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Cardiff University

1,330 Cardiff University reviews

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2022 WUSCA winners

Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.2)
  • Cardiff University
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Albert Wright
23 Mar 22

Medical Engineering MEng (Hons)

University rating (4)

Cardiff University has a great community of students, the facilities have everything to offer and the Student Union and Center for Student Life have so many resources and are easily accessible for students. The Center for Student Life could be opened 24/7 for a better studying environment compared to the ASSL for students. The city itself is quite nice, but could be improved especially in Cathays where most students live although students themselves need to be more responsible. Overall the university is great with each university building offering its own benefits and a unique environment for students to study and work.

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Caleb
22 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

Biomedical Sciences BSc (Hons)

University rating (4)

Cardiff is a very student oriented city, meaning it's super cheap to live here in terms of food, housing, and there's an abundance of things to do for all types of people. It's also a really beautiful city that's not too big and overcrowded, but big enough that you're never bored. Cardiff and surrounding area is really pretty, with lots of great hikes and the Brecon Beacons just outside the city. The school does a great job of keeping costs low as well by providing all the books we need for classes in the library, and we can access most articles and reading online with the option to order it for free if it's not already accessible to us. What could be improved is the support for students in terms of mental health and wellbeing. I was going through a really hard time as an international student and was told I could only speak to a therapist if I was suicidal. Eventually I went through a traumatic experience and was allocated a therapist, but was limited to only 6 sessions with this person. It helped, but wasn't enough, and someone shouldn't have to go through a traumatic experience or be suicidal to get help. There's also not a ton of quiet study spaces, and the campus itself doesn't feel very connected.

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James Southwood
23 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

Business Management MSc

University rating (5)

Best aspects are the student union, so much is taking place for students with a variety of interests. From sports to standard activities. The campus is lovely with nice buildings (assl aside). This is cancelled out by the csl and student union however, two great buildings for study and other activities. I enjoy cardiff as a city. Issues are student support, I have an issue with my loan that I’m waiting on the university to sort out. It’s been two weeks since my last email and I’m still yet to hear back. Also the majority of my assignments have been returned late. The course itself feels lacking in terms of new material compared to what I learned at undergrad.

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Aishwarya Narvekar
23 Mar 22

Data Science and Analytics (MSc)

University rating (5)

The best part of the uni is it’s always there when you need any help. The environment and the staff is very positive to be around. This is my first international experience and it couldn’t be better than this. Cardiff uni will always have my heart.

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Orla Tarn
22 Mar 22

Operational Research, Applied Statistics and Financial Risk (MSc)

University rating (4)

SU is definitely the best, it’s got so many activities going on and feels like a family Cons are student support - counselling wait time is long

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Mukul Madhav
23 Mar 22
Aged 25-34 years
First gen student

Data Science and Analytics (MSc)

University rating (5)

Academic Support and facilities are great. The pace of study is quite fast. One needs to put in a lot of efforts if one is choosing a conversion course.

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rachel pattiata
23 Mar 22

Medical Engineering (Year in Industry) MEng (Hons)

University rating (4)

Students are all super friendly - especially student led societies as they’re very forward thinking and open to everyone. However, most of my uni experience has been during the lockdown so a lot of the younger years are extremely immature. Despite this, the actual degree is very interesting and there’s always the sense of camaraderie whenever it gets tough. Medical engineering has a good support for their students.

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Anna
22 Mar 22

Italian and English Literature (4 years) BA (Hons)

University rating (5)

Transport and accomodation could be better but otherwise love it's integration with the city and how we have so many spaces to do anything/everything we want to do.

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Jean
22 Mar 22

Law LLB (Hons)

University rating (5)

The students here have the best supports, complementing the professional lecturers and tutors. This innovates the student's creativity and confident, bringing out the best of all students. Maybe the university can work on renewing some old classrooms, but to be fair, the people in cardiff makes up for it. So hands down the best uni !

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Raechel
22 Mar 22

Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University rating (5)

Studnets' UNion is bloody brilliant!

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