Cardiff Metropolitan University has been ranked top in the UK for overall international student support for the 6th time. The University has been participating in the International Student Barometer (ISB) survey since 2007 and the latest results from the 2015 autumn wave were released today.
Cardiff Met is home to approximately 11,000 students, with over 1200 international students from more than 143 countries.
The International Student Barometer (ISB) survey is conducted by i-graduate, which is an independent research service specialising in the international education market and provides the global benchmark for the student experience. The survey focuses on four main areas of the international student experience of higher education: learning, living, support and arrival.
The measure of international student support refers to the responses students provided to show how satisfied they were with university services, such as the International Unit, Careers Service, IT Support, Accommodation, Student Union and Finance.
In addition, Cardiff Met is also ranked 1st out of the 159 participating universities for its careers service and worship facilities.
Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), commented on the results: "It is a university-wide effort to ensure that we provide a positive experience to all of our international students, so this result is a credit to all university support staff.
"Our international students are valued and respected for the unique experiences and perspectives that they contribute to university life, enriching the study experience for all students.
President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Antony Chapman, stated: "The student experience is always top of our agenda; we will continue to strive to make further improvements to accommodate the needs of international students at Cardiff Met. We are delighted to be starting the new term on a successful note."
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