Cathays Campus Tour

Box Office, SU Ground Floor • Fri 20 September 2019 10:00-17:00

Cardiff Freshers 2019 - come and let us show you around!

Cardiff University is one of the UK's leading universities and the largest in Wales. Spread over two campuses, this tour explores the Cathays Park Campus starting with the Students' Union and the University's Grade 2 listed Main Building designed by William Douglas Caroe, where the University teaches Chemistry, Bioscience and Earth Sciences. The tour will then take you through the central Alexandra War Memorial Gardens towards the Grade 1 Glamorgan Building (Social Sciences, City Regional Planning) and the Grade 2 Bute Building (Architecture and Journalism).


Most students will only ever experience of a handful of time-tabled venues, but the two campuses of Cardiff University educate over 30,000 students across a huge site spread over the city. This tour will aim to bring the University alive for students, showing them the multitude of hidden libraries, cafes, and quiet revision spots you'll be really grateful to know about one day very soon. Knowledge is power!


From Bute you'll be guided through the Redwood Building (Pharmacy), past Aberdare Hall, the School of Music and onto the Colum Road site starting with the Arts and Social Sciences Library. From there the tour will head up through the John Percival Humanities Building (English Language, Communication, Philosophy, History, Archeology, Religion and Welsh) past the Aberconway Business School and circling the Julian Hodge Building before crossing the railway tracks to the newer Optometry, Hadyn Ellis and the newest £300 million University developments. From there it's a simple case of backtracking to Park Place for Law, Modern Languages, the Psychology Tower, Chaplaincy, Security, Sir Martin Evans and 47 Park Place -  the University GP clinic.


The tour should take an hour to work its way back to the Students' Union, or an hour and a half if students wish to have the full Cathays Park experience through Maths, Senghennydd Halls of Residence and finishing in the Newport Road Queens complex called Trevithick.

Discover sides of the University you never knew existed. Get Involved. Love Cardiff.