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    Hello:-)

    I'm thinking about applying to Cardiff Met Uni for international business management in 2016 but I've never been able to visit! Could you give me some ideas as to what the university is like?

    Are there many things to do (eg: gym, societies,shopping)?
    What's freshers like?
    Are the people nice?
    What's the area like?
    Is it expensive?
    Is the nightlife good?
    Are lecturers helpful?
    Do you enjoy living there?
    Are job prospects after leaving uni good?

    If you could give it a mark out of 10 that would be really helpful too!
    Thankssss:-)
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    Hey there! I'm currently studying International Tourism and Events Management and going into to my second year so I can help with these!

    1. Because you are wanting to studyInternational Business management, you will be based at Llandaff campus. Onsite there is a gym and a starbucks. The university encourages you during theWoW event (Week One Welcome) to join a society. All societies attend the WoWevent so you can have a good look at which ones you are interested in.
    As for shopping, it doesn’t take long toget to the town centre, depending on where you choose to live and there are awide variety of shops to choose from depending on your budget. Buses are veryfrequent to and from the city centre.

    2. Freshers lasts for two weeks, first week is for foundation and first years and the second week is when the rest ofthe university joins in. Its very chaotic but in a good way!

    3. People in Cardiff are some of the friendliest I’ve met

    4. Cardiff is lovely and the Cardiff bay area is very beautiful on an evening but it is best to see it for yourself.

    5. I would say that Cardiff is cheap to average for spending.

    6. Nightlife is amazing. Something else that would be best to see for yourself though.

    7. Lecturers are so helpful and are willing to help with anything at any decent time (not 11pm in the evening obviously!!:P)

    8.I’ve loved every minute of living here the past year and plan to stay here after I’ve graduated.

    9. As I’m a second year, this is something that they will help me with over the next two years leading up to my graduation so come back to me in a few months with this question!

    As for a mark out of 10, I’d give it 9 ¾ because not every uni is perfect, but it’s damn good enough
    Feel free to message me with any questions should you have any
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    (Original post by clolouise16)
    Hello:-)

    I'm thinking about applying to Cardiff Met Uni for international business management in 2016 but I've never been able to visit! Could you give me some ideas as to what the university is like?

    Are there many things to do (eg: gym, societies,shopping)?
    What's freshers like?
    Are the people nice?
    What's the area like?
    Is it expensive?
    Is the nightlife good?
    Are lecturers helpful?
    Do you enjoy living there?
    Are job prospects after leaving uni good?

    If you could give it a mark out of 10 that would be really helpful too!
    Thankssss:-)
    Hi Clolouise

    Thanks you for your message.

    Are there many things to do (eg: gym, societies,shopping)?
    There are many things to do in Cardiff, each of our campuses have a gym, and the Cyncoed campus also has tennis and squash courts, a swimming pool, an athletics track and more. You can find out more information about our sports facilities here.

    There are also a wide range of student led societies available for you to join. Each of them are represented at the Freshers Fayre during the induction week n the first week of term. You can see a full list of them here. Students also have the opportunity to start their own societies, so long as they have enough interest from other students!

    Cardiff is known for its shopping throughout Wales and the Southwest for having one of the biggest shopping centres in the UK!

    What's freshers like?
    Freshers week officially begins (this year) on the 21st of September when Week One Welcome kicks off, and lasts for around two weeks. There are plenty of things to do, people to meet and places to explore. Sports and societies will often have lots of welcome events, your new course friends/flatmates will want to get to know each other and there are plenty of venues on campus and around the city to socialise - just remember to attend your induction sessions!

    Are the people nice?
    The people are great - come and see for yourself!

    What's the area like?
    Cardiff Met has two academic campuses (Cyncoed and Llandaff) and a residential campus (Plas Gwyn). Each of the areas have 24hr security to ensure a safe environment safe students and staff. The city centre isn't far from each of the campuses with buses running between campuses and Cardiff Central regularly. There are plenty of this to do, check out this student life video of some students spending time together exploring Cardiff:



    Is it expensive?
    Cardiff has been ranked the 10th cheapest place for a student to live in the UK. with rent at an average of £84 per week - pretty cheap for a capital city!

    Is the nightlife good?
    The nightlife is always pretty busy in Cardiff, with something available for everyone, from live music in local bars to massive clubs or over a thousand people.

    Are lecturers helpful?
    Many lecturers commit lots of their time to helping students outside of teaching time. You can ask to meet one on one or send them an email and they will respond as soon as possible.

    Do you enjoy living here?
    I think that's for other students to answer - but I certainly do!

    Are job prospects after leaving uni good?
    Through work placement programmes, the promotion of stud​ent entrepreneurship and our focus on em​ployability has ensured that 94% of our graduates secure employment or enter further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education (DLHE) 2014).

    I hope this answers your questions, and if you have any more please don't hesitate to ask!

    Kind regards

    Robert
 
 
 
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