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!
The media is all around us; ingrained so deeply into our everyday lives that we often don’t acknowledge its over-bearing presence. For this, its importance cannot be stressed enough, with journalists alone playing a crucial part in the way that we perceive the world and the people around us. Sounds cool right? So why not Read more
Now that’s the question! Having just finished my undergraduate degree at Cardiff amidst a global pandemic (not an ideal time to enter the job market), I have been dropped into a sea of complete uncertainty. Of course I anticipated this feeling of the unknown; however, these are times that no-one could have predicted. Even before Read more
Wales’ natural outdoor beauty is one of the countries’ profound advantages in times like these. Whilst congregating indoors with those outside of your household is currently not possible, there are a number of places in the surrounding areas of Cardiff that offer a fantastic few hours away from your shameless Netflix binging routine. If you Read more
So you’ve done it. You have secured a place at your university of choice, and after all that hard work, it is time to start thinking about the next phase of your life. There are many ways to use that glorious summer before university, and here are just a few to get you ready. Learn Read more
It’s official! I have finally handed in my very last assessment and have completed my degree at Cardiff University. What a three years it has been, and I can say with my whole heart that it has been the best three years of my life. It is a strange feeling now that I have finished. Read more
As the saying goes – a healthy mind is a healthy body. Whilst it’s easy to get sucked in to the cyclical student lifestyle of pizza binging and snack indulging, this is (I regrettably have to say) not the best thing for your health. Don’t worry, I certainly do not lead the most active, health-focused Read more
Most students are blessed with having a pretty decent amount of free time. Although this can be spent making a bit of extra cash or chilling with mates, using your time to volunteer will be one of the most rewarding decisions you make during your studies. Cardiff University’s volunteering department offers a whole host of Read more
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 Read more
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 Read more
You have probably heard it time and time again, but I will say it one more time – the importance of your mental health cannot be understated. This is why during your studies it is so necessary to feel supported and part of the extensive community of students right here in Cardiff. Although university can 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.