Cardiff Metropolitan University is celebrating its highest ever rise in this year’s Guardian University Guide.
The university climbed 41 places – the highest rise in Wales – and is now ranked at 72nd in the UK.
The Guardian League Table draws upon a number of nationally recognised measures such as the National Student Survey and the Graduate Outcomes Survey as well as taking average entry tariff into account. The table is one of three major league tables consulted by students and parents when considering their choice of university.
Professor Cara Aitchison, Vice Chancellor and President of Cardiff Met said: "We are delighted with our position in this year’s Guardian University League Table as it clearly demonstrates the way in which our community of staff has worked tirelessly to establish Cardiff Met as one of the UK's most impactful universities in line with the ambitions we set out three years ago.
"At Cardiff Met we have already had a successful year with improved performances in the National Student Survey, the Graduate Outcomes Survey, the Complete University Guide and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
"This has been an incredibly challenging year and I would like to thank each and every academic and professional services employee for going above and beyond since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone has worked extremely hard to provide Cardiff Met students with the opportunity to fulfil their potential and make remarkable graduate-level contributions through sustainable economic growth and social cohesion for Wales and the wider world.
"Our mission is to give each graduate the Cardiff Met Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills to give them the Cardiff Met EDGE in today’s exceptionally competitive and challenging employment market and our place in the Guardian University League Table shows that we are clearly achieving this.
"Our plans for the next academic year focus on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our student and staff community through a flexible learning approach of online and on-campus learning.
"There is a variety of robust measures in place to ensure that students returning to campus in October and those joining us for the first time will still benefit from the same high-quality experience whilst we maintain our strict levels of safety."