Information for applicants
All of our students have a personal tutor in the department for the entire period they are at the University to provide pastoral care, guidance and advice. Personal tutors are members of the academic staff who are available to students seeking advice, reassurance and help where necessary.
You will first meet your personal tutor during the enrolment week before classes begin at the start of your first year of study. You will then be invited to visit your personal tutor once a semester for as long as you are studying at Cardiff University, although you will also have access to him/her at other times should the need arise. Your personal tutor can direct you to resources, advice and assistance within the University to deal with a wide range of problems (financial, academic, emotional, etc). Most students develop an informal, but professional, relationship with their personal tutor, who provides a consistent point of contact throughout your course of study.
All students of Modern Foreign Languages have access to the networked and other computers available in Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics and in the Arts and Social Studies Library. You may also use computers in the Computing Centre (open 24/7) and in many halls of residence. The University Information Services Department provides training sessions for new students.
The main University library of relevance to language students is the Arts and Social Studies Library (ASSL) adjacent to the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics.
French/ Spanish/ German and Italian Societies
These are run by students studying Modern Foreign Languages. The societies organise cheese and wine parties and other social events as well as trips overseas. There are also cine-clubs run by some languages.
A large number of students from France / Spain / Germany and Italy are studying in Cardiff during their year abroad, in EUROP and in other Schools. EUROP and the various language societies encourage these students to pair up with Cardiff students and explore synergies in terms of language learning.