Applying for a PhD – Part 2

Posted on 22 March 2018 by Hope

Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted anything for a while, I’ve been a little stressed with exams, then post grad plans, and now my Final Year Project write-up. Last time I wrote about how you totally can apply for a PhD, even if you are feeling a little doubtful. This time I want to cover
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Commonly Asked Questions About Open Days!

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Gee

University Open Days are an exciting opportunity to visit your potential first choice University and get your burning questions answered; as well as being able to take campus/accommodation tours, attend course-specific courses, learn about societies and Cardiff Student lifestyle in general! One of the best pieces of advice I can give to any potential student
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Summer Plans

Posted on 17 March 2018 by Ellie Ball

  One week till Easter? ALREADY? With that in mind, I think it’s best to start sorting out my plans for the upcoming summer! Seeing as uni summer holidays are between 4-5 months long (£9,000 a year for what you say??), this is definitely a time to use effectively. Many people opt to undertake internships
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Top Tips for Staying Motivated During Revision Period

Posted on 17 March 2018 by meganpotterton

Exams and essay deadlines are fast approaching. We’re half way through the spring semester and the much-needed Easter holidays are almost here! With this in mind, it is important to start to consider whether you’re fully prepared for this year’s revision and essay writing stress. Although many of you have had plenty of experience of
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Easter is coming…

Posted on 15 March 2018 by Tamzin

With Easter holidays on the horizon it’s important to get organised- yes I know I’m a bore and I probably sound like your mum when she tells you to do some work, but trust me, you won’t regret it. It’s very tempting to go home for the three weeks and eat chocolate eggs until you
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Strike Stress

Posted on 6 March 2018 by Tamzin

University includes nights out with friends, the struggles of cooking and if your course is anything like mine, very few contact hours. When those contact hours disappear completely it is important not to treat your time like a holiday. You don’t want to end up like this come May/June time… Whatever year you’re in, missing
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Applying for a PhD

Posted on 31 January 2018 by Hope

I’m currently in the process of applying for a PhD (eek!), so I thought I would give you guys some things I wish I had known a few months ago. 1. You do not need a Masters. I was under the impression that I needed a Masters to even be considered for a PhD, this is
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Life Works Out in the End…

Posted on 31 December 2017 by Wendy

It’s officially been a year that I’ve been a Cardiff Insider and sadly my time as a blogger is coming to an end. I’ve really enjoyed giving advice and sharing my insight into university life at Cardiff. I still remember this time last year, when I had just finished my first term at university and
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How to Revise during the Holidays

Posted on 27 December 2017 by Wendy

So I find it so difficult to revise at home and prefer to stay at university however eventually you have to go back home for all the festivities, hence here’s some tips on how to stay on top of your coursework and exam revision during the holidays! 1. Create a Revision Timetable This is probably
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Revision Tips

Posted on 20 December 2017 by Hope

I know I post something like this pretty much every Semester…BUT it is a good way of reminding myself, and everybody else to do these things. It is very easy to forget very basic stuff when you’re in the last year of your degree. I also like to tell myself I have learnt and grown
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