Open days

Want to know more about being a medical or medical pharmacology student at Cardiff? Come and find out for yourself...

As well as frequent University open days we hold several medicine-specific taster days each year.

Open Day
A prospective student enjoying one of our open day activities

This allows prospective students, parents, applicants, teachers and careers advisors to gain a more in-depth understanding of both our medical courses and the facilities on offer.

You'll get a chance to:

  • meet admissions staff
  • chat to current students and Cardiff trained doctors
  • explore our facilities
  • try out your clinical skills under supervision.

2018 Medicine taster days

These will be held on:

  • Friday 22 June
  • Saturday 23 June.

Although primarily aimed at prospective students, we will have a parallel programme for parents, guardians, teachers and careers advisors and we would be delighted if you wanted to join us too, either solo or with a student.

Based at the Heath Park campus, the student programme will cover key elements of becoming a doctor, with talks on our selection process, life as a doctor, funding for their medical degree, Case Based Learning and a Q&A panel as well as workshops covering Clinical Skills, Simulation Suite, life as a medical student, Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and writing their personal statement. We’ll also provide lunch and plenty of opportunity to talk to our students about what it’s really like in medical school.

Each prospective student is invited to bring one parent, guardian or teacher with them and a separate full-day programme will cover most of these subjects, but from an angle that looks at the support they, and we, can provide. Lunch will also be provided.

Book your place

Booking is now open for our 2018 Medicine taster days. Tickets for this popular event are free but do need to be booked.

Book now

For those of you who plan to come to Cardiff with more than one person, we can assure you that Cardiff is a safe, vibrant and lively city, with a fantastic, walkable city centre and enough going on to keep people of all ages busy for the day - please see Visit Cardiff for more ideas.

2018 taster day programme

Taster Day - student programme

Taster Day - student programme

20 March 2018

Programme for students attending our taster day.


Taster Day - accompanying person programme

Taster Day - accompanying person programme

20 March 2018

Programme for those accompanying students to our taster day.


Undergraduate admissions

Although it is not usually possible to offer individual tours outside of our taster day dates, international visitors who can give us advance notice of their trip to Cardiff are very welcome to contact us to request a short appointment.

It is also possible to discover more about the School though our interactive virtual tour.