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Welcome to Cardiff!
Many congratulations on gaining your place of study at Cardiff University. The information and documents below contain very important information that you need to know about coming to Cardiff for your course in 2014. Please read everything carefully and get in touch if you have any questions.
There are three stages to enrolment:
It is important that you complete both online and school enrolment. If you do not fully enrol at the University you will not be able to go to class, access university buildings, or remain in the UK.
You will receive an email which will tell you how to enrol online. You should try to do this before you arrive in Cardiff. If you are not able to, do not worry - we will help you to do it when you are here in Cardiff!
It is essential that you tell us of any changes to your correspondence and e-mail address so that we can continue to keep in touch with you during the coming months. It is very important we have your correct details. We will need to send important information to you about joining the course.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to update your details.
For more advice about preparing to join us at Cardiff University, including information about visas, medical requirements and finances, please visit the International Office pages.
You must collect your University Identity Card after you have arrived at the University. More information on how to collect your Identity Card will be given to you when you arrive for the course.
You must attend all events on the Induction schedule. A copy of the schedule will be available soon.
The cheapest way to travel to Cardiff from London Heathrow Airport is by National Express Coach. Coaches leave approximately every hour, with fewer coaches leaving during the night. A single journey from Heathrow to Cardiff is approximately £30 - £45 and takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can buy your ticket online or at the National Express Booking Office in Heathrow airport. Follow signs for the Central Bus Station from the arrivals into terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. If you are arriving into terminal 5, check at the information desk. If you will be arriving at Cardiff Airport or Bristol Airport, you can find out about other options for travelling to Cardiff on the International Office travel pages .
If your parents or other members of your family are accompanying you to Cardiff in September you MUST book hotel accommodation for them in Cardiff as soon as possible. For information about travelling to Cardiff please click read this guide:
ELP Travelling to Cardiff
Please click on the appropriate link below for information specific to your course.
English for University Study Induction Programme
Postgraduate Research Pre-sessional Induction Programme
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Download the English Language Programme information sheets
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