Yes you can, we are still accepting applications in the normal way, either via UCAS, UTT or direct depending on the course you are applying for.
Cardiff Met considers work experience as well as qualifications and considers each application on an individual basis. We also have a number of foundation courses for those applicants who need an extra year of study to fulfil their potential.
If your results aren’t what you expected, please don’t worry as there are many options open to you. Cardiff Met will be operating an Advice Line from 8am on Thursday 13 August and will be encouraging anyone with any queries to contact us via,
029 2041 6014, firstname.lastname@example.org or Live Chat.
We can normally accept a Statement of Results (SoR) if it has been signed and stamped by your school/college. We understand that this may not be possible at present, therefore we will accept a SoR without the usual verification. For programmes with certain professional requirements, we will require further verification when schools/colleges re-open (signature/stamp; confirmation letter on headed paper; email from institution) We will be in touch with you before the start of your programme to let you know if we need any further verification.
Yes. Travelling to university, whether this is moving to Cardiff Met or attending on a daily basis is permitted as a “reasonable excuse” for entering or leaving an area in lockdown.
The Welsh Government currently advises the following with regards to travelling to university: “If it is possible for you to access your education online, you should do so. But if not, you can travel to university to access your education.”
Similarly, if you have already travelled to Cardiff Met from a local lockdown area, the Welsh Government advises you can attend educational settings to access parts of your course that cannot be accessed remotely.
If you are unable to attend in person for any reason, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that you will continue to receive the high standard of education and support that Cardiff Met is renowned for. No student will be disadvantaged academically due to any local lockdowns.
By adopting a flexible L&T approach all Schools are preparing plans to ensure that we can switch any delivery totally online if we need to. Schools are planning their delivery to make sure that any student who might be shielding, are carers or international students yet to travel to Cardiff, can access sessions. In most cases this will be through online synchronous and asynchronous activities designed to reflect those sessions that are being delivered face-to-face.
For example, students who can’t attend face-to-face may have access to pre-recorded bite-sized sessions, drop-in sessions recapping learning and providing assessment support. In certain schools, students will have access to online simulators that allow replication of face-to-face sessions. In addition, where the learning outcomes of campus-based sessions cannot be achieved through synchronous online activity, such as practical or lab-based activity, we will provide opportunities for these learning outcomes to be achieved during catch-up periods at different points in the academic year when it is safe and possible do so.
The 2020 Autumn term will begin w/c 28 September for all new students, with a newly developed induction programme that has been designed in conjunction with the Students’ Union. Students at all levels will then commence their studies from w/c 5 October. You can
find out more on our student Induction pages.
Yes you can, you just need to contact Admissions team on 029 2041 6014 or email@example.com to request this change and we will update your entry year with UCAS.
Yes, Cardiff Met would be willing to defer your place for 2021 entry through UCAS for most programmes, except those that are governed by professional targets. You would need to confirm that you intend to do this by the end of September 2020.
We would encourage you to think carefully about how you would spend the 2020/21 year as some of the alternative pathways you may be considering could be limited due to the restrictions posed as a result of Covid-19. If you would like to speak to someone about your options then please contact our Admissions team on 029 2041 6014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, we would allow you to start at Cardiff Met if you change your mind after you start at another university if you meet our entry requirements and the programme you plan on joining has space available. However, you need to consider that you may be charged fees for the term from your first university if you do not change your mind within 14 days of starting the course.
Our Learning and Teaching Approach 2020You can be assured that our plans for the next academic year focus on ensuring the health and wellbeing of our student and staff community and this includes how you will interact to get the very best out of the teaching and learning experience. From October, Cardiff Met with be adopting a flexible learning and teaching approach, meaning you will have greater control over the when and where you learn with the chance to utilise the latest educational technology to enhance your learning experience through both on and off-line learning.
If I am not able to attend Cardiff Met as normal will I be disadvantaged academically?No, we have gone to great lengths to ensure that you will continue to receive the high standard of education and support that Cardiff Met is renowned for.
Our reputation has been built on our practice-focused and professionally aligned programmes and our high-quality learning and teaching. We have recorded yet another strong year of overall student satisfaction according to the National Student Satisfaction Survey (NSS). Published on 15 July 2020, the NSS results show that 85% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that they were satisfied with the quality of their course overall putting us at joint third position in Wales and, for the first time has broken into the top 40 institutions in the UK, sitting in 39th position. We are committed to maintaining these high standards, despite the current restrictions and having been planning, developing and refining our learning and teaching methods to ensure that this is the case for all students.
This will ensure that you will continue to benefit from small class sizes and extensive one-to-one support from your lecturers and personal tutor, rather than extensive provision of large lectures.
All students will continue to benefit from the Cardiff Met EDGE - our successful approach to embedding entrepreneurial, digital, global and ethical competencies alongside core module and programme content. This innovative approach ensures that you are equipped with the skills and experience required to succeed in what is anticipated to be a competitive employment market for the foreseeable future.
