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What the guides say

Don't just take our word for it. Here’s what the press and university guides have to say about Cardiff.

The Guardian logo

Cardiff seems to have it all: grand civic architecture in a breezy waterside location, super-smart city bars and venues just a short hop from lovely countryside

Guardian University Guide 2013

Cover of Virgin Guide to British Universities 2012

Cardiff is a tip top uni academically...hugely popular with its students. Is Cardiff perhaps the best kept secret among Britain’s universities?

The Virgin Guide to British Universities 2012

Sunday Times logo

Cardiff offers a compelling student experience: Russell Group research credentials, the full gamut of traditional undergraduate degree courses and relatively affordable living with hot and cold running nightlife on tap.

Sunday Times University Guide

Cover of the Times Good University Guide 2012

An audit by the Quality Assurance Agency complimented the university on its powerful academic vision and well-developed and effectively articulated mission to achieve excellence in teaching and research

The Times Good University Guide 2012

The Guardian logo

The University is as confident and forward-looking as the city it’s located in, and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and research. Almost 60% of its research is ranked as world leading and it is a member of the Russell Group of leading universities

Guardian University Guide 2013

Cover of Daily Telegraph guide to UK universities

A world class, research-intensive university

Daily Telegraph Guide to UK Universities

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