I was very impressed with Cardiff Metropolitan University when I attended the open days before enrolling: helpful and kind staff, stunning campus buildings and exciting academic modules. I felt that studying there would be the best choice for my education and for my future career.
Now that I am in my second year of study I am still happy with my choice!
One reason for my decision to study here was my love of Wales; Welsh culture, traditions and the warm-hearted people that live here. Before moving here I spent the summer in Swansea, another lovely Welsh city, but the first time I visited Cardiff I had that cosy feeling of being home, even though Italy was so far away.
It’s the best city I could ever wish to live in, as it has something for everyone; the castle, the lovely arcades, the enormous shopping centre, the historic streets and the beautiful parks.
The student nightlife is fabulous – you can choose from lots of clubs, bars, pubs and restaurants or even go to the theatre. It has it all, and being a capital city there are always so many events to attend. I don’t have a favourite part of Cardiff life – because I love it all!
Finding student accommodation was easy. During my first year, I lived in a student house in Cathays which is the main, lively student area. I was sharing the house with five people that very quickly became my friends. Sharing a house with people I did not know was a scary prospect at first but then we became like a family!
Now, I am living with my boyfriend and we found a lovely one-bedroom flat in the heart of Albany Road in the Roath area of Cardiff.
As for my course, it’s well organised and very practical. In fact, you will put your knowledge into practice almost straight away thanks to work placements and practical assessments. They really help you gain a better understanding of your studies as well as improving your employability skills and opportunities.
The university also has international relationships across the world, and because of this I am currently applying for an internship in China during the summer.
I’d recommend studying at Cardiff Met and living in Cardiff to any future student who wants to make the best of their time at university – it was the best decision ever!
Looking for more on living in Cardiff? Check out Manasi’s blog on coming to us from India, or watch our video on what the Welsh Capital has to offer: