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Annual Admissions Conference 2019

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Location

Celtic Manor Resort
Coldra Woods
The Usk Valley
Newport
South Wales
NP18 1HQ
United Kingdom

Directions

Travel by train

Newport Station is the nearest railway station. It is approximately a 15 minute taxi journey from the railway station to the Celtic Manor Resort.

Delegates attending a conference at Celtic Manor Resort can now enjoy an exclusive rate when travelling by train with Great Western Railway to Newport.*
Please be aware that these train tickets will be valid only with proof of attendance at a conference. Tickets can be booked up to 3 months in advance, subject to availability, one ticket at a time.
Terms and conditions apply. Bookings are subject to availability. 

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*The offer is available from most of GWR's station network and may also be purchased from stations in London and the South-East. The on-board conductor will request proof that the person travelling is attending a conference/event at The Celtic Manor Resort. Delegate confirmation and joining instructions will be accepted. Should the traveller not be able to provide these they will be charged the difference in fare. Offer is ongoing but may be withdrawn at any time.

Dragon Taxis (01633 216216) is based at Newport railway station.
 
Travelling by car

From the East or West
As you are approaching on the M4, exit at Junction 24. At the roundabout take the B4237 towards Newport. You will see a large Celtic Manor sign after 100 metres, turn right. You will drive across an overpass (crossing over the M4) and then hit a fork in the road (goes left and right). You are now at The Celtic Manor Resort. Follow the directions below to take you to your destination within the Resort.

From the North
Take the M5 and exit at Junction 15 onto the M4 Westbound. Exit the M4 at Junction 24. At the roundabout take the B4237 towards Newport. You will see a large Celtic Manor sign after 100 metres, turn right. You will drive across an overpass (crossing over the M4) and then hit a fork in the road (goes left and right). You are now at The Celtic Manor Resort. Follow the directions below to take you to your destination within the Resort.

From the North (alternative route)
Take the M5, exit at Junction 8 onto the M50 Southbound. This becomes the A40 to Monmouth, which in turn becomes the A449, which terminates at the roundabout beneath Junction 24 of the M4. Do not join the M4. At the roundabout take the B4237 towards Newport. You will see a large Celtic Manor sign after 100 metres, turn right. You will drive across an overpass (crossing over the M4) and then hit a fork in the road (goes left and right). You are now at The Celtic Manor Resort. Follow the directions below to take you to your destination within the Resort.

From the South
Start out on the M5 heading south towards the M4, exit at Junction 15 onto the M4 Westbound. Exit the M4 at Junction 24. At the roundabout take the B4237 towards Newport. You will see a large Celtic Manor sign after 100 metres, turn right. You will drive across an overpass (crossing over the M4) and then hit a fork in the road (goes left and right). You are now at The Celtic Manor Resort. Follow the directions below take you to your destination within the Resort.
When travelling to The Celtic Manor Resort please avoid heading north on the A449 from Junction 24 of the M4, as there is no turning for nine miles.

Global Positioning Details

For those using GPS the Resort's position is 336549 and 191340.
Our Satnav/GPS post code is NP18 2YA.

Venue accessibility
This venue has disabled access. For specific information, please contact the venue directly using the details above.

Parking information

Underground Car Park
The underground car park is directly below the resort hotel

0-3 hours free
3-5 hours £6.00
5-8 hours £9.00
8-12 Hours £12.00
Overnight resident £15.00
(charge per night up to 24 hours)
Catash car park
This is an outdoor car park, a short walk from the main hotel entrance

0-3 hours free
3-5 hours £2.00
5-8 hours £3.00
8-12 hours £4.00
Overnight resident £5.00
(charge per night up to 24 hours)

Cost to attend

For Higher Education Providers:

Residential conference package
£450 + VAT per person (early booking)
£500 + VAT per person (from Saturday 9 March)

Package includes full attendance at the conference, as well as all meals from lunch on Monday 8 April through to and including lunch on Tuesday 9 April, and entertainment and accommodation on Monday 8 April at The Celtic Manor Hotel.

Residential conference package (sharing a twin room)
£375 + VAT per person (early booking)
£400 + VAT per person (from Saturday 9 March)

Package includes full attendance at the conference, as well as all meals from lunch on Monday 8 April through to and including lunch on Tuesday 9 April, and entertainment and accommodation on Monday 8 April at The Celtic Manor Hotel.

Non-residential conference package
£320 + VAT per person (early booking)
£350 + VAT per person (from Saturday 9 March)

Package includes full attendance at the conference, including lunch each day. Excludes evening meals and overnight accommodation.

