Cardiff University, Colum Rd, Cardiff CF10 3EJ, UK

Cardiff University

Cardiff is one of Britain’s major teaching and research universities. Located in the centre of the capital city of Wales, it has an international reputation for the quality of its work which attracts staff and students from around the world. The student population is drawn from a variety of backgrounds, with students attracted from throughout Wales, the rest of the UK and worldwide. International students comprise some 17 per cent of the total student population. Unusual for a civic university, most of the University’s student residential accommodation is within easy walking distance of lecture theatres, libraries and the students’ union. The University is the largest provider of adult education in Wales, with the Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning providing several hundred courses in venues across South East Wales. The University’s lifelong learning activities also encompass the professional development work carried out by schools for employers, and many of these courses are custom-made to suit an individual company’s needs. The Centre also offers business language training at all levels. The University is one of the largest employers in Cardiff, with a staff of some 5,500 and is a substantial purchaser of goods and services, making a major contribution to the prosperity of the region. Academic expertise and research facilities are used to advantage by industry and commercial partners, government bodies and other organisations.