Pre-arrival online course

Excited to start your course? Nervous about meeting new people? Got loads of questions? Take our online course to help ease the transition to studying at Cardiff.

Our Beginning your student life at Cardiff University course has been co-created with students, and is filled with a range of videos, articles, quizzes and discussion boards. You will hear from students, past and present about their experiences. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with your fellow new students and shared your questions and thoughts.

The course isn’t compulsory, there’s not a test at the end; what’s even better you can complete the course at your own speed.

When you start the course you will see the topics are divided into two ‘weeks’. This is just another way of saying a ‘unit’ or a ‘module’. Topics include:

  • first month nerves
  • how you’ll learn at University
  • advice on what to bring with you
  • managing your money
  • looking after your wellbeing

Every step of the course has been designed to help you make the most of your time at Cardiff.

Create an account with FutureLearn to begin.