We understand at this time that there will be difficulties in obtaining work experience, so this has been removed for a number of courses for entry for September. However due to professional requirements some experience may be required for some courses, see please contact our Admissions team for confirmation on 029 2041 6014 or email@example.com.
What if I can’t attend campus for various reasons?By adopting a flexible L&T approach, all Schools have been asked to ensure that we can switch any delivery totally online if we need to. Schools have been asked to make sure that they have planned their delivery to ensure that any student who might be shielding, are carers or international students yet to travel to Cardiff, can access sessions. In most cases this will be through online synchronous and asynchronous activities designed to reflect those sessions that are being delivered face to face.
For example, students who can’t attend face-to-face may have access to pre-recorded bite size sessions and drop-in sessions recapping learning and providing assessment support. In certain schools they will have access to online simulators that allow replication of face-to-face sessions. In addition, where the learning outcomes of campus based sessions cannot be achieved through synchronous online activity, such as practical or lab based activity, we will provide opportunities for these learning outcomes to be achieved during catch-up periods at different points in the academic year when it is safe and possible do so.
The safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance. Cardiff Met will not open its campuses to both students and staff unless we are confident that we have put into place the required mechanisms to ensure everyone is safe. We will ensure that all Cardiff Met campuses and processes are fully compliant with social distancing guidelines by the time you arrive in September.
We are currently undertaking all of the necessary work to be able to implement social distancing and enhanced hygiene safely across our campuses.
We know that starting university can be a daunting as well as an exciting time and we are currently redeveloping our induction programme, in conjunction with the Students’ Union, to ensure that all new students get the best start to life at Cardiff Met as possible, whether online, on campus or a mixture of both.
Sport and physical activity play an incredibly important part in the student experience at Cardiff Met, it is part of our DNA. The Covid-19 pandemic has had wide-reaching implications and unfortunately, this has been felt across our sport programmes. However, in true Archer spirit, our teams have risen to the challenge and developed a range of fun and innovative digital and online programmes, which have been running over the last few months.
We are planning for the next academic year and whilst we want to re-start our programmes and activities, we are focused on ensuring the safety of our students is our number one priority. With guidance from the Welsh Government now changing on a more regular basis, providing certainty around the sport experience is difficult. Our aspiration, as ever, remains to provide you with a sector-leading experience, one that is undertaken in a safe environment, protecting us all and minimising risk.
What do we know?What we do know is that there will be a limited British University & College Sport (BUCS) competitive offering in the first term, following BUCS’ announcement earlier this month of the cancellation of the majority of league competitions (there are discussions around the return of some sports, including Super Rugby and Hockey, and we are part of the national conversation in these areas). Planning is focused on returning leagues in Term 2. For teams that participate in leagues outside of BUCS, we are working with the respective National Governing Bodies of Sport and will be adhering to their respective return to play protocols. Based on current guidance, it looks likely that league competition will return in the Autumn but the exact nature of this is yet to be confirmed.
What are we doing?We know that the student experience from a sport and physical activity perspective will be different, and again, providing certainty on what this will look like is challenging. However, in choosing to study at Cardiff Met, you can be assured that what we deliver will be of an exceptionally high standard and in accordance with the latest guidance.
We are consequently working on the development of a range of programmes and initiatives including:
Given the current environment in which we are operating, all of the above is subject to change. What will not change, however, is the assurance that we will continue to act with agility and respond to the changing external environment, whilst ensuring we do all we possibly can to deliver and uphold our standards of sport and physical activity excellence.
Teaching, learning, assessment and support are continuing and are of commensurate quality, and therefore no refund of tuition fees is intended.
Academic and professional support staff have been working continuously to ensure that Cardiff Met’s high standards are maintained, despite the current restrictions. We have been planning, developing and refining our learning and teaching methods and student support services to ensure that this is the case for all students. From October, you will have greater control over the when and the where of your learning with the chance to utilise a range of educational technology to enhance your learning experience through both on and off-line learning.
Yes, please do still apply for accommodation at Cardiff Met as we are continuing to accept applications. Please refer to our accommodation pages. We are presently planning provisions for accommodation if restrictions around social distancing are still in place and will inform those who do apply as soon as we are able.
To keep you updated on our plans so far, please see our accommodation infographic.
The policy around University owned halls will remain the same for the 2020/21 academic year. If you sign a contract with the University for halls and then suspend your studies or defer before the start of the contract, you will not be held to it. Once the contract has started, if you leave University (including suspending studies) then you will only pay the Hall fees for the term in which you leave in unless a replacement student can be found.
For example if you leave University and halls on 24 October 2020, you will only pay for the 1st term fees which go up to 10 January – you will be released from term 2 and 3 regardless of whether we are able to find somebody to take on your room.
For students renting from private landlords including those with Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), the situation is not always as straightforward. Most are likely to hold you to your contract even if you decide to defer or suspend your studies but have already signed up. Our accommodation team has issued an advice sheet that has been put together with Cardiff Council for the University partnership.
If you find yourself in this position and would like to chat to our Accommodation team, you can contact them via