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Open days & visits

If you’re considering Cardiff, a visit is an absolute must. Whether it’s the majestic surroundings, the warm & friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city, there is no better way to experience it.

Our next open days

Saturday 24th October Book Now
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Postgraduate open day

Wednesday 25th November Find out more
Your visit begins here, at Main Building on Park Place
Start by plan your day at our welcome marquee with the help of our students and staff
Take a stroll along the wide, leafy avenues of Cathays Park campus
Take a break and let our music students entertain you
Get a taste of contemporary student living at Talybont Court
Don't miss the campus and Academic School tours
Visit specialist facilities like the medical library in the Cochrane Building
Only a short walk away: the city boasts the 6th best shopping in the UK

Open Day essentials

Practical advice and tips to help you get the most from the day.

On the day

What to bring, where to go and other practical information.

How to get here

Read our travel instructions to make your journey as easy as possible.


Images on the day: March 23 Gallery

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Can't make it?

If you can't make it to one of our Open Days, there are plenty of other ways to find out what Cardiff is like.

Self-guided tours

Make any day your Open Day with our downloadable self-guided tour.

Academic School visits

We also have subject-specific days organised by Academic Schools.

Student blogs

Following our student Insiders is the next best thing to actually being here.

Open Day videos

Watch our films to see feedback from visitors to previous open days.

Previous Open Day visitors talk about their day

What is student life at Cardiff is like

Visitor photos

Picture yourself at Open Day with these moments shared by our visitors. Click any photo to enlarge.

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The complete Open Day experience

While you're on campus, don't miss these...

Meet our students

Our students are on hand to answer those questions you just can't ask anyone else.

Explore the city

Compact, friendly, inexpensive and buzzing with energy. Cardiff has it all.

Pick up a souvenir

Head to the Union shop for a memento from your day.

Places to eat

From proper pub grub to wraps on the run, we have plenty of places to choose from.

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How was it for you?

Tweet #cardiffopenday if you enjoyed your day.


Meet our students

Want to know what Cardiff is really like? Find out from the people who know best...our students.

Meet our students


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