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New students

Your guide to preparing for university and making the most of student life when you arrive.

Welcome! We are very pleased you have chosen to join our university community and look forward to meeting you. These pages include everything you need to know and who to contact when starting your journey as a student with us.

You will be sent an email asking you to enrol approximately 3 weeks before your start date.

Get prepared and give yourself the best possible start to student life.

Make sure you have a smooth start and all you need to make the most out of your studies and student experience.

Adjusting to university life can be both exciting and challenging. Make use of the social and wellbeing events, services and support available to you.

In addition to our other sections, these pages provide specific information for you, including visas, immigration, travelling, BRP and police registration.

What to consider before you move in to your residence in Cardiff.

Accessing the student intranet, connecting to the university IT network, online safety.

Complete our online orientation before you arrive on campus so that you’re fully prepared for student life.

Find out who to contact if you need help and support.