Open Days and visits

Visit us at an Open Day and find out why you should choose to come and study with us.

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.

The Open Day was well organised and the campus looked wonderful. Being easily able to see more than one of the halls of residences was really nice and helped me in deciding where I would live when I come to Cardiff.

Open Day attendee, April 2016