University description (as per official university website)
The UWIC students have many different reasons for choosing to study there. For some, the quality of the course is important; for others it is the social life and facilities offered by the city. A proportion of students tell they chose Cardiff because the city does not leave them feeling overwhelmed; others wish to be close to their home. Whatever their reason for choosing Cardiff, all UWIC students say that when they leave at the end of their course they take with them memories of friendship, warmth and hospitality.
Relationships with employers
Analysis shows that some 95% of UWIC students have found suitable employment or have enrolled for higher level courses within six months of completing their studies. This success rate is achieved because of the emphasis placed on providing courses which lead to rewarding careers. It also reflects the close links that are maintained with employers and practitioners.
UWIC places great importance on the need to prepare students for the increasing opportunities for work overseas. Language training is provided on a number of courses. Work placements and study visits outside the United Kingdom have been established together with a thriving programme of student exchange schemes.
UWIC - a quality education
UWIC provides education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and are of the highest quality and has been independently acclaimed for its high academic standards and for its high level of student satisfaction. A measure of success being that in 2007, UWIC was the first UK University institution to be awarded the Government’s Charter Mark for excellence for the fifth time which is a first for a UK university.
UWIC joins a small select group within the UK who, building on the principles embodied within the Charter Mark, have been re-examined by the Commission, and deemed worthy of renewal of the coveted award. Specific points singled out for praise, were the dedicated staff and the high level of satisfaction expressed among the students.
As the whole philosophy at UWIC is centred around the student experience in all aspects, they have every intention of carrying forward the principles embodied within the Charter Mark, and to continue to build upon their success to date.
Several sports scholarships are available (see scholarships link)