Hi! My names Ellie and i'm a third year Journalism student from Basingstoke. I'm a notoriously big fan of all things Beyoncé and Rugby (with the latter making Cardiff the perfect place to live and study). During my time here I have had the opportunity to volunteer in Fiji and study abroad in Australia. If you have any questions, leave me a comment and i'll get right back to you!
Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of Read more
When you first start university, it can be tough getting used to an entirely new environment, independent living and co-habiting with often, complete strangers. It is not uncommon that tensions rise in certain situations when living in close proximity and under uni deadline stress. However, I have created this guide to help you play your Read more
Cardiff is home to a number of fantastic music venues that cater to an array of tastes and genres. For those looking for a change to the standard night out, take a look at the cities’ best venues where you can sing and dance the night away. The Globe Cited as the hub of live Read more
Every student has their favourite study time, study buddy and study space. But where is the prime place to put your head down and churn out that essay? Look no further, as I will be going through all the very best study spaces Cardiff has to offer in order for you to make the most Read more
What is it? The student mentor scheme is an initiative run by the university to help first year students settle in to university life. Each fresher will be assigned a second or third year student mentor from their academic school to assist them during their first term or so at Cardiff. University can be a Read more
Sometimes, when uni work stress gets too much, we all want a place where we can escape the madness and impending deadlines, and just take a breather. Cardiff has a number of spots where you can do this, and I am here to tell you about the very best ones. Bute Park Known as the Read more
Whether you are going on a study abroad placement or a summer volunteering programme, it is always difficult to save up for them. All world-wide adventures, no matter where you go or what you do, require money and sadly, this does not grow on trees. Luckily, there are plenty of websites and apps that can Read more
Who doesn’t love a late Sunday morning brunch? Luckily, Cardiff is home to a plethora of cafés serving food that is not only worthy of the insta but divinely delicious. Garlands Quaintly tucked away in a lane belonging to the charming Duke Street Arcade, Garlands has been serving its locally sourced Welsh grub for over Read more
It’s a question on every person going into first year’s mind. You hear a variety of different things floating around about what exactly that first week of uni is about. I for one wasn’t entirely clear on what is what before I started so I hope I can clarify a few things about it and Read more
Following my blog post all about Cardiff University’s ‘Cardiff Award’. I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention another fantastic aspect of uni life here in Cardiff. Student media, as you can probably guess, is a student led media initiative comprising of a radio station (Xpress Radio), a magazine (Quench), a newspaper (Gair 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.