Day delegate (Monday or Tuesday)
£240 + VAT per day (early booking)
£255 + VAT per day (from Saturday 9 March)

Includes full attendance at the conference on one day, including lunch.

For commercial organisations:

Residential conference package
£720 + VAT per person (early booking)
£800 + VAT per person (from Saturday 9 March)

Package includes full attendance at the conference, as well as all meals from lunch on Monday 8 April through to and including lunch on Tuesday 9 April, and entertainment and accommodation on Monday 8 April at The Celtic Manor Hotel.

Non-residential conference package
£512 + VAT per person (early booking)
£560 + VAT per person (from Saturday 9 March)

Package includes full attendance at the conference, including lunch each day. Excluding evening meals and accommodation.

Day delegate attendance
£384 + VAT per person (early booking)
£408 + VAT per person (from Saturday 9 March)

Includes full attendance at the conference on one day, including lunch.

Individual items:

Individual items for event delegates from HE and commercial organisations (please note that some of these are included in the above packages, as detailed).

Item/Day

Sunday 7 April

Monday 8 April

Tuesday 9 April

Dinner and entertainment

N/A

£60 + VAT

N/A

B&B accommodation

£121 + VAT

£121 + VAT

£121 + VAT

Double occupancy supplement

£43 + VAT

£43 + VAT

£43 + VAT

Optional activities

We are delighted that Celtic Manor has offered delegates a 20% discount off many of their activities. Between the hours of 16:30 – 17:00 on Sunday, and 18:00 – 19:00 on Monday, the following activities at Celtic Manor have been booked for the sole use of Admissions Conference delegates. However, please note that if minimum booking numbers are not reached by Thursday 7 March, the activity will reopen for bookings by the general public. Some activities have a capacity, and these are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Any charges for the activities will be charged to your room, and should be settled on check-in. To avoid any cancellation charges, cancellation of any booked activity must be made by email to events@ucas.ac.uk by Monday 26 March. 

In addition, Celtic Manor has also offered delegates a 10% discount off any of their spa treatments. Information on the different treatments can be found on the website, and bookings should be made directly with Celtic Manor on 01633 410 262. 

 

Activity Cost per person Information
Adventure golf – nine holes  £5 Adventure is the name of the game with this fun putting challenge, designed for visitors of all ages. Experience some of the most famous holes in golf, or enter the dragon’s lair and float across the lake on a Celtic-inspired raft!
Adventure golf – 18 holes  £7.50 Adventure is the name of the game with this fun putting challenge, designed for visitors of all ages. Experience some of the most famous holes in golf, or enter the dragon’s lair and float across the lake on a Celtic-inspired raft!
Archery £12.50 Put your skills to the test, and try your hand at the ancient art of archery. 

Forest jump – high ropes

(Please note that this activity takes approximately two hours and is available on Sunday afternoon only)

£18.33 Test your nerve with this exciting treetop adventure, featuring high and low ropes courses. Located in woodland in the resort’s grounds, this features both high and low ropes courses, bridges, walkways, and challenging obstacles, plus a daring pole climbing challenge. 
Forest jump – low ropes £9.17 Test your nerve with this exciting treetop adventure, featuring high and low ropes courses. Located in woodland in the resort’s grounds, this features both high and low ropes courses, bridges, walkways, and challenging obstacles, plus a daring pole climbing challenge. 
Pole climbing challenge  £5 Test your nerve with this exciting treetop adventure, featuring high and low ropes courses. Located in woodland in the resort’s grounds, this features both high and low ropes courses, bridges, walkways, and challenging obstacles, plus a daring pole climbing challenge. 
Laser clays £12.50 Take aim with a state-of-the-art, laser-adapted rifle and see how many clays you can hit as they speed through the air, travelling at up to 65mph. We’ll keep score electronically, to add a competitive edge to this thrilling shootout.
     
Run with Clare and Kate  Free of charge

Do you need to stretch those legs? Get outside for a friendly run around the Celtic Manor grounds to help you unwind from the day.

Come and run with our CEO, Clare Marchant, and our Head of Strategy, Kate Butland.  

Walk it off Free of charge

Come and join us on a stroll around the grounds of Celtic Manor. Stretch your legs, chat with fellow attendees, and take in some of the lovely views of the area. We’ll take a different route each day, and keep to a pace that suits everyone.
Don’t forget to wear warm clothing and a decent coat (there’s always a fresh breeze at this time of year), and wear comfortable walking shoes or trainers. We’ll keep mostly to paths, but there will be some walking on grassed areas.

The session is weather dependent, and we will ONLY walk if the weather is reasonable – not in rain, sleet, or snow!

Yoga   Work your mind, body, and soul!