Jobs and work experience

The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Welcome to University where you will experience some of the best times of your life, some of the hardest and some of the most rewarding. Everything comes for a price and you will probably hear people talking about their overdrafts within a month of being at University.  What is the overdraft?  If you have a student
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Finding a Placement Year

Posted on 10 February 2020 by Zoe Petre

A placement year, often known as a sandwich year, provides students with the opportunity to spend 9-12 months working within their chosen industry, gaining valuable skills and experience which will enhance their CV.   It’s an opportunity which should be taken advantage of, however, finding and applying for a placement can be challenging.   Research  Carrying out your research is important so you know exactly what sort of placement you’re looking for, and what
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The Student Mentor Scheme

Posted on 10 September 2019 by Ellie

What is it? The student mentor scheme is an initiative run by the university to help first year students settle in to university life. Each fresher will be assigned a second or third year student mentor from their academic school to assist them during their first term or so at Cardiff. University can be a
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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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Cardiff Award

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Ellie

Cardiff has a whole host of departments that offer fantastic opportunities for its students. The Cardiff Award is just one of these and is something that I only just signed up to in the last few months. What is it? Essentially, the Cardiff Award is an award that champions extra-curricular activity and experience outside of
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University Interview top tips!

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Oliver

Hello everyone! I remember A Levels well and what stood out to me was the UCAS application. It took so much time, and let’s not even mention the personal statement! Well sadly, some students have another hurdle they have to overcome…the dreaded interview! As a (lucky) survivor of university interviews, I thought I’d write a
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Student Life Vlogs – Global Opportunities

Posted on 14 August 2018 by Dan

Hello again! In this vlog I talk about what opportunities are available for working and studying abroad during your degree. Everything you need to know: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/why-study-with-us/global-opportunities As always, questions are welcome. Enjoy!
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