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On the day

From where to go when you arrive to where to eat on campus, we've put together some practical advice to help you make the most of your day.

This information will be updated on 30 January when our Spring Open Day opens for bookings.

On your arrival in Cardiff please make your way to City Hall (CF10 3ND), where you can register and collect an information pack and programme.

If you'd like to use our Fast Track registration service, you will need to bring an electronic or hard copy version of your ticket.

City Hall is a short walk from the city centre which boasts lots of cafes and restaurants for you to get something to eat. There is also a Costa Coffee and Subway next to the Students Union on Park Place if you are looking for a quick snack.

Places to eat on campus near City Hall include:

Students' Union

Our Students' Union offers a wide range of places to grab food and drinks, including:

  • Starbucks
  • Taf Bar
  • Magic Wrap
  • The Union Shop

Student High Street (Park Place)

  • Costa Coffee
  • Subway

Main Building

The Main Building Restaurant is located on the ground floor of Main Building and is just a short walk from City Hall.

Hot and cold breakfast and lunch options are available. Lunch dishes range from a simple jacket potato with fillings to various popular main courses. Freshly made curries, fish dishes, pasta and noodle dishes and a healthy eating salad bar are also available.

Elsewhere on campus

Other restaurant facilities are available in the Trevithick Building. There are also coffee shops in the John Percival Building, Bute Building and Optometry Building.

To ensure your personal safety throughout Open Day, please adhere to all warning and instruction notices and act in a safe and responsible manner on any tours, talks or Open Day activities.

In case of an emergency, immediately contact the nearest member of staff, or if you have access to a phone, please phone our Security Control Room on +44 (0)29 2087 4444.

In the event of a fire alarm (a continuous siren) immediately vacate the building by the nearest exit and remain outside until told by University staff that it is safe to re-enter.

If you are on an upper floor and have difficulty in negotiating stairs, please make your way to one of the designated safe-haven points, which are sign-posted, and use the telephone there to seek further assistance.

Please note that lifts should not be used in the event of a fire.

If you lose a family/group member or become lost on Open Day, please make yourself known to a member of our staff.

Please report any items of lost property to staff on the registration desk or security staff.