Open days and visits

If you’re considering Cardiff University, a visit is an absolute must. Whether it’s the warm and friendly atmosphere or the infectious buzz of the city, there is no better way to experience it.

Two girls attending an open day

What to expect on Open Day

Open days are your chance to get a real first-hand experience of the university and the city.


Choose from 190 talks, tours, stands and demonstrations on a wide variety of topics.

Places to eat

Whether you're after a main meal, a quick snack or just a drink, we have plenty of choice for you on our Open Day.

How to get here

Maps, directions and information to help you plan your journey.

On the day

What to do when you arrive, getting around and more information.

Disability advice

We aim to provide an accessible environment for all applicants, students and visitors.

Open day videos

Our Open Day videos provide an overview of living and studying at Cardiff University.

Self-guided tours

If you are unable to attend the Open Day or one of our visit days, you can follow a self-guided campus tour of our Cathays Park campus.

Visiting Academic Schools

Opportunities to visit a school and meet with academic members of staff and students.

Snap the dragon

Dylan the dragon will be roaming the campus during Open day. Snap him and you could win a prize.


Stop by the Students' Union shop to pick up a reminder of your day.

Open Day revisited

Watch videos and view images from previous Open Days.