Cardiff Metropolitan University has five academic schools which provide practice-focused and professionally oriented education to students from around the globe. The university’s vision emboldens this commitment to education, research and innovation with the Cardiff Met EDGE – a series of Ethical, Digital, Global and Entrepreneurial skills seeks to develop confidence, resilience and student experiences that will prepare them for life after university.
Cardiff Met is the first university to be an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) for APMG’s PM4SD Certification (Project Management for Sustainable Development) in the UK. The PM4SD methodology underpins the Next Tourism Generation’s (NTG) project approach and Cardiff School of Management houses staff working on the (NTG) project. Cardiff School of Management (CSM) is organized into four Departments and performs consistently well in the annual National Student Survey (NSS) in which students are asked to rate their overall university experience.
The tourism, hospitality and events management department provides undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree programmes in tourism, hospitality and events accredited by professional industry bodies, including the Institute of Hospitality and the Tourism Management Institute. Our BA (Hons) International Tourism Management programmes achieved 100% Overall Satisfaction in the NSS. We are an ABTA Educational Partner and are actively involved in the Association for Tourism in Higher Education, Association of Event Management Educators and the Council for Hospitality Management Education. Staff within the department deliver the PM4SD Foundation and practitioner qualifications.
The Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (WCTR) produces world-leading and internationally excellent research that engages with practice and policy. Such research includes: economic impact studies of the Volvo Ocean Race (2018) and UEFA Champions League Final (2017), an analysis of the Welsh food supply chain (2017), event evaluation and toolkit development for Monmouthshire County Council (2015-16) and a review of Wales’ Major Events Strategy for the Welsh Government (2012). We also partner European projects, including: the Erasmus+ Next Tourism Generation (2018-2022), Erasmus+ Co-operating for Leadership in Tourism (2015-17) and a project on tourism and events in northern regions funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2013-2016).