Cardiff Metropolitan University is a driver of educational and social transformation, a catalyst for innovation and the economy, and a key contributor to inclusive and sustainable growth locally, nationally and internationally. Our values-driven, progressive University has grown, diversified and improved significantly and we are the current Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year and The Times and The Sunday Times Welsh University of the Year 2021.
We transform lives and communities through high-quality, high-impact education informed by cutting-edge research and innovation. Our collaborations extend from our campuses in the vibrant capital city of Cardiff to further education, business, industry, charities, government and communities worldwide. We work with purpose and compassion to make economies more prosperous, societies fairer, cultures richer, environments greener and communities healthier. We are committed to inclusive working and learning environments, and our student and staff body enjoys a strong sense of community. We have over 12,000 Cardiff-based students, with 20% studying our sector-leading post-graduate programmes and 30% from over 140 different countries, while a further 10,000 students study our programmes through our 17 global education partners.
Our teaching, research and innovation delivers impact around the world. Our Global Academies have developed interdisciplinary research with international impact, our degrees ensure the development of the Cardiff Met EDGE - Ethical, Digital Global and Entrepreneurial capabilities in our students, our Open College programme supports progression to university from further education and our Open Campus project welcomes over 6,000 school children annually to benefit from our expertise in sport, education and health. We were the first university in Wales to become a designated University of Sanctuary and receive the Social Enterprise Mark and Small Business Charter.
We have developed over 40 new degree programmes since 2019 while turnover has increased by 35%, and this growth agenda is driven by our values and focus on our people. Our staff have placed Cardiff Met as Capita’s top employer of choice among UK universities since 2019; the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey has ranked us number one in the UK for supervision and resources and research skills; our taught students have been supported to create graduate start-ups that consistently place us in the top 10% of UK universities. We are experiencing buoyant student recruitment, have positive student and staff engagement and have been deemed Wales’ most financially sustainable university by the Wales Governance Centre. We are embarking on an exciting new phase of strategic growth in scope, scale and performance, prioritising investment in academic staff, estate and sustainability. If you can demonstrate the commitment, ability and enthusiasm to contribute to our global learning community and share our passion for the values and vision that drive us, we strongly encourage you to apply to join us.
The university is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer family friendly and flexible working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those traditionally underrepresented in the higher education sector.