Welcome

Welcome

From your first day, we’re here to help you feel at home; from finding lifelong friends, to trying a brand new activity or hanging out with your housemates at one of our events, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.

Activities and events have looked quite different over the last year. But this year we’re hoping to be back, better than before for an awesome Freshers’ Fortnight. We are at the heart of student life in Cardiff and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to get to know the city around you, make friends, memories and ensure you kick off your time at Cardiff University in the best way possible.

Are you excited to get started? Head over to our Love Cardiff store online to grab your branded Cardiff University hoody, browse around our website to read up on all the opportunities available, and don’t forget to join our Facebook groups to start getting to know some new friends.

Daytime Events

Daytime Events

This year you can expect lots of in-person daytime events to help you familiarise yourself with your Students’ Union, the services we offer and the brand new city around you! Get to know our 200+ societies, 60+ sports clubs and Cardiff Volunteering team with our Freshers’ Fairs where you can also pick up some exciting freebies!

Explore the city around you and beyond with Give It A Go who offer a variety of day trips to places such as Cardiff Castle and Barry Island. Give It A Go are also behind our taster sessions, so if you see a club or society that piques your interest but you’re not quite sure, you can sign up to one of their sessions.

We know that some of you may need to isolate when you arrive at University or you may not be ready to go out and socialise just yet, which we completely understand. That is why we will be hosting a variety of virtual events so you can enjoy Freshers’ Fortnight from the comfort of your own home (loungewear optional).

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(Returners Event)
Thu 9 Sep 2021

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TAF OPENS!

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Sun 12 Sep 2021

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SUNDAY ROAST

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Mon 13th Sep 2021

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50% OFF IN THE TAF

Book a table - The Taf

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Freshers' Fairs

Tue 28 Sep 2021

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Wed 29 Sep 2021

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Thu 30 Sep 2021

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Fri 1 Oct 2021

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Sat 2 Oct 2021

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Freshers' Fair

Give it a Go Events

Wet Dippers Wild Swimming Society GIAG: Dipping at Jackson's Bay
16th October
Jackson's Bay, Barry
Come dip your toes into the world of Wild Swimming!
Cardiff Regular and Irregular Tabletop Society CRITS TCG Saturday's
16th October
Cardiff University Students Union Room 3E
Give It A Go SOLD OUT ADDITIONAL DATE - Waterfall Walk
17th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Due to popular demand, we are re-running our waterfall walk this weekend!
Slash Hip Hop Dance Slash Hip Hop Dance Society GIAG
18th October
Y Stwdio, Cardiff Students' Union
A 1hour class of All levels street dance, followed by a 1hour class of Intermediate level street dance.
Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society Cardiff Women's Health, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society Taster Session
18th October
Zoom
Bollywood Dance Society Indian Classical Fusion dance
19th October
Y Stwdio, Cardiff Students' Union
Join us for a fun session of letting loose and dance to the unique classical fusion styles during our Classical Fusion GIAG!
Bollywood Dance Society Bollywood GIAG 19th October 7-8pm
19th October
Y Stwdio, Cardiff Students' Union
Join us for a fun session of letting loose and dancing to your favourite Bollywood tunes in our Bollywood GIAG.
Kharis On Campus Kharis On Campus: Kickback Event
19th October
3A, Cardiff Students' Union
A Christian society full of youth revivalist on fire for God and His Word! We have GAMES, DEBATES, MUSIC, THE WORD AND SO MUCH MORE! Don't be shy, come and be blessed!
Medics Men's Hockey Club Men’s Medics Hockey taster session
19th October
Talybont Astroturf
Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society Games Night 20th October
20th October
3B, Cardiff Students' Union
Join us for a chill night with Mahjong, card games and a full dinner!
Medics Squash Club Medics Squash Give it a Go!
20th October
Heath Sports & Social Club
Come give squash a go! Anyone and everyone is welcome!
TANGGS Halloween Craft
21st October
Zoom Meeting
Come get spooky and covered in glue!
TANGGS Halloween Decorations Craft - GIAG
21st October
Join us on Zoom and get crafty!
Give It A Go SOLD OUT Stonehenge & Salisbury
23rd October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Instantly recognisable, join us on a trip to Stonehenge, arguably the UK's most famous ancient monument.
NHSF Cardiff Hindu Society Aarti and discussion
28th October
3B, Cardiff Students' Union
Join us for games, Aarti and a learning session to explore the various aspects of Hinduism and what it means to us
Give It A Go Pumpkin Carving
28th October
A Halloween tradition!
TANGGS Ghost Stories - Show and Tell
28th October
Zoom Meeting
Get spooked and show us your spooky side!
TANGGS Ghost Stories Show and Tell - GIAG
28th October
Bring us a story and get spooky!
Give It A Go Rhossili
30th October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Explore the beautiful coastline of South Wales.
Give It A Go Glastonbury & Wells
31st October
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Enchanted Glastonbury & the tiny Cathedral city of Wells make for a lovely day out in the heart of England's South West.
Give It A Go Stratford-upon-Avon
6th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Home of Shakespeare - join us to historic Stratford-upon-Avon.
Give It A Go Bicester Shopping Village
7th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
A day of some of the best shopping in the UK!
Give It A Go Oxford
7th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
One of the UK's best known cities, Oxford is bursting with history and culture.
Give It A Go Bath
13th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
A UNESCO World Heritage City. Enough Said.
Give It A Go Stonehenge & Salisbury
14th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Instantly recognisable, join us on a trip to Stonehenge, arguably the UK's most famous ancient monument.
Windband Windband GIAG
17th November
Y Stwdio, Cardiff Students' Union
A non-auditioned wind band with weekly trips to the pub.
Give It A Go Cambridge
20th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Beautiful colleges, great shopping, punting... A great day out in one of the UK's most prestigious cities.
Give It A Go Swansea Bay and City Centre
21st November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
The next city along - join us for a day out in Swansea!
Give It A Go Bristol Christmas Markets
27th November
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road
Give It A Go Worcester Christmas Markets
4th December
Students' Union, Senghennydd Road

