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Exploring the Heart of Media – A Journey Through BBC Cymru Wales with a Cardiff University Student Ambassador

3 October 2023
BBC Cymru Wales tour
BBC Cymru Wales tour

Hey there, fellow media enthusiasts! If you’ve ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at the renowned BBC Cymru Wales and how it’s intertwined with Cardiff University’s prestigious School of Journalism, Media and Culture, you’re in for a treat. As a Cardiff University international journalism student, I embarked on an exciting journey through the iconic BBC Cymru Wales building, and I can’t wait to share the adventure with you.


Unveiling the BBC Cymru Wales Experience

Situated adjacent to our university’s state-of-the-art media facilities, BBC Cymru Wales emerges as a vibrant nucleus of creativity and journalistic prowess. Renowned as the “Oxford of the media world,” Cardiff University’s media programs elevate our educational journey. The close proximity to BBC Cymru Wales not only enhances our theoretical understanding but infuses it with real-world applicability. This unique fusion transforms our academic experience, providing an extraordinary edge. Here, students aren’t just recipients of knowledge; they are immersed in a dynamic intersection of academia and industry, fostering a rich tapestry of learning where innovation and education intertwine seamlessly.

A Curious Student’s Quest

My curiosity got the better of me, so I decided to explore the BBC Cymru Wales building firsthand. Luckily, they offer tours to the public, and students can snag tickets for just £10. I couldn’t resist and embarked on not one, but two tours. The first was on a weekend, with fewer people around, but my burning question remained: What’s the buzz like during a typical workday?

Behind the Scenes at BBC Cymru Wales

The BBC Cymru Wales tour takes approximately 90 minutes, and a piece of advice – don’t drink too many liquids before, as there are no bathroom breaks! The friendly tour guides led us through vast studios filled with state-of-the-art cameras capable of mind-blowing augmented reality effects. Imagine walking into a world where news anchors seem to appear out of thin air – it’s a sight to behold!

And here’s a little secret: you might even bump into a familiar face, as some stars work their magic right there in the studios. I won’t spoil the surprise; you’ll have to experience it for yourself.

Inside the BBC Cymru Wales
Inside the BBC Cymru Wales

Join the Adventure

If you’re intrigued by the world of media and the exciting prospects that Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture has to offer, you can purchase BBC Cymru Wales tour tickets at

For those of you considering applying to Cardiff University’s media programs, don’t hesitate to visit the Journalism, Media and Culture for more information. If you have burning questions or simply want to chat with a current student, feel free to connect with me on Unibuddy, where I’ll be delighted to assist you.

As a Cardiff University student , I’ve had the privilege of exploring the captivating world of media right on our doorstep. BBC Cymru Wales and Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture create an educational synergy that’s truly unparalleled. So, whether you’re a media enthusiast, prospective student, or just a curious soul, make sure to embark on this remarkable journey — it’s a front-row seat to the magic of the media world!