5 steps for students who have failed their exams

Posted on 21 June 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir from the Advice and Money Team shares 5 steps for students who have failed their exams…  The exam board has met and you will have received an email to say your results are available to be viewed on SIMS.  When you viewed your results did you find a dreaded F, or a lower classification or
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5 cam i fyfyrwyr sydd wedi methu eu harholiadau

Posted on 21 June 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae Einir o’r Tîm Cyngor ac Arian yn rhoi 5 cam i fyfyrwyr sydd wedi methu eu harholiadau… Mae’r bwrdd arholi wedi cwrdd, a byddwch wedi cael ebost i ddweud bod eich canlyniadau ar gael i’w gweld ar SIMS.  Pan gawsoch eich canlyniadau, a gawsoch eich siomi gan ddosbarthiad neu farc llwyddo is na’r disgwyl,
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Congratulations to this year’s Student Mentors and Mentor Consultants!

Posted on 3 June 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Ann McManus, Mentor Manager recognises the contribution and achievements of this year’s Student Mentors and Consultants and thanks them for making it another successful year… The team and I are extremely proud of our student mentors and consultants who are hardworking, committed and professional. This year’s celebration event was another great success, and the winners
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Llongyfarchiadau i Fentoriaid Myfyrwyr ac Ymgynghorwyr Mentora eleni!

Posted on 3 June 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Mae Ann Mc Manus, Rheolwr Mentora, yn cydnabod cyfraniad a chyflawniadau Mentoriaid ac Ymgynghorwyr Myfyrwyr eleni, ac yn diolch iddynt am sicrhau ei bod hi’n flwyddyn lwyddiannus arall… Rwyf fi a’r tîm yn hynod falch o’n mentoriaid ac ymgynghorwyr myfyrwyr eleni, sy’n gweithio’n galed, yn ymrwymedig ac yn broffesiynol. Roedd digwyddiad dathlu eleni’n llwyddiant mawr
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Ann, our Academic Study Skills Manager, shares organisation, revision and exam strategies for success…

Posted on 1 May 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

It is quite normal to get a little nervous at the thought of doing an exam, but the good news is, that with these tips you can enter the exam season feeling prepared and in control. From procrastination to planning to exam performance here are some practical strategies to get you going. Get Organised –
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Dyma Ann, ein Rheolwr Sgiliau Astudio Academaidd, yn rhannu awgrymiadau trefnu, adolygu a strategaethau mewn arholiadau i’ch helpu i lwyddo…

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Mae’n eithaf arferol teimlo ychydig yn nerfus wrth feddwl am wneud arholiad, ond y newyddion da yw, gyda’r awgrymiadau hyn, gallwch ddechrau tymor yr arholiadau yn teimlo’n barod ac mewn rheolaeth. O oedi, i gynllunio, i’ch perfformiad mewn arholiad, dyma rai strategaethau ymarferol i’ch rhoi ar ben ffordd. Bod yn Drefnus – 5 Awgrym Ardderchog
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Tips on coping with anxiety before and during exams

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Rachel, Wellbeing Practitioner, shares tips on coping with anxiety before and during exams. It is natural to feel anxious prior to an exam. In fact, a little anxiety can actually help performance. Anxiety and stress cause the body to release adrenaline which can be helpful when responding to challenging situations. Whilst being laid back has
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Awgrymiadau ynghylch sut i ymdopi â phryder cyn ac yn ystod arholiadau

Posted on 30 April 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Dyma awgrymiadau gan Rachel, Ymarferydd Lles o’r Gwasanaeth Cwnsela, Iechyd a Lles, ynghylch sut i ymdopi â phryder yn ystod arholiadau ac wedi hynny. Mae pryderu cyn arholiad yn deimlad cwbl naturiol. I ddweud y gwir, gall rhywfaint o bryder eich helpu i berfformio’n well. Mae pryder a straen yn achosi i’r corff ryddhau adrenalin
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Make the most of your summer with an Internship at Green Man Festival!

Posted on 26 April 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Green Man is the largest open-air music, science and arts festival in Wales. It is known for supporting emerging artists and many successful acts first performed at Green Man. It is one of the few remaining large independent UK festivals and refuses corporate sponsorship and uses that freedom to support a variety of projects including
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Manteisiwch i’r eithaf ar eich haf gydag Interniaeth yng Ngŵyl y Dyn Gwyrdd!

