Alumni and Friends Benefits



​​​Cardiff Metropolitan Alumni have access to a range of benefits and services. Some of these are provided in-house, and others by third parties.

​​Careers & Training

All recent graduates are entitled to use our Careers Service for the first three years after graduation. Our dedicated team, led by Alyson Twyman, can help with​ planning your career, CV and applications advice, job searching and interview practice. For more information see or email

​20% Discount off Meetings Rooms and Conference ​Facilities

Conference Services would like to offer Alumni a 20% discount off facilities when booking a meeting or conference at the University. A wide range of modern facilities are available and a dedicated conference team will be on hand to assist with your event. Take a look at our website or give us a call with any queries, just let us know you’re an Alumni and we’ll give you the discount.​

029 2041 6181/2


Alumni can join and use the learning centres at Cardiff Met as a Community Plus Borrower. It's FREE to join and you can borrow up to 5 items at a time. To join bring your old student card to any learning centre. If you do not have a card, please bring a copy of your certificate or another form of ID. You an also download an applicatio​n form and fill it in before you visit. Further information is available he​re.​

NB: For further information on online journals go to Walk-i​n Access​.


Graduates are entitled to join the gym and book other sports facilities at a discounted rate. Please take your old student card and current ID with you to either of our gyms to sign up. We also welcome all our alumni to any of our sporting fixtures, especially when playing away at BUCS competitions! Details of athletics meetings and other matches are available on the Athletic​s Union website​, alternatively, you can keep up with the UWIC Archers on their own dedicated website.


Many of our specialist workshops and studios are available for hire to graduates during the summer months, including our foundry, and the new Analogue Music Environment & Digital Post Production Suite in the Department of Creative Communication. For more information, please contact us at


There are many ways in which we continue to work with our alumni once they graduate. We offer a range of business services:

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships help businesses access expertise and resources available within the university.​

Collaborative Projects such as the Food Industry Skills Project (FISP) and Strategic Insight Programme (SIP) provide robust solutions for specific business sectors.

If you feel that your business could benefit from working more closely with us, please get in touch at

The Angel Hotel, Cardiff

Ideally situated in the centre of Cardiff, this Victorian hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting.

102 bedrooms, cocktail bar and restaurant and free WiFi thoughout.

Please quote Cardiff Met Uni when booking to take advantage of the £65 midweek rate.

*rates are Sunday to Thursday, single occupancy Bed & Breakfast (£12 supplement for double /twin room), subject to availability and exclude town and sp​orting events.​

​IHG Hotels

Clayton Hotel

Situated right in the heart of the city on St Mary Street, The 4 Star Clayton Hotel Cardiff is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Cardiff City Centre. The hotel features 216 bedrooms, complimentary wifi,  restaurant and bar with city views.

Quote Cardiff Met Alumni to get the special rate from £79 B&B – subject to availability at the time of booking 

Tel: 02920 668866

Park Inn Cardiff North

The hotel's 132 fresh, comfortable guest rooms feature great amenities like air conditioning, LCD television and large bathrooms with double rainfall showers. Enjoy a cocktail or meal at the hotel’s RBG Bar & Grill or spend some time in the hotel’s large leisure suite. Free on-site car parking for guests.

Quote Cardiff Metropolitan University to receive the discounted rate of £61.50 for a single occupancy or £71.50 for double occupancy, both including breakfast.​

For a special graduation offer, please click here.

*Subject to availability

Park Plaza

The award winning Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff is located in the heart of Cardiff city centre, with 129 stylish air conditioned guest rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Quote University to book a special rate for Cardiff Met Alumni at this luxury hotel for just £99.*rates are Sunday to Thursday, single occupancy Bed & Breakfast, inc of free wifi and use of the Premier Spa facilities including 20m pool, spa bath and steam room plus 80 station gymnasium.

To book for larger groups, weekends and spa deals please contact Caroline, Director of Sales & Marketing on

Graduation at Laguna Kitchen & Bar, Park Plaza Hotel Cardiff 

Come and enjoy a 3 course lunch or dinner to celebrate the graduation of a very special family member or friend.
Each graduate will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly to toast the occasion and we offer a choice of Graduation Lunch or Graduation Dinner.

To book please click here​, call 029 20 111 103 or email

For the lunch menu:Graduation lunch menu 2016.docx.
For the dinner menu: Graduation Dinner menu 2016 (2).docx

St David's Hotel & Spa​

A 5 star hotel located on Cardiff Bay. A striking building with wonderful facilities for all guests; St. David’s has everything to make a conference or private event run seamlessly. The Hotel is highlighted with contemporary décor & natural daylight running throughout, creating an environment that will inspire. Standing proud above the impressive waterfront, take in the views from the private balconies from each of the 142 bedrooms and floor to ceiling windows.

For great graduation offers to really make your day special please click here​.

If you are looking to hold a private event our Special Event Packages starting from £35 per person include:​

• Private room hire
• Red carpet entrance
• Sparking wine and bottled beer reception
• 3 course sit down meal
• Tea, coffee and mini welshcakes
• Jugs of iced water on tables
• Chair covers and bows to complement your colour scheme
• Tea lights and mirror plates as centrepieces
• St. David’s sweet cart (subject to availability)
• 10% discount off the best available bedroom rate at the time of booking

Whether you want to celebrate with a private lunch, Champagne afternoon 
tea or dinner with your loved ones or enjoy a cocktail on our terrace, the St. David’s Hotel and Spa will make sure it is something very special.

• Champagne afternoon tea from £29.95 per person
• Private pre-graduation breakfast from £18 per person
• Private lunch and dinner packages from £35 per person
• Accommodation rates from £109 bed and breakfast
• Graduation Ball packages starting from £35 per person

Radisson Blu

Guests may choose from 215 bedrooms across 21 floors overlooking the city, each offering fresh, modern design and complimentary 100MB Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Conveniently located opposite St David's II shopping centre and short walk from central train station. Further details can be found on our website

Contact us on 02920 454 777 or and quote Cardiff Met Uni to take up the exclusive alumni offer, £84/£94* based on single/double occupancy including our super buffet breakfast.

*Subject to availability

Thistle Hotel

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the 4* Thistle Cardiff City Centre has 140 air conditioned bedrooms along with The Social Restaurant and Harlech​ Bar.

£85 B&B single occ and £95 B&B double occupancy but stay 2 nights or more we'll offer a 20% discount off your stay

Email or call 02920 271520

*Subject to availability

The Village Hotel

Quote Cardiff Met Uni to take up the alumni rate from £75 B&B single occupancy

*Subject to availability