International Welcome Programme

Held every September and February, the International Welcome Programme is a series of social events that help students settle in, make friends and get used to being in the UK. You will have an opportunity to meet plenty of new students, as well as students who have been here a while and can share their own experiences. It ensures you are fully prepared and settled before starting your academic journey.

Joining us in January or February 2024? Register below to book your place. You'll receive updates on the event itinerary once it's released.

What sort of activities are included?

There are a wide range of trips and activities on offer and each student can ‘build’ their own personalised programme. All students attend a compulsory welcome session and can then choose optional information sessions - living and learning in the UK, keeping safe under Tier 4 and driving in the UK.

Something for everyone

Activities vary from treasure hunts to cooking demonstrations, picnics to quizzes and city walks to guest lectures from local historians. There are also opportunities to learn new skills such as world dance, Zumba or drumming!

You can visit local attractions, hear a professional Welsh storyteller, have a go at karaoke, watch a film and even show off your talents at a talent show.

Whether you like to party or you prefer something a little quieter – there will be something for everyone. As well as all the fun activities, there will also be staff and current students here to show you around the campuses, help make sure you have somewhere to live, and assist with opening a bank account.

International Welcome Week

How much does it cost?

Registration and most of the activities are free, although there is a small £2 - £10 charge for some of the optional coach trips and meals.

Walking Tour of Cardiff - International Welcome Week

Walking tour of Cardiff outside of Cardiff Museum