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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.

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

A tailored programme of events has been organised for different types of students.
Please select your category from the options below:

Welcome and information talks

Tuesday 21 January
10:00 – 12:30
John Percival Building, Lecture Theatre 2.01, campus map 16
Free lunch included!

Come and listen to several useful talks about what you can expect now you’ve arrived in Cardiff. The talks will include advice on what you need to do in your first few days, different types of study methods in the UK, how to get online and get help with your computer. What services are available in the library, how to make the most of the Students’ Union and events organised by the Erasmus Society just for you.

Discover Cardiff

Tuesday 21 January
13.00 – 16.00
Meet at 13.00 in the John Percival Building Refectory, campus map. 16

Explore the City of Cardiff with your fellow student tour guides. Find all the best places to shop or for a night out in Cardiff on this fact-finding walking tour. You’ll work up an appetite after a 2-hour walk round the city, so come back to the University to see all your photos and enjoy some free tea/coffee and cake!

Online Enrolment Support and Module Selection

Wednesday 22 January
9.00 – 12.30
Glamorgan Building, Committee Room 1 & 2, campus map. 49

You will have an opportunity to discuss module choices with professors. You will choose your modules, complete the online enrolment process and finalise your class timetable.

Student ID card collection and Bank Letter Service

Wednesday 23 January
14.00 – 17.00
International Office, campus map. 60

Bring your passport (essential) and collect your student ID card. This card will give you access to libraries, Students’ Union, University Buildings and sports facilities. Staff will be taking your picture and processing your student ID card at this venue. If you need to open a UK bank account, you can also pick up your bank letters here. For more information on how to open a bank account see: link to how to open a bank account.

Free Walking Campus Tours

Thursday 23 January
10.30 – 11.30
Meet at the Main Building, Museum Avenue, campus map 39

Find out where the really useful places are in the University with your student tour guides. Walking tours will take around an hour and will include practical information on everything from great places for cheap food and the easiest and quickest way of getting around campus.

Introductory Welsh Lesson - Only for those students who have opted for Welsh modules

Thursday 23 January
15.00 – 17.00
John Percival Building, Room 1.69, campus map. 16

For students who have opted for the Welsh module, this will be your first introductory lesson where you will begin learning the history and language of Wales.

Twmpath – Welsh Folk Dance! 

Thursday 23 January
19.30 – 23.00
Tickets £5
Solus,  Students Union

You are invited to a Twmpath, a traditional swinging Welsh folk dance. Experience a warm Welsh welcome, meet fellow students and have a fantastic evening! Our caller, Grainne will be telling us all how to do the dances and a great Welsh band called Cats Claw will be playing some toe tapping tunes! Limited number of tickets available from the International Office, at the Welcome Talks or from the Students' Union Box Office. This is a great night – not to be missed!

Advice and guidance on referencing academic assignments

Friday 24 January
Group 1 – 9.00 – 9.50
Group 2 – 10.00 – 10.50
Science Library, IT Training Room, Main Building, campus map 39

This referencing seminar will provide you with information on how to avoid charges of plagiarism and teach you how to accurately reference the sources of information you will use in your research for your academic assignments.  

Introductory Welsh Lesson - Only for those students who have opted for Welsh modules

Friday 24 January
15.00 – 17.00
John Percival Building, Room 1.69, campus map. 16

For students who have opted for the Welsh module, this will be your second introductory lesson where you will begin learning the history and language of Wales.

Welcome and information talks

Tuesday 21 January
10:00 – 13:00
John Percival Building, Lecture Theatre 2.01, campus map 16
Free lunch included!

Come and listen to several useful talks about what you can expect now you’ve arrived in Cardiff. The talks will include advice on what you need to do in your first few days, where to get help in finding private accommodation, if you need it. You’ll also get information on how to get online and obtain help with your computer, what services are available in the library, how to make the most of the Students’ Union and the events organised by the Erasmus Society just for you.  You can also learn how to sign up for extra English language classes alongside your academic course. 

Discover Cardiff

Tuesday 21 January
13.00 – 16.00
Meet at 13.00 in the John Percival Building Refectory, campus map. 16

Explore the City of Cardiff with your fellow student tour guides. Find all the best places to shop or for a night out in Cardiff on this fact-finding walking tour. You’ll work up an appetite after a 2-hour walk round the city, so come back to the University to see all your photos and enjoy some free tea/coffee and cake!

Online Enrolment Support

Wednesday 22 January
9.00 – 12.00
Room 1.84, 1st floor, Glamorgan Building, campus map. 49

Having any problems with enrolment? Don’t have your username and password? Can’t access your student record? International Office staff will be able to help.

Housing help and advice

Wednesday 22 January
09.00 – 12.00
Room 1.84, 1st floor, Glamorgan Building, campus map. 49

Need private accommodation? Having problems finding somewhere to stay in Cardiff? Get help you looklooking for private accommodation from the international Office Staff.

Student ID card collection and bank letter service

Wednesday 22 January
12.30 – 14.00
Deri House, campus map. 60

Bring your passport or your Identity Card (essential) and collect your student 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. You can also pick up your bank letters here. 

Free Walking Campus Tours

Thursday 23 January
10.30 – 11.30
Meet at the Main Building, Museum Avenue, campus map 39

Find out where the really useful places are in the University with your student tour guides. Walking tours will take around an hour and will include practical information on everything from great places for cheap food and to the easiest and quickest way to get around campus as well as other useful insights from our student guides.

Twmpath – Welsh Folk Dance! 

Thursday 23 January
19.30 – 23.00
Tickets £5
Solus,  Students Union

You are invited to a Twmpath, a traditional swinging Welsh folk dance.  Experience a warm Welsh welcome, meet fellow students and have a fantastic evening! Our caller, Grainne will be telling us all how to do the dances and a great Welsh band called Cats Claw will be playing some toe tapping tunes!

Limited number of tickets available from the International Office, at the Welcome Talks or from the Students Union Box.  This is a great night – not to be missed!

Housing Help and Advice

Friday 24 January
10.00 – 12.00
International Office, Deri House, campus map. 60

Staff will be available to help if you are having any problems finding private accommodation.

Starting Out: Induction Talks for new Researchers

Tuesday 14 January
09.00 – 15.30
Free lunch!
Hadyn Ellis Building on Maindy Road (next to Optometry Building campus map 15)

Meet other new research students and develop important social networks. Gain information on training opportunities and how to effectively plan your research.

Discover Cardiff

Tuesday 21 January
13.00 – 16.00
Meet at 13.00 in the John Percival Building Refectory, campus map. 16

Explore the City of Cardiff with your fellow student tour guides. Find all the best places to shop or for a night out in Cardiff on this fact-finding walking tour. You’ll work up an appetite after a 2-hour walk round the city, so come back to the University to see all your photos and enjoy some free tea/coffee and cake!

Student ID card collection and bank letter service

Wednesday 22 January
12.30 – 14.00
Deri House, campus map. 60

Bring your passport or your Identity Card (essential) and collect your student 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. You can also pick up your bank letters here. 

Twmpath – Welsh Folk Dance! 

Thursday 23 January
19.30 – 23.00
Tickets £5
Solus,  Students Union

You are invited to a Twmpath, a traditional swinging Welsh folk dance. Experience a warm Welsh welcome, meet fellow students and have a fantastic evening! Our caller, Grainne will be telling us all how to do the dances and a great Welsh band called Cats Claw will be playing some toe tapping tunes! Limited number of tickets available from the International Office, at the Welcome Talks or from the Students Union Box. This is a great night – not to be missed!

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