Hi! I'm Jess, a 2nd Year Occupational Therapy student. I can’t wait to start writing blogs on my student experience at Cardiff University. I love Cardiff, it is such a welcoming city and has perfect spots to take visitors and friends. I really enjoy tap dancing and was so excited when I found out I could carry this interest on with the Broadway Dance Society at university. If you have any questions about my student experience, please feel free to message me through the UniBuddy service!
I have found so many books useful whilst at university, and wanted to inform prospective students about these. One main factor of moving away from home is cooking. There are so many different student cook books available. I have brought so many different ones, although before buying these I would have a look in them Read more
This blog is to help prospective students with tips on how to settle in when you first go to University. When you first go to University it can be quite daunting and it is hard to know what to expect. So knowing what you can do to help yourself to settle in, I thought might Read more
This blog aims to inform prospective students of places to visit outdoors in and around Cardiff. Bute Park Bute Park is in the heart of Cardiff city centre and has the beautiful Cardiff castle next door. Bute Park has so much garden space, to be able to go and play rounders with your friends, sit Read more
Whilst being at University, there have been many times when I’ve opened my kitchen cupboards to realise I have so much leftover food. Before my budgeting skills got better at university, I had always just chucked my leftover food. However, during COVID-19, I have ensured I have used every bit of leftover food I have Read more
I know when you first look at what university to go to, it can be a very overwhelming experience. So I wanted to write this blog to inform prospective students of what to look for when looking at different universities and courses. Type of course When looking for what course to study it is important Read more
During my course I have received different types of support and wanted to make prospective students aware of these. At the start of my course, I was allocated a personal tutor. My personal tutor is someone I can email for support if needed and even to meet him/her for a meeting. I have found my Read more
During my time at university, we have experienced an unexpected outbreak of COVID-19. University has been very supportive during this time so I wanted to write a blog to inform prospective students of this, in case a similar situation was to occur again. This unexpected pandemic came fast once Coronavirus had come into the United Read more
During my time at university, I have always wanted to know that there is support available if I need it. Cardiff University has a wide range of support services available. This blog covers the general support available at Cardiff University. Money is something students worry about on a daily basis. The Advice and Money service Read more
Why go to a society? Societies are a great way to meet new people of all ages, from a range of different courses, and accommodation options. Societies give you a chance to meet people with similar interests to you, whether that’s baking, dancing, singing – and so much more. In addition to this, there is Read more
During my time at university, I have found time management really important – especially when on clinical placement. Whilst on placement, sometimes I have had university related work and placement related work to do. I have found time management a really good technique to use to enable me to complete university and placement work, socialise Read more
About our Student Bloggers
Our student bloggers are all current students studying a variety of subjects, sharing their real-life experiences in their own words to let current and future students know what life is like at Cardiff University.
Each student has their own section on the blog but you can also ask them any questions you might have in the comments.