Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University (Welsh: Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd) traces its history back to 1865, when the Cardiff School of Art first opened, later becoming the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC) as part of the University of Wales, before becoming independent in 2011. The university offers degree courses in a variety of disciplines to over 12,000 students and is TEF silver-rated, with research and enterprise centres such as the Food Industry Centre, the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research.


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All secondary schools could do with a head of well-being

Children’s character and well-being looks set to be a central education issue going into the 2015 general election. Getting out of the starting blocks in mid-December, Nicky Morgan, the secretary of state…
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How to interpret the Fed as it ends QE and morphs into a hawk

The US Federal Reserve this week has moved one step closer to lifting interest rates by ending its controversial bond-buying program. This begins a long-anticipated process that will take many months to…
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‘That final vowel’: reading Seamus Heaney’s last poem

Seamus Heaney’s final poem has been published just over a year after his death. Finished ten days before he died aged 74 in August 2013, the poem is a mediation on a painting of a canal by the French artist…
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Healthy food might be bad for patients – here’s why

Imagine you are feeling unwell, in pain, lonely and worried about your future health, and you just don’t feel like eating. It is unlikely that you want to eat a large, hot meal that arrives in front of…
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The fight against Islamic State is a battle for young minds

Governments around the world are trying to come to terms with the fact that their nationals – and young people in particular – are leaving to join extremist groups such as Islamic State. In response, ministers…
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Ten pieces of advice on clearing from an admissions tutor

You’ve got your A Level results and things are not how you imagined they would be. Maybe you didn’t do as well as you thought you would. Or maybe you didn’t think you wanted to go to university but now…

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