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!
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
So, it’s that time in your first year of university that you begin to get bombarded by student letting agents telling you that they offer a whole load of tempting perks – no agency fees, competitive rents, free prosecco. Halt. Don’t get sucked into the mad rush which normally comes as early as October of Read more
Sometimes, all you need is just to get out the house and have an evening out, but this doesn’t always have to mean heading to the club. With Cardiff catering for pretty much every taste and interest, here are some alternative night out ideas that won’t leave you strapped for cash or with a hangover Read more
The end of my three years studying at Cardiff University is in sight, and no I am not happy about it. In July of this year I will be graduating with a degree in Journalism and Communications. That is just 6 months away! With this realisation I have become entirely fixated with doing all the Read more
Christmas time at Cardiff uni is always a fun time of year. Plenty of events are put on in the last few weeks of the semester and here is just a few of them… Society Balls Getting towards the end of November and start of December is when sports and societies will start having their Read more
Christmas is well and truly on its way which means it’s time to start thinking about what fun festive activities you will get up to in the Welsh capital. So what exactly can you do in the run up to the big day? Markets There’s no better way to get in the festive mood than Read more
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
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.