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Cardiff Metropolitan University

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  • Cardiff, Welsh Caerdydd, city and capital of Wales. Cardiff exists as a city. It is located within the historic county of Glamorgan (Morgannwg) on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the River Taff, about 150 miles (240 km) west of London. The origins of its name are a point of debate but are widely believed to have come from an English corruption of the original Welsh title Caer-Taff (Fort on the Taff).
  • Cardiff is the capital and largest city in Wales and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is the country’s chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales.
  • The Cardiff metropolitan area makes up over a third of the total population of Wales.
  • Cardiff is a significant tourist centre and the most popular visitor destination in Wales.

Cardiff Metropolitan University Facts

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd in Welsh) was known as the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) until 2011, although it has maintained its close links with the University of Wales.
  • It is consists of five academic schools: the school of education; health science; management; sport and art and design, although the school of art and design is the oldest (it opened in 1865) and most prestigious.
  • Cardiff Met has a Silver Teaching Excellence Framework (TFE) rating (HEFCE 2017)
  • The four campuses are within a three-mile radius of central Cardiff, and facilities include the famous National Indoor Athletics Centre, the National Lawn Tennis Association Centre and a sports centre that allows for the disabled and able-bodied to train together.
  • ​The University is consistently​ ranked as one of the top modern universities in the UK by all the major league tables – The Times Good University Guide, The Sunday Times University Guide, The Guardian University Guide, The Complete University Guide.
  • The Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Research Students Survey ranked Cardiff Metropolitan among the top 10 UK universities in all of its five key areas of measurement
  • ​Cardiff Met continues to improve year to year. In 2015 the University was the 3rd most improved UK University in the Complete University Guide.
  • Cardiff Met is the top ranked modern university in Wales


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