Physics and Astronomy

Induction 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 induction event at the end of September.

Induction dates

School induction 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

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

DateTimeEventLocation
Monday 24 September13:00-15:00Welcome and induction talksRoom N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
15:00-15:30Refreshment breakRoom N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
15:30-16:30Meet your mentorRoom N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Tuesday 25 September10:00-12:00Induction and module choice help drop-in sessionRoom N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings
Wednesday 26 September12:30-16:30Lab, computing and library induction (in groups)Room N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings
12:30Group 1Room N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings
13:30Group 2Room N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings
14:30Group 3Room N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings
15:30Group 4Room N/1.30, North Queen's Buildings

Introduction to Years 2, 3 and 4

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

DateTimeEventLocation
Tuesday 25 September13:00Year 2 inductionRoom N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Tuesday 25 September14:00Year 3 inductionRoom N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Tuesday 25 September15:00Year 4 inductionRoom 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 as 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 email 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 induction 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 27 September10:00-12:00Welcome and introduction to MSc programmesRoom N/3.28, North Queen's Buildings
Friday 28 September11:00-16:30Postgraduate conferenceRoom 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 induction 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 email PhillipsJ21@cardiff.ac.uk for your School enrolment information.

DateTimeEventLocation
Thursday 27 September10:15-10:45Introduction and welcomeRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
10:45-11:00Student servicesRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
11:00-11:15University Graduate Centre (UGC)/Doctoral AcademyRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
11:15-11:45Science Made SimpleRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
11:45-12:00Institute of Physics (IoP)Room WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
12:00-12:15Welcome with student repsRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
12:15-13:30Lunch with student repsRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
13:30-14:30Health and safetyRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
14:30-15:30Demonstrator trainingRoom WX/3.07-3.14, West Extension, Queen’s Buildings
Friday 28 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.