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September starters should arrive on Wednesday 17 or Thursday 18 September to take advantage of the free airport pick-up service from Heathrow and Cardiff Airports.
If you are starting at a difference time of the year, you should check with your school for when you should arrive in Cardiff.
If you have applied for and booked University Accommodation, you will be able to move into your room in University Residences on Monday 20 January. Staff from the International Office will be waiting to greet you at the Talybont Halls of Residences, in the Talybont Social Centre on Monday 20 January from 10.00 until 16.00 (campus map ref. 3). If you arrive after 16.00 on Monday 20 January, you should go directly to your accommodation.
If you're hoping to stay in private accommodation, we recommend that you arrive a few days before Monday 20 January and book temporary hotel accommodation to stay in for a few days whilst you look for private accommodation. Staff will be available to help you find private accommodation at the welcome talks which start at 10.00 on Tuesday 21 January. For more information, visit the induction page.
If you have already booked your private accommodation, you will need to arrange to pick up your keys from your landlord in Cardiff. In that case, you should go directly to your accommodation.
If you arrive unexpectedly late in the evening or early in the morning and you have not been able to inform Residences of your late arrival, you should go directly to the Security Office next to the Psychology Tower opposite 51 Park Place.
The Security Office will then arrange for you to be let into your University accommodation.
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Guide for International Students 2014
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