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When you arrive

Things to know and do when you begin your student life.

Availability of reading lists will differ from course to course, and some may be available before you arrive, but you will need to check with your Academic School.

Moving into your residence

Includes specific arrival information, residences cards and insurance.

Receiving your funding

Find out how to receive your funding once you arrive at University

Student ID card

Your student ID card offers proof of identity, library and e-learning access and the ability to gain entry to University buildings.

School induction

Everything you need to know to register with your Academic School, including information on induction timetables and events – some of which may be compulsory in order to select your optional course modules.

Getting around

Cardiff is an accessible city with plenty of open and green spaces to enjoy. It is very easy to get around the campus and city on foot or bicycle, without the need to use public transport.

IT services and digital community

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

Disability and dyslexia support

Information for new students on engaging with the Disability and Dyslexia Service for support to be implemented.

Looking after yourself

Adjusting to life at University, looking after yourself and where to get support.

Registering with a GP

Medical information and advice.

Additional information for international students

As an international student, there are some additional things you can do to help you to settle into your new life here in Cardiff.