South Wales Argus Schools and Education Awards: Cardiff Met

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CARDIFF Metropolitan University, title sponsor of the South Wales Argus Schools & Education Awards 2021/22, is hosting two exciting bidding days at its School of Technology this spring, designed to give prospective students and their families the chance to experience themselves what school is all about.

Held today and April 2, prospective students can try their hand at interactive workshops related to their chosen degree, on topics including creative computing, games, robotics and ethical hacking.

It is also possible to explore activities related to other courses, sample the facilities and try out the equipment, software and tools available in the school’s suite of dedicated laboratories.

Designed to facilitate hands-on training, these state-of-the-art labs cover all aspects of technology – from game programming to data science and artificial intelligence (AI), sophisticated robotics, electronics for the ‘Internet of Things’ and more.

As well as providing hands-on, real-world experience, Candidate Days also provide a chance to meet the teaching staff and fellow students, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions about life at the School of Technologies – and to learn why Cardiff Met University was named University of the Year in the UK and Ireland at THE Awards 2021.

What is Cardiff School of Technology?

Cardiff School of Technologies is Cardiff Met’s newest university school. Opened in 2020 on the Llandaff campus, the school works closely with employers across the tech landscape in Wales and beyond.

Its courses are designed to prepare students for a career that shapes the future of technology. You can choose from 12 undergraduate programs and six postgraduate courses in computer science, engineering, and creative technologies such as computer science, software engineering, robotics, games, and computer security.

What does a diploma from the Ecole des Technologies offer?

All Cardiff School of Technologies degrees are designed in collaboration with industry, focusing on the skills and competencies needed by employers. Students are taught by an international team of scholars and practitioners who place student support at the forefront of educational planning.

Lectures, tutorials and practical workshops combine the School’s multidisciplinary research with practical scenarios based on real cases provided by industrial and technological partners. This gives students the opportunity to experience innovative facets of technology within the curriculum.

All undergraduate courses offer an optional work-study year in a company, and some give the possibility of favoring specialized courses. Students can also choose to gain additional professional qualifications such as SAS, Cisco, Tableau and Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), which are integrated into degree modules.

This early introduction to industry helps give students an edge in today’s competitive job market and helps them develop a network of contacts they can leverage in their future careers.

The School of Technologies also offers the opportunity to join its research centers and laboratories as undergraduate trainees, to study abroad or to participate in international competitions, projects and study trips where students team up with peers on real-world memoirs. It is a chance for students to develop their skills and knowledge in an international context and to work with peers from around the world, right in the heart of Cardiff.

South Wales Argus:

CARDIFF Met runs application days for the majority of Cardiff Met’s undergraduate courses across the five schools – the School of Management (CSM), Sport and Health Sciences (CSSHS), Art and Design (CSAD), Education and Social Policy (CSESP) as well as the School of Technology (CST).

So if a degree at Cardiff Met appeals, why not come along?

Typically, application days aim to provide prospective students and their parents with a more detailed look at the course you have applied for and to get a taste of what to expect when you study.

Expect a welcome lecture, course introduction and Q&A with candidates and parents, interactive sessions and a campus tour.

They are designed to complement the Undergraduate Open Days, which this year will be held on the following Saturdays:

  • May 14;
  • June 18;
  • October 1st;
  • November 5;
  • December 3. (All dates to be confirmed).

Of course, you can still access Cardiff Met’s virtual ‘Open Every Day’ at any time, allowing you to find out more about your course interests, chat live with admissions teams and accommodation and learn about student finances.

You can also chat with current students through Unibuddy, as well as visit accommodation and see what Cardiff City has to offer.

Here are the dates in your diary:

  • March 5 – CST, CSAD, CSM, CSESP;
  • March 9 – CSSHS (Cyncoed) – Sport Management & Sport Media;
  • March 15 (afternoon only) – CSAD;
  • March 16 – CSSHS (Cyncoed) – Sports conditioning, rehabilitation and massage (SCRAM);
  • March 16 – CSSHS (Llandaff) – Environmental Health and Psychology;
  • March 23 – CSSHS (Cyncoed) – Analysis of sports performance;
  • March 23 – CSSHS (Llandaff) – Dental Technology and Podiatry;
  • March 30 – CSSHS (Cyncoed) – Sports and Exercise Sciences;
  • March 30 – CSSHS (Llandaff) – Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Sciences (Health, Exercise and Nutrition);
  • April 2 – CST, CSAD, CSM, CSESP;
  • April 6 – CSSHS (Cyncoed) – BSc Bilingual Sport and Physical Education Studies / BSc Astudiaethau Chwaraeon ac Addysg Gorfforol (Dwyieithog), Sport, Physical Education and Health, Sport, Physical Education and Health (Dance) and Sports Coaching;
  • April 6 – CSSHS (Llandaff) – Food Science and Technology and Nutrition.

Do you want to know more?

Visit Cardiff Met’s undergraduate course pages to meet staff, explore course-specific facilities and learn more about our students and graduates about their experiences.

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