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Established in 1883, Cardiff University enjoys an international reputation for academic excellence and is Wales’ only Russell Group university. It was ranked top 5 UK University for research quality and impact in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
With a wide choice of degree programmes, as well as strong employment prospects upon completion of your degree, Cardiff University has a great deal to offer.
Set in the city's magnificent civic centre, it is difficult to imagine a more attractive place to study.
Our Students’ Union is one of the biggest, best and most active in Britain (The Complete University Guide 2017). Run by students for students, it offers an exciting programme of entertainment, diverse clubs and societies and a comprehensive range of welfare and information services.
Ranked top 4 Students’ Union in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018), Y Plas our multi-purpose venue, The Great Hall and the Taf are among the Union’s many attractions.
With more than 200 cultural, political, religious, social and sporting societies to cater for all types of interests, you can be sure of a lively social experience at Cardiff University.
Student Support Centres are provided on both our Cathays and Heath Park Campuses. They offer free, impartial, non-judgemental and confidential advice on a wide range of matters:
- Advice and Money
- Careers and Employability
- Counselling, Health and Wellbeing
- Disability and Dyslexia
- International Student Support
Careers and Employability
Our graduates remain among UK’s most employable, according to the latest Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education figures (2016/17).
A Cardiff University degree carries great weight in the jobs market as employers value the University's graduates for their academic ability, motivation and resourcefulness.
From the very beginning of your time here, throughout your studies and after graduation, our Careers and Employability service is readily available to assist you with both developing and achieving your career goals.
Students involved in extra-curricular activities and work experience can participate in the Cardiff Award Programme, which provides formal recognition of employability skills gained during these activities.
Cardiff: the capital city of Wales
Cardiff is a thriving city that is widely recognised as an outstanding place in which to live and study. In fact, Times Higher Education recently ranked the university as one of the top 10 most beautiful universities in the UK.
It combines all the advantages of a compact, friendly and inexpensive location with the cultural and recreational facilities you would expect from a capital city. As an elegant, cosmopolitan city near to the beautiful Welsh countryside and coast. Cardiff was ranked third best capital city in Quality of Life in European Cities Survey 2015 and one of the UK's most affordable university cities by NatWest Student Living Index 2018.