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Social Events

The Graduate Centre hosts a variety of social events through the year - including free weekly film nights - which are open to all postgraduate students at Cardiff. You can also bring guests along to social events!

If you have an idea for an event or would like to know about our free venue for postgraduate social and academic events, please email us at the Graduate Centre:

Coach Trips

The Graduate Centre operates fortnightly coach trips to great destinations in the UK which are open to postgraduates and their invited guests. You can check our schedule and prices on the Trips webpage.

Scroll down for the latest events at the Graduate Centre. 

All events take place in our modern, cosy Café Bar unless otherwise stated.



Saturday 10 May
from 8pm



Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final

Excitement levels are at fever pitch for this year's grand final of the greatest song contest in the world. Only 20 countries will have made it this far, to compete on stage at the 59th Eurovision Song Contest Final, held this year in Copenhagen.

We will be showing all the televised action on the big screen in the Cafe Bar, so come along and join us for all the fun of the competition!

Friday 16 May, 
6pm - 9pm

EARLY BIRD ticket price (until Friday 9 May): 
£7 per person

Usual price (after 9 May): 
£8.50 per person

BBQ on the Balcony
at the Graduate Centre Cafe Bar

***Tickets on sale from 9am Monday 28 April***

Spring is finally here and summer is approaching, so what better way to celebrate than with our outdoor/indoor BBQ at the Graduate Centre Cafe Bar! Enjoy plenty of delicious food off the grill (cooked by the awesome Food St Caterers), grab a cold drink from the bar and enjoy an evening of fun on our lovely balcony with terrific views across Cardiff.

The menu is as follows:

From the grill

  • Slow Braised, Quick Seared Sticky Chicken Wings in a Peppered Honey Glaze.
  • Perl Las Topped 100% Welsh Black Beef Burgers with House Sweet Onion Relish.
  • WA Harris' Glazed Welsh Pork and Bay Sausages.
  • House ‘3 Cheese’ Vegetarian Glamorgan Sausages.

Sides & Accompaniments

  • Boiled Pembrokeshire New Potatoes with Mint, Red Onion, & Buttermilk Mayonnaise
  • House Winter/Summer Slaw (finely shredded, creamy, crunchy seasonal veg)

Refunds and cancellations:

Refunds may be issued in the first week of tickets sales (i.e. on or before Monday 05/05/14. Thereafter, tickets will be non-refundable, except in the event of cancellation.


Friday 13 June,
8pm until late

Ticket: Price TBC

Postgraduate Summer Party

Celebrate the end of the academic year with a special night at one of the Cardiff's top locations. Food and a drinks reception will be included.  



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