i loved going to cardiff!! a very studenty city always with something going on!
CR*P! my campus hardly did anything!
I was based on Llandaff campus which had hardly any soceities/clubs and was hardly ever open!
I stayed in plas gwyn halls which were well nice ensuite bathroom and everything!
Library was good and had 24 hr computer room also fully fitted gym. generally not too bad.
Course is very good!! Most aspects very interesting. lecturers friendly and approachable. Be aware that u will have a year out so start looking for a placement council asap. Also if get the chance start reading related stuff it will help altho i didnt and still dont and am getting thru!
Fantastic!! always bustling and a great pub/club to frequent whatever time of day or night! great atmosphere all round! esp on wales v england rugby days!!
Very good opps! my course opens so many doors for me and i dont know anyone who hasnt found a job their not happy with from this uni!!
Great small community university feel with the success of a large university. Great campus life for first years and good location from the city centre for 2nd and 3rd years. Training facilities are amazing with top class athletes training within niac!
Good job prospects as a well respected uni but just no pe jobs in wales
Good course content preparing us for a career in the teaching profession. Very full on and heavy emphasis on lesson plans and written work
Not living on campus....lived there for my undergred and it was average but now theyve revamped
Cardiff is a great city with lively areas but still small enough to feel close knit and lovely countryside areas just a short distance away
Only uni to have 200m indoor banked track.....excellent training facilities especially for athletics
Sounds a very good range and well advertised however not involved with anything other than athletics
Good students union....with good student ambassadors
It's a lively busy campus which is really close to town, the course gets very involved with exhibitions trips and gigs at the on site bar, theres a great range of facilities and tutors to match, if you are looking to come here this year or next BE EARLY TO GET INTO TY PONT HALLS(Unite halls) as they book out really quick (also there the closest to the uni),
Each campus has it's own on site bar, Howard Gardens bar has a great range of band nights and events although it could do with opening later on a Friday night closes at 12pm, however howard gardens is right by town so you will find your self wondering into town to loads of great bars and clubs
the uni has loads of societies including the neighbours appreciation society, also the uni will fund societies for trips and events etc
I'm in a shared house, they're easy to get hold of and usually pretty cheap any where between £170-£250pcm + bills usually, Halls are pretty nice ty pont hearn and the bakery are the nicest i think!, not sure how much they are but i know the price includes all bills and broadband
library is pretty good, i think.. computer suites are grand at howard gardens, a mix of pc's and mac g5's, bar is great n all and the sports facilities are at cyncoed campus
this last year has been amazing, i was at another uni that was quit local and it just hasn't compared to Cardiff ( for myself personally), in the first year theres been pretty frequent lectures but also good time to just do whatever!!, and the lecturers have been great reliable and really enthusiastic,
its cheap, its quirky, its friendly, theres a range of things to do loads of little bars pubs restaurants quite a few clubs, Buffalo bar is really nice, pretty much every night theres something to do
theres both good industry conacts and lecturers give good advice and help, also there is the opportunities to carry onto a range of MA courses bla bla bla just come and find out for yourself i can pretty much guaranteeeeee a giggle and a good time
Aswell as the student stuff, UWIC was a great place to study too
Avoid Cardiff Union to avoid the 'stewdents' and its great, lots of small bars ect at UWIC and usually something going on
to be honets I don't know, not really my scene but there seemed to be stuff going on and all of these are pretty much the same in each university, and depends on the people in your year
I lived in a rented house close to Howard Gardens which was great and theres lots of cheap rentable houses in the area. The halls seemed a bit way out from Howard Gardens but some mates stayed there in the first year and thought they were ok
Fab library in Howrad Gardens and other campus'. Bonus at Howard Gardens is that it is an art dedicated libray, then theres the slide library, computers, photocopiers and helpfull staff. Fab bar on campus, ok canteen most other facilities are in the other campus'
Awesome course, good studio facilities. Once a week we'd have a lecture and seminar group. All the Tutors were practicing artists, very aproachable, very friendly, and brilliant to work with. You are expected to dicipline yourself and work out your own studio time, the studios are open long and good hours and if you want to be serious about art its your chance to practice with like minded people around you. I REALLY MISS IT!!!
Cardiff is (or was) an amazing city, its loosing some of its chqarm and charcater in the name of 'regeneration' and some bits are therefore now pretty much like most citys. But Cardif benefits from being quite small, welsh, two universities, good venues and some of the old charm is still there. Lots to do and good links to the rest of the world
Its art and therefore its what you make of it. Do an MA if you can afford to- some people in my year went to London to do theirs, I stayed at UWIC, went to Cyncoed to do teacher training, now I'm doing something different but totally loved my time at college, regret nothing and miss it awefully
Enjoyed uni at uwic for this past year!!! Advice I would give would be- pick carefully your course.. its not all about where you are living!! If you are thinking about travelling by car to uwic... parking is not very good at all-perpare to have to get up early if want a parking space!! (which is what most students do not want to hear!) Parking is what seriously needs to be improved!!! Other than that.. no complaints !!!
Depends what campus!!! Cyncoed sports campus recommended!!!
Lots of sports clubs as this is what uwic specialise in!!! Based at Cyncoed though!!
Not sure!!! travelling from home!!!
Excellent library!! Journal library is well stocked and books are easy to take out!!! Loads of computers to use!! Sports facilities are good and the bar...better at cyncoed but still one available at llandaff
I always enjoyed psychology at A-level and I still enjoy it now!!! I am in 4 days a week, approx. 15 hours which is alot but this uni gives you two reading weeks during the year which is helpful. Uni expects alot of self-related studying which does shock alot of new students..so be prepared!!!
Amazing shopping, amazing student nights out ... particular clubs recommended on each day of the week- so never a dull moment!!!
Ma is possible if i achieve a 2:1 + not sure about job prospects- will look into this in my second coming year!! However, I now know what I want to do after I graduate which has helped!!!