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Cardiff Met wins Education Award at Cardiff Life Awards

​Staff and students at Cardiff Metropolitan University are celebrating after winning another award.

Cardiff Met was announced as the winner of the Education Award at Thursday’s Cardiff Life Awards, by the award’s host, international referee, Nigel Owens.

The judges’ citation, which was shared with the crowd of more than 450 people at Cardiff’s City Hall, said: “A highly progressive university, which rose to 15,000 students from over 140 countries and nurtures entrepreneurialism. Outstanding track record for graduate start-ups.”

Considered to be one of the most tightly contested local awards, The Cardiff Life Awards are an annual highlight event for the business community in our city. Cardiff Met was shortlisted in two categories this year, marking achievement in Education and the Welsh language .

Thursday’s event was the biggest Cardiff Life has held, with a record number of entries across 23 categories. The evening started with the hosts paying tribute to Cardiff’s response to the war in Ukraine, including Cardiff Met’s £400,000 commitment to students and academics fleeing the war.

The award is the latest is a series of successes for Cardiff Met both of a national and local level, having been named the UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 by Times Higher Education, Welsh University of the Year 2021 by the Times and Sunday Times and ranked the top university Wales and 5th in the UK in the People and Planet Green League.