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Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly UWIC)

Address Western Avenue
Llandaff
Cardiff
CF5 2YG
Telephone 029 2041 6070
Fax 029 2041 6286
Website www.cardiffmet.ac.uk
Vice-Chancellor Professor Antony J Chapman
President The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Professor Delme Bowen
Chair of Governors Dr Barbara Wilding CBE
History

Cardiff Metropolitan University (formerly University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) was established in September 1976 under the title South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education. It was formed by the amalgamation of four colleges: Cardiff College of Education, Cardiff College of Art, Cardiff College of Food Technology and Commerce, and Llandaff College of Technology. On 1 April 1992, the Institute became a Higher Education Corporation and was an Associated Institution of the University of Wales. In 1993 the Institute secured Privy Council approval of Teaching Degree Awarding Powers (TDAPs). It was admitted to the University of Wales as a University College in April 1996, changing its title to University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. UWIC became a Constituent Institution of the University of Wales in 2003, accredited by the University to award its degrees. In 2004 UWIC inaugurated the FE2HE-UWIC Consortium with Barry College, Bridgend College, Coleg Glan Hafren and Ystrad Mynach College, with St David's College joining in 2009. In 2006 the London School of Commerce (LSC) became an Associate College of UWIC with the Investor in People standard was achieved in the same year. Research Degree Awarding Powers (RDAPs) were granted by the Privy Council in 2009.

Cardiff Metropolitan University has students from all over the world studying on its degree programmes. In Cardiff over 1000 international students study at its campuses, many of these being part of the 20% of Cardiff Metropolitan University students studying for a postgraduate degree. There are about 3000 international students studying full-time outside Cardiff through UWIC’s transnational education programmes, not just through the LSC, but in Bulgaria and the Middle East, in Morocco and Egypt.

Location

Cardiff Metropolitan University's buildings are all within easy reach of Cardiff city centre. There are 4 teaching campuses - Colchester Avenue, Cyncoed, Llandaff, and Howard Gardens. A £50 million estates strategy is in place which will deliver significant improvements across its academic campuses, including a new Cardiff School of Management building which will relocate from Colchester Avenue to the Llandaff campus.

Mission

Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Motto is: “The most valuable possession is knowledge” Cardiff Metropolitan University’s vision is: To be a premier provider of higher education that promotes student employability, applied research and knowledge transfer. Its Mission is: To provide student-centred learning opportunities that are accessible, flexible, inclusive, lifelong and of the highest quality; to provide a culture within which applied research and enterprise will flourish; to develop established and new centres of excellence in professional education, applied research and knowledge transfer; to provide services that meet the needs of Wales and wider communities by working in partnership with city, national and international bodies.

Academic profile 2010/11
Total students 11,059
Comprising
Full-time students 8,474
Sandwich year out students 61
Part-time students 2,524
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