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Undergraduate induction

To help you settle in as quickly as possible, we are running a series of events in induction week which are all designed to prepare you for the coming academic year.

You should attend as many sessions as possible but to help you manage your time, we’ve indicated which are essential.

Year 1

Single and internal joint honours students

Monday 23 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

13:00-13:30

First Year Welcome Event with Dr Liz Wren-Owens (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Lecture Theatre, 1.123, Main Building

Essential

13:30-13:45

Cardiff University Student Voice Talk with Tomos Evans

Lecture Theatre, 1.123, Main Building

Essential

14:00-16:00

Student Social Event – Languages Quiz

Revolution Cardiff, 9-11 Castle St, Cardiff, CF10 1BS

Recommended

Tuesday 24 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

09:30-10:30

Student Mentoring Talk

Room C/-1.04, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

11:00 onwards

Personal Tutor Advisory Sessions

Personal Tutor Offices

Essential

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

13:00-14:00

Your Teaching this Year with Dr Liz Wren-Owens and Dr Kate Griffiths

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

14:15-15:00

How to Approach Language Learning at University with Dr Caroline Lynch

If your surname begins with A - M come to the session that starts at 14:15

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

15:00-15:45

How to Approach Language Learning at University with Dr Caroline Lynch

If your surname begins with N - Z come to the session that starts at 15:00

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

15:45-16:00

Safety Induction Talk with Helen Walker

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

Thursday 26 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

13:30-16:00

Information Fair

The Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

Essential

14:00-16:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Friday 27 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

09:00-09:45

Introductory Talk for Chinese Students

Introductory Talk for Japanese Students

Room 0.42, MLANG

Room 0.45, John Percival Building

Essential

10:00-10:45

Introductory Talk for French Students

Room -1.64 Main Building

Essential

11:00-11:45

Introductory Talk for Portuguese Students

Room 2.03, John Percival Building

Essential

11:00-11:30

Library Induction with Luisa Tramontini

Room E/1.21, Sir Martin Evans Building

Essential

12:00-12:45

Introductory Talk for Translation Students

Room 0.02, Tower Building

Essential

13:00-13:45

Introductory talk for German Students

Room 0.36, John Percival Building

Essential

14:00-14:45

Introductory Talk for Spanish Students

Room 2.03, John Percival Building

Essential

15:00-15:45

Introductory Talk for Italian Students

Room 0.45, John Percival

Essential

External joint honours students

Monday 23 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

13:00-13:30

First Year Welcome Event with Dr Liz Wren-Owens (Director of Teaching and Learning)

Lecture Theatre, 1.123, Main Building

Essential

13:30-13:45

Cardiff University Student Voice Talk with Tomos Evans

Lecture Theatre, 1.123, Main Building

Essential

14:00-16:00

Student Social Event – Languages Quiz

Revolution Cardiff, 9-11 Castle St, Cardiff, CF10 1BS

Recommended

Tuesday 24 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

09:30-10:30

Student Mentoring Talk

Room C/-1.04, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

11:00 onwards

Personal Tutor Advisory Sessions

Personal Tutor Offices

Essential

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:00

Drop in Session for Students needing help and advice

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

13:00-14:00

Your Teaching this Year with Dr Liz Wren-Owens and Dr Kate Griffiths

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

14:15-15:00

How to Approach Language Learning at University with Dr Caroline Lynch

If your surname begins with A - M come to the session that starts at 14:15

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

15:00-15:45

How to Approach Language Learning at University with Dr Caroline Lynch

If your surname begins with N - Z come to the session that starts at 15:00

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

15:45-16:00

Safety Induction Talk with Helen Walker

Room C/-1.01, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

Thursday 26 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

13:30-16:00

Information Fair

The Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

Essential

14:00-16:00

Drop in Session for Students needing help and advice

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Friday 27 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

09:00-09:45

Introductory Talk for Chinese Students

Introductory Talk for Japanese Students

Room 0.42, MLANG

Room 0.45, John Percival Building

Essential

10:00-10:45

Introductory Talk for French Students

Room -1.64 Main Building

Essential

11:00-11:45

Introductory Talk for Portuguese Students

Room 2.03, John Percival Building

Essential

11:00-11:30

Library Induction with Luisa Tramontini

Room E/1.21, Sir Martin Evans Building

Essential

12:00-12:45

Introductory Talk for Translation Students

Room 0.02, Tower Building

Essential

13:00-13:45

Introductory talk for German Students

Room 0.36, John Percival Building

Essential

14:00-14:45

Introductory Talk for Spanish Students

Room 2.03, John Percival Building

Essential

15:00-15:45

Introductory Talk for Italian Students

Room 0.45, John Percival

Essential

Year 2

There are no compulsory school enrolment requirements for Years 2 students.

We will, however, offer drop-in sessions, as below, for students who have questions about selecting modules on SIMS or making changes to pre-selected modules.

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice with module selection.

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Thursday 26 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

14:00-16:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice with module selection.

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Final year

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice with module selection.

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Thursday 26 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

14:00-16:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice with module selection.

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Friday 27 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

15:00-16:00

Welcome Back Talk

Room -1.64 Main Building

Essential

16:00-18:00

Wine Reception

MLANG Foyer/Rooms 0.40 and 0.42

Recommended

Erasmus Exchange

Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

All Day

Coach Collection Service

Free Coach Collection Service available for new international and EU students runs on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 September 2019 from Heathrow and Cardiff airports. A meet and greet service is offered at Bristol airport.

Recommended

Friday 20 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:30

Information Fair

The Study, Students Union, Park Place

Essential

14:00-16:00

City Tour

Outside Students Union, Park Place

Recommended

Saturday 21 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:30

Welcome to Cardiff University Welcome Talk

The Study, Students Union, Park Place

Essential

17:00-19:00

Afternoon Tea

The Study, Students Union, Park Place

Recommended

Sunday 22 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

07:30-10:00

Film Night

The Study, Students Union, Park Place

Recommended

Monday 23 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

09:00-16:30

International Arrivals – Access to information and guidance from the International Support Team

The Study, Students Union, Park Place

Essential

14:00-16:00

Student Social Event – Languages Quiz

To be confirmed

Recommended

18:00-20:00

Vice-Chancellors’s Welcome Reception

Meet other new students and learn about life at Cardiff and the dedicated services available from our Student Support Team. Refreshments, including canapes and traditional Welsh food, will be provided. Book your place

The Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

Recommended

Tuesday 24 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

11:00-12:00

School of Modern Languages Welcome and Induction Meeting with Marie Gastinel Jones

Room C/-1.04, Sir Martin Evans Building, Park Place

Essential

12:00-14:00

Erasmus Module Selection Fair

Main Building (Room TBC)

Essential

19:00- Late

The Great British Quiz Night

The Study, Students Union, Park Place

Recommended

Wednesday 25 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

10:00-12:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Thursday 26 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

09:30- onwards

Information Fair – Drop in Sessions all day until 16:00

The Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff

Essential

14:00-16:00

Drop in Session for Students – Help and Advice

MLANG Admin Hub, Room 0.18, 66a Park Place

Recommended

Friday 27 September

Time

Activity

Venue

Type

11:00-11:30

Library Induction with Luisa Tramontini

Room E/1.21, Sir Martin Evans Building

Essential

16:00-18:00

Drinks Reception

MLANG Foyer, Room 0.40, 0.42

Recommended