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Cardiff Met Climbs Four Places in Guardian University Guide



The University has risen four places in a leading university guide compiled by The Guardian newspaper and media group.

Cardiff Met is one of only two Welsh universities to improve position – Aberystwyth University has also risen – and Cardiff Met comes out top or second in Wales in half of the 18 subject areas listed from the University in a total of 54 subject tables.

This is the fourth consecutive rise for the University in the guide, with Cardiff Met considered best in Wales for Biosciences; Design and Crafts; Drama and Dance; Economics (for the third year running); Fashion and Textiles; Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism and second best in Wales in Health Professions, Sport Science, and Architecture.

Factors including teaching, feedback from current students and employability are all included in the guide, which is based on the aspects of university life that matter most to students.

Fifty four subjects were evaluated at a total of 121 universities across the UK, with Cardiff Met ranking 87th overall.

The University appeared in the UK-wide top 20 for five subject areas – Agriculture, Forestry and Food; Architecture; Design and Crafts; Health Professions and Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism - and Fashion and Textiles, and Sport Science were in the top 25 in the UK.

Cardiff Met's President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Cara Aitchison said: "Congratulations to all staff, students and stakeholders who have contributed to today's announcement. This good news follows on from the rise of five places, from 72nd to 67th, announced two weeks ago in The Complete University Guide 2018.

"Five of our 18 subject areas have improved their position on last year (Architecture, Design and Crafts, Economics, Fashion and Textiles, Health Professions.) Our world-leading Food Industry Centre contributed to highest ranking area being in Agriculture, Forestry and Food (12th in UK) and we have seven areas in the top 25 within their subject area across the UK.

"Clearly we still have progress to make but we are moving in the right direction towards our goal of being a top 50 UK university by 2022/23."