PART 3: What’s it like on placement?

Posted on 21 March 2020 by Ellen

I’d thought it’d be interesting if I shared a bit more on what you get to do on placement, which you do once a week when CBL teaching starts. It’s been one of the most favourite parts of the curriculum, because it starts to develop your clinical side early on! So where do you go
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PART 2: What’s it like doing CBL?

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Ellen

So last blog, we talked about how PCS (the first term) was so important to build the foundations for CBL = case based learning. This blog, I will talk about how it works and share some more quotes about it! So how is CBL organised? CBL is spread over Year 1 & 2 with 17
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PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

Posted on 19 March 2020 by Ellen

So let’s get started! Firstly, I’ll talk about the very first week, which like all other courses, is the induction week! Then, I’ll jump into some details about PCS (Platform for Clinical Sciences) in FAQ style. Happy reading! So what happens in the induction week? Throwback to my very first day – Medsoc organised a
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The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Welcome to University where you will experience some of the best times of your life, some of the hardest and some of the most rewarding. Everything comes for a price and you will probably hear people talking about their overdrafts within a month of being at University.  What is the overdraft?  If you have a student
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English Literature Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Often English Literature is perceived as a course where you simply read, consider the way that the colour of curtains reflects the mood of the author and essentially pull out 2000 words from nothing. This perception could not be more wrong. Currently studying English Literature at Cardiff University, I can tell you that it is a hard
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5 things to look at when considering private accommodation

Posted on 5 March 2020 by Ayushi Sabharwal

Tenancy Period When you start to consider private accommodation and start doing your research, you’ll realise that most private accommodations have a range of tenancy periods that they offer. Most properties will offer either a 44-week tenancy or a 52-week tenancy.  A shorter tenancy agreement means that at the end of your tenancy period, you will have to move out for the
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Making the Most of Reading Week

Posted on 2 March 2020 by Ellie

Although not getting the same half terms as schools and colleges, some university students are blessed with having something called a reading week. This is essentially a period in the middle of the semester where there are no scheduled lectures or seminars – giving you plenty of free time to, well, read. Here are some
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LGBTQ+ Pride in Cardiff

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Ellie

It is February, which means it is also LGBTQ+ history month – a time to celebrate the community and draw attention to pressing issues that continue to affect many individuals across the U.K. The university is committed to championing its LGBT students and are highly regarded by Stonewall as one of the most LGBTQ+ inclusive
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