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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.

Getting around

It’s easy to get around with a range of options available to you, and little need for a car.

School of Politics and International Relations

School induction

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

Students working at PCs

IT services and digital community

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

Student in library

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.

Postgraduate students discussing study options

Disability and dyslexia support

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

Students in park

Looking after yourself

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

Making medical decisions

Registering with a GP

Medical information and advice

International student visiting the helpdesk

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.