Member reviews of Cardiff Metropolitan University

  • AsheColdwater's avatar by AsheColdwater on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Overall, I think that this university is great. There are always staff and students looking out for you and wanting to improve your experience as much as possible.
    University:
    Amazing.
    Course:
    It's a relatively small university so your tutors get to know you as people much better than if you were at a larger university. The contact hours are moderately high, however you do get time off during the week usually.
    Location:
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    Accommodation:
    I lived in some very nice halls with some very nice people.
    Settling in:
    Really quickly, I very much enjoyed the freedom and security that I had in halls, and that really helped me to settle in. The university put many measures in place to help freshers to get settled and still continue to help us throughout our stay.
  • MatGriff's avatar by MatGriff on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Great location, great facilities, members of staff are friendly and approachable and they only want you to be the beta person you can be.
    University:
    I made great friends, I had a great education and I grew and developed as a person. The only negative is the stress of it all. I don't remember ever being as stressed as I was towards end of 3rd year.
    Course:
    Work was challenging and stimulating. The hours were flexible so I could work as many hours that suited me everyday. There was a great sense of community within the course and I made some great friends.
    Location:
    Close to city centre facilities, large supermarket on it's doorstep, lovely natural surroundings.
    Accommodation:
    Living in student accommodation in first year was ok. All the necessary facilities were available but I couldn't help but think that it was terribly overpriced. I also didn't bond well with my flatmates as they had contrasting personalities to my own.
    Settling in:
    First week of uni was an absolute nightmare. I wasn't making friends, I wasn't prepared for the workload and I just felt that I was way over my head. It wasn't until 2nd year that I started to feel settled.
  • LexiGrayson's avatar by LexiGrayson on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    So far I am really enjoying student life
    University:
    I am really enjoying myself so far, I feel healthier and happier than I did back home
    Course:
    Course is fun, the teachers are friendly and willing to help whenever you need it.
    Location:
    It a great city for students with everything you could ever need close by
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation is wonderful- staff hold frequent events such as free fruit days and tea festivals! Also there are 5 adopted cats here!
    Settling in:
    I've only been here 2 weeks but I already feel at home
  • rachiriot's avatar by rachiriot on 29th August 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Llandaff SU could be better
    Course:
    It's great but after doing a little bit of work in the industry I wish they provided more smaller industry specific qualifications alongside degree
    Location:
    Cardiff is a amazing city
    Accommodation:
    Good but location of student housing is a bus ride from Uni
    Settling in:
    Everyone very welcoming and lots of support
  • codeyt_'s avatar by codeyt_ on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Cardiff Met was the right choice for me, with the diverse city, nightlife and societies, as well as the range of courses mean I can meet completely different people everyday. I loom forward to finishing my first term and moving forward with my studies.
    University:
    On each campus there is a Student Union bar and Starbucks as well as a well stocked library and student services office, offering everything from counselling to job advice and an on-site nurse. Both campuses also have a gym and small convenience shop, as well as restaurants and cafeterias.
    Course:
    There are three days of structured tutorials (including contextual studies) and two studio days a week.The tutors are friendly and approachable and push you to do your best. Lectures are kept short and exciting, but I feel like there could be more one on one contact time.
    Location:
    Cardiff is a small city with excellent public transport; you can get anywhere in Cardiff for
    Accommodation:
    There are many private and uni halls to choose from in an affordable price range, most only a 15 minute walk from campus or on campus itself.
    Settling in:
    I've been at university for two weeks and although I have extremely friendly flatmates I'm not totally settled in yet. Student services do offer counselling to help with the move, and there are plenty of societies to keep you occupied.
  • Adiosbarbie's avatar by Adiosbarbie on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    4
    University:
    Theres lots of events being organised the food is very tasty and the library is well stocked.
    Course:
    Sometimes things seem a little unorganised considering its been running for years. But staff always do their best to help you and reply very quickly.
    Location:
    Its a little far from the city centre to be IDEAL for me as i commute, but in fairness to the uni and the council there are regular buses to all links.
    Accommodation:
    My friend's accomodation is very modern and tidy. I live away from the uni.
    Settling in:
    Because everyone has been very approachable and friendly, but the issues that the tutors are not able to solve quickly can make me a little anxious considering how long the course has been running for.
