching. The lecturers I was taught by are all highly qualified academians and most seem to have a passion for teaching.
One of my favourite things about Cardiff is the campus, or lack thereof. Cardiff Uni is made up of a number of buildings near the city centre which means students feel part of the city rather than isolated from it, and means there’s no imposing ‘school’ atmosphere. Some of the buildings are beautiful period buildings, and some are incredibly modern.
The student support at Cardiff is excellent. The careers advisers I have seen are incredibly helpful, friendly, and understanding. The well-being and advice team are also brilliant and easy to access.
Cardiff is a splendid city with plenty to provide for it’s students. there are multiple opportunities and careers to be undertaken, and the university itself ensures all students can acheive their full potential to become effective in their future careers. Well equipped, Cardiff provides enough resources to each faculty and allows them to continously develop to enhance the learning experience that can be provided.