Clubs and societies

Election season

Posted on 5 March 2015 by Iain

Last week it was the madness of the Students Union sabbatical elections which consists of wannabe sabbs coming up with random slogans, dressing up in silly costumes, sticking banners and posters all over the place, bribing voters and coming into occasional lectures. Although we missed most of this due to being slightly out the way
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Video Blog – Toby talks Student Media

Posted on 27 February 2015 by Toby

If you’re a Cardiff University student, it’s likely that you’ll have seen copies of Gair Rhydd and Quench magazine around campus. I’d argue that you’re just as likely to have listened to Xpress Radio while you’ve been rushing through the Union to get your lectures on time. The point I’m making is that student media
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Ball Y Gym Gym (Welsh Society Ball)

Posted on 21 February 2015 by Rhian

So on the 3rd of February it was time for the members of The Gym Gym to get dressed up for our annual ball- Dawns Fawreddog Y Gym Gym. Based in The Thistle Hotel, at 7 o clock it was time to head over. Greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival,  it was nice
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Video Blog – Toby talks Annual Events

Posted on 25 January 2015 by Toby

Where does the time go? It only feels like yesterday that I was looking forward to Christmas dinner, and now I’m sitting at my laptop – a month into the New Year – getting ready for lectures to start again after a hectic exam period. Hey, only eleven months and we can do it all
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OPSOC Christmas ball

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Iain

In Cardiff OPSOC we like to celebrate the end of the 1st semester (or nearly the end) with a Christmas ball. This helps us to unwind after a long hard term, in which 1st years have started to learn the basics, 2nd years have seen their first paid patients and 3rd years have started testing
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Students' Union AGM

Posted on 29 November 2014 by Nina

So on Thursday night I went along with some friends to the Student’s Union’s Annual General Meeting, where about 500-600 students come together to vote on things that have been proposed to the SU.   Up for debate this year were: a motion to make the Union Pro-Choice to create a new LGBT+ role specifically
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Posted on 14 November 2014 by Iain

No, not the one you are probably thinking of or even the second one, this is the prestigious Boots Optom vs Pharmacy varsity that is now in it’s second year and happened this last weekend here in Cardiff. In this ultimate test of sporting prowess OPSOC and WPSA (the pharmacy society) battle it out for
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Gold Award Presentations!

Posted on 25 October 2014 by Nina

Hi everyone!   This Thursday I travelled London to receive my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. It was an amazing experience, especially since I have waited a pretty long time to get there. I did my expedition with my school to Morocco in the summer of Year 11/12 and have been making up my hours
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Back in the swing of it…

Posted on 14 October 2014 by Nina

Hi everyone! Long time no speak, lots has gone on. I’ve officially started my placement year! I’m working in Registry and Academic services as Student Surveys and Communication Assistant, basically continuing what I was up to over the summer 🙂 So far we’ve had the first Math Soc social of the year with a record
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Posted on 9 October 2014 by Iain

Aikido meaning “the Way of harmonious spirit” is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a way of combining his spiritual beliefs with his philosophy and martial studies – he previously trained in judo and jiu jitsu. He envisioned it as an art that practitioners could use to protect themselves but without harming
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