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Location guide 2015

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Arriving in a new place can be a challenging and exciting experience!

At Cardiff, we take great care to help you settle into your new way of life in the University by organising a range of induction activities. At these events you will find all the information, fun and friends you need to settle easily into UK life.

Here are the key events organised for International and European students, coming from outside the UK.

To find the locations you'll need to use the Campus Map

You will receive a welcome pack when you arrive in Cardiff University. In this pack will be a timetable of events. You can also pick up a pack from the International Student Help Desk on the 2nd floor the students’ union.

For more information on what’s happening you can also see:

Details of the September 2015 induction programme are still being finalised and more information will be posted here over the next few months.

Below is an idea of some of the events we already have planned, please select your category from the options below:

Discover Cardiff

Date: Friday 18 September
Time: TBC

Explore the City of Cardiff on a fact-finding walking tour with fellow student guides!

Enrolment Support, Bank Letters, ID Cards & Help Desk and Module Selection

Date: From Monday 14 September
Time: TBC
Venue: Students' Union

Bring your passport (essential) and collect your ID card which will give you access to libraries, Students’ Union, University buildings and sports facilities. Staff will be taking your picture and processing your card at this venue. If you need to open a UK bank account, you can also pick up your bank letters here.

Coach Collection Service

Date: Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 September
Time: TBC
Venue: Heathrow and Cardiff Airports

Cardiff University offers a free coach collection service from Heathrow and Cardiff airports on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17th September. Find out more here: Coach Collection 2015.

Parents' Welcome Talk

Date: Friday 18 September
Venue: Council Chamber, Main Building

Bus Tours of Cardiff

Date: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September
Venue: TBC

Campus Tours

Date: Monday 21 September
Venue: TBC

Complete Enrolment, Obtain your Student ID card and Bank letters

Date: Monday 7 September
Time: 13.00 – 16.00
Venue: Students’ Union (campus map. 38)

To arrange private accommodation you’ll need to enrol, have a student ID card and bank account. So bring your EU ID card or passport (essential) to complete enrolment and collect your student ID card and bank letters.

Housing Advice and Welcome Talks

Date: Tuesday 8 September
Time: 10.00 – 11.30
Venue: Glamorgan Building Committee Rooms 1&2
Price: Free

Need help to find private accommodation? Come along to useful talks to receive valuable advice on looking for private accommodation in Cardiff. Staff will available to answer any questions.

Housing Advice and Help

Date: Tuesday 8 September
Time: 14.00-–15.00
Date: Wednesday 9 - Friday 11 September
Time: 11.00 – 12.00
Venue: Global Opportunities Centre, 37 Park Place

Staff will be available to help you if you have queries about finding your private accommodation.

Erasmus+ Welcome Evening

Date: Tuesday 8 September
Time: 19.30 till late
Venue: The Woodville Pub (
Price: Free

Have a drink and a chat with your fellow students and students from the ESN Society. Perhaps meet your new house mate?!

Discover Cardiff Tour

Date: Thursday 10 September
Time: 13.00 – 16.00
Venue: Front of the Main Building, Museum Avenue (campus map. 39)
Price: Free!

Explore Cardiff with your fellow student tour guides. You will need your camera for this fact finding walking tour.

International Student Help Desk

Date: Monday 14 September – Friday 26 September
Time: Everyday: 09.30 – 17.00
Venue: 2nd floor entrance to Students’ Union (campus map. 38)

Need help? Want to know where you should be next? How you do something? Where you can buy something for your room? The friendly team on the help desk can answer all these queries and will save you having to go to too many different places to get help.

Other Activities

In the 3rd and 4th week of September there are lots of new activities taking place in the Students’ Union for all new students. These activities are organised just for you and are intended to give you an idea of what life at Cardiff is like. They also give you the opportunity to meet new friends and settle in before the busy first week of term.

Postgraduate Welcome Events

There are a wide range of activities organised for all postgraduate students from Monday 21 September.

For more information about all these events see: Postgrad Welcome Events website.