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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Give it a Go Events

Healthcare Drama Society Scare Acting Workshop
17th January
Y Plas
Get spooky with us!
Athletics Club Beginners running session
17th January
Outside SU Sports Gym (Senghennydd Road)
Couch-to-5k based running session!
Pharmacology Society Pharmacy Netball Give it a Go
18th January
Talybont netball courts
Athletics Club Social Runs
19th January
Outside SU Sports Gym (Senghennydd Road)
3/6 mile relaxed social runs around Cardiff!
Book Club Book Club Give it a Go
19th January
Virtual
Come talk to us about books!
KChoreo - KPop Dance Society GIAG Kpop Dance Class
19th January
3C/3D in SU
We will be teaching GOT - Step Back! Get ready for another term full of dance, events, and fun!
Athletics Club GIAG endurance session
20th January
North Road Car Park (by the ambulance centre)
Endurance session coached by Steve Mitchell - all abilities welcome!
Ladies' Football Club Ladies Football Give it a Go
20th January
Talybont 3G
Harry Potter Society Sorting and drinks
20th January
Revolution Bars
Athletics Club Beginners running session
24th January
Outside SU Sports Gym (Senghennydd Road)
Couch-to-5k based running session!
Student Orthopaedic Society PT REVISION-ALL THINGS ORTHO
25th January
Virtual
Immunology and Infectious Diseases Society Progress Test Revision Session
25th January
Virtual
Book Club Guilty Pleasure Books!
26th January
Virtual
Healthcare Music Society Choir Give it a Go
27th January
Hospital Chapel, UHW (B5)
Join HMS for our first choir rehearsal of 2022!
Tea Appreciation Society Tea Tasting Session
28th January
3A, SU
Tea tasting session - Has been postponed to the 28th due the committee being busy
African Caribbean Medical Association Dinner with African Caribbean Medical Association
28th January
Afrikana
Medieval Re-enactment Society Combat Session
29th January
Blackweir fields, near the ambulance station - What three words: global.rich.credit
Learn to fight like a medieval soldier!
Aikido Club Aikido Give it a Go
29th January
Email to receive meeting point
Medics Ladies' Hockey Club Give Medics Ladies Hockey a Go!
30th January
Talybont Astroturf
Medics Squash Club Cardiff Medic's Squash Give it a Go 2022
30th January
Talybont Sports Centre
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Society Filming Locations Tour 2: Electric Boogaloo
31st January
Meeting Point: Cathays Train Station
We're taking the refreshers to Isengard... I mean... Cardiff Bay!!
Fencing Club Fencing Give It A Go!
31st January
Talybont Sports Centre, Far Hall, Courts 5-6
Have a stab at fencing!
Meditation Society Meditaster session!
31st January
Virtual
A taster session of different meditations
Anime Society Manga and Chill
31st January
Back of SU (walking to Metchy's Cafe)
A relaxed evening at Metchy's with a part of our manga collection!
Athletics Club Beginners running session
31st January
Outside SU Sports Gym (Senghennydd Road)
Couch-to-5k based running session!
Taekwon-Do Club Taekwondo Refresher's Give it a Go
31st January
Talybont Sports Hall, court 4
Free taster sessions to join one of Cardiff's most successful martial arts clubs!
Triathlon Club Track cycling with Triathlon
31st January
Maindy Velodrome
Come cycle on track, it's wheely good fun!
Mountaineering Club Mountaineering Give it a Go Boulders
1st February
St Catherines Park, Unit H, Pengam Rd, Cardiff, CF24 2RZ
Want to brave new heights and give climbing a try? CUMC will show you the ropes!
Triathlon Club Running with Triathlon (high tempo intervals)
1st February
Back of the SU, SENGHENYDD ROAD
Come along to our tempo session for some high intensity fun.
Healthcare Music Society Orchestra GIAG
1st February
Hospital Chapel, UHW (B5)
Join HMS for our first orchestra rehearsal of 2022!
Cardiff LINKS LINKS Give it a Go
1st February
Virtual
Kickboxing Club Kickboxing Give It A Go Session
1st February
Talybont Sports Centre - North Hall
Come see what kickboxing is all about at one of the club's refreshers GIAG sessions!
Triathlon Club Swimming with Triathlon
2nd February
StarHub Leisure Centre, CF24 2SJ
