Take advantage of the services and discounts available to our alumni.

Further study discount

Cardiff Met offers a scheme that allows a 25% reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met graduates enrolling onto postgraduate programmes from September 2021.

If you are a graduate of the University or a current student studying at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, you could benefit from this discount for your future postgraduate study at Cardiff Met.

Career support

All recent graduates are entitled to use our Careers Service for the first three years after graduation. We can help you find your first job, progress in your career, or make a change.

Our dedicated team can help with planning your career, CV and applications advice, job searching and interview practice.

Find out more about our Careers Service, or email careers@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Free qualification: PGCert – Entrepreneurial Thinking

Entrepreneurial skills are in high demand by graduate level employers, and essential to graduates who decide to become a founder, start a business or freelance.

As part of Cardiff Met’s commitment to a prosperous Wales and to continue to develop our graduate’s “Cardiff MET EDGE” we have developed a unique, multi staged, additional program to help our alumni further enhance these essential skills.

This programme is free to all alumni from the classes of 2020 and 2021. 

Centre for Entrepreneurship

Alumni are able to access all elements of support from the Centre for Entrepreneurship for 2 years after graduation, including workshops and 1 to 1 advice and funding.

Our networking events are often open to all, and we have a growing community of entrepreneurs and freelancers on both Facebook and LinkedIn.

The Centre regularly invite entrepreneurial Alumni back in to talk to students – either to talk about their business and their experience as a founder, or to deliver a workshop or talk about an area of passion or expertise. 

Contact us if you would like to help us to help our students.

MetActive Gym membership

MetActive Community Membership has returned!

For just £80 for 3 months, alumni get free entry to Cyncoed and Llandaff Fitness Centres, plus entry to all health & fitness classes.

Take a look at the MetActive website to join online or download the app.


Alumni can continue to use the Learning Centre spaces, physical collections and some e-resources.

Please note all Cardiff Met Learning Centres are currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Community Plus borrowing scheme

Alumni can use the Learning Centres by applying for the 'Community Plus Borrower'. It's free to join and you can borrow up to 5 items at a time.


Alumni can also view Cardiff Met's catalogue online and can continue to access to academic journals and e-books through Walk-In Access. 

Cardiff Met spaces and conference facilities

Cardiff Met alumni can claim 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. 

Hotel discounts

Cardiff Met alumni can access special discounts from many of Cardiff's premier hotels.

The Angel Hotel, Cardiff

The Angel Hotel, Cardiff

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

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 excludes town and sporting events.

Clayton Hotel

The Clayton Hotel, Cardiff

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. 

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

Park Inn by Radisson

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*.

*Subject to availability

Park Plaza

Park Plaza Hotel 

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

Quote University to book a special rate for Cardiff Met Alumni at this luxury hotel for just £99*.

To book for larger groups, weekends and spa deals please contact Caroline, Director of Sales and Marketing on csims@parkplazahotels.co.uk

*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.

Voco St David's Hotel and Spa

Voco St. David's Hotel and Spa

Voco St David's Cardiff is a newly refurbished hotel and award winning spa with spectacular views across the Cardiff bay and Penarth Marina. A striking building with wonderful facilities for all guests.

Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu 

*Please note Radisson Blu Cardiff is not currently open due to COVID-19 restrictions*

Enjoy dazzling views of the capital during your stay at the stylish, contemporary Radisson Blu Hotel in Cardiff. This chic hotel in Cardiff's city centre is ideal for exploring nearby attractions, so you can make the most of the capital's rich culture, shopping, dining and nightlife.

Contact us on 02920 454 777 or reservations.cardiff@radissonblu.com 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

Thistle Cardiff City Centre

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

Email reservations.cardiff@thistle.co.uk or call 02920 271520

*Subject to availability

The Village Hotel

The Village Hotel

Located in the suburb of Coryton, our Cardiff hotel is located 15 minutes away from Wales’ buzzing capital.

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

*Subject to availability

Research and business partnerships

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme has been running for over 40 years and is one of the UK’s leading programmes helping companies access expertise and resources available within universities. 

The UK-wide programme is part funded by several organisations including Government and research councils. A KTP is a partnership between a company, university and a graduate (Associate) who work together to deliver a strategic project for the business which the company would be unable to do without the knowledge and expertise provided by the university.

Find out more about these exciting opportunities

Collaborative Projects

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 with Research and Enterprise Services at business@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

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