Cardiff Metropolitan University

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Cardiff Metropolitan University, dating back to 1865, is a driver of educational and social transformation, a catalyst for innovation and the economy, and a key contributor to inclusive and sustainable growth locally, nationally and internationally. In partnership with our students, staff and stakeholders, we transform lives and communities through high-quality, high-impact education informed by cutting-edge research and innovation. Our collaborative endeavours extend from our two campuses in Cardiff to schools, colleges, business, industry, charities, government and communities locally, nationally and internationally, including through our extensive trans-national education partnerships. Our values guide our efforts and we work with purpose, compassion and impact to make economies more prosperous, societies fairer, cultures richer, environments greener and communities healthier.

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s academic portfolio is oriented towards practice-focused and professionally recognised education and research. Our taught programmes align with the University’s research and innovation agenda and deliver impact in a wide range of areas across art, design and environment, business and management, education and social policy, sport and health sciences and digital and data sciences, computing, robotics and engineering technologies.

Our growth agenda, realised through the development of over 60 new degree programmes since 2019 and evidenced by an increase in turnover of 50% over the last 6 years, is driven by our values and our focus on our people. Our staff have placed Cardiff Met as the top employer of choice in UK universities’ external surveys 2019 and 2020 (Capita), and in 2022 our staff engagement score is the highest in the sector (People Insight). The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey has ranked us first for resources and support in the UK in 2022; and our taught students have been supported to create successful graduate start-ups that place us in the top 10% of UK universities.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked as the best university in the UK for sustainability in People and Planet’s Green League 2022/23. People & Planet’s Green League is the only comprehensive and independent league table of all UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance. To add to this accolade, Cardiff Met has just been ranked as a gold tier university in Uswitch’s Green Universities Report 2022, which highlights UK universities’ commitment to sustainability. Cardiff Met has undertaken extensive work in a number of areas which has brought huge benefits to students, staff and community members.

To read more about us, please visit: Strategy 2030

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