Has been good. I have enjoyed living independently but the amount of work and content needed to learn is stressful. A lot of hours needed to learn something from a 1 hour lecture.
Offers volunteering opportunities. Modules which focus on programming.
Don’t like the mainly talking at you approach. Wish it was more engaging.
Very multicultural and diverse. Facilities are good but aren’t always kept in beat conditions.
Distance to accommodation is far but the uni is close to the city centre and other local shops.
Fantastic! I have made lifelong friends and love the city. I love the societies available here, including the students media at the students union. I am very grateful of the Welsh community here - although there could be more Welsh language provision and engagement across the university
There are a lot of resources but I haven’t used them personally
Most - it is interesting. Least - don’t feel a part of the law community
Very good - a bit dated in some areas
Very good. I am involved with two societies
Academic support in the Welsh subject is good - they are all ready to listen. With Law, the lectures are a bit stricter about how much feedback and support you can have because of fairness.
Really really enjoyed it, a lot of clubs and events available throughout the year assembly as beaches just 30minuites away by train and the brecconnbeacons on the doorstep
Carriers fairs And placement opportunity’s throughout the year
Most, lectures are personal and have a good balance of research and teaching hours with there research incorporated into there lecture content. Least, a lot of coursework and not much time to do it
The student union is fantastic, hosting lots of different events both in freshers and throughout the year. Varying from ballroom dancing to two floors of drum and bass events with 4 separate rooms. the su also offeres excellent student services and support
Yes, it is the closest halls to town and to university with a ten minutiae walk to the town centre and a 10 minute walk to the university main building and SU
Extremely good with a wide variety of society’s and opportunity for all skill levels
Excellent with study skills Services and learning support as well as student welfare, housing support and many other services
I’ve really enjoyed my course and getting involved in societies. I loved living in halls as I always felt safe, living in student housing makes me feel more unsafe.
There is lots of effort for this. Frequent job fairs, emails regarding talks on career paths, careers advisors
I love the wide range of optional modules so you can really concentrate on an area of focus. I dislike the fact that we have to purchase so many expensive books to end up writing about 3 of them at most. It’s hard to keep up with the reading due to the volume of books and the lengths of them.
Very good location
I like it here. The place is nice and the people are nice. Overall a good experience for a one year program. Not sure I’d stay on for a PhD though, the programs lack diversity.
They got me a job through JobShop! Amazing!
I like the way the courses are taught by a variety of professors but the grading seems off from what we’re taught.
The facilities are nice and the students seem to be represented well.
I don’t participate in societies/sports but there seems to be a lot.
Counseling sucks took me months to get an appointment. And i haven’t accessed tutors.
University at Cardiff has been brilliant, I've learned a lot, done a lot of new things, met lots of new people, got 4/5 of the way through my medical degree, and had an amazing time whilst doing it!
Skills and development service is friendly and useful. Did first aid and assertiveness with them.
Good: some lectures are very well done and some tutors and lecturers love teaching which is the best. Bad: a lot of topics are left for us to cover as SDL even if they are core material.
Student support are excellent. Been a big help to me and know others who have been helped by them in my time.
Sports are great, talybont is brilliant. Gyms are good and v good value for money. Lots of spaces for students.
Yes, medicine is a bit different to most courses as all my studies are now in hospitals around wales but most uni buildings are close to town and halls.
10/10. In my time at Cardiff I've danced, sailed, shot rifle, joined the navy, sang, played rugby, been wild swimming, hiking, been a first responder.
10/10 counselling as mentioned in a previous section
Has been amazing, the social life is great and the lectures and seminars are progressive, wouldn’t want to be anywhere else
Some of the lecturers keep me interested with interactive learning however some are monotone
Student union is huge and has everything you need
Yes, accomodation is 25 minute walk and the university is in city centre
Good first term. Has been slightly difficult settling into an entirely different university experience. The course is amazing and has created opportunities to socialise with coursemates.
Yes, loads of work experience opportunities. Can be difficult to book in to see the same career advisor.
Lots of contact time through lectures etc. The size group can feel quite intimidating having come from Penryn campus with Exeter and I feel the course would benefit from smaller seminar groups to properly understand the work
It doesn’t seem to do much with postgraduate students and I know there’s been plans to remove the president for postgraduates.
Amazing. Central Square library is a little small but with so many other study spaces scattered around the city campus, it isn’t really an issue
Yes. My building is right next to Cardiff central and the centre of the city. A little far out from student areas like Cathays and Roath but it’s city centre location is too amazing to complain!
N/a. From what I’ve seen, there is lots of variety
i am enjoying it. it has been a good experience. it’s fun to learn a new skill. gaining newfound independence is great. it is fun to be free. there could be less group projects tho.
uni has a careers department specially designed to help people to get jobs. the ability to do a year in industry is a very good opportunity to get experience while being supported by the university. computer science especially many lectures and tutorials and labs emphasise the employable skills that are necessary for a job with this degree.
they’re kinda boring and long and dragging. since most of the stuff being taught are skills it is difficult to sit there and listen to it for an hour without being able to practice the stuff we’re being taught.
it is very good.
yes the city centre is less than five minutes away from my campus which means i have access to everything that i could need there. my accommodation is also very close.
University has been a very positive experience for me, and I very much enjoy the course. I love the extra curricular activities that my uni has to offer. The only problem I have found is the lack of teacher to student communication and sometimes results are given late.
We are constantly receiving emails about workshops and placements that are available for our specific course. Personal tutors are also very good at offering help on how to boost your CV. There is also many talks that everyone is welcome to, regardless of their course which are aimed at particular career paths. Additionally the university holds many career days in which they get a variety of workplaces to put up stalls and offer information about that career.
Are caused are heavily, repeated lecture content from previous years and often up to date information is not given. There is also little contact time and is mostly individual learning. Seminars are mostly not useful as the leader is also a student. However, the lectures for criminology are very good and insure all content is covered.
The student representation in our university is good but could be improved. It is often hard to know who to contact if an issue did arise. However our student union facilities are amazing, with shops such as Co-op, a hairdressers, book shop, coffee shops etc. It’s is absolutely massive, and also hold the students night club for both a Wednesday and a Saturday. Furthermore it has study spaces and social spaces. It is also currently under construction to be even bigger for 2021.
The facilities are very good. In particular the library’s are large and there is about 5 main ones. However they do sometimes lack plug sockets and space to work on laptops. The lecture rooms are mostly good, however some are outdated and do not offer room to put your laptop in, or charging points that work. Often our university suffers with audio problems, which means sometimes the whole room cannot hear the lecture and sometimes is not recorded.
Our university is perfectly located in regards to student living. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the main building, and right opposite our student union. There are many shops around, i.e Sainsbury’s and co op. Also many food places and nail/ hairdressers.
Cardiff university, has a lot of different sports and they offer all skill levels. I am in a netball league, and there are so many different groups such as subjects or IMG league. There is also many different societies that aren’t sport orientated, such as Lions club who’s aim is to help volunteer in the community. Overall I’d say there is a very good variety at Cardiff
The support offered is not great in terms of counselling as I’ve had a friend who requires it told to wait 6 months. However my personal tutor has been amazing in helping me with any questions or queries I have.