Freshers' Events and Wristbands
The one and only official Cardiff University Freshers' Week is on its way and we couldn't be more excited.
We've been working hard to put together a diverse range of events to keep you entertained and help you meet new people. Whether you're a "stay out late, last to leave the dancefloor" type of person, or if you're more of a "cultural tour around beautiful Cardiff Bay" type of person, we've got something for you.
This year, we've listened to your feedback and we've added some amazing extras to our regular official Cardiff University Freshers' event schedule. We want you to feel at home when you arrive in Cardiff so we'll do our very best to make this first week the greatest it can be. However you want to spend your time, we've got you covered.
The Freshers' Ball is the big finale to Freshers' Week. Taking place on Sunday 27th September, we'll be bringing Freshers' Week to an epic close with some great live acts, DJs, lots of dancing, and you! This year, we've added a special alcohol-free VIP area so everyone can join in with the celebration.
Freshers' Ball tickets: £20
*Subject to capacity
Freshers' All Inclusive Wristband
The Freshers' All Inclusive Wristband is the all-singing, all-dancing, big dog of the wristband world. We're talking access to every freshers' event in Y Plas nightclub, entry to the awesome Freshers' Ball, access to Give it a Go events* and a whole load of amazing freebies to go with it. We've got some cool acts lined up throughout the week to keep you going. Our Freshers' Ball is going to be bigger and better than ever before, so grab your mates and your best dress and hit the dancefloor to round off Freshers' Week in style.
Everyone that buys an All Inclusive Wristband will receive our exclusive survival pack, including a Welcome Party t-shirt, a Paint Party boiler suit, UV paint, Where's Wally Glasses, a hero / villain mask, morning breath mints, a condom, a lecture travel mug and a coaster.
All Inclusive Wristband: £80
Freshers' Budget Wristband
The Freshers' Budget Wristband is perfect for anyone who wants to go light on spend, heavy on fun. The Budget Wristband will give you access to all of our great evening events in Y Plas nightclub, excluding the Freshers' Ball. With 10 events happening throughout the week, it's a great opportunity to hang out with your new flatmates and throw some serious shapes on the dancefloor.
You'll get to channel your inner super hero, try and find Where's Wally and hit the beach, all in Y Plas, our amazing nightclub. So. Much. Fun!
Budget Wristband: £45
Give it a Go Wristband
Give it a Go is a full calendar of amazing activities for you to try while you are a student at Cardiff. It gives you the opportunity to try out all the things our societies get up to, get involved in sports, learn a new language, develop vital skills, volunteer, go on day and weekend trips and so much more.
The aim of the game is to get you to try things you've never tried before, meet new people and basically have an absolutely amazing time in Cardiff.
During Freshers' Week we've organised a whole range of trips, activities and fun things to do, all for only £10 with a Give it a Go Wristband!
Give it a Go Wristband: £10
NUS Extra Card
NUS Extra is the official discount card of Cardiff University Students' Union. Packed with offers and vouchers designed to save you money, the NUS Extra Card helps you to make the most of student life. NUS Extra Card saves you money on cinema tickets, clothes, CDs & DVDs, food and much more! And it’s not just discounts on offer. Throughout the year, you’ll also have access to “money can’t buy” competitions, dream tutorials, and even the odd exclusive download track.
NUS Extra Card (1 year): £12
Events tailored for you
We love that we have such a diverse student population here at Cardiff University and we've worked hard this year to make our Freshers' Week events reflect that. There are plenty of options for things to do, as well as opportunities to meet students with similar interests. So whether you're an international student, a postgrad student or an international postgrad student, we've got something for you. Click on the buttons below to see recommended events.