Induction Introduction


This is the beginning of a new and exciting journey, with opportunities to make new friends and develop a range of skills, experience and knowledge to enable you to succeed in your future career choices.

You can start preparing for university in three simple steps: start your online enrolment, find out about your course induction and explore the support and opportunities on offer to you here at Cardiff Met.



Enrolment is the process of registering with Cardiff Met as a student. Most of your enrolment can be completed online, before you get here. It is important that you aim to complete the online enrolment process before you arrive so that your first few days with us are as stress free as possible!

You will need to enrol in order to receive your student loan (if applied for), to pay your fees, access Cardiff Met's IT systems and importantly, enable you to obtain your Student MetCard, which is your passport to a whole host of University facilities.

You will have the opportunity to collect your MetCard during Induction Week. Your programme team will give you a time slot to do this, which will be shown in your Induction Timetable.  If you live in close proximity to the Cardiff Met Llandaff Campus, you can collect your student MetCard prior to Induction Week once you have completed your online enrolment. We will notify you of where to go on your Confirmation of Enrolment email.

You will receive an email notifying you when you are able to enrol, so please check your inbox regularly. Click here for more information and guidance on this process.



To help you ensure that you are fully prepared, your Programme Director/Subject Leader has put together key information about your chosen programme of study, and where relevant, programme-specific guidance on Induction and Enrolment. This may include special requirements of the course before starting, pre-arrival activities and reading lists.

You will receive a confirmed Induction Week Timetable from your programme team before you arrive, however, for an overview of what you can expect during your first week, click here. Induction Week is an important time because it is your chance to make friends, settle in to university life and get to know your programme of study.

Induction Week activities will primarily be programme-led. You will receive a programme welcome and meet key people, such as your Programme Director and Personal Tutor. There will also be a range of social activities through the week, which will celebrate the start of your new learning journey and help you meet fellow students.

Complete this pre-arrival checklist to ensure you are fully prepared to start your university journey:


​1​Familiarised myself with Cardiff Met's Induction and Enrolment Informationü
​2Read the correct information in relation to my point of entry - Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3ü
​3​Successfully enrolled online (Home/EU students only) -ü
​4​Completed any pre-requisites or pre-arrival activities if detailed within your course specific Induction Informationü
​5​Familiarised myself with my course specific Induction Week Timetableü
​6​Found out how to travel to and from the Cardiff Met; and where I need to be on my first day - Monday 18th Septemberü
​7​Made a note of when and where to attend the Freshers Fayre - Wednesday 20th Septemberü
​8​​Made a note of when and where to attend the MetFest - Friday 22nd Septemberü
​9​Checked what books and/or equipment needed for my courseü
​10​Informed Admissions or Student Services of any additional support needs ü
​11​Downloaded the Cardiff Met app ü
​12​Followed Cardiff Met on Facebook and Twitter - we are #cardiffmetü




​Personal Tutoring:
When you arrive at Cardiff Met you will be allocated a personal tutor, who will be your main point of contact during your studies with respect to academic support and guidance.

Student Support Services:
Cardiff Met has a friendly team of staff who can support you in a variety of ways, including your health, welfare, lifestyle and future career. The aim is to provide you with all the support you need to ensure your studies are as enjoyable and successful as possible. Services also include counselling, disability and chaplaincy. Find out more on our Support Services website:

Personalised Timetables:
You will be provided with a personalised timetable. A handy way of viewing your timetable is via the Cardiff Met app. For more information about the app, including instructions on how to download it, visit our website here.

Your fees and finances:
Your programme fees for September 2017 entry have been set at £9,000. Visit our Student Finance and Tuition Fees pages for more information and advice. If your programme has any additional costs attached to it, they will be listed on our website at: Additional Course Costs are the mandatory or optional expenses, additional to tuition fees that need to be paid for by students to fully participate and complete their studies. This covers such things as equipment, trips, placements and DBS checks. For information on Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans, non-repayable grants, bursaries and scholarships that may be available, click here.

The arrival date for Halls is Friday 15th September 2017. Internet access will only be available for those who have completed the enrolment process successfully.  There will be events and social activities held throughout Induction Week for students living in Halls. Information on these events will be sent to you by Accommodation when confirmed. Find out about Cardiff Met accommodation, what is like to live in Halls and other useful advice here:

Student's Union:
Every student at Cardiff Metropolitan University automatically becomes part of the biggest organisation at Cardiff Met, your Students' Union! Find out more about your Union, including information about Freshers' & Cardiff Met wristbands on their website: ​


Please see the videos below for guiidance on our Health Facilities and what you need to do both before and after you arrive with us regarding regsitering with a local doctor and our on site Nurse:

What to do before you arrive

What to do when you arrive

Looking after yourself

Health Facilities at Cardiff Met

Health Facilities in Cardiff


During your first week you will be provided with a timetable of programme related activities as well as social activities. There will also be a number of supplementary sessions being hosted by our Professional Units within Cardiff Met to help you during your induction.

Download a list of all activities here.



For students living the following Halls, please see below the Met Rider bus timetable for the Freshers' Fayre:

Plas Gwyn Campus

Bus stop on the opposite side of the road - 10.30am

Liberty Court 

Next to halls - 11.15am.

Liberty House 

Llanishen St​ bus stop on Allensbank Road - 11.15am.

Liberty Fields / Liberty Severn 

Blackweir Tavern bus stop - 12.00pm.​

Please Note: The Met Rider will not be running around the campuses until after 1pm. The Met Rider service will then operate a double service from 1pm onwards. The Met Rider is free until 5pm*. Students who are not in Cardiff Met allocated Halls are advised to make their own way to Cyncoed Campus. The easiest way is via the 52 Cardiff Bus Service that runs from Westgate Street. Please note that there is NO PARKING available on campus or outside campus.

* The Met Rider bus stop for return journeys can be found outside Cyncoed reception.

Find out more about on how to purchase your annual Met Rider pass.