We are the largest provider of adult education in Wales, with the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning providing several hundred courses in venues across South East Wales. We also offer professional development programmes, including custom-made courses.
We have a world-leading research community with a strong and broad research base:
Our graduates are sought-after by employers - more so than most other major UK universities.
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We have a range of services dedicated to helping you make the most of student life.
We have a range of residences to suit individual preferences and budgets.And what’s more, undergraduates and overseas/EU postgraduates (arriving in September) are guaranteed a place for their first year.
The University libraries hold over 1.3 million printed books, and provide access to more than 775,000 online books and journals. Our libraries each specialise in particular subjects, and are located across the University's campuses.
All our students can access:
Cardiff University is made up of two large, well-located campuses.
We provide you with the opportunity to participate in both elite and recreational sport, across our four main centres within the campus.
There are over 60 clubs for men and women to get involved in, ranging from traditional sports (such as rugby and cricket) to martial arts, motorsports and watersports. We also run a High Performance Programme that provides support to student athletes, recognised as having outstanding potential.
Our Students’ Union is rated 5th in the UK, according to the National Student Survey 2015.Run by students for students, it offers an exciting programme of entertainment, diverse clubs and societies and a comprehensive range of welfare, advice and information services – all aspects of student life within a purpose-built complex.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Great uni, staff are helpful across campus. The services available to students are useful from all types of services, there's always support available. I very much enjoyed my course, especially the applied side of mathematics. The only thing I would say needs improving is the facilities/buildings everything is old and outdated in some buildings, but the university is...
My experience in Cardiff University has been amazing so far. The program, the people's diversity and the activities that are offered outside university just make the whole experience even more amazing.
It’s incredible so far. Cardiff is such a lovely place