Alumni & Friends Benefits 
 Alumni & Friends Benefits
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Cardiff Metropolitan (UWIC) Alumni have access to a range of benefits and services. Some of these are provided in-house, and others by third parties - see our range of external third-party supplier benefits here.

If you have any questions regarding the benefits described below, or if your company has something to offer our graduates, then please contact the Alumni Officer.

Benefits and Services

Careers & Training

All recent graduates are entitled to use our Careers Service for the first two years after graduation. Our dedicated team, led by Alyson Twyman, can help with planning your career, CV and applications advice, job searching and interview practice. For more information see http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careers/ or email careers@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Whether you're in work, further training, or looking for work, why not most of your access to Gradspace, an online e-learning environment exclusively for Cardiff Met/UWIC graduates, which can help develop your skills further. For more details check out their site!


For education graduates we now have an in-house recruitment agency, Education Specialists @ UWIC, providing professional and ethical solutions for schools and teachers. For more information email educationspecialists@cardiffmet.ac.uk or call 029 2041 6951 / 029 2020 1524.

GO Wales Graduate Training and Development Funding

Are you a self-employed graduate? Do you own or are you a graduate employed in a small to medium sized business in Wales? If so you could access the GO Wales Graduate Training & Development Fund to help with the cost of further training.

GO Wales can part fund courses costing over £300 and potentially fund 50% of the course cost up to £1500 (terms & conditions apply). GO Wales can support a range of courses including post-graduate qualifications or something like “Prince 2” Project Management. A number of courses currently offered by our Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) would qualify for support.

The GO Wales team based at Cyncoed would be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Why not give them a call on 029 2041 6333 or email gowales@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

20% Discount off Meetings Rooms and Conference Facilities


Conference Services would like to offer Alumni a 20% discount off facilities when booking a meeting or conference at the University.
A wide range of modern facilities are available and a dedicated conference team will be on  hand to assist with your event.
Take a look at our website or give us a call with any queries, just let us know you’re an Alumni and we’ll give you the discount.
Cardiff Met Conference Team
www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/conferences
ConferenceServices@cardiffmet.ac.uk
029 2041 6181/2

Libraries

Alumni can join the learning centres at Cardiff Met (UWIC) as a Community Plus borrower. It's FREE to join and you can borrow up to 5 items at a time. To join bring your old Cardiff Met/UWIC ID to any learning centre. If you do not have a card, please bring a copy of your certificate or another form of ID. You an also download an application form and fill it in before you visit. Just click here.
NB: For further information on online journals go to Walk-in Access.

Sports

Graduates are entitled to join the gym and book other sports facilities at a discounted rate.  Please take your old student card and current ID with you to either of our gyms to sign up.

We also welcome all our alumni to any of our sporting fixtures, especially when playing away at BUCS competitions! Details of athletics meetings and other matches are available on the Athletics Union website, alternatively, you can keep up with the UWIC Archers on their own dedicated website

Arts

Many of our specialist workshops and studios are available for hire to graduates during the summer months, including our foundry, and the new Analogue Music Environment & Digital Post Production Suite in the Department of Creative Communication. For more information, please contact us.

Partnerships

There are many ways in which we continue to work with our alumni once they graduate. We offer a range of business services:

If you feel that your business could benefit from working more closely with us, please get in touch.