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Talented new students on their way

18 August 2008

Talented students on their way

The University is set to continue its record of attracting the most talented undergraduate students. Around 4,500 new students are preparing to begin their studies in Cardiff this autumn following success in A-level and Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma exams.

The vast majority of students holding offers from Cardiff achieved the necessary grades to take up their places and most of the University’s courses were filled by students holding firm offers.

A limited number of places were available on a small minority of courses, principally in subject areas which had seen a national fall in A-level student numbers. The University was able to fill all these places with high calibre applicants, in most cases within a few hours of exam results being published.

Dave Roylance, Head of Undergraduate Recruitment, said "Cardiff continues to be one of the most popular universities in the UK and received in excess of 30,000 applications this year leading to strong competition for places in most subject areas. Cardiff’s popularity as a study destination is based on the University’s reputation for the quality of its teaching and its capital city location."

Professor Jonathan Osmond, the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students said: "We should like to congratulate all those applicants who have achieved the grades required for admission. Our academic schools set exacting entry standards and it looks as though the vast majority of applicants has met them with flying colours. We look forward to welcoming an intake of promising new undergraduates to the University this September."