Living away from home

Top 15 First Year Advice

Posted on 17 May 2018 by Ellie Ball

As my first year at Cardiff University draws to a close, I am left pondering what I have learnt and what I would change. However, what I can say is that year one of uni has been incredible and exceeded all of my expectations. I have not only made great friends and memories but I
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Pros & Cons of Bringing Your Car to University

Posted on 11 May 2018 by Gee

I think everyone can agree that there is no better freedom than when you finally own your own car. From the age of 17, most people are rushing to their driving lessons after school with the smell of liberation in the air as their driving tests near. However, after all the joys of passing your
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Top 10 Reasons Why Cardiff is Great

Posted on 25 April 2018 by Ellie Ball

Top 10 Reasons Why Cardiff is Great Big City, Small Town Vibe This was probably one of the main reasons why I instantly fell in love with Cardiff. With the idea of London completely intimidating me, yet the idea of living in a capital city being really appealing, Wales’ capital was the perfect match. Having
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Hall Life

Posted on 15 April 2018 by Ellie Ball

Moving away from home for the first time is not easy in itself let alone being chucked in a flat with potentially 7 other random people (or more). It certainly is a challenge for most. The thought of university for pretty much a year before I arrived was massively daunting. I think what the main
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Where Did 4 Years Go?!

Posted on 15 April 2018 by Hope

I have to walk through first year halls to get to my flat, and I had a bit of a weird nostalgic moment last night. As I was walking down the path, littered with playing cards presumably from drinking games, and hearing a truly awful group performance of Bleeding Love coming from one of the
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Post-Easter Homesickness!

Posted on 15 April 2018 by Gee

We are finally in our last run towards the end of University for the 2017/18 academic year. The end of our Easter breaks brings us back to three more teaching weeks before we enter the dreaded exam period. This particular part of the year is where I think being home sick hits me the worst.
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Going to university part 3 (final)

Posted on 10 September 2017 by Nancyanne

Advice for Students about to start university. Many undergraduates feel nervous during their first couple of weeks at university. Sometimes it feels like you are being thrown in the deep end straight after fresher’s week. No advice, no nothing and that can be quite overwhelming. I wish sixth forms and colleges could prepare us more
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Stressful Move to Cardiff

Posted on 8 September 2017 by Hope

To be honest with you all, this is very much going to be a bit of rant. I had the worst experience ever moving into my final year flat a couple of weeks ago. I won’t name the letting agency, but they were awful. The flat itself is great and it’s all fine now, but
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Things to Remember for September!

Posted on 18 August 2017 by Hope

First of all I just wanted to say well done to all of you who got what you wanted on results day! As I am now a couple of weeks away from moving back to Cardiff myself, I thought I would run through a quick list of things that you shouldn’t forget (because I totally
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