Living away from home

Going to University this September part 1

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Nancyanne

Can I be a Religious at University? If so HOW?   I am going to use Christianity in this blog.  Are you going to university this September and wondering whether it is possible to reconcile being a student and a Christian? Well here it is. Yes, you can be a Christian at university.   Just
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Endings

Posted on 1 June 2017 by Jack

  Kingswear Station – Devon (Summer 2016) You know, university has made me realise a lot of things I really wouldn’t have expected, for better or for worse. Perhaps the biggest shock though, is that it has made me realise that I’m actually going to find leaving halls almost as difficult as leaving home to
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Loneliness at University

Posted on 31 May 2017 by Nancyanne

I have always struggled with loneliness. I enjoy being in the company of others yet at the same time, I love being alone. There are various forms of loneliness. Sometimes people think being lonely only includes having no friends and being by yourself all the time. How about those who have friends yet still feel
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Easter holidays

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Johanna

Going home for Easter was an interesting experience this year. I am now sharing a bunk bed with my six-year-old sister, having swapped rooms with my nine-year-old brother. Trying to do readings for my modules and revise on the bottom of a bunk bed is difficult to say the least. Since the top bed is
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Learning to improvise

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Jack

I was asked recently to sum up being a student here in three words. I doubt I’d be the first to admit that this wasn’t necessarily an easy task, but after much deliberation the words I came up with were “Learning to improvise.” Somewhat appropriate, I think, given the circumstances I was in at the
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What to ask on a University Open Day?

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Wendy

So tomorrow is the Cardiff University Open Day! I remember this time last year where I was going to Open Days and I feel like they really give you an insight and character of the university. I found when reading prospectus’ it is hard to differentiate the universities from one another and figure out whether
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Top tips for saving money on travel

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Hannah

I travel to and from university by train. It can be a nightmare carrying all of my bags with me and trying to get them to fit in the luggage racks, but I try and make travelling less of a pain by saving money on transport. Here’s my top tips. Travel by train: Book as
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Why come to Wales?

Posted on 18 April 2017 by Johanna

Why study in Wales? I can’t understand why anyone would ever want to come here. There are so many stereotypes about Wales and they’re all true. Firstly, the sun never shines, look at how dull and lifeless that blossom tree looks with no sun behind it. And all the rain makes everything here look horrible
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The best way to get through deadlines? Get a puppy!

Posted on 8 April 2017 by Johanna

We all have our coping mechanisms to get us through assignment deadlines and exams. For the last two weeks mine has been William. No, William is not my boyfriend, he’s my Nan’s 10-week-old cockerpoo (cocker spaniel/poodle) puppy and he is so cute it’s almost obscene. She brought him home just after he hit the eight-week
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Sink or Swim? The University Challenge

Posted on 30 March 2017 by Jack

Did you know that 70%  of Christians that go to university will no longer continue to attend church after just one year? I didn’t until last summer when I was at Soul Survivor (which because I’m assuming very few of you will be aware is essentially a Christian youth camp – Yes we really can
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