The University is investing hundreds of millions of pounds to provide its students with world-class facilities as part of its largest campus upgrade in a generation.
A massive GBP600m capital investment programme across the University, including GBP260m in student facilities, will help it ensure that it can give students the best experience possible.
Its on-going programme of investment has already delivered state-of-the-art buildings such as the Cochrane Building, home to the School of Medicine. Located at the Heath Park Campus, it is shared with students studying other healthcare disciplines and has a range of facilities including a clinical skills centre, a high-tech medical simulation centre and a library. Also on Heath Park Campus, the School of Dentistry has opened a new GBP2m simulation suite.
The University is also creating new state-of-the-art buildings and facilities to complement its historic estate.
Plans are being drawn up for a new home for the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies alongside the new BBC Wales studios in the city centre, and there are proposals for new facilities for many of its academic schools. The University is also investing in new research facilities on its GBP300m Innovation Campus on Maindy Road to help create economic and social prosperity.
Cardiff’s Students’ Union has been voted the best in Wales and one of the best in the UK (Which? University Student Survey 2017). The Student Union has led to many exciting developments in recent years including a new social learning and evening entertainment venue, Y Plas, as well as new shops and student services which have transformed the building. In addition, one of Cardiff’s most ambitious projects is to create a GBP50m Centre for Student Life to provide a central hub for its student support services as well as offering modern, flexible social learning spaces and a 550-seat lecture theatre. Work has already begun on this project.
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