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Why do over 30,000 students apply to Cardiff University each year? This session will provide information about the new student facilities at Cardiff, what life in the capital city of Wales is really like and how our graduates can look forward to one of the highest graduate employment rates in the UK. The talk will also explore the range, quality and cost of residences on offer at Cardiff and the support services available.
There will be the opportunity for visiting students and parents to ask questions to a panel of current students at the end of the presentation.
When an admissions tutor reads your application, what are they really looking for? Our insider’s guide to the application process will help you impress.
What are tuition fees, maintenance loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships? How and when do you apply, and what are the extra sources of money that are available? This is an interactive workshop using audience participation devices designed to answer these questions. We will also take a practical look at a typical student budget and survival tips to help you manage your budget. This talk is for undergraduate courses including entrants to Medicine and Dentistry. Students applying for NHS funded courses need to attend the NHS Funding for Healthcare Related Courses talk.
What funding can you apply for to help with living costs and tuition fees and how do you apply for it? What additional funding can you apply for based on your personal circumstances? How do students manage financially on these courses? This talk aims to present a realistic look at budgeting as a nursing or healthcare student.
Please note that the main Student Finance talk covers funding for Medicine or Dentistry up to the 4th year of the course. NHS funding in these subjects applies in the 5th year of study only.
The elected officers, who run the Students’ Union and represent the student population in Cardiff, give you the low down on the Students’ Union and what Cardiff has to offer. This is an ideal chance to ask questions, so come along and find out about the opportunities open to you at one of the most popular universities in the UK.
Will sport be important to you during your time at University? This session will outline details of our sporting structure, all our sports facilities and sports bursaries, as well as student participation opportunities ranging from Intra-Mural Games to representing Cardiff University in competitive Wednesday afternoon BUCS fixtures.
Interested in developing your rugby talent while studying for your degree? Come along to this session to hear more about what’s on offer for male and female rugby players.
Visit the £18 million state of the art Cochrane Building for a tour of the facilities including the clinical skills laboratory and the new purpose built Health library. There will also be current Medicine and Dentistry students on hand to answer your questions. Prospective Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare students can also take a self-guided tour of the clinical facilities in Tŷ Dewi Sant. Stops include the X-Ray Department and Operating Theatre, Nursing and Midwifery Suite and 3D Radiotherapy facilities. Staff and students will be available to answer your questions.
Why not take a walking tour with one of our student guides for a more general feel of the University and its environment? There will be plenty of time to ask questions and it’s the ideal way to find out more about the academic and social facilities in different areas of the University campus. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
If you are new to the city of Cardiff, why not take a coach tour of the city centre and its sights? You will see Cardiff’s magnificent civic buildings (of which the University is a key part), Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Bay. Each tour lasts approximately 50 minutes. Please note that these tours can be extremely busy, so visitors should arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.
Self catered ensuite accommodation with social and sport facilities on site just a 20 minute walk from Main building. £109 per week (provisional cost for 2013/14). The last bus will depart Main Building at 2.45pm and Talybont at 3.45pm. Please allow 45 minutes for the shuttle bus trip (including viewing).
Self-catered ensuite accommodation with social and sport facilities on site just a 20 minute walk from Main building. £97 per week (provisional cost for 2013/14). Please note that the last bus will leave Main Building at 2.45pm and Talybont at 3.45pm. Please allow 60 minutes minutes for the shuttle bus trip (including viewing).
Self catered shared bathroom accommodation with an optional evening meal available just a 5 minute walk from Main building. £83 per week (provisional cost for 2013/14)
The university has 14 libraries located across the Cathays and Heath Park campuses, each specialising in a particular subject and serving specific academic schools. You are welcome to visit any of the libraries during the Open Day to find out more about how the libraries will support you during your studies, to have a look at the wide range of facilities they provide, and to chat to library staff
This site contains a modern Fitness Suite which includes a range of cardio machines, resistance machines and free weights. There are also three glass-backed squash courts offering the chance for students based on the Cathays Campus to keep active throughout the day.
This centre incorporates a full range of Olympic-based and functional training equipment in addition to a spin studio, a fitness studio and a wellbeing clinic. This centre is regularly used by International Rugby Squads when preparing for fixtures against Wales.
The University’s main Sports Centre, offering a wide range of facilities for club and individual use. These include sports halls, a fitness suite, indoor cricket wickets, tennis courts, grass pitches and flood-lit artificial pitches. Coaches depart from Museum Avenue. Please report to the Sports Centre reception on arrival. Allow 1 hour for the shuttle bus trip (including viewing).