Evening Events

Evening Events

Our legendary in-house pub The Taf will be reopening its doors this September with delicious food, awesome drinks deals and exciting evening events! Known as your friendly student local, The Taf hosts weekly events from Twosdays with 2|4|1 on pizzas and cocktails, live sport, live music and the popular Taf Quiz. This September will also see the return of The Taf’s epic Sunday Roast, a must-have after a Saturday night in Y Plas!

This Freshers you can also experience a variety of evening events away from the club night shenanigans and a number of alcohol-free events, including cosy film nights in The Lounge, Comedy Night with Comedy Central and live music.

While we plan all the fun, we do ask that you book a table where possible before you attend and download our app so that you can enjoy your whole evening from the comfort of your designated table.

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(Returners Event)
Thu 9 Sep 2021

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TAF OPENS!

(Returners Event)
Fri 10 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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TAF KARAOKE NIGHT

(Returners Event)
Sat 11 Sep 2021

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VK MADNESS

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Sun 12 Sep 2021

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SUNDAY ROAST

(Returners Event)
Mon 13th Sep 2021

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50% OFF IN THE TAF

(Returners Event)
Tue 14 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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LIVE MUSIC

(Returners Event)
Thu 16 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Release 2) SOLD OUT

Tue 21 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
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Sun 26 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
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Club Nights

Club Nights

We are home to the official Cardiff University Freshers’ club nights, brought to you in style in our very own nightclub, Y Plas. All of our events are tailored specifically to our amazing students, so get ready to meet a lot of new faces on the dancefloor and behind the bar; seriously, you won’t find an adult for miles! We are also home to one of the longest bars in Wales and known for our status as number 1 consumer for VK in the in the Universe!

This September we’ll be hosting a range of events where you can dance the night away until the early hours, this year we’re going all out. Experience the return of legendary student club nights, YOLO and JUICE and get involved with Freshers’ traditions like Ice Breaker, Bingo Lingo and Cirque Du Soul

If you've got some questions or want to know more about our entertainment venues, you've come to the right place! Click on the links below to find out more and get all the answers.

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(Returners Event)
Tue 14 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Wed 15 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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Thu 16 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Mon 20 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Wed 22 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Fri 24 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Sat 25 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Mon 27 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
(Final Release) SOLD OUT

Tue 28 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Wed 29 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
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Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Fri 1 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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Sat 2 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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