About Cardiff Metropolitan University
They trace their history back to 1865, when the School of Art first opened in the Old Free Library in Cardiff. Since they developed into a university, they have remained rooted in Wales while providing practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. Their vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation undertaken in partnership with their students, governments, business and industry and with tangible benefits for individuals, society and the economy. They are committed to ensuring that every student fulfils their potential to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to their own and future generations.
Academic Standards and Quality
Cardiff Metropolitan University: Institutional Review (Hybrid Model) May 2014
The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), the independent body entrusted with monitoring and advising on standards and quality in UK higher education, has confirmed that the academic standards and quality of provision at Cardiff Metropolitan University meet UK expectations.
The QAA reviewers visited Cardiff Metropolitan University and a sample of its collaborative partners in April and May 2014 and judged that academic standards, the quality of student learning opportunities, the quality of information about learning opportunities and the enhancement of student learning opportunities all meet UK expectations.
The report identifies areas of good practice across the University, which are:
The Report makes recommendations to the University, which are:
Cardiff Metropolitan University Action Plan
In consultation with staff and Students' Union Executive Officers, the University has produced an action plan demonstrating how it will address the above recommendations and further develop its areas of good practice. The University will be expected to review and update this annually until all actions are complete. The QAA will carry out a mid-cycle review in 2017 when progress in implementing the action plan will be discussed.
The University is next scheduled for a QAA Higher Education Review (Wales) in 2020.