The chaplains, representing the main Christian denominations and acting as contact points for all world religions are open during term time and can be contacted by email to answer questions about religious communities in Cardiff and University life in general. The Chaplaincy is not open today, but if you have any queries you are welcome to contact the chaplains by e-mail at email@example.com
When you enrol at Cardiff University, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. Housed in its own purpose-built building, the Students’ Union exists to help students enjoy their time in Cardiff. Whether you’re looking for advice, training, a job, accommodation or want to join one of the 150 societies or 60 sports clubs, the Students’ Union is here to help. The Students’ Union is always buzzing with activity, with cafés, a pub, a nightclub, a nationally renowned live music venue and other venues that host a variety of student nights including comedy, theatre and cinema. Current students will be giving guided tours around the Union building and will be delighted to answer your questions about the Union and its facilities.
A great opportunity to understand what the Students’ Union at Cardiff is all about and what benefits you could have at your disposal as a Cardiff student. The exhibition showcases all the student services available, from free advice, how to join a sports team or society, additional study opportunities through the medium of Welsh or abroad and finally, what a great entertainments programme you have to look forward to.
What careers are open to you from the courses you have in mind and how can we help you? An opportunity to talk to Careers Service staff about a wide range of issues including career options, work experience, graduate employers and postgraduate study.
Staff from the University’s Admissions Service will be available to answer your queries about application procedures and getting a place at the University.
Visit the Information Services stand to find out more about Cardiff’s library and IT facilities. Our modern and easy-to-use services will provide you with the tools you need to fulfil your potential at Cardiff University – from conveniently located libraries across the University campuses, to innovative uses of new technology enabling 24/7 online access to information and resources.
Cardiff is a thriving capital city which is widely recognised as an outstanding place in which to live and study. Come and chat to current students to find out more about what student life is like in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.
If you have any burning questions about what life is really like at Cardiff, then head over to ask our students. They will be available all day to answer your questions about anything related to student life - they will be happy to help.
Staff from the Student Support Centre will be on hand to give advice on surviving student life. You can get expert guidance on queries about provision for students with a disability, medical condition, specific learning difficulty, or any other student support issues.
In addition, Cardiff University is committed to providing support for students from care and those leaving care who want to go on to higher education. Visit the Student Support stand throughout the day for further information and to meet our dedicated contact for care leavers.
All undergraduate students who apply during the normal admissions cycle are guaranteed a single occupancy room in University residences for their first year of study. Find out about the range of University residences available, talk to staff from the Residences Office or watch the Living in Cardiff University Residences DVD.
Please note: the Living in Cardiff University Residences DVD will also be shown 10.00am - 3.30pm in The Lounge area on the 3rd floor of the Students’ Union
A drop-in session for those considering undergraduate study is available throughout the day with information tailored for mature students. This includes the opportunity to ask questions of current mature students and meet others in a similar situation.
An opportunity to speak to our professional financial advisers who are based at our Student Support Centre on campus. The team can provide advice and guidance on fees, grants and loans; and can answer any queries on bursaries and scholarships.
Erasmus is a scheme in which Cardiff students can study or work abroad at our partner institutions in Europe. Cardiff University has exchange partners across 27 EU countries through the Erasmus programme. There are also opportunities to study at some of the world’s top-ranked international universities in countries such as the USA, Canada and Australia. Staff will be on hand to provide information about these programmes, including issues such as fees and funding and to advise international students about applying to Cardiff University.
Come and find out more about what is on offer to Welsh speakers and learners. You can find out what modules are taught through the medium of Welsh in a variety of different subjects and about the range of scholarships available at Cardiff University for you.
The Centre runs over 400 part-time accredited courses in the evenings and during the daytime. Reduced course fees are available for full-time students. The Centre has also developed ‘Pathways’ to undergraduate degrees at Cardiff University.
If you study as an undergraduate at Cardiff University, you may be able to take free-standing modules (including a wide choice of languages) as part of your degree. The Centre offers a range of free-standing modules that can help you to improve your career prospects or widen your range of skills and knowledge (check first that your degree programme permits you to take free-standing modules as part of your programme of study).
Visit the Language Laboratory offering a variety of multimedia packages and satellite television to support European, Asian and Arabic Languages.
If you would like to find out more about the University, our halls of residence and the city, don’t just take our word for it - watch our student-led films being shown throughout the day - Living in Cardiff University residences: a ten minute film that will take you on a tour of all the university residences; A Cardiff Education: a four minute film showing you some of Cardiff University’s excellent study facilities from a student point of view; Cardiff: The City: see the city through the eyes of some of our students.
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