Get involved

"We know that Postgrad study can be an intense experience, but taking a break from your academic studies and work is important too." 

"At Cardiff, we have a range of sports clubs, societies and initiatives for you to get involved in. Sports clubs and societies were a huge part of my university life - I met so many great people and it really enhanced my time in higher education. They are so easy to get involved with and will vastly improve your student experience. University is the chance to try something new and to meet new people. Whether that means becoming part of a team, working with a society or committing to volunteering, make sure you make the most of the opportunities that are offered by Cardiff Students’ Union."

Jake Smith, VP Postgraduate

Athletic Union 

Sport is a huge part of Cardiff life and we have over 60 clubs, catering to everyone from the casual player to the sports fanatic! Everyone is welcome, and clubs are not just about sport – we believe that sport plays a significant role in the student experience at Cardiff, playing a role in helping to build social and support groups, keeping students active and providing students with the opportunity for personal development. Check out our range of clubsand watch out for Welsh Varsity against Swansea which is our biggest sporting event of the year!


Here at Cardiff we have over 200 societies for you to get involved in and we work to make sure that, whatever your interests, there’s a society for you to join! If you don’t have time to commit to joining a society, watch out for the variety of events that our societies run during the year, for example, Cardiff Fringe festival and Go Global! Check out our full range of societies

Give it a Go

Give it a Go is programme full of activities for you to try whilst you are a student here in Cardiff. Jess, our Give it a Go co-ordinator, runs a fantastic variety of events from taster sessions in sports clubs and societies to evening activities, from local day trips to weekend breaks away. The activities and events are open to all students and are great value for money with student-friendly prices! This is a great way for you to try something new or to explore a new city and to generally have a break from your studies or research, especially if you can’t commit to sports clubs and societies! To see what Jess has planned, check out our Give it  Go pages

Cardiff Student Media 

Our four media channels provide the student body with a one-stop information point for student life in Cardiff, giving comprehensive news coverage, igniting debate and discussion, and capturing the essence of student lifestyle in the city. Dedicated teams of students produce a weekly newspaper, gair rhydd, fortnightly lifestyle magazine, Quench, radio station, Xpress and TV station, CUTV. Student media is always on the look-out for new recruits. The students currently involved are from a very diverse range of backgrounds, studying everything from physics to philosophy, and as long as you've got passion and enthusiasm, you'll be welcomed aboard. Being involved in student media, will not only give you the chance to make friends and have a great time it will also give you the opportunity to acquire lots of valuable communication skills. Find out more at

Postgraduate Students' Association

The Postgraduate Students' Association (PSA) aims to create a solid and exciting community for all postgraduates across the University. In this last year they have run social events, campaigned to have a full time Students’ Union Sabbatical Officer for postgraduates and were runners-up in Association of the Year at the Societies Awards evening. Check out their upcoming social events throughout the year and get involved.  These events are organised by postgraduates for postgraduates! From baking, dancing and hiking, to parties and meals - there will be something for everyone. The PSA are here to support the postgraduate community and, in collaboration with your VP Postgraduate Students, make your time as a postgraduate as enjoyable as possible. Join the Postgraduate Students' Assocation.