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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Day 1

Wed 29 Sep 2021

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Day 2

Thu 30 Sep 2021

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Day 1

Fri 1 Oct 2021

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Sat 2 Oct 2021

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Freshers' Fair

Give it a Go Events

Give It A Go FREE Campus Tour
21st-30th September
Student's Union - Ground Floor Box Office
Give It A Go FREE Student Union Tour
21st-30th September
Student's Union - Ground Floor Box Office
Give It A Go FREE City Tour
21st-30th September
Student's Union - Ground Floor Box Office
Give It A Go National Museum Trip
28th September
Meeting Point: Student's Union - Ground Floor Box Office
Give It A Go Welsh Language Taster Session
28th-30th September
3E, 3rd Floor Student Union
Cardiff University Students' Union Freshers' Fair Day 3 - Societies & Volunteering
29th September
We host a range of fairs during Freshers' Week, giving you the opportunity to meet the students who run our clubs and societies, find out what services are available to Cardiff University students, and also pick up some awesome freebies!
Give It A Go Cardiff Castle Visit
29th September
Meeting Point: Student's Union - Ground Floor Box Office

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

(Returners Event)
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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Tue 21 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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Thu 23 Sep 2021 - From 19:00

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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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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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(Test Event)
Thu 16 Sep 2022 - From 19:00

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

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(Returners Event)
Wed 15 Sep 2021 - From 21:00

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(Returners Event)
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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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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Thu 30 Sep 2021 - From 22:00

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Tickets

£14.99 (Release 1)

Fri 1 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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Sat 2 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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