Third year

‘I Guess this is Goodbye’

Posted on 18 May 2015 by Jordan

Hello bloggers! I hope revision/work is going well, I can say from experience that the hard work now really is worth it – especially for the summer vacation in a few weeks! This month has been action-packed (to say the least) and there isn’t a sign of it holding up any time soon, but I’m
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Practical exams, revision and handovers

Posted on 12 May 2015 by Iain

Optometry is a very practical subject so it should come as no surprise to hear that we have the joys of practical and oral exams. These normally take place just after the Easter holidays in a lovely welcome back present. All 4 years have an element of this to build you up to the practical
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7 Survival Tips for the Dissertation

Posted on 8 May 2015 by Hannah

Ok, apologies this one is a little late! It has been relatively intense lately what with the dissertation deadline. For those who aren’t sure what a dissertation is, it’s essentially a large piece of work that you conduct in your final year. It’s an individual project that you see through from conception to completion, and
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Bristol Eye hospital visit

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Iain

One of the final parts of the optometry course at Cardiff is a trip to Bristol eye hospital. Every third year spends 2 1/2 days in Bristol going round the various departments. This is both an exciting and interesting part of the course as it allows you to see a wide range of pathologies and
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It’s Not about the Letters on a Piece of Paper.

Posted on 30 March 2015 by Hannah

I feel that this is going to be quite a deep and reflective entry. It’s probably because I’m nearing the end of my degree – it’s that last week of lectures, all that’s left is my dissertation and finals – and because of that, my thoughts are becoming quite reminiscent of my time at Cardiff.
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Posted on 16 March 2015 by Vicky

This semester has flown by, and with only two weeks left until the Easter break I have been locked away in my room attempting to finish my dissertation. Having said that, I did do one particular big night out last Wednesday, I went to the NUS Wales awards and dinner up in Llandrindod Wells. I
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My favourite biases! This is why Psychology is cool (Part 2)

Posted on 28 February 2015 by Hannah

So this is part 2 of me being super geeky. Some more of the REALLY COOL things you’ll learn on the course. If you haven’t yet, read my last blog post – part 1 – It basically explains that as humans, we fall prey to a whole host of biases when we make decisions, and
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‘Broadway here I come’

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Jordan

Hello bloggers! How are we doing? It feels like a while since I last wrote (I know I say that every blog but it never ceases to amaze me how fast time goes). I’m sat here typing this blog in a mound of books and reading while tackling my second chapter of the dissertation. I’ve
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