Hi! My name's Ellie and i'm a recent Journalism and Communications graduate 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!
Starting university comes with a whole set of worries and uncertainties and more often than not, this includes finding your way around an entirely brand new city. Whether you are moving from a different city, or you are coming from the heart of the countryside, the thought of living in a capital city can be Read more
Dear Fresher Self, Firstly, I am jealous. I am jealous that you are about to begin three of the best years of your life. I know you won’t believe me now with all those years in a brand new city ahead of you, but trust me when I say that it will absolutely fly by Read more
We are just over a month away from the start of a brand new uni year, and I’m surely not the only one who can’t believe how quickly it has come around! Whether you are an excited yet nervous fresher, or a soon-to-be dissertation swamped third year, there are a number of ways every student Read more
Being a fresh BA Journalism and Communications graduate and official alumni of Cardiff University, I am now able to fully reflect on the three best years of my life right here in the Welsh capital. What I can firstly say is that I am so glad I chose to study journalism at Cardiff; it is Read more
A question I am frequently asked is what exactly you should write on your personal statement when applying for a journalism/media course. Putting together a great statement can be a pretty stressful task as it is difficult to gage what exactly universities are looking for. However, all graduates have been through it and there is Read more
Having a degree from a reputable university like Cardiff will already put you in great stead when trying to launch your dream career. However, the value of work experience cannot be understated in industries such as the media, and often this is looked at more favourably than just simply your academic achievements. For this reason, Read more
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
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.