Students’ Union services, the Cyncoed and Llandaff SU offices, Centro Bar and Lounge, and the SU shop will be closed for the festive period between 15th December 2023 and 4th January 2024.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your SU!
We're excited to have a break for the holiday season and we hope that you all have a great time off and refresh ready for the next academic year.
We will be closed between 15th December 2023 - 4th January 2024. This includes our Cyncoed and Llandaff SU offices, Centro Bar and Lounge, and the SU shop.
k1 will remain open from Monday 18th December - Wednesday 20th December from 8am – 3pm.
We know that most of you will be working on your assessments and preparing for examinations during this period. We advise that should you encounter any difficulties that may impact the quality of your work, to please follow the guideline on our website regarding extensions and mitigating circumstances applications.
If you need support over this period:
If you need support with your health or mental health, or if you feel at risk at any time please use the following numbers:
• Urgent life-threatening medical attention, please call 999
• For non-life-threatening medical attention please call 111
• If you require urgent mental health support, please call 111 and press 2
• For other medical issues between the hours of 9-5, please contact your GP. If you need to register with a GP in Cardiff you can do on the Campus Doctor website- www.campusdoctor.co.uk
Out of hours support
If you need someone to talk to, feel unsafe or at risk you can contact the following organisations:
• Samaritans- call 116 123
• Hopeline UK- call 0800 068 4141
• CALL (Cardiff)- call 0800 132 737 or text 81066
• Togetherall- 24/7 online mental health support. Use your Cardiff Met address to register for free 24/7 mental health support as part of a confidential online community
Tips & Suggestions
Let's not forget about ourselves amid our academic commitments. Use this break to unwind, do things you love, and recharge your energy. Take care of yourself and find joy in activities that bring you happiness.
For those staying, fear not! Cardiff is alive with the spirit of the season. Let's dive into the heart of Cardiff and explore the myriad of activities awaiting us during this wonderful time. We encourage you to explore Cardiff's holiday events and cherish this time.
Things to do on Christmas:
- Bute Park Light Trail
- Cardiff Winter Wonderland
- Jac and the beanstalk at the new theatre
- The Royal Mint Christmas experience
- Believe at St. David's 2
- Wreath making with Wild and Fabulous Flowers
- Santa's Victorian Christmas at Cardiff castle
- Drinks at the domes at Celtic manor resort
- Aladdin at Wales millennium centre
- S K A T E at ICC Wales
- Brecon mountain railway Santa special
- Santa's toy Mine at Rhondda Heritage Park
- Santa's Tea party at Celtic manor
- Cardiff Christmas markets
- Visit Santa at Cefn Mably Farm Park.
- Luminate Wales at Margam country park
- Breakfast with Santa at harvester
- Peter pan at the Sherman theatre
- Puddings, Prosecco, and Alpacas at the Meadows
- Cinderella on Ice at the ICC
- The Snowman and the Snow dog at Cardiff Museum
- Santa dash in Cardiff Bay
- Father Christmas and friends at St. Fagan's
- Afternoon tea with Santa at Llanerch Vineyard
- Visit the Christmas shop at Pugh's garden centre.
- Walk through the decorated city centre arcades.
- Christmas Experience at forage farm shop
- Christmas crafting with Lark design make.
- Christmas pottery at Cardiff pottery workshops
- Pyo Christmas tree at ty Cerrig.
New Year’s Eve
For a comprehensive list of New Year's Eve gatherings, parties, and happenings in Cardiff, visit this link for an unforgettable night of joyous festivity.
For sports enthusiasts, there is plenty of activity on campus. It's a fantastic opportunity to stay active and bond with fellow students.
- 17th December- Annual Christmas Athletics Event, NIAC Cyncoed Campus.
- 19th December- Women’s Basketball, 16:15- Archers Arena, Cyncoed Campus.
- 19th December - Men’s Football, 19:45- Cyncoed Campus.
- 26th December - Men’s Football,14:30- Cyncoed Campus.
- 30th December- Men’s Rugb, Rugby 1, 14:30- Cyncoed Campus.
- 30th December- Men’s Rugby, Rugby 3G, 14:30- Cyncoed Campus.
- 6th January- Women’s Basketball, Archers Arena, 15:15- Cyncoed Campus.
- 6th January- Men’s Basketball, Archers Arena, 17:15- Cyncoed Campus.
After Christmas, some of the main entrance doors around campus will switch back to card access only. You will need your MetCard to gain access. Contact the MetCard team if you have lost your card or have any access issues. Thank you.