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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 next virtual Open Day will take place on Saturday 3 July 2021. Register now and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest Open Day information and news.

When the event is on

While you can browse our virtual open day content year-round, when the event is running, 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.

Visit our virtual open day pages to learn more about us before July’s event.

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

Virtual talks

We have a range of virtual talks available for Year 12 and Year 13 students, covering all the important things you need to think about if you intend to start university in September 2021 or September 2022.

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

Watch a tour of the Cathays Park Campus.

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 University 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.

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.

Register your interest

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

In the meantime, why not take a look at our virtual campus tour?

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.