Cardiff University

Pros

What are the best things about studying at your university?

2018

"Being in a city centre is great. We have access to many extracurricular activities and the staff are very helpful."
"I feel that I belong to an amazing community of students and I am really making a difference by being part of it. I have a job in the students' union so I can earn money while also having fun and spending time with other students. My course, my job and the interactions I have with people have really developed me as a person."
"The students' union has many societies and is a great hub for students. The university is well integrated into the city and it is relatively inexpensive to live here."
"There are lots of societies and clubs available. We have enthusiastic lecturers and lots of careers advice available as well as regular meetings with personal tutors to discuss our development. There's generally good feedback on essays, we're in a great city with cheap accommodation and there are several comfortable libraries."
"My degree has many connections with the industries in which I wish to work, which offers great opportunities. The social life is also amazing as Cardiff is a town university."
"The location is great. We're walking distance from the city centre and all local amenities. The students' union offers so much both day and night. Most student accommodation is very close to the lecture theatres so it makes the journey a lot easier in the mornings."
"The social life, the clubs and the events that the university has going on constantly. I also like that the lecture halls and students' union are close to the housing."
"Different schools are close to each other and well connected. This makes it easy for multidisciplinary work."
"Apart from excellent education and a large dedicated law library near the law building, there is a mentor programme for freshers as well as a tutor allocated to every eight or ten students, which drastically helps the learning process and induction to the subject."
"I love all the support given by the university such as comfy study areas, high-speed wifi and much more. The lecturers are all very helpful and always have my back."

2016

"The community of lecturers and professors and the interesting exploration in research they are doing at the moment. Also, how approachable and inclusive some of the lecturers are, especially in seminars. The societies and extra curricular activities are wonderful, and the location of buildings and the city centre make things very convenient. I feel like this is a perfect city for students, and a great cultural hotspot for arts and literature at the moment."
"A part of the Russell Group of universities so you can assume standard of lecturing is very good."
"Cardiff accommodation is cheap, nice city, good night life. Course offered international opportunities for one semester and I was able to have Erasmus funding which was great. Also, I went to China on a study programme and the university was able to give me some funds towards the flight which was amazing. Also 24/7 library during exam periods."
"Great location, very easy to find everything and all necessities are within walking distance. Cardiff as a city is amazing, plenty of things to do and places to go to. Quality sporting events and atmosphere. Business school is very modern and situated close to all student housing."
"Everywhere is reachable by foot, don't have to worry about transport cost. There are libraries everywhere and I am not restricted in the libraries I can go to. The student to tutor ratio is great! I can get help easily and efficiently. The city is a balance of nature and city life, I can go to the park, the bay and the city all in one day and without much cost."
"The course and modules, as well as my Erasmus year abroad. The people I have met and spent time with socially, the sports (hockey) union. The city is fabulous and perfect for a student looking for a city university (not on campus), but still a manageable size. It's an affordable city to live in as a student too. Very friendly staff and lecturers. Great location and access for travelling to and from home or other cities (via train or coach)."
"A combination of city/campus uni, Cardiff is a great and cheap city. The SU is really active and central to uni life."
"The city is a great place to live. Perfect size, accessible, great night life. Also the prestige of the university means I feel that there is a high standard."
"The city, everything is in close walking distance. Lots of stuff to do, feels safe. University buildings are great and relatively close to each other. Good students union building, lots of stuff in there. A lot of help with work experience etc."
"The city is great for students and as a developing capital city, the prices are very reasonable from rent to nights out. The academics working at the university are all very helpful and always willing to listen to any problems you may have and often help to solve them."

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