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All students need be in Cardiff for the start of Induction Week, Monday 22 September 2014. During Induction Week there are important meetings to attend, you will take our entry test and you will be able to meet your tutors and other students on the course. You will receive a lot of important information in this week which will help you settle into academic life at Cardiff University, so it is very important that you arrive for the start of induction on 22 September 2014.

Induction Timetable

Date Time Venue Meetings and Events
Monday 22 September 8:45am Main Building, Park Place We will meet you outside Main Building on Park Place.
Monday 22 September 9:00am -11:30am Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre, (Main 1.112) Main Building

Welcome Meeting

With Helen Evans (Director, English Language Programmes for International Students), Steve Jorgensen-Corfield (Pre-sessional Manager) and Sheila Griffin (Associate Pre-sessional Coordinator) You will be given an appointment card for your speaking test time on Tuesday morning.

Compulsory Entry Test

Students are tested with a multiple choice language test and written text.

Monday 22 September 2.00pm Outside the Students’ Union

Walking Tour

A walking tour of the University campus with your teachers.

Tuesday 23 September 9:00am Deri House

Compulsory Speaking Test

All students to meet in Deri House for a speaking test. Please collect your appointment card for your fee-taking and counselling session on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday 23 September Afternoon Various


After you have completed your speaking test, do not forget to collect your student ID card and bank letters, register with the Police (check your visa to see if you need to) and register with a local doctor.

Wednesday 24 September 10am Deri House (map reference 60), Room 2.03

Fee-taking and Counselling

Please go to Deri House to complete enrolment. We will check the fee-payment or sponsorship of all students and collect information about your future studies.

Wednesday 24 September 1:30pm Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre, (Main 1.122), Main Building

Course Information Session / Course Orientation

Meet Steve Jorgensen-Corfield and Sheila Griffin to receive more information about the Programme.

Please remember to collect your student ID card and bank letters, register with the Police (if you need to) and register with a local doctor before teaching begins on Monday.

If you are already in the UK, we would like to help you make sure that you have the correct visa to enrol at Cardiff University. It is very important that you make sure you have a suitable visa to enrol at Cardiff University. Please contact an International Student Advisor and remember to give your full name, student number and state that you will study on a Pre-sessional programme.

For information about enrolling on your course, please see the English Language Induction page.

Tel: 029 2087 4844


We look forward to seeing you soon!

English Language Programmes


Download the English Language Programme information sheets