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Cyflwynir y tudalen hwn yn Saesneg am nad yw wedi'i gyfieithu i'r Gymraeg hyd yn hyn.

Os hoffech i’r dudalen hon gael ei chyfieithu fel mater o flaenoriaeth, anfonwch gyfeiriad y dudalen hon at web@cardiff.ac.uk

Coming to Cardiff in January 2015?

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Welcome to Cardiff!

Many congratulations on gaining your place of study at Cardiff University. The information and documents below contain very important information that you need to know about coming to Cardiff for your course in 2015. Please read everything carefully and get in touch if you have any questions.

There are three stages to enrolment:

  • Online enrolment
  • School enrolment
  • ID card issue

It is important that you complete both online and school enrolment. If you do not fully enrol at the University you will not be able to go to class, access university buildings, or remain in the UK.

Before you arrive

Online enrolment

You will receive an email which will tell you how to enrol online. You should try to do this before you arrive in Cardiff. If you are not able to, do not worry - we will help you to do it when you are here in Cardiff!

Your contact details

It is essential that you tell us of any changes to your correspondence and e-mail address so that we can continue to keep in touch with you during the coming months. It is very important we have your correct details. We will need to send important information to you about joining the course.

Please email us at elt@cardiff.ac.uk if you need to update your details.

Further information

For more advice about preparing to join us at Cardiff University, including information about visas, medical requirements and finances, please visit the International Office pages.

When you arrive

ID card collection

You must collect your University Identity Card after you have arrived at the University. More information on how to collect your Identity Card will be given to you when you arrive for the course.

Registration with English Language Programmes

You must attend all events on the Induction schedule. A copy of the schedule will be available soon.

Further information

For more advice about preparing to join us at Cardiff University, including information about visas, medical requirements and finances, please visit the International Office pages.

The cheapest way to travel to Cardiff from London Heathrow Airport is by National Express Coach. Coaches leave approximately every hour, with fewer coaches leaving during the night. A single journey from Heathrow to Cardiff is approximately £30 - £45 and takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes. You can buy your ticket online or at the National Express Booking Office in Heathrow airport. Follow signs for the Central Bus Station from the arrivals into terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. If you are arriving into terminal 5, check at the information desk. If you will be arriving at Cardiff Airport or Bristol Airport, you can find out about other options for travelling to Cardiff on the International Office travel pages .

If your parents or other members of your family are accompanying you to Cardiff in September you MUST book hotel accommodation for them in Cardiff as soon as possible. For information about travelling to Cardiff please click read this guide:

ELP Travelling to Cardiff

The information and documents below contain very important information that you need to know about coming to Cardiff for the English for University Study Programme 2014.

Please read everything carefully!

8 - 9 January 2015

All students need be in Cardiff for the start of Induction Week, Thursday 8 January 2015. During Induction Week there are important meetings to attend, you will take our entry test and you will be able to meet your tutors and other students on the course. You will receive a lot of important information in this week which will help you settle into academic life at Cardiff University, so it is very important that you arrive for the start of induction on 8 January 2015.

Date Time Venue Meetings and Events
Thursday 8 January 9.30am Room 1.13, Deri House (map reference 60)

Welcome Meeting

With Helen Evans, (Director of English Language Programmes) and Shaun Tiddy (Course Coordinator).

Compulsory Entry Test

Students are tested with multiple choice language test, written text and short interview.

Thursday 8 January 2:15pm Deri House Speaking Tests
Friday 9 January 9.00am Room 1.11, Deri House (map reference 60)

Fee payment

Come to room 1.11 in Deri House to pay your course fees or discuss your sponsorship details. Please remember that the best way to pay is by cheque or bank draft made payable to ‘Cardiff University’!

Friday 9 January 9:30am Room 1.12, Deri House (map reference 60)

Enrolment and Academic Counselling

We will ask students for more information about their future academic plans. Students will have a chance to ask any questions about enrolment or the course here.

Walking Tour

We will give you an appointment card for your walking tour.

Friday 9 January 11am Room 2.13, Deri House (map reference 60)

ID Card and Bank Letter Collection

We will give you an appointment card telling you where to go and at what time.

Friday 9 January 3.00pm Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Room 1.123, Main Building (map reference 39)

Course Orientation

A discussion of course expectations, performance, assessment, module content, timetabling and reports with Shaun Tiddy.It is compulsory to attend this meeting.

If you are unsure of how to get to the Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, please meet your teachers outside Deri House or the Main Building at 2:50pm.

English Language Programmes

Prospectus

Download the English Language Programme information sheets