External Benefits for Alumni and Staff 

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Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC) works with a wide range of suppliers, from local Cardiff businesses to national and international companies. Some of the companies have been set up by our own alumni. All of them are happy to help provide their products and services at a discounted rate for alumni and staff.

If you would like to see your company featured here, or have a question about any of the offers listed here, then please contact the Alumni Officer on 02920201590 or email alumni@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Professional Development

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)
Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Institute of Leadership & Management have teamed up to offer all our alumni ILM membership at a special rate. You can use ILM membership to:

  • gain further recognition for your professional skills and experience
  • keep up to date with the latest thinking in leadership and management
  • broaden your professional network
  • and join a worldwide community of cutting edge leaders and managers

This special offer means you won't have to pay the usual one-off joining fee, which is a saving of £25! You will only have to pay annual subscriptions of £102 (£92 by direct debit). You can join online – just quote the special code CARD – or you can join over the phone by ringing the ILM Membership Team on 01543 266867.

Learn more about ILM at http://www.i-l-m.com/


The Angel Hotel

Ideally situated in the centre of Cardiff, this Victorian hotel is the perfect place to stay when visiting.

102 bedrooms, cocktail bar and restaurant and free WiFi thoughout.
Please quote Cardiff Met Uni when booking to take advantage of the £65 midweek rate.
*rates are Sunday to Thursday, single occupancy Bed & Breakfast (£12 supplement for double /twin room), subject to availability and exclude town and sporting events.

IHG Hotels

Friendly staff welcome you into the Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre, conveniently situated within an easy walking distance of all City Centre Campuses and places of interest. If you are driving, you can reach the hotel with ease from the M4 motorway and make use of our on-site car park, and we are just a 10 minute walk from the Train Station. Ideally located for Shopping, Sports Events and Music and Comedy Events, we look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel soon. For preferential rates, subject to availability, please quote "HEPCW".

For other IHG Hotels:


3 nights for the Price of 2: www.ihg.com/exclusive

Maldron Hotel

Situated right in the heart of the city on St Mary Street, The BEST WESTERN PLUS Maldron Hotel is one of the most conveniently located hotels in Cardiff City Centre.
Quote Cardiff Met Alumni to get the special alumni rate from £69 B&B
*Subject to availability
02920 668866 24 hrs

Park Inn Cardiff North

The hotel's 132 fresh, comfortable guest rooms feature great amenities like air conditioning, LCD television and large bathrooms with double rainfall showers. Enjoy a cocktail or meal at the hotel’s RBG Bar & Grill or spend some time in the hotel’s large leisure suite. Free on-site car parking for guests.
Quote Cardiff Metropolitan University to receive the discounted rate of £61.50 for a single occupancy or £71.50 for double occupancy, both including breakfast.
*Subject to availability

Park Inn Cardiff City Centre

This hotel offers 146 spacious and quiet guest rooms with excellent amenities. It has a popular cocktail bar and vibrant RBG restaurant and it is situated just minutes from the centre of Cardiff City Centre making it ideal for business and leisure travellers visiting the Capital of Wales.
Quote Cardiff Metropolitan University to receive the discounted rate of £70 for a single occupancy or £75 for double occupancy, both including breakfast.
*Subject to availability

Park Plaza Special Graduation Offers

Come and enjoy a 3 course lunch or dinner to celebrate the graduation of a very special family member or friend.

Each graduate will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly to toast the occasion

Please click here to download the Graduation Lunch Menu or here for the Graduation Dinner Menu.

To book please click here, call 029 20 111 103 or email lagunarestaurant@parkplazahotels.co.uk.

Park Plaza

The award winning Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff is located in the heart of Cardiff city centre, with 129 stylish air conditioned guest rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout.
Quote University to book a special rate for Cardiff Met Alumni at this luxury hotel for just £95.*rates are Sunday to Thursday, single occupancy Bed & Breakfast. To book for larger groups, weekends and spa deals please contact Caroline, Director of Sales & Marketing on csims@parkplazahotels.co.uk

Radisson Blu

Four star city centre hotel promises guests the ultimate in comfort, convenience and ease to access the Wales Millennium Centre for your graduation ceremony. Guests may choose from 215 bedrooms across 21 floors overlooking the city, each offering fresh, modern design and complimentary 100MB Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Conveniently located opposite St Davids II shopping centre and short walk from central train station. Further details can be found on our website http://www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-cardiff

Contact us on 02920 454 777 or reservations.cardiff@radissonblu.com and quote Cardiff Met Uni to take up the exclusive alumni offer, £84/£94* based on single/double occupancy including our super buffet breakfast.
*Subject to availability

Our Amazing Grazing menu is available every night in our Filini restaurant/bar at £15.95/£19.95 for a seasonal two/three course evening meal per person - http://www.filinirestaurant.com/restaurant-cardiff/events Reservations required and can be made by contacting us on 02920 454 777 or info.cardiff@radissonblu.com

St David's Hotel & Spa

Exclusive Graduation Offer
Great rates for a Cardiff Hotel
Graduate in style with  20%* off accommodation at the luxury 5 star St David’s Hotel and Spa. For more information click on the link: http://www.thestdavidshotel.com/offers/exclusive-graduation-offer/

Thistle Hotel

Situated in the heart of the city centre, the 4* Thistle Cardiff City Centre has 140 air conditioned bedrooms along with The Social Restaurant and Harlech Bar.
£85 B&B single occ and £95 B&B double occupancy but stay 2 nights or more we'll offer a 20% discount off your stay.
Email reservations.cardiff@thistle.co.uk or call 02920 271520 and quote GRAD080713 to book.
*Subject to availability

The Village Hotel

Quote Cardiff Met Uni to take up the alumni rate of £75 B&B single occupancy
*Subject to availability

Setting up your own website

Liberty Online Marketing Agency

Liberty are offering all businesses run by Cardiff Met / UWIC alumni a 10% reduction on the initial set-up costs for search engine marketing and/or social media marketing services. Check out their website http://www.libertymarketing.co.uk/ or contact Gareth Morgan (BA Hons Business Studies, 2003) on Gareth@libertymarketing.co.uk for further details.

