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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the Cardiff Metropolitan (UWIC) Alumni Network?
If you are a former student of Cardiff Met, UWIC or any of our Founding Insititutions, you automatically become part of our Alumni network when you graduate or complete your studies. Membership is free and lasts a lifetime.  To ensure you are on our mailing lists, please email alumni@cardiffmet.ac.uk or complete our online registration form.

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Where can I get a copy of my academic transcript / degree certificate?
Transcripts can be requested from the UWIC Academic Registry. The request form is available online to download, replacements cost £15 and take about 3 weeks to be processed.
http://www3.cardiffmet.ac.uk/English/registry/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

If you require a replacement degree certificate, you must apply to the University of Wales. Information on their replacement certificate application form is available here: http://www.wales.ac.uk/en/AboutUs/Alumni/Services/ReplacementCertificates.aspx

For information on other certificates, such as BTEC or HND, please see the Academic Registry website: http://www3.cardiffmet.ac.uk/English/registry/Pages/Transcripts.aspx

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How do I get in touch with my friends from the university?
Due to the Data Protection Act (1998) we are unable to divulge any addresses directly to a third party. However, if you would like to contact any of your contemporaries and friends, we would be delighted to try and help and will let them know that you're trying to contact them.

If you would like to use this service, please email alumni@cardiffmet.ac.uk to see if we have details for the person you are trying to contact.

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How can I organise a reunion?
If you'd like to organise a reunion for your friends/halls/course/club or year group, please contact the alumni office. We can check to see how many of your group we are in contact with, and give advice on venues, mailing lists, budget and accommodation.

If you've got an idea for a reunion let us know and we’ll try to help. In our experience, finding everyone's contact details is the hardest part, so if it has been a while since you all last saw each other, try to organise the event with plenty of notice! Find out more about reunions and other alumni events here

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Where can I get career advice?
All recent graduates are entitled to use our Careers service 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 www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/careers/ or email careers@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

Our GO Wales team also offer placements lasting about 10 weeks with a range of employers, giving graduates a chance to hone and demonstrate their professional skills while being paid at least £240 a week. The team also offer unpaid work tasters (up to 2 weeks of work shadowing or trying out work you’re interested in) and subsidised professional development funding for graduates in small-medium sized companies in Wales.
For more information see http://www.gowales.co.uk/ or email gowales@cardiffmet.ac.uk.

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Is there any specialist help for teachers looking for work?

Yes! 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

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Can I join/continue to use the library as a graduate?
Yes! 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 of the learning centres. 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.

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Can I join the sports facilities and gym?
Yes! Graduates are entitled to use these facilities at a reduced rate. Please take your old student card and current ID with you to either of our gyms to sign up.

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How can I help current students?
There are countless ways in which our alumni can help the current generation of students. These include:

    * Mentoring a current student
    * Offering a work placement
    * Recruiting a student / fellow graduate to work for you
    * Supplying a testimonial of your time at university
    * Give a talk to current students about your career
    * Donating the use of art/sports/medical equipment 
    * Making a charitable donation
    * Leaving a legacy

If you are interested in any of these things, please email us at alumni@cardiffmet.ac.uk for further details.

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Are there any ways that I can volunteer my services?
Yes! We always welcome the expertise and services of our graduates.  If you feel that you can contribute in anyway, be it in kind, financially or by giving some of your time, please contact us to discuss how your contrbution can make the greatest impact.

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How can I make a donation?
A gift to the Annual Fund is an investment for our current and future students as well as the institution itself. Every gift you make whatever its size will make a huge difference and your support is vitally important to our future. Click here for more information.

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