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 hitting the dance floor to throw some shapes, you’ll find lots to keep you busy.

During Welcome Week, we host a range of Freshers’ Fairs to help you get involved in Societies with our Societies fair, our Sports Clubs fair, the Volunteering fair for volunteering opportunities, and our jobs and skills fair for training courses. You can find out when the fairs are taking place in the DAY TIME events section of this web page or click on one of the links above. Sign up online or come along to our fairs where you can chat to our staff and student volunteers to find the perfect activity to fit wonderful and unique you!

Did you know that we sell the only Official Cardiff University merchandise Show your University pride in a branded t-shirt or hoodie, or grab a branded reusable water bottle, Cardiff University backpack and more!

The Students’ Union at Park Place is located directly opposite Main Building, but you might find us a little bit hard to find when you arrive as there’s an exciting new building development happening on our doorstep. Don’t worry though, behind the cranes and the colourful boards, we’re still open as usual.

Got a question? Check out our frequently asked questions or follow @CardiffStudents on social media.

Daytime Events

Daytime Events

You’re going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to looking for things to fill your days. Head over to our Freshers’ Fairs to sign up to new things and meet lots of people, go on a campus tour, jump on the Big Red Bus to explore Cardiff or take a trip to Ikea to pick up some final bits for your new room.

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Wednesday 18th September

Cathays Campus Tour

Wed 18 Sep 2019
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Students' Union Tour

Wed 18 Sep 2019
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City Centre Tour

Wed 18 Sep 2019
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Cardiff Uni Merch

Visit Shop

Thursday 19th September

Cathays Campus Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
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Students' Union Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
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City Centre Tour

Thu 19 Sep 2019
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Friday 20th September

Cathays Campus Tour

Fri 20 Sep 2019
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Students' Union Tour

Fri 20 Sep 2019
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City Centre Tour

Fri 20 Sep 2019
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Saturday 21st September

Cathays Campus Tour

Sat 21 Sep 2019
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Students' Union Tour

Sat 21 Sep 2019
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City Centre Tour

Sat 21 Sep 2019
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Sunday 22nd September

Cathays Campus Tour

Sun 22 Sep 2019
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Students' Union Tour

Sun 22 Sep 2019
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Taf Carvery

Sun 22 Sep 2019 - 12:00
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City Centre Tour

Sun 22 Sep 2019
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Monday 23rd September

AU Fair Breakfast Club

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 08:30
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Sports Fair 2019

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 09:00
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Cardiff Bay Visit

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 09:30
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Cathays Campus Tour

Mon 23 Sep 2019
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Students' Union Tour

Mon 23 Sep 2019
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Castell Coch Day Trip

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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Vintage Bus Tour

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 12:00
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£3.00 (General)

City Centre Tour

Mon 23 Sep 2019
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IKEA - Shopping Trip

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 14:00
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£6.00 (General)

Tuesday 24th September

Soc and Vol Fair Breakfast Club

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 08:30
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Societies and Volunteering Fair

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Cathays Campus Tour

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Welsh Cake Making

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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£2.00 (General)

Students' Union Tour

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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National Museum Trip

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 12:30
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City Centre Tour

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 13:00
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Cardiff Castle Visit

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 14:00
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Welsh Lesson

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 15:00
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Wednesday 25th September

Vol and Soc 2 Breakfast Club

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 08:30
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Cardiff Bay Visit

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 09:30
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Societies and Volunteering

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Cathays Campus Tour

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Heath Park Fair

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 10:30
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Students' Union Tour

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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Vintage Bus Tour

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 12:00
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City Centre Tour

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 13:00
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IKEA - Shopping Trip

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 14:00
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Thursday 26th September

Jobs Fair

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Cathays Campus Tour

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Welsh Cake Making

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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Students' Union Tour

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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National Museum Trip

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 12:30
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City Centre Tour

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 13:00
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Cardiff Castle Visit

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 14:00
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Welsh Lesson

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 15:00
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Friday 27th September

Cardiff Bay Visit

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 09:30
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Cathays Campus Tour

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 10:00
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Students' Union Tour

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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Barry Island Day Trip

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 11:00
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Vintage Bus Tour

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 12:00
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City Centre Tour

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 13:00
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IKEA Shopping Trip

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 14:00
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Saturday 28th September

Rhossili Day Trip

Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 09:00
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Sunday 29th September

Caerphilly Day Trip

Sun 29 Sep 2019 - 09:00
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£16.00 (Student)
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Taf Carvery

Sun 29 Sep 2019 - 12:00
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Evening Events

Evening Events

Pub quizzes, film nights, karaoke and more! Grab your new flatmates and head over to the Students’ Union for some awesome fun. Show off your gaming skills with our retro arcade games, watch the prices go up and down at Exchange and take part in the massive Cardiff favourite Bingo Lingo. We can’t wait!

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Roller Disco

Wed 18 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Retro Games & Welcome Party

Wed 18 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Taf Quiz

Thu 19 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Taf Stock Exchange

Fri 20 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Karaoke Launch Special

Sat 21 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Film Night

Sun 22 Sep 2019 - 19:00
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Film Night

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 19:00
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Bingo Lingo

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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£6.50 (Single Price)

Taf Quiz with Shaun Wallace

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Film Night

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 19:00
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Orchard Presents

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 17:00
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£10.00 (Single Price)

Taf Stock Exchange

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Karaoke

Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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Film Night

Sun 29 Sep 2019 - 19:00
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Club Nights

Club Nights

Your official Cardifff University Freshers’ Events start here! We’re bringing you eight massive club nights, live music, stand-up comedy and a Roller Disco so expect banging tunes, VKs and even some foam! The Students’ Union is the only place to be during your first week in Cardiff.

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Beach Party

Thu 19 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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VK VIVID

Fri 20 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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£3.00 (2nd Release)

Foam Party

Sat 21 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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£5.00 (3rd Release)

Comedy Central

Sun 22 Sep 2019 - 19:00
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£5.00 (Single Price)

Icebreaker

Mon 23 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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£12.50 (Final Release)
£19.99 (Queue Jump + T-Shirt)

Triple Cooked: Cardiff

Tue 24 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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£8.00 (1st Release.)

YOLO

Wed 25 Sep 2019 - 21:00
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£6.00 (4th Release)

Shangri-La Presents...

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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£12.50 (1st Release)

Bingo Lingo

Thu 26 Sep 2019 - 18:00
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£6.50 (Single Price)

Orchard Presents

Fri 27 Sep 2019 - 17:00
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£10.00 (Single Price)

Juice

Sat 28 Sep 2019 - 22:00
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£6.00 (Release 4)

YOLO

Wed 2 Oct 2019 - 22:00
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Juice

Sat 5 Oct 2019 - 22:00
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