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Open days

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

We hold open days throughout the year.

Please register your interest and we will keep you informed of open day events happening in the future.

Medicine taster days

In addition to the University-wide open days, we hold several medicine-specific taster days each year.

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

These allows prospective students, parents, applicants, teachers and careers advisors to gain a more in-depth understanding of our medical courses and the teaching and facilities available.

You'll get a chance to:

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

2020 Medicine taster days

Our taster days are designed to help aspiring med students (year 12 and above), with a separate programme ideal for the parent/guardian or teachers.

Our 2020 Medicine taster days have been confirmed and will take place on:

  • Friday 19 June
  • Saturday 20 June.

The taster days are free to attend but booking is essential as they are very popular events and spaces go quickly.

Online booking will be available from 5 February 2020. Put this date in your diary now!

2020 Medicine taster days programmes

Programme for students

TimeDescriptionVenue
08:45Registration, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersCochrane building
09:15Welcome and the curriculumMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
09:45Workshops 
11:15Break, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersIV Lounge
11:45Workshops (see additional table) 
12:45Now I’m a doctor...Michael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
13:15What is CBL?Michael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
13:30Lunch break, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersIV Lounge
14:15Funding your medical degreeMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
14:45The selection process with Admissions Q&AMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
15:45Panel Q&AMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
16:00Close, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersCochrane building
Workshops
1Simulation suite4th floor, Cochrane building
2Getting into med schoolRoom 4.16, Cochrane building
3Clinical Skills Centre3rd Floor, Cochrane building
4Info fair and DVDsCochrane building
5Into the Dragon's Den: Life as a Cardiff MEDICRoom 1F08, Michael Griffith Education Centre

Programme for accompanying people

TimeDescriptionVenue
08:45Registration, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersCochrane building
09:15Tea and coffee with staff and studentsIV Lounge
09:45Welcome and the selection process with Admissions Q&AMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
10:45Now they’re a doctor...Michael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
11:15Comfort break 
11:25Funding for their medical degreeMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
11:55Panel Q&AMichael Griffiths Lecture Theatre
12:30Lunch break, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersIV Lounge
13:30Workshops (see additional table) 
16:00Close, meet our students and staff, meet our partnersCochrane building
Workshops
1Simulation suite4th floor, Cochrane building
2Supporting your applicant through the admissions processRoom 4.16, Cochrane building
3Clinical Skills Centre3rd Floor, Cochrane building
4Student support at Cardiff UniversityRoom 1F09, Michael Griffith Education Centre
5The student experienceRoom 1F08, Michael Griffith Education Centre

Accommodation

Why not combine your Medicine taster day with an overnight stay? Visit Cardiff has good range of accommodation to suit all budgets both centrally and on the outskirts of the city.

Appointments for international visitors

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.

You can contact us on:

School of Medicine undergraduate admissions

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