Induction and Orientation programmes

We take great care to help you settle into your new way of life in Cardiff by organising a range of induction and orientation activities.


Upon arrival, you will be given a welcome pack of information which includes a copy of the Induction programme. This consists of a range of social events as well as other important enrolment and financial tasks that you need to do when you first arrive and before your studies begin.

Depending on the time of year, the programme of events can include parties, welcome talks, information, sports and societies fairs, quizzes, tours of the University campus and the city.

All these events are designed to give you the best possible start and aimed at helping you settle as easily as possible into your new life in Cardiff.

Something for everyone

There are different events organised for international students, Erasmus+ and Study Abroad / exchange students so please check the induction timetable for the events relevant to you.

You will receive a welcome pack when you arrive at the University which includes a full timetable of events. Most international student events are free. However to attend Freshers’ social events in the Students Union, you will need to buy a Freshers’ wristband.

View the induction timetable for full details of the programme of events taking place in September.