Clubs and societies

An Insight into Xpress Radio

Posted on 13 August 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Xpress radio is an entirely student-based radio broadcasting service. It was founded in 1996 and has won multiple awards. Entirely independent, Xpress radio provides students with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in broadcasting, producing and even DJing. The radio station is very proud to broadcast in both Welsh and English, this includes welsh music
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An Insight into Quench

Posted on 6 August 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Quench is an award-winning student-based magazine, offering a comprehensive guide to Cardiff life and culture. Founded in 2007, Quench has collected six awards for best student magazine over the years and publishes five magazines a year. The magazine has a multitude of sections: Features, Column, Culture, Film and Tv, Music, Literature, Fashion, Travel, Food and
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What’s it like to be in a society at uni?

Posted on 7 July 2020 by Ellen

Firstly, I’d like to start by clearing up a common misconception – yes, medics do have time to socialise and get involved in societies! Although our timetables can get hectic at times, every Wednesday afternoon is free in Year 1 – 3, with society events on weeknights. It is so important for your work-life balance
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An Insight into the Gair Rhydd

Posted on 1 July 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

The Gair Rhydd is the official student newspaper at Cardiff University and has won numerous awards for its journalism. It is available printed in the student union and online on their website. It offers the opportunity to students to hone their journalism skills and gain invaluable experience in their chosen journalism sector. Gair Rhydd boasts
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Societies

Posted on 22 April 2020 by Jess

Why go to a society?  Societies are a great way to meet new people of all ages, from a range of different courses, and accommodation options. Societies give you a chance to meet people with similar interests to you, whether that’s baking, dancing, singing – and so much more. In addition to this, there is
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Staying Fit at University

Posted on 16 April 2020 by Ellie

As the saying goes – a healthy mind is a healthy body. Whilst it’s easy to get sucked in to the cyclical student lifestyle of pizza binging and snack indulging, this is (I regrettably have to say) not the best thing for your health. Don’t worry, I certainly do not lead the most active, health-focused
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LGBTQ+ Pride in Cardiff

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Ellie

It is February, which means it is also LGBTQ+ history month – a time to celebrate the community and draw attention to pressing issues that continue to affect many individuals across the U.K. The university is committed to championing its LGBT students and are highly regarded by Stonewall as one of the most LGBTQ+ inclusive
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What is Fresher’s Week?

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Ellie

It’s a question on every person going into first year’s mind. You hear a variety of different things floating around about what exactly that first week of uni is about. I for one wasn’t entirely clear on what is what before I started so I hope I can clarify a few things about it and
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Student Media

Posted on 30 July 2019 by Ellie

Following my blog post all about Cardiff University’s ‘Cardiff Award’. I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention another fantastic aspect of uni life here in Cardiff. Student media, as you can probably guess, is a student led media initiative comprising of a radio station (Xpress Radio), a magazine (Quench), a newspaper (Gair
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