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General talks

Thinking about going to university is one of the most important and exciting choices you’ll ever have to make.

The following talks aim to assist you with some of the key decisions you may face over the coming year.

Talks will last for 40 minutes unless otherwise stated.

Why study at Cardiff University?

  • 09:00, 10:00 and 11:00
    Sir Stanley Thomas OBE Lecture Theatre, Centre for Student Life
  • 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00
    Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Main Building

UCAS and applying to university

  • 09:00, 10:00 and 11:00
    Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Main Building
  • 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00
    Large Shandon Lecture Theatre, Main Building

Student finance

  • 12:00 and 14:00
    Sir Stanley Thomas OBE Lecture Theatre, Centre for Student Life

Funding a healthcare-related course

Funding information for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, Radiotherapy and Oncology, and Dental Therapy and Hygiene courses.

Please note, the main Student Finance talk covers Medicine and Dentistry up to the fourth year of the course. NHS funding currently applies from the fifth year of these courses.

  • 13:00
    Michael Griffith Lecture Theatre, Heath Park Campus
  • 15:00
    Lecture Theatre 2, Tŷ Dewi Sant Building, Heath Park Campus

If you wish to attend any activities at our Heath Park Campus, please come to our Cathays Park Campus first and use our free shuttle bus service.

Sport at Cardiff University

  • 10:00 and 12:00
    Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building

Rugby at Cardiff University

  • 11:00
    Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building

Student futures

Supporting your career journey in the UK and abroad.

  • 11:00
    Beverton Lecture Theatre, Main Building

Student mentor scheme and residence life: making the transition to university life

  • 12:00
    Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Main Building

Languages for all and Welsh for all

Find out more about how to apply to study a free language course alongside your degree, the types of courses we offer, and hear from students who studied with us.

  • 13:00
    Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building

About Cardiff Students’ Union

Our Students’ Union achieved second place in the WhatUni student choice awards for best Students’ Union in 2022. As a student-led, independent part of the University, it offers an exciting and diverse student community that you can be part of through sports clubs, societies and student-led activities. They also offer a comprehensive range of welfare, advice and information services to support your student experience.

Want to chat to current students and ask them questions about life at Cardiff University? Visit the Welcome Centre on the second floor of the Students’ Union.

Chat to us

  • 09:00 - 16:00
    Welcome Centre, Second Floor, Students’ Union, Cathays Park Campus

Meet the team

The Students’ Union offers a variety of activities and communities to enhance your time at university. They are here to support you academically, socially and through any other areas where you may need some extra support. Come and chat to their friendly staff to find out more.

  • Athletic Union
  • Cardiff Volunteering
  • Give it a Go
  • Guild of Societies
  • Jobshop
  • Skills Development Service
  • Student Advice
  • 09:00 - 16:00
    Y Plas, Students’ Union, Cathays Park Campus and Welcome Marquee, Heath Park Campus

Student life

Want to find out about life at Cardiff University and what your Students’ Union has to offer? Come along to the Student Life talks delivered by the elected student Sabbatical Officers, and hear why the Students’ Union is at the heart of the student community here at Cardiff.

  • 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30 and 14.30
    Y Plas, Students’ Union, Cathays Park Campus
  • 11:00 and 13:00
    Room 2F11, Michael Griffith Education Centre, Heath Park Campus