Week One Welcome


Every new first year student joining us this September is expected to attend t​he Week One Welcome (WOW) event.

​Monday 19th September 2016

At the National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC), Cyncoed Campus
Event starts at 11.00am.

Speakers will include the Student Union President and Sabbatical Officers, as well as the warmest of welcomes from the Vice-Chancellor. Your Freshers Fayre will follow on directly after the w​elcome address has finished.


Don't get booked on your first day!  There will be no parking on Cyncoed Campus for the WOW event on the 19th of September. Any cars parked on the roads around C​yncoed campus will be booked by the police.

Avoid getting a ticket and walk to Cyncoed if you live nearby.

We ask that any students that are being driven to the WOW event, please ensure you are dropped off on Cyncoed Road or Circle Way West rather than on campus.  There will be a lot of buses and vehicles on campus during the morning and we want to alleviate any further congestion.

Full details will be shown in all Student Halls Reception areas.

Met Rider Bus Service

Please see below the Met Rider bus timetable for the Week One Welcome:

Plas Gwyn Campus 

Bus stop on the opposite side of the road - 9.30am.

Liberty Court 

Next to halls - 9.30am.

Liberty House 

Llanishen St​ bus stop on Allensbank Road - 10.20am.

Victoria Halls / Severn Point 

Blackweir Tavern bus stop - 10.20am.​


Please Note: The 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 for the WOW event. The easiest way is via the 52 Cardiff Bus Service that runs from Westgate Street. If you are bringing a car, please do not park outside Cyncoed Campus.

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

For information on how to purchase your annual Met Rider pass click here.