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Discovery Project

  • CalendarJanuary, February, March, July, October, November, December
  • Clock outlineUp to 2 hours

Discovery is for autistic 14 to 19-year-olds who might be interested in attending university.

Through fortnightly sessions, participants will learn about key elements of university as well as develop university-based skills and confidence. Our Student Ambassadors, current students at Cardiff, will be at every event to answer questions and give participants tips and tricks for navigating student life. There will also be the opportunity for participants to receive extra support for their applications to college and university – for example with their personal statements.

Discovery also runs a summer programme which can include staying overnight in university accommodation and further activities to familiarise participants with university life.

An autism assessment is not required to attend Discovery.

About the organiser

This activity is organised by Widening Participation Team, Communications and Marketing department. Contact us at for more details.

How to book

This programme runs fortnightly from October to Easter; the Summer School takes places in July. Please email us to book a place.

TicketThis activity is free

  • Venue to be confirmed.


  • TickKey stage four - ages 14-16, years 10-11
  • TickKey stage five - ages 16-18, years 12-13
  • TickFurther education students

Curriculum themes

  • TickHealth and wellbeing
  • TickHumanities
  • TickLanguages, literacy and communication
  • TickMathematics and numeracy
  • TickScience and technology
  • TickLife sciences
  • TickSocial sciences
  • TickDigital competency

Activity type

  • TickActivity
  • TickMentoring
  • TickResidential experience
  • TickSupport from University student volunteers


  • TickWidening university participation

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