Physics and Astronomy

Enrolment information for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the School of Physics and Astronomy.

Before coming to Cardiff in September, all students must complete online enrolment. This task opens approximately three weeks before your programme's start date.

Once you've enrolled online, depending on your programme and year of study, you may need to attend a School enrolment event at the end of September.

Enrolment dates

School enrolment for years 1 to 4 will take place at the end of September. We'll email you with full details of these events – in addition to posting them to this page – once they've been confirmed, so please check back here regularly.

Year 1 students

Enrolment and other relevant activities for Year 1 students are as follows:

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday 25 September13:00-17:00Welcome and induction talksRm N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Tuesday 26 September13:00 - 15:00Module choice help and advice (if needed). Not applicable for BSc Maths and Physics students.Rm N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings
Wednesday 27 September13:00-17:00Lab and computing inductions in groups (groups to be confirmed).Queen's Buildings

Introduction to Years 2, 3 and 4

Enrolment details for Years 2, 3 and 4 students are as follows:

YearDate of enrolmentTimeLocation
Year 2

Tuesday 26 September

10:00-11:00Rm N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Year 3

Tuesday 26 September

11:00-12:00Rm N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Year 4

Wednesday 27 September

11:00-12:00Rm N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings

First year (single honours) students

During School enrolment week, aside from registering for your course, we'll also hold introductory sessions with staff, as well offer opportunities to meet academic staff from within the School. You'll also get an introduction to Wiley InterScience and our laboratories.

Modules and timetables

We'll post individual module information, including module organisers, as soon as they're confirmed.

If you're a returning student needing advice or guidance regarding module selections or course transfers, please contact your tutor or Education Support Officer, Jessica Phillips, on +44 (0)29 2068 7114 or e-mail PhillipsJ21@cardiff.ac.uk.

Changing your degree programme?

Please make sure you inform any relevant sponsors or financial bodies.

During School enrolment week at the end of September, you'll need to attend a series of events that will help you get settled into your study here at the University, including a welcome lunch and introductory talks on a range of subjects.

DateTimeEventLocation
Thursday 28 September10:00-13:00Welcome and induction to PGT programmesRm WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
Friday 29 September11:00-16:30Postgraduate conferenceRm WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings

New students

During enrolment week at the end of September, you'll need to attend a series of events that will help you get settled into your study here at the university, including a welcome lunch and introductory talks on a range of subjects.

If you're a new postgraduate research student beginning a degree with a confirmed start date other than October, please contact Education Support Officer, Jessica Phillips, on +44 (0)29 2068 7114 or e-mail PhillipsJ21@cardiff.ac.uk for your School enrolment information.

DateTimeEventLocation
Thursday 28 September11:30-12:00School safety tourNorth Queen's Buildings Foyer
Thursday 28 September14:00-17:00Welcome and induction to PGR programmesRm WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
Friday 29 September11:00-16:30Postgraduate conferenceRm WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings

Current students

If you're a current postgraduate research student, you must re-enrol each year, even if you're in your writing-up period.

Please also make sure your SIMS Online student record, including your personal and contact details, your programme of study information and any financial information, is accurate and up-to-date.