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Applications to Study Chemistry at Cardiff at a Record High

22 January 2013

Data from UCAS indicates that Cardiff University has seen a significant increase in the number of applications to study. The School of Chemistry has seen the most dramatic rise (51%) in applications, with almost 600 applications received to date for the 120 places available.

The Cardiff School of Chemistry provides a vibrant and exciting location in which to study chemistry, with students having access to cutting-edge equipment in teaching and research laboratories. Staff are firmly committed to providing excellent teaching while maintaining an internationally-leading research profile, and student reap the benefits of this, not least in their final year research projects. 

Dave Roylance, Head of Undergraduate Recruitment and Widening Access, said: "Cardiff is one of the most popular universities in the UK and these impressive figures put it well ahead of the national average rise in applications. It is pleasing that the effort put into student recruitment by staff across the University is reaping rewards. However, the work is not complete and the focus must now turn to encouraging applicants to make Cardiff their firm choice.

"Students are drawn to Cardiff because of its reputation for research-led teaching, high graduate employment and because of its capital city location. Our success in recruiting undergraduate students was recently recognised by The Telegraph, who named Cardiff as one of the UK’s fastest growing universities in 2012 in terms of undergraduate enrolments."


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