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Institutional Archives

Records relating to students held in the Institutional Archive

29 January 2016

The following is a fairly rough list of records relating to students held in our collections.  There are different types of information in the various series of records and there are significant gaps in coverage.  Looking for a particular student can be frustrating as – apart from UCSWM – there are no centralised indices to search.

There are restrictions on access to the personal data contained in some of these records.


UCSWM -> University College Cardiff -> University of Wales College Cardiff -> Cardiff University

Matriculation/Registration, 1883-1976

Lists of students, 1901-1988

Student Report Books giving records of individual progress, 1908-1931

Teacher Training Department Records (some including exam/final results), 1890-1966

Pass lists (lists of students’ exam results), 1920-1984

Degree records (lists of students awarded degrees), 1939-1982

Record of diploma awards, 1903-1945

Exam results (not full coverage – lots of gaps, some of the records only cover certain subjects),  [1892-1987]

Prospectuses, 1894, 1904-present


School of Medicine

Student records (held as part of UCSWM), 1894-1930

Student records (held as part of WNSM), 1946-1967

Student record cards (WNSM), 1909-1932

Register of Medical students and career progression (WNSM), 1948-1978

WNSM examination passes (WNSM), 1934-1981

UoW pass lists for medical degrees (WNSM), 1978-1991


Cardiff Technical School -> Cardiff Technical College -> Cardiff College of Technology -> Wales College of Advanced Technology -> University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology

Student records, 1919-1962

Prizes, scholarships, exam results (these include information about students who took evening classes), 1905-1912

Student Awards, [1929-1948]

Pass lists/Lists of students, 1981-1989

Prospectuses, 1892-1988


Training School of Cookery and Domestic Art -> College of Domestic Arts -> Training College of Home Technology -> Llandaff College of Education (Home Economics)

Individual student files, [1950s-1970s]

Currently awaiting conservation assessment for mould so there are no further details on covering dates or content at the moment.