Applying to University

Cardiff Student Memories

Posted on 1 July 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

It’s the end of the academic year and for some it’s also the end of university. Reminiscing about their time at Cardiff University, some students share their favourite experience at university. Joe – 2nd year – Geology Undergraduate Going to university meant gaining independence: the freedom to explore a new city, create new routines and
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To Masters or not to Masters?

Posted on 18 June 2020 by Ellie

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
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Make the most of your time at home!

Posted on 18 June 2020 by Ellen

Thought it would be a good time to share some advice on how to make the most of your time at home to prepare for your medicine application during COVID-19! Hopefully, you should have already seen the guidance from the Medical Schools Council on gaining relevant experience. This contains some fantastic resources, so be sure
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5 Things University has Taught Me

Posted on 22 May 2020 by Ellie

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.
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My Journey into Medicine

Posted on 14 April 2020 by Ellen

Hi everyone! I am a 2nd year medic and this is my first time blogging! I want to use this platform to inspire and provide guidance to applying to Medicine. I intend to achieve this through my series of blogs called “Medic Tips”, where I will be blogging on different parts of the process highlighted
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Resources for Transition to 1st Year Medicine!

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

When starting medicine, one of the most important elements to grasp is an understanding of how everything fits together. It can be easy to separate your anatomy completely from your microanatomy and even your physiology as well, but the aim of these resources is to help you see the bigger picture, as well as to suggest some areas of learning which
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All things UCAT!

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

It is important that you know what admission test each medical school you apply to requires – for Cardiff, it is the UCAT (formerly known as the UKCAT). In this blog, I will share how I did my preparation and further tips. I hope it is useful! Like I mentioned previously, I ensured that I
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How to start your medicine personal statement

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

I just wanted to do a follow up blog from the overview so that I could share some tips and more about my approach to writing my personal statement. INVEST IN A NOTEBOOK This was my treasured notebook (only cost £1!) – I kept all my notes in it from UCAS talks, open day talks, useful reflections, as
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