Providing World Class Facilities
The University Graduate College seeks to enhance the current facilities available to postgraduate researchers and to participate in planning for future facilities.
The Graduate Centre on the third floor of the Union Building in Park Place, is a dedicated space available for both taught and research students, providing social and study space, as well as serving as a focal point for the postgraduate community at Cardiff.
The Library and Information Services staff have a number of facilities and resources tailored for researchers; a summary of these can be found on “For Researchers”. Several workshops are offered via the Skills Programme to enable researchers to fully exploit these resources, and on-line guides are also available. Researchers who are working away from Cardiff may be interested in Services for Distance researchers.
Cardiff’s state-of-the-art research facilities, resources and research support systems enable our researchers to pursue excellence in basic, applied and practice-based research, in single disciplines and in interdisciplinary work and creates an exciting and vibrant academic community.
We are pleased to announce that Autumn 2012 will see the opening of a graduate space at Heath Park, located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building. The space will consist of two separate rooms, and will cater for both study and social needs of Postgraduates at the Heath Park campus.
Cardiff University aims to be one of the 21st Century’s leading international universities. Campus Horizons, a programme of ambitious capital projects, is one step towards that aim.
The programme includes major new development projects, including an entirely new campus for the University’s research, titled Maindy Park. A former railway site, the land has been disused for some years. Now, it is proposed that it should find new life as an academic campus. The Park will be a phased development of buildings for research, postgraduate teaching and showcasing the University’s academic excellence. There will be a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary working, with space for new research initiatives to start up and grow. It will be number of years before all the buildings are complete.
The first has been named Hadyn Ellis Building and is of particular interest since, when it opens in 2013, it will become the new home for the University Graduate College.