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High-flying students

20 August 2009

Students sat in front of Cardiff University main building

4500 outstanding new students are set to enrol at the University after receiving their A-Level results today (20th August 2009), continuing Cardiff’s record of attracting high-flying undergraduates.

More places than ever have been secured by students achieving top grades in their A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma exams and meeting the entry requirements for their chosen degree at Cardiff.

Part of the Russell Group of research intensive universities, Cardiff is a popular study destination. The University’s research-led teaching environment and multi-million pound state-of-the-art facilities attract students from the UK and internationally.

Dave Roylance, Head of Undergraduate Recruitment at the University said: "Cardiff’s reputation for the quality of its teaching and its capital city location mean that it is one of the most popular universities in the UK. This year demand for places increased. We received more than seven applications for each place, with an overall total of in excess of 33,000 applications for all of the University’s undergraduate programmes."

Professor Jonathan Osmond, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education and Students, said: "Cardiff’s entry requirements are rigorous, ensuring that we receive the best students able to cope with the demands of a degree at a world-leading university. We should like to congratulate all of those applicants who have achieved the grades required for admission, and look forward to welcoming this new intake of promising new undergraduates to the University in September."

A small number of courses had very limited places available in subject areas which had seen a national fall in A-level student numbers. The University was able to fill these places with high calibre applicants.