Medics Squash Club Cardiff Medic's Squash Give it a Go 2022
2nd February
Heath Sport and Social Club
Triathlon Club Track cycling with Triathlon
2nd February
Maindy Velodrome
Come give cycling a go, it's wheely fun!
Kickboxing Club Kickboxing Give It A Go Session
2nd February
Talybont Sports Centre - North Hall
Come see what kickboxing is all about at one of the club's refreshers GIAG sessions!
Filipino Society Pub Quiz with Filipino Society
3rd February
Revs Cardiff 9-11 Castle Street
Mountaineering Club Mountaineering Give it a Go Roc-Bloc
3rd February
Freemans Parc, Unit D-E, 236 Penarth Rd, Cardiff, CF11 8EQ
Want to brave new heights and give climbing a try? CUMC will show you the ropes!
Triathlon Club Running w/ Triathlon (social run)
3rd February
Back of the SU, SENGHENYDD ROAD
Come along to our chatty and friendly social run to make friends and get fit.
Taekwon-Do Club Taekwondo 2022 Refreshers GIAG
3rd February
Talybont Sports Hall, court 5
Free taster sessions to join one of Cardiff's most successful martial arts clubs!
Archery Club Archery Give it a Go (17:15)
4th February
Great Hall (SU)
Come try archery! All experience levels welcome
Ladies' Cricket Club Ladies Cricket Club Give it a Go
4th February
Talybont Sports Hall Cricket nets
Push the Boundaries with Ladies Cricket Club
Archery Club Archery Give it a Go (19:15)
4th February
Great Hall (SU)
Come try archery! All experience levels welcome
Fencing Club Fencing - Give it a Go
4th February
Talybont Sports Centre, Far Hall, Courts 5-6
Have a stab at fencing!
Lacrosse Club Lacrosse Give it a Go
4th February
Men's - Talybont 3G; Ladies - Talybont Astro
Come learn Lacrosse with CULC.
CU Pride (LGBT+ Society) Refresher's Social - Virtual Club Night
4th February
Virtual
Triathlon Club Running with Triathlon (high tempo intervals)
5th February
Back of the SU, SENGHENYDD ROAD
GeoPlan Society Trip to Penarth
5th February
Cathays Train Station
Aikido Club Aikido Give it a Go
5th February
Email to receive meeting point
CU Pride (LGBT+ Society) Refreshers' Coffee Morning
6th February
Virtual
Triathlon Club Swimming with Triathlon
6th February
Cardiff International Pool, CF11 0JS
Engineers without Borders Society DIY Water Pump
8th February
Engineering Forum of Queens Buildings
Create a water pump out of household objects.
Mountaineering Club Mountaineering Give it a Go Roc-Bloc
8th February
Freemans Parc, Unit D-E, 236 Penarth Rd, Cardiff, CF11 8EQ
Want to brave new heights and give climbing a try? CUMC will show you the ropes!
AIESEC Give AIESEC A Go!
9th February
Great Hall, 1st Floor SU
Learn more about AIESEC in Cardiff!
Kickboxing Club Kickboxing Give It A Go Session
9th February
Talybont Sports Centre - North Hall
Come see what kickboxing is all about at one of the club's refreshers GIAG sessions!
Meditation Society Medi-tasting session!
10th February
John Percival 1.29
Mindful pizza eating!
Mountaineering Club Mountaineering Give it a Go Boulders
10th February
St Catherines Park, Unit H, Pengam Rd, Cardiff, CF24 2RZ
Want to brave new heights and give climbing a try? CUMC will show you the ropes!
Kharis On Campus Kharis on campus - Kickback Event
16th February
Great Hall, 1st Floor SU
Games, Debates, Music, The Word of God and so much more!
Give It A Go Cambridge Weekend!
19th-20th February
Meeting Point: 2nd Floor Welcome Centre, Student Union
Explore the beautiful city of Cambridge on GIAG's very first overnight UK break.
Give It A Go Amsterdam
28th February - 4th March
Amsterdam
Explore the vibrant city of Amsterdam!

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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(Release 1) SOLD OUT
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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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(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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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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Fri 1 Oct 2021 - From 22:00

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