Why Cardiff Met?


Cardiff Metropolitan is a progressive university. We work with purpose, impact and compassion and always in partnership. We make economies more prosperous, societies fairer, cultures richer, environments greener and communities healthier. In partnership with our students, staff and stakeholders we transform individual lives, Wales and the wider world through high-quality, high impact education informed by our cutting-edge research and innovation.

Our growing student body has over 12,470 Cardiff-based students; 30% are international students from over 130 countries with over 33% studying postgraduate programmes. We have a further 13,500 students in 13 countries across the world studying our programmes through our 13 global education partners. We are committed to inclusive working and learning environments, and our student and staff body enjoys a strong sense of community together with the benefits of a high quality of life in a vibrant university city of over 50,000 students.

Our progressive university has grown, diversified and improved significantly over the last strategic period, increasing in turnover from under £100m in 2017 to a forecast of over £150m in 2023. In 2020, the University was named The Sunday Times ‘Welsh University of the Year 2021’; in 2021 it became the Times Higher Education ‘UK and Ireland University of the Year 2022’; and in 2022 it was ranked the top university in the UK in the People and Planet Green League and top in Wales in the Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Our Culture

Our high-performance culture is steered by our compassionate leadership underpinned by clear values. Our values provide a moral compass that guides the institution, bringing out the best in our students and staff. Compassionate leadership is about listening, leading, coaching and supporting all members of our community to achieve their full potential thus enabling us to achieve our ambitions aligned to our values.

We are committed to social, economic and environmental responsibility. Our education, research and innovation deliver positive impacts for equality, social inclusion and environmental sustainability, locally, nationally and internationally.

Our values of creativity, innovation, inclusivity and trust, supported by our behaviours of leadership, courage, accountability and agility are underpinned by the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy which guide us as we collaborate across the globe.

Recognising the intersectionality of factors that exclude from education and the benefits and impacts of education, we will continue to tackle discrimination. We will continue to break down cultural barriers, making our community more inclusive and representative of those we seek to serve. We will develop our people to reflect our diverse communities, investing in building the skills and attributes needed to work equitably with individuals and groups of all backgrounds in Wales, the UK and globally.

We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.