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How to time manage during clinical placement

Posted on 31 March 2020 by Jess

During my time at university, I have found time management really important – especially when on clinical placement. Whilst on placement, sometimes I have had university related work and placement related work to do. I have found time management a really good technique to use to enable me to complete university and placement work, socialise
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PART 2: What’s it like doing CBL?

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Ellen

So last blog, we talked about how PCS (the first term) was so important to build the foundations for CBL = case based learning. This blog, I will talk about how it works and share some more quotes about it! So how is CBL organised? CBL is spread over Year 1 & 2 with 17
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PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

Posted on 19 March 2020 by Ellen

So let’s get started! Firstly, I’ll talk about the very first week, which like all other courses, is the induction week! Then, I’ll jump into some details about PCS (Platform for Clinical Sciences) in FAQ style. Happy reading! So what happens in the induction week? Throwback to my very first day – Medsoc organised a
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English Literature Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Often English Literature is perceived as a course where you simply read, consider the way that the colour of curtains reflects the mood of the author and essentially pull out 2000 words from nothing. This perception could not be more wrong. Currently studying English Literature at Cardiff University, I can tell you that it is a hard
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Making the Most of Reading Week

Posted on 2 March 2020 by Ellie

Although not getting the same half terms as schools and colleges, some university students are blessed with having something called a reading week. This is essentially a period in the middle of the semester where there are no scheduled lectures or seminars – giving you plenty of free time to, well, read. Here are some
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A day in a life of an Occupational Therapy Student

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Jess

As an Occupational Therapy student at Cardiff University, we have a mixture of university days and days where we’re on placement. If you’re hoping to study Occupational Therapy at university, this blog post about my experience as an Occupational Therapy student will help you to know exactly what to expect.  University Days  Our university day
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How to Revise Effectively

Posted on 29 January 2020 by Zoe Petre

Revision can be so stressful, no matter how early we start. I’m going to share a few tips which you can hopefully take on board to make your revision as effective as possible!  Planning  Having a calendar or diary and planning what you do with your time is important in order to prevent wasting time procrastinating.  Start
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A typical day in the life of a student

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Ellie

Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of
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Top City Study Spaces

Posted on 10 September 2019 by Ellie

Every student has their favourite study time, study buddy and study space. But where is the prime place to put your head down and churn out that essay? Look no further, as I will be going through all the very best study spaces Cardiff has to offer in order for you to make the most
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