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Open Days and visits for undergraduate study

Experience what it's like to study in one of the most beautiful university cities in the UK.

Virtual open days

Our first virtual Open Day of 2021 will take place on Wednesday 21 April.

More information about this event will be available in the new year so register your interest to be kept up to date and know when bookings open.

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On the day

While you can browse our virtual Open Day pages all year round, during the Open Day itself, you'll get the chance to:

  • live chat with our staff, including Residences, Admissions and Student Support teams
  • live chat with academic staff and current students
  • watch live webinars and ask questions.

Before the Open Day, it might be helpful to order or download a copy of our prospectus.

Fairs and conventions

If you are unable to attend our virtual open days, there will still be opportunities to talk to us at virtual fairs and conventions.

Campus tours

Whilst we are currently unable to host any on-campus events, like Open Days, we appreciate how important it is for students to be able to visit a university before making a decision on where they want to live and study.

Therefore, once restrictions allow and it is safe to do so, we hope to run a series of small group campus tours to enable prospective students to get a real insight into Wales’ top ranked University.

We would love to show you around our Cathays Park Campus so you can see for yourself why Cardiff was voted one of the top ten most beautiful universities in the UK (The Times Higher Education 2018).

These student-led walking tours will last approximately one hour and will be conducted completely outdoors, and in line with the latest government safety advice.

For further information, register your interest and be amongst the first to know when bookings for our campus tours open.

Please note, tours of the School of Journalism and Heath Park Campus (home to the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Healthcare Sciences) will not be available.

In the meantime, why not take a look at our virtual campus tour or register for our Discover Cardiff sessions?

Self-guided campus tour

Although we’re not running physical Open Days at the moment, you can use our self-guided campus tour to help you explore our Cathays Park campus, which is located just a few minutes' walk from Cardiff's city centre.

The tour lasts approximately one hour, but you can also take several optional detours, depending on what you'd like to visit.

Cathays Park campus self-guided tour

Use our guidebook to explore Cardiff University by foot.

Please note that, as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19), the cafes and toilets on campus are currently closed.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact our undergraduate teams.