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Postgrad Welcome Events

Friday 18 September - Saturday 3 October 2015

The Postgraduate Students’ Association, the Graduate Centre and the Students’ Union have organised two weeks of events running alongside ‘Freshers’ so that postgraduates (masters and doctoral students) can get to know each other.   

Events are free to attend unless stated.

 

Friday 18 September

International Fayre

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Great Hall, Students' Union 
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Meet the Postgraduate Students’ Association

A chance to meet and get to know your postgrad association and other postgrads at Cardiff University.
Time: 19:00   
Venue: The Taf, Students' Union


Monday 21 September

Heath Park Fayre

Time: 12:00 - 18:00 
Venue: CMC Sports & Social Club, Heath Park Campus
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Societies & Companies Fayre

Time: 12:00 - 18:00   
Venue: Great Hall, Students’ Union
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Meet & Mingle: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Meet fellow postgrads from your College, with activities to break the ice and help you make new friends. If you’re not sure which College is yours, check on the college-structure page . You'll also gain free access to the club night in Y Plas too!

Time: 20:00   
Venue: The Lodge, 2nd Floor, Student Union

 


Tuesday 22 September

Societies & Companies Fayre

Time: 12:00 - 18:00   
Venue: Great Hall, Students’ Union
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Meet & Mingle: College of Biomedical & Life Sciences

Meet fellow postgrads from your College, with activities to break the ice and help you make new friends. If you’re not sure which College is yours, check on the college-structure page . You'll also gain free access to the clubnight in Y Plas too!

Time: 20:00   
Venue: The Lodge, 2nd Floor, Students' Union


Wednesday 23 September  

Athletics Union & Companies Fayre

Time: 12:00 - 18:00   
Venue: Great Hall, Students’ Union
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Café Crawl

Join us for a tour of the local coffee houses and cafés, and discover the best social hotspots for your caffeine fix.

Time: 15:00 – 18:00   
Venue: Meet in Graduate Centre 
Price: Drinks at your own expense
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Meet & Mingle: College of Physical Sciences & Engineering

Meet fellow postgrads from your College, with activities to break the ice and help you make new friends. If you’re not sure which College is yours, check on the college-structure page . You'll also gain free access to the clubnight in Y Plas too!

Time: 20:00   
Venue: The Lodge, 2nd Floor, Students' Union


Thursday 24 September

Volunteering Fayre

Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Venue: Great Hall, Students’ Union
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Cardiff Bay Boat Trip & Senedd Tour

Join us for a trip to picturesque Cardiff Bay. We’ll walk to the Waterbus, take a narrated cruise along the River Taff followed by a private tour of the Senedd – Wales’ National Assembly Building and finally enjoy some free time in the Bay before returning via the Waterbus.

Time: 14:00 –18:00   
Venue: Meet in the Graduate Centre    
Price: £6 - advance tickets required, available at Graduate Centre Reception from 8.30am on Friday 18 September

 


Friday 25 September

Indoor Mini Golf

Join us at Treetop Adventure Golf and tackle the Tropical Trail or Ancient Explorer, then brave the bonus 19th hole to win a free round. We’ll be walking from the Graduate Centre to the indoor golf venue in the city centre.


Time: 15:30 – 18:00   
Venue: Meet in the Graduate Centre    
Price: £7.50 - advance tickets required, available at Graduate Centre Reception from 8.30am on Friday 18 September
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Highlights of Cardiff Nightlife

What better way to get to know the highlights of Cardiff’s pubs and bars than with a trip by current postgrads around a few of our favourites.

Time: 20:00    
Venue: Meet in The Taf, Students' Union 
Price: Drinks at your own expense

 


Monday 28 September

‘Strictly Come Dancing’

Come to our dancing taster session. Whether you are a dancer, have always fancied trying, or just want to come and meet new postgrads, come along - no experience or partners necessary.

Time: 20:00   
Venue: The Lodge, 2nd Floor, Students' Union 
Price: £3

 


Tuesday 29 September

Postgraduate Students’ Association Night

Another chance to socialise with the Postgraduate Students’ Association – a chance to make more friends, play games and enjoy some free nibbles.

Time: 20:00   
Venue: The Taf, Students' Union

 


Wednesday 30 September

Quiz Night

A fun easy-going general knowledge quiz with free snacks and a cash prize for the winners. Feel free to come on your own and we’ll find you a team to play with! Following the quiz, you'll also gain free access to the club night, or feel free to carry on socializing at the Taf.

Time: 19:30   
Venue: The Lodge, 2nd Floor, Students' Union    
Price: £1

 


Thursday 1 October

Postgraduate Bake-Off

Bring along your best baked efforts and see how you match up against your fellow postgrads!

Time: 19:00   
Venue: Café Bar, the Graduate Centre

 


Saturday 3 October

Postgrad End of Welcome Fortnight Party

Celebrate the end of a fantastic two weeks of events, with one final chance to party before the hard work starts. You'll receive a VIP wristband on arrival which will entitle you to a drink, buffet, and entry to the club night from 22:00.

Tickets £3 each or FREE when you purchase Postgraduate Students’ Association membership.
Time: 20:00   
Venue: Y Plas, Students’ Union 
Price: £3