Hi! My name's Ellie and I am originally from Basingstoke. I'm a current MA Magazine Journalism student at Cardiff who recently graduated from the BA Journalism and Communications course at Cardiff. During my time here I have had the opportunity to volunteer in Fiji and study abroad in Australia!
Wales has a whole host of unique national holidays and festivals across the year and as a student studying in Wales, this is the perfect opportunity to get stuck right into them. Here are just a few of the very best ones that you should most definitely know about: January 25: St. Dwynwen’s Day Known as Read more
Societies are one of the best parts about university life, and with Cardiff University having over 300 of them, you will be spoilt for choice. While some may appeal to you more than others, it is a great idea to try out as many as possible as you never know who you will meet, and Read more
Trying to motivate yourself to do work over the Christmas break is nothing short of tough. With new distractions – from being at home to the fact that the festive season only comes around once a year – it is easy to forget that January is one of the most important times for deadlines during Read more
Now, there is one thing that Cardiff is not short of – shops. The city-centre is every shopaholic’s paradise, and it is even better at Christmas when you are hunting down gifts for all your friends and family. Here are the best places to get Christmas shopping ticked straight off your to-do list. Christmas Markets Read more
With Christmas just round the corner and Coronavirus still alive and kicking, the festive season is looking a little bit different this year. However, there is nothing stopping you and your housemates getting stuck into some merry Xmas activities to keep your spirits up. Christmas Dinner Rally around and cook up a Christmas feast for Read more
As the world continues to change all around us, students have been forced to adapt and navigate the academic world in an entirely new way. Whilst previously, a student’s day would have been filled with in-person lectures, study power hours at the library, and an evening drink at the pub with friends, the reality at Read more
Found yourself stuck indoors with your housemates for a period of self-isolation? Fear not – here are some fun ideas to pass the time: Come Dine With Me Just like the show, take it in turns to host your very own dinner party, and strap in for a night of fine wining and dining. Get Read more
Well, 2020’s Saturday night Halloween plans are certainly not how we expected them to go; but I suppose the same can be said about everything right now. With the much anticipated annual Yoloween event not taking place in the Student’s Union this year, here are a few ways you can get stuck into spooky season Read more
Making that often anxiously anticipated jump from a fresher to a second year is a fairly big moment in any student’s life. However, despite it being the first time that your work fully counts towards your final degree grade, it is not something to lose sleep over! Here are some of the main differences between Read more
As we are now finding ourselves typically confined to the work environment of our bedrooms, it is more important than ever to create a peaceful and personal space to optimise our study potential. So yes, I am here to give you every excuse to deck out your room in all the fairy lights, plants, and 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.