Open Days and Events
The School of Medicine holds several events each year in order for prospective students, applicants, teachers and careers advisors alike to gain a more in-depth understanding of both our medical courses and the facilities on offer. It is your opportunity to meet some of the teaching staff and ask any questions to help make up your mind about whether is Cardiff is right for you.
University Open Days
Cathays Park and Heath Park Campuses
- Wednesday 2nd April 2014
University Open Days give you a chance to find out more about studying in Cardiff. As well as taking a look at the University generally, you can find out about our MB BCh curriculum, get more details on applying to medicine and hear firsthand about life as a medical student in Cardiff.
We recommend that you visit both our Cathays and Heath Park campuses to get the most out of your day: at the Cathays campus we offer talks on the medicine curriculum and our selection process plus a chance to talk with staff from the Admissions Team while a short bus trip up to the Heath Park Campus - taking you via the residences - gives you the opportunity to chat to current students, see clinical skills and simulation demonstrations, sit in on talks about life as a medical student and recent graduate, take part in a Q&A session, watch info DVDs (including talks on the Selection Process and Careers in Medicine from recent Open Days) and take a look around our Cochrane Building's state-of-the-art facilities. (A little tip: getting on an early bus lets you enjoy the Clinical Skills activities at Heath Park without the crowds.)
Medicine-Only Open Days
- Friday 27th June 2014
- Saturday 28th June 2014
Just for future medical students, these offer a structured programme of events designed to let you take an in-depth look at Medicine and the Cardiff course, with each day covering the key aspects of becoming a doctor.
These Open Days are identical single day events held two days in a row rather than being a two-day event. Places will be limited and we expect them to go quickly so, to ensure everyone has a fair chance to attend, once booking opens we will ask you to book your place for just one of these two days. Please keep an eye on this website for details of how to book; we expect to make details available in springtime 2014.
Unable to come to an Open Day?
It's unfortunate, because it's much easier to decide whether or not a Med School is right for you if you go there in person, but sometimes it's unavoidable. If you missed out on an Open Day, you may like to browse the videos and slides from some of the talks we've offered at previous Open Days. We have information from talks on our selection process, careers in Medicine, writing your personal statement and much more.