Parents & teachers

We are here with help and advice for those supporting someone who is considering their university options.

For parents

University is a life-changing experience - for parents as well as students - but rest assured we do our utmost to provide a safe and supportive environment in which your son or daughter can thrive.

Why go to university?

From improved career prospects to self-confidence and independence, there are many reasons to go to university.

What life is like at Cardiff University

Information on financial assistance, living costs and other factors that affect life at University.


It may seem like some time away, but watch our five minute video and fast-forward to your son or daughter’s graduation day. Tissues at the ready!

Other useful information

For teachers & careers advisers

We have an extensive outreach programme that encourages students of various age groups to aspire to and prepare for higher education.

Schools and colleges liaison service

The Schools Liaison Programme is free of charge and offers the services for students, teachers and careers advisers.

Information sessions

We offer a range of information sessions that can be delivered to sixth form students, in small or whole year-groups, as well as their parents.

Open days and visits

If you’re considering Cardiff, 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.

Book your school visit

You can make a group booking for your students to attend our next Open Day.

Teachers' and careers' advisers conference

A one day event to provide teachers and advisers with information on issues relating to higher education and new developments 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.