|| With its wealth of trendy bars, clubs, live music and sense of fun, it is no wonder the vibrant, up-and-coming city of Cardiff is home to more than 25,000 students.
The city has two universities, Cardiff University [map], which became the largest in Wales when it merged with the University of Wales College of Medicine in August 2004, and the University of Wales Institute [map].
Cardiff University has a history of service and achievement dating from the granting of its Royal Charter in 1883, and today it continues to build on its reputation as an international centre for teaching and research.
As far as facts and figures go the university is a great success with 22,000 students, 5,000 staff, an annual turnover of £300 million, 5,000 student residences and 28 schools of learning.
The university is located in the city’s attractive civic centre, and the academic departments, libraries and social facilities are all within a short walk of each other.
It also makes a major contribution to lifelong learning within Wales through the Centre for Lifelong Learning, which offers a wide and varied range of courses and classes to half the population from centres located throughout South East Wales.
For more information on Cardiff University and the merge with the University of Wales College of Medicine log on to www.cardiff.ac.uk
The University of Wales Institute Cardiff has held its Charter Mark of excellence since 1995 and provides a range of courses to suit students of all ages and backgrounds.
It operates from a number of campuses around Cardiff and each offers a friendly and pleasant environment for students to learn and socialise.
Colchester Avenue campus houses the business, tourism and leisure, and food and consumer science students. Its facilities include a library, computers, cafeteria, coffee shop, and a general store, selling stationery and books.
The Cyncoed campus houses the education and sport, PE, and recreation students, and includes student accommodation as well as extensive grounds and sports facilities, with swimming pool.
Applied science, art and design, health and social science, and engineering is housed at the Llandaff campus, which has a cafeteria, welfare services, student union bar, gym, library, computer workshops and a day nursery.
|Cardiff University, CF10 3XQ, Wales, UK
|Central Switchboard: +44 (0)29 2087 4000
|UWIC, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YB
|General Equiries: +44 (0)29 2041 6070