Our history

 

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​Cardiff Metropolitan University is justifiably proud of all its alumni, with our history tracing back to 1865 when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff. Since we developed into a university, we have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. 

The institution has gone through numerous name changes over the years, eventually becoming what we know today​ as Cardiff Metropolitan University: 

​​• University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) (1996 - 2011) 

• Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (1988 - 1996) 

• South Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education (1976 - 1988) 

• Cardiff College of Food Technology and Commerce (1971 - 1976) 

• Cardiff College of Education (1970 - 1976) 

• Llandaff College of Technology (1970 - 1976) 

• College of Commerce (1968 - 1971) 

• Reardon Smith Nautical College (1956 - 1970) 

• Cardiff College of Food Technology (1957 - 1971) 

• Llandaff Technical College (1954 - 1970) 

• Cardiff College of Art (1949 - 1976) 

• Cardiff Teacher Training College (1945 - 1970) 

• School of Nautical Cookery (1911 - 1973) 

• Cardiff College of Technology and Commerce (1949 - 1961) 

• Cardiff Technical College (1916 - 1949) 

• Cardiff Technical School (1889 - 1916) 

• ​Cardiff School of Science & Art (1865 - 1916) 


We are sensitive to the loyalties you may feel towards a particular institution, campus, or department. If you have any photos, memorabilia or memories of your time here, we would be delighted if you would share those with us! 

To do this please send them to alumni@cardiffmet.ac.uk or by post to:

Development and Alumni Office
Cardiff Metropolitan University 
Llandaff Campus 
Western Avenue
Cardiff
CF5 2YB