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All are Welcome! Why students should call into 51a Park Place

Our Student Intern, Sophie, tells us more about what’s behind the colourful door at 51a Park Place…

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Have you ever ventured through the doors of 51a Park Place and discovered how you could get on track to secure your future career? A part of Student Support and Wellbeing, Careers and Employability is dedicated to improving your career prospects and helping you achieve your goals. They can help you to identify the careers you are considering and build the experience and expertise necessary to excel in that sector.

Here to help you get set for your future career


Advice on all aspects of the recruitment process when applying for student or graduate schemes and jobs, we have:

Please note that Careers and Employability’s Enterprise and Business Start-Up team are based at the Students’ Union.


Plan ahead or just drop in…

If you have a specific thing you wish to discuss, or just prefer to organise things in advance, you can book an appointment via your careers account or call us to make an appointment, on +44 (0)29 2087 4844. Careers appointments can be conducted one-to-one, or via phone or Skype if you are unable to visit the centre.

Our drop-in service runs 1-3:45pm, Monday-Friday, so just pop in and speak to someone at the enquiry point.


Contact Careers and Employability  Email:  Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4844.

Keep up to date with opportunities and events run by Careers and Employability by liking their page on facebook, or following them on twitter.


Improve your work and confidence with Academic Study Skills



The Academic Study Skills service run a series of classes for all degree disciplines to help you in the pursuit of achieving the grades you want. Find out more about what they offer in their latest blog, ‘Improve your work and confidence – attend Academic Study Skills Classes.’

Become a Student Mentor yourself or benefit from the Mentor scheme and support available

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The Student Mentor Scheme helps new students with the transition to university. We match first year students (mentees) to current undergraduate students from the same School and they meet on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of issues such as:

  • New ways of studying
  • Settling into accommodation
  • Budgeting
  • Module choices
  • Assignments, essays and exams
  • Finding housing for your second year.

Find out more about becoming a student mentor in our blog, ‘Join our team of over 300 Student Mentors – we are recruiting now.’

Contact Academic Skills and Mentoring: Email:  Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4231.

Fancy studying, working or volunteering abroad as part of your university experience?

The Global Opportunities team can help you gain an international experience. Studying, working or volunteering abroad as part of your university experience is a great way to broaden your academic knowledge, immerse yourself in another culture and gain skills that could be valued by employers.

Read all about students’ experiences of studying, working and volunteering abroad on our Globetrotters blog page.

Watch their video


Contact Global Opportunities  Email:  Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 0536.


Where is 51a Park Place?

Big thanks to my fellow Intern Kate for this video, where Josh shows you the way to 51a Park Place.

50 park place map

51a Park Place can be found in the building next to number 31 on the map above. Next to Cathays train station and the Students’ Union.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the services that 51a Park Place could offer you then drop in and chat to an advisor at the enquiry point of the ground floor. They will be happy to help out a student in need and point you in the right direction!

Related services

There is even more support available to you:


Your feedback and help please

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Best wishes,

Sophie, Student Intern.


Your Student Life, Supported.

The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.

The Student Support Centres are located at 50 Park Place, Cathays Campus and Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus.

For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.


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