International@CampusLife welcomes you to join us on our GO! Trip: Cardiff City by Train!
Please note this event is for students currently enrolled at Swansea University (and their friends / family) and is not open for bookings from the general public. A valid Swansea University Student Number will be required on booking.
Date: Friday 30th September 2022
Time: Meeting at Swansea Train Station (Location - Click Here) at 10:00am - Train time will be confirmed before the event. Staff will return to Swansea at around 5pm, but you will be free to stay in Cardiff as long as you wish!
Transport Information: Train to/from Cardiff Central - cost will be approximately £13.00 - you will need to purchase a ticket for your travel.
Description: Come along with International@CampusLife for a chilled day out in Cardiff by train.
Whether you are just arriving at Swansea University or a returning student, we know it can be a challenge to meet new people and explore areas outside Swansea. Why not join our group to help you do both of these?
We will meet at Swansea train station in the morning of Friday 30th September in time to buy our tickets. We plan to get the 10:22am train to Cardiff, but we will let you know for sure in the days before the trip!
We recommend you get there by 10am, especially if you hope to want to pick up snacks or refreshments, as we won’t be able to wait for latecomers. CampusLife Team Members will be available from 9:45am.
When we get to Cardiff you can join us on a relaxed tour of some of the city centre’s best bits – the quirky independent shops and cafes of the historic Arcades, the central shopping district, places to eat and drink, the amazing Market and historic Castle.
After the castle, you'll be able to spend the day as you please - there are a wide variety of things to do throughout the city and we'll send you a mini-guide of highlights to help you plan! One of those is the National Museum, which hosts displays of national and international importance.
If you would like to visit the Museum, please book your free admission tickets at National Museum Cardiff | National Museum Wales
Choose your own time to come home, or return the same time as staff - we'll confirm which train we will be catching back!
Please note: You will need to purchase your own train ticket, which will cost around £10-£13
Face masks are not mandatory, but we do request that you are mindful of others and the University recommends using face coverings in enclosed spaces. Face coverings must be worn by law in health and social care settings unless you are exempt.
COVID-19: You must not attend this event if you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 7 days, have been a close contact of another person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 7 days, have been advised to self-isolate, or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.
*Arrival Time Information - please note arrival times both to the destination and on return to Swansea are approximate and may be subject to change depending on unforeseen circumstances beyond our control including, but not limited to, diversions due to accidents / route closures, technical and operational issues among others.
Conduct: You are responsible for your own behaviour and time keeping. Please take reasonable care of your own and other people's health and safety.
Accessibility: Train services in the UK are required to provide accessible options during travel and at stations. The tour of the city centre and museum visit are optional (these locations are flat and suitable for wheelchairs) and there are many accessible restaurant and bars in the Cardiff city centre area which you can visit. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us at the earliest opportunity and we will do all we can to assist.
Children: Children (aged 3 and over) are welcome on this trip and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please be advised that their safety and well-being is the responsibility of their accompanying adult at all times. Children under 5 travel free, children aged 5-15 will require a ticket at a discounted cost of approximately £7.
Data Protection: International@CampusLife will use the information you provide for attendance and safety purposes. We will use your data to produce internal statistics but will not share it with third parties or use it for marketing purposes. Your information will be provided to our trip leader on the day of the trip for the purpose of attendance monitoring and emergency situations. The information will be kept confidential and passed back to ICL and destroyed on return from the trip. Fatsoma’s policies can be found on their website.
Photos: We will be taking photos throughout the event which we will use to promote future activities in the form of leaflets, social media posts, digital screens and on our website. If you would not like to be included, then please tell us on the day of the event. If you see yourself in any pictures and would like to be removed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure that any photos of you are deleted.