Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1883, Cardiff University has 136 years of delivering quality education and research across the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; and engineering and technology. Ranked 5th in the UK for Research Quality (REF 2014), we are a proud member of the elite Russell Group – the top 24 research-led universities in the UK. Our prestigious heritage is combined with modern and innovative facilities, allowing us to deliver teaching that is informed by world-class research that is recognised globally. Cardiff University is ranked 154th in the world (QS World Rankings 2020) and many of our academic Schools are positioned within the top 5 and top 10 in the UK, including: • Architecture • Business • Civil Engineering • Chemistry • Communications and Media • Dentistry • General Engineering • Healthcare Sciences • Journalism • Medicine • Optometry • Pharmacy • Physics • Planning and Geography • Psychology Cardiff is also home to award-winning academics, delivering cutting-edge research and teaching across our range of subjects. We are proud of their inspiring achievements, including: • 2 Nobel Prizes • 7 Queen’s Anniversary Prizes • 13 Fellows of the Royal Society • 11 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering • 7 Fellows of the British Academy • 21 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences • 34 Academicians of the Academy of Social Sciences • A Regius Professorship awarded to the School of Chemistry, recognising the work of Professor Graham Hutchings Studying at Cardiff As the 10th largest University in the UK, Cardiff has a multicultural community of over 31,500 students studying across our broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes. Attracted by our international reputation and commitment to innovation and excellence, 7,900 students come from 130 different countries around the world to study at Cardiff University. There has never been a more exciting time to join the Cardiff Community. We are continually investing in our campus to transform the way that we support your student life, improve your physical and digital learning environments and ensure that you receive a rewarding University experience. Our Wi-Fi enabled campus has 16 libraries and 25 IT suites, many of which are available 24/7. The School of Journalism, Media and Culture relocated to a brand new, purpose-built home at the heart of the city centre in 2018. Located alongside local and national media companies, including BBC Cymru Wales, this new venue helps us build stronger industry links, boosting our students’ employability by providing direct access to major media organisations within journalism as well as the creative and cultural industries. As part of the £600 million campus upgrade, £50 million is being invested in improving your student experience at Cardiff University, with the sustainable and iconic Centre for Student Life being built at the heart of our campus. The Centre will be home to our Student Support services as well as offering modern, flexible social learning spaces and a technology-rich 550-seat lecture theatre. Construction work has already begun, and the exciting new Centre is expected to be completed in time for the 2020/21 academic year. Even more exciting projects are in the pipeline in the coming years. We are now making plans for our £300 million Innovation Campus with the world’s first ever Social Science Research Park (SPARK), in addition to a new facility which will bring the Schools of Maths and Computer Science together to foster collaborative teaching and research opportunities. Student support services We have a dedicated International Student Support service to assist students from around the world with any issues they face while at University, from homesickness or academic issues, to money and visa advice. Our English Language Support team offers pre-sessional English language programmes in addition to in-sessional support, designed for international students to easily access help during their studies. Our Careers and Employability service helps students to gain work experience, prepare for interviews, apply for jobs and develop key employability skills, with workshops and careers fairs throughout the year. Students’ Union Our Students’ Union is one of the biggest and most active in the UK, with over 180 student societies and 60 sports clubs to choose from. There is something for everyone, from baking to basketball and table tennis to photography. Voted top in Wales and the 3rd in the UK (NUS Wales Awards 2019, WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019), the Students’ Union is the hub of student life at Cardiff. Graduate prospects Cardiff University graduates are employed by leading corporations around the world, with 95.7% of graduates entering employment or further study shortly after graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey 2016/17). Employability is embedded throughout the student journey and we strive for more and more students to gain work experience during their time at Cardiff University. Many of our programmes include integrated placement years and students are encouraged to volunteer, study or work abroad, complete internships and build their employability skills through our careers fairs and careers service. Accommodation International students entering through the normal admissions cycle are guaranteed University accommodation for the duration of their studies in Cardiff. There are 17 different residences to choose from and most are within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, libraries, the Students’ Union and the city centre, saving our students time and money. The majority of our student residences are en-suite study bedrooms and you can choose from self-catered, part-catered or fully-catered; single-sex or mixed-gender; quiet residences; family accommodation; postgraduate accommodation and more. All of the student accommodation offers Wi-Fi access, study and social spaces, and Residence Life Assistants who are on hand to provide 24-hour assistance. Cardiff Located in the heart of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, our University is situated in a vibrant, exciting, metropolitan city that has been named 3rd best for quality of life in Europe (European Cities Survey 2015). Our campus is set within the historic Civic Centre, surrounded by history, culture and greenery. There are over 330 parks and gardens in Cardiff, offering plenty of space to relax between study sessions, and everything you need is within walking distance of the University and accommodation. Cardiff offers everything you would expect of a modern European capital city. Just 2 hours from London by train, you can live and study at a fraction of the cost, with Cardiff being the most affordable city for students in the UK (NatWest Student Living Index, 2019). Around 20% of the population in Cardiff are students, and as a small city with a population of 350,000, it is one of the safest regions in the UK too. Living in Cardiff offers a different cultural dimension for students who wish to study in the UK. Alongside the benefits of studying at a prestigious UK Russell Group University, you will also experience the unique culture of Wales – a country rich in history and legends. Around 20% of the population speak Welsh (the oldest living language in Europe), but everybody speaks English too, so you can learn some Welsh for fun as part of your time in Cardiff. You can get a taste for Wales with traditional foods and festivals, and you can explore beyond Cardiff by visiting our national parks like the mountainous Brecon Beacons or the rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire. As a well-connected city with a central train station and international airport, Cardiff is the ideal base for students to explore Wales, the UK and the rest of Europe during their studies.