Your Student Calendar 2013-2014

So you've organised your university, your loan and bought everything ready for the big move. Now you just need to know what to expect when you arrive in Cardiff. Cardiff is a vibrant city with numerous student events taking place in Cathays, Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay. We at CPS Homes have put together a small check list of all the key events and dates throughout the forthcoming academic year!


  • Move-in time

Pick up your keys, do a big shop and get well and truly prepared for the oncoming year.

  • Freshers’ Fortnight
  • Freshers

Whether you’re in Cardiff Met, University of South Wales or Cardiff University, Freshers’ is the biggest event on the student calendar. Soak up all the fayres, sample the nightlife and make brand new friends.


  • 3rd & 4th – CPS Homes BBQ @ Woodville Rd, Cathays

Grab a FREE burger and free t-shirt from right outside our Woodville Rd, Cathays branch! Contact us if you need help finding our location!

  • 8th - Student Lock-In @ St David’s 2 Shopping Centre

Get your hands on exclusive double student discounts and deals from Cardiff’s main shopping centre St Davids.

Welsh for ‘sound’, this edgy little festival was co-founded by the Welsh Music Foundation’s John Rostron and Radio 1’s Huw Stevens. If that’s enough reason for you to go, just imagine four days, 200 artists and the best independent venues all over the city.

  • 31st – Halloween
  • Ghost

Always a big night-out and an excuse to get dressed up. What more do you need?!


  • 1st – We release our 2014/15 housing lists

Log onto CPS Homes and bag yourself the student house of your dreams. Book your property viewings now!

  • 3rd - Cardiff City vs Swansea City @ Cardiff City Stadium

If you can manage to bag yourself a ticket, witness the first ever Premier League showdown between the fiercest of rivals. Alternatively, find a pub that’s showing the game, sit back and enjoy!


  • Winter Wonderland @ City Hall
Winter Wonderland

This is the event to get you in the festive mood. Ice skating, mulled wine and a variety of Christmas-themed stalls, what Scrooge couldn’t enjoy themselves? Don’t forget your hat, scarf and gloves!


  • Back to Uni

Once your Mum has washed your clothes and your Dad has washed your car, come on back to Cardiff, get those revision books out and your heads down ahead of those pesky assignments/exams!


  • 1st – Wales vs Italy @ The Millennium Stadium

Defending champions Wales kick-off their Six Nations campaign against the Azzurri, followed by another home fixture against France on the 21st.

  • 14th – Valentine’s Day
  • Love Heart

Impress your “significant other” by treating him/her to a slap-up meal in one of Cardiff’s many top restaurants.


  • 1st - St David’s Day

Munch on some Welsh cakes and hope the daffodils are out in time for the feast day of Saint David, Wales’ patron saint.

  • 15th – Wales vs Scotland @ The Millennium Stadium

The Six Nations concludes as Wales host the men from north of the border. Fingers crossed they’re still in with a chance of making it three championship wins in a row!


  • Easter break

Another load of washing for Mum, but you could reward her with a chocolate egg of her choosing. The question on everybody’s lips – will they sell giant Cadburys Creme Eggs this year?!

Contrary to popular belief, this annual Cardiff Uni vs Swansea Uni clash isn’t just rugby. It’s a huge array of sports, all hotly-contested. Cardiff won the overall event last year and will be hoping to retain their title this time around.


  • Exams…
  • Exam

Nothing much more to say than “good luck!”


  • …and more exams

The end is in sight as light begins to appear from the end of the tunnel. Keep going – you’ll soon be off on your holidays!

  • Time to move out

It’s time to pack up and leave. Have one last look around the place and think back to all the good times you’ve had there over the past year. We carry out accompanied check-out inspections, meaning your deposit return is agreed in person and there can be no hidden charges.

  • Beach Break

Blow off some steam post-exams and end your year on a high. This event comes with a big fat guarantee of a good time before leaving for the summer!

16 September 2013


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