Cardiff Met reveal plans for new university campus
It will attract 2,000 students globally
Cardiff Met has entered into a joint agreement with Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV to create a new campus and accommodation. The plan is understood to be the first ever new campus project between a UK university and private sector company.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) will be signed between Phoenix, Cardiff Met and the council today. The project will greatly benefit Cardiff economically by creating hundreds of new job opportunities and attracting even more students to the city.
Plans for the new campus include a TV studio where students can receive training, specifically in news anchoring and presenting. It will open up courses for those wanting to study Mandarin and also provide career opportunities for students looking to work industrially in the Far East.
Cardiff Journalism second year Charlie Rowlands said: “Media opportunities in Cardiff are really important because it’s where a lot of government and BBC jobs in Wales are based. As a Welsh student, having the opportunity to learn and get experience from this project will be really useful.”
Second year Lucy Corber, who also studies Journalism, said: “It gives a really good platform for students to get into the industry. I’m a bit clueless as to what to do with my degree once I’ve finished university, so having such a big company in Cardiff would create loads of opportunities for graduates as well as post-grads who want to get their foot in the door.”
Work on the campus may start in late 2017, depending on how soon the university can find an appropriate development site.