Induction timetable

BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

Sandwich Year 1 September Treforest

  • Monday, 16 Sep 2019

    • 10:30 til 11:00 Location TRG218 Treforest
      Welcome to the School of Engineering

      Introducing the different types of engineering carried out in the School from teaching to research and industrial work and how this helps you and your course.

    • 11:00 til 15:00 Location Ground Floor Cardiff
      Cardiff Street Fair

      The Cardiff Street Fair will celebrate the unique character of our Cardiff Campus with live music and broadcasts.  The foyer will be overflowing with stalls such as Nando's, easyGym, Glee Club, Porters, Chapter Arts Centre and many of our Students' Union clubs and societies.

    • 11:00 til 12:00 Location TRG310 Treforest
      Meet the Course Leader

      Meeting with your Course Leader Ilias Lappas, who will introduce you to the course and update you on current developments.

      Please have a look at the Course Handbook before the session, it will be your opportunity to ask questions for it.

  • Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019

    • 11:00 til 15:00 Location Sport Centre Treforest
      Freshers' Fair

      The biggest event of Welcome Week and your chance to meet every one of our 150 Teams, Clubs and Societies!

      At our Freshers' Fair the Sport Centre and Students' Union will be overflowing with members of the Student Council, sports teams, Clubs, Societies, Students' Union staff and local companies.  They will be there to give you information and advice and you'll have an opportunity to sign up for the sports team's trials. 

      You can also buy tickets for some of our events and you may even walk away with a freebie or two.

      If you are studying at Glyntaff, just jump on the shuttle bus.  If you are based in Cardiff or Newport, simply book a seat on the free transport for a fun-filled afternoon. Tickets to Freshers' Fair are available via


  • Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

    • 12:00 til 18:00 Location Sports Park and Treforest Sports Centre Sports Park
      Sport trials start

      Most sport trials start today. Check out the training times by attending the Freshers' Fair on Tuesday 17th September or visit the Students' Union.  Don't worry if you miss today, there will be other opportunities over the next week or so.

      Transport will be provided from Treforest Campus to USW Sport Park.  Buses leave from outside Treforest train station.

      For further information, including trials information and sign-up, please log into

    • 14:00 til 15:00 Location TRB001 Treforest
      An overview of the student support available from Student Services

      We can provide an overview of the whole department in order to introduce new students to the range of support available to them from Student Services. As induction is a time when new students can be inundated with information, this overview aims to introduce new students to the support available from Student Services by highlighting important aspects and signposting students to our online information and support.


      This overview is a PowerPoint presentation that ensures a consistent and clear message is delivered across the University. Approximately 20-30 minutes is required to deliver the information and answer a few questions.


      The presentation will include some key messages particularly relevant to students at the beginning of their first year at the University.

  • Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

    • 11:30 til 12:30 Location TRG610 Treforest
      Lunch meeting with the members of staff

      Informal meeting with the members of staff for lunch.

    • 14:45 til 16:45 Location TRSP023 Treforest
      Basketball game

      2 hourly slots playing basketball in teams. You will be notified on your particular slot in due time before the game. No worries if you havent played before, we will not stick so much strictly on the regulations (!), it is mostly about team building, getting to know each other and having fun!

  • Friday, 20 Sep 2019

    • 13:00 til 18:00 Location TRG235 Treforest
      Engineering flight simulator activity

      Our Merlin engineering flight simulator is a unique equipment in the aerospace education domain, having the ability to simulate any given conceptual aircraft design. You will fly with your team members a supersonic transport aircraft, performing various tasks as outlined by the Course Leader.


    • 18:00 til 19:30 Location TRG218 Treforest
      Alumni speech

      An invited alumnus/a of the course will deliver a speech on 'My Student Journey as a USW Aeronautical Engineering Student'