  • kb9711's avatar by kb9711 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    4
    University:
    As there is lots to do
    Course:
    Lectures are helpful and my timetable is reasonable
    Location:
    I like the city it is in but it is quite far from my accommodation
    Accommodation:
    I have a nice room, it's close to the city centre but far from the campus
    Settling in:
    As I am far from home and find it hard to mix with a lot of new people at one time
  • St20042942's avatar by St20042942 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Very friednly A lot of facilities Quality education As well as they boost yr confident from -1 to beyond 1000
    University:
    In everythin is beyond amazin im loving it
    Course:
    The quality of teaching is amazing also very very friendly staff
    Location:
    It has shops nearby also not far from the city centre vai bus
    Accommodation:
    I live with parents but i heard its great
    Settling in:
    From first week i felt like that i have in uni for ages, althought first day i was worried but then i knew theres nothing to worry about as the staff are very friendly
  • Kflo's avatar by Kflo on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's not the worst uni though it is down the league but the subject if you're into it it's a good uni lots of support just stay focused
    University:
    It's okay
    Course:
    It's ok not best not worst
    Location:
    Quite far from the city
    Accommodation:
    Uni halls are a mess
    Settling in:
    Lots of people same situation as you makes it easy to settle
  • I don't have one 's avatar by I don't have one on 2nd September 2015
    Overall:
    It's good
    University:
    It's good
    Course:
    It's good
    Location:
    It's good
    Accommodation:
    It's good
    Settling in:
    Good
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Really student focused
    University:
    It's met my expectations
    Course:
    Very good
    Location:
    I like how it's close enough to the city
    Accommodation:
    Nice flats and staff are helpful
    Settling in:
    Settled well
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Okay but some people I've met have Madeira bad
    University:
    Good services.
    Course:
    Good course but some elements unneeded
    Location:
    Nightlife is okay
    Accommodation:
    Victoria halls is awful
    Settling in:
    Good support from uni
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's been great! By far the best place I've been to learn because they are so supportive and nice :) everywhere is clean and tidy and there is something for everyone. I'd rate it 5 star!
    University:
    Cardiff met has everything a student needs/wants! Cardiff met has great support and student services and Cardiff has great shopping and night life.
    Course:
    Materials are made available before the sessions and they are fully engaging!
    Location:
    It's central to the halls but not that central for the private rebated accommodation
    Accommodation:
    Some of the halls can be too small but on the whole they are fine
    Settling in:
    Everyone has been so friendly and has helped me settle in, in no time at all
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great start
    University:
    Great social and academic oppurtunites
    Course:
    It's such a nice timetable
    Location:
    It's not to far from anything
    Accommodation:
    Accomadation is great still some imperfections
    Settling in:
    Still feel homesick
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    It needs to make its name famous
    University:
    it is quite good.
    Course:
    I just like it
    Location:
    So STRATEGIC.
    Accommodation:
    Location is so strategic in the city but no student housing right from the university
    Settling in:
    I adapt since the very first day
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Nice and friendy environment to study in.
    University:
    Offer many various of activities.
    Course:
    Good and experienced lecturers. Lectures are broken down.
    Location:
    Close to shops and stores such as tesco, Mcdonald, kfc and many more.
    Accommodation:
    Location is good but can be better.
    Settling in:
    The room and departments are easy to find.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Great city, great teachers, people are nice and campus has beautiful areas and amazing structures.
    University:
    Great City, very nice people, great tacher and uni, really like it!
    Course:
    Modules interesting, teachers really great.
    Location:
    Bus accessibilty, Nice place but not right at the City center.
    Accommodation:
    I have a friend Living there and it s quite small and old but clean.
    Settling in:
    Nice freshers weeks, haven been talking to lots of people yet though!
  • by Anonymous on 17th September 2015
    Overall:
    Cardiff is an amazing city, but my course was not. Have decided to continue my BSc after the foundation year elsewhere
    University:
    The city is great, but university campus/facilities are not
    Course:
    Very disorganized, lack of communication and feedback rarely given
    Location:
    Cardiff is a great student city
    Accommodation:
    Relatively cheap, clean and supportive staff!
    Settling in:
    Pretty quickly felt at home and made friends
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Friendly uni that actually cares about its students and not just the academic side, with some great courses and good teaching in an awesome city!
    University:
    The uni does not have an excess of stuff to do but it's what you make of it, and the city is great for students.
    Course:
    Well structured course with interesting content and good teaching.
    Location:
    The city is amazing with amazing people and the parks are lovely!
    Accommodation:
    Only stayed there for a term, then moved to private housing due to drug use and excess noise.
    Settling in:
    The city was amazing with great people and the university was really welcoming and did a lot to make you feel more settled.
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    So far so good.
    University:
    Love the lively life of Cardiff and our student union.
    Course:
    I love the uni and the course.
    Location:
    Llandaff campus is far away from the city centre. I need to commute with a bicycle every single day.
    Accommodation:
    I think student halls are overpriced
    Settling in:
    As I lived in Cardiff before the start of my course, I already felt quite homey,
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