Rootsy Web Design, Cardiff

Rootsy is a Web Design company based in Cardiff. As proud supporters of local businesses, organisations and individuals, they'd like to offer 15% off their services to all Cardiff Met staff and alumni.
They are a tight-knit team who love working on personal, local and creative projects. They work with open-source software like WordPress and Drupal which keeps costs low and doesn't tie you in to working with us alone. To claim your discount, all you need to do is get in touch. Send an e-mail via the site, or give them a ring.


Spindogs are offering Cardiff Met / UWIC Alumni 10% off their services, inlcuding web design, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), brand identity, marketing and more. Liam Giles and Elwyn Davies both studied Product Design at UWIC (2004 graduates), and they'd love to help your business take off too!

VSI-thinking Web Design

Alumni members can benefit from a 15% discount on VSI-thinking web services, including web design, content management solutions (CMS), search engine optimisation (SEO), eCommerce and social media. Our customers rely on our great service and friendly informative approach. Why not call us for a chat about your project and make the most of your discount.



WebHostingBuzz offer shared, dedicated and reseller hosting solutions to cater for any website. They are the perfect solution for those looking to set up a personal website or online portfolio. Cardiff Met alumni can claim 25% off any web hosting service by simply entering the discount code "graduate" during the payment stage.


Design and Marketing offers

Leaff Design
Does your business require a unique brand identity? Would you like individual designer stationery, to set the tone for your wedding day? Leaff Design, owned by CSAD graduate Kaitie Good, are offering Cardiff Met / UWIC alumni and staff members 30% off all design work for their first project, and 10% off projects thereafter. View their portfolio online: http://www.leaffdesign.co.uk/

Offers are subject to verification of alumni or staff status via the Alumni Office. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

MOO love to print unique business cards, MiniCards, PostCards and more. You can upload your own artwork or images and print a different design on each card in a pack. MOO are offering an exclusive 10% discount to alumni on all products. To claim the 10% discount, visit MOO (http://uk.moo.com/) and simply enter 'MOOUWIC' at the checkout (excluding shipping).

Leisure, Entertainment, Retail and Sport

Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Cardiff Met / UWIC Alumni can benefit from 20% off any ShowPlus tickets for any show - mention ‘UWIC ALUMNI’ when booking. Alumni can also sign up for notification of special offers by emailing martin.packer@livenation.co.uk - again, mention UWIC Alumni.

20% off Oakley Eyewear
Chalmers Opticians now offer a 20% discount off all Oakley Eyewear to our students, staff & alumni. Take a look at their website to view their stock of over 100 different Oakley lines: http://www.chalmersopticians.co.uk/sportsLenses.php

Identification is required at point of purchase - alumni can contact the Alumni Office for a letter of confirmation. Chalmers Opticians are located at 34 Albany Road, Cardiff, CF24 3RQ.

PSM Sportswear

Paul and Mike, both former students, would be delighted to offer a range of products & services to Alumni, offering a 10% discount off our standard prices as well as the origination and application of your embroidered logo – free of charge. Please click on the link above to view more.

Other offers

Transcribe This
Transcribe This specialises in providing audio transcription services and Welsh translation. Set up in 2010 by Gwenllian Hill (HND Business Studies) and Siân Buck, we also provide other office support services and event technical production. We’d be happy to offer a 10% discount to Cardiff Met students, staff and alumni. For more information please see our website: http://www.transcribe-this.org/.

Airport Carparking
Flypark offers a 7% discount for our alumni and staff, which in addition to the competitive prices and parking options Flypark is able to secure, can make a saving of up 50% on airport drive on prices. Each airport has a choice of parking options.


All the car parks are conveniently located and provide 24-hour service and security with free transfers to the airport. Get a quote online by clicking the link above.

Will writing
Hugh James are offering all our alumni a 10% discount on their will writing service. Just quote HUG013 when you make an appointment.


Handy Moves
Handy Moves is a London based international company, which offers a wide range of services including: packing, unpacking, loading, hauling, selling packing supplies and also offers storage services. The company operates within the UK and throughout all European Union countries. Handy Moves handles small scale domestic removals and large scale office removals for corporate clients. All trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure the fastest and most efficient route for delivery.

Handy Moves Discount
Handy Moves offers a 10% discount when quoting: DRDPJ10
Offer is valid Sunday through Thursday, and is applicable for services in the UK only.


Executive Offices Group
Executive Offices offer virtual offices, serviced offices and meeting room higher in prestigious locations across London, Bristol and Cambridge. They are delighted to offer 25% off all half and full day bookings at any Executive Offices Group venue, to Alumni quoting "CardiffMet Alumni" while booking over the phone.