Posted on 26 April 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Gŵyl y Dyn Gwyrdd yw’r ŵyl gerddoriaeth, gwyddoniaeth a chelfyddydau awyr agored fwyaf yng Nghymru. Mae’n adnabyddus am gefnogi artistiaid newydd, gyda llawer o fandiau llwyddiannus wedi perfformio yno am y tro cyntaf. Mae’n un o’r nifer fach o wyliau annibynnol mawr sy’n dal i fodoli yn y DU. Mae’n gwrthod nawdd corfforaethol ac yn
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Join us in supporting Trans Day of Visibility

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Maddie Duffield

Tamzin, Student Wellbeing Champion, tells us more about Trans Day of Visibility and how you can show your support for the transgender community. Sunday 31st March is Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV), part of the LGBT+ awareness days – but this year it will be celebrated on Friday March 29th. TDOV is an opportunity to celebrate diversity
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Tackling interviews – a guide to success

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Second year Business Management student and Careers Ambassador Josh shares his advice on tackling interviews. Hi all, I’m Josh, the Careers Ambassador hoping to give you an insight into my top tips and tricks for succeeding in interviews. Once I leave University I know how competitive the market is for jobs so I know that
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5 top job hunting tips

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Searching for a graduate job can be a long process; here are Careers Adviser Jason Law’s 5 top tips to secure that job offer. Stay positive – You may feel frustrated or disheartened, but you will land a job offer eventually. Ask for feedback where possible, learn from your mistakes and keep moving forward. Watch
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What it’s like to work in Cardiff as a graduate!

Posted on 15 March 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Over the past few weeks I’ve been speaking to Cardiff graduates who stayed on in the city after they’d finished their exams and handed back the keys to their cold houses in Cathays. They have all been people who are keen to let soon to be graduates know that you can make it happen in
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World Sleep Day – “Sleep Well, Live Fully Awake” Friday 15 March

Posted on 14 March 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Wellbeing Champion, Georgina, provides you with tips and strategies to help you to get a good night’s sleep. What is World Sleep Day? It is a day to focus on the importance of sleep – and to recognise the burdens a sleeping problem can bring. It is a global day aimed at spreading awareness of
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Free co-working space with Ymlaen!

Posted on 12 March 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Are you looking to develop your business idea or looking to freelance? Find out how you could get a free desk space in a Cardiff co-working hub together with seed-funding to bring your idea to life. The Ymlaen! (Welsh for ‘onwards’) scheme offers a free desk space for current students and graduates in a local
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University Mental Health Day – Use Your Voice!

Posted on 6 March 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Marios, Student Wellbeing Champion tells us all about University Mental Health Day and the theme this year – Use Your Voice. Thursday 7 of March 2019 is ‘University Mental Health Day’ and Cardiff University could not be any less of a great supporter of this year’s message “Use Your Voice”. What is the University Mental
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Life after Graduation – It’s all in the planning!

Posted on 4 March 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

When asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I don’t think I ever once said ‘a town planner’. My first experience of town planning came much later, during a week of work experience at the local council while I was still in the Sixth Form. It was an intriguing and eye-opening week
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Could you be a Student Mentor? Find out more about the role from the mentors themselves…

Posted on 1 March 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

The Student Mentor scheme is currently recruiting Mentors for 2019/20.  Becoming a student mentor can help improve your employability and leadership skills whilst doing something worthwhile to help new students settle into University life. Here five students tell us about why they became Mentors and what they gained from the role: Katie, English Language Student
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Sustainability Week 2019

Posted on 26 February 2019 by Maddie Duffield

This year sustainability week has the theme of sustainable food. Join us between 4-8 March for events which are free and open to students and staff. Drop-in day, 4 March 11:00 – 14:00 Our opening event will be a drop-in day on Monday 4 March 11:00 – 14:00 in the VJ Gallery. Come along and
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My experience at Delio…What it’s like to work at a Fintech start-up!!

Posted on 26 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

I was first drawn to Delio at the ‘Integrated Placement Programme Speed Network Event’ in March, 2018. As a first year Business Management student, I was keen to gain some real-life working experience whilst studying my degree but, I didn’t really want to leave Cardiff for a whole year! The placement semester suited my needs
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Jo, Wellbeing Practitioner and Counsellor, talks about the new support options available for LGBT+ students at Cardiff University…

Posted on 22 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Being at University can be full of high and lows, and this can be heightened if you identify as part of the LGBT+ community. On Monday 18 February, the Student Support and Wellbeing Service launched some new support options, specifically for LGBT+ students. LGBT+ Mental Health Research from Stonewall – an organisation which campaigns for
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Men’s mental health support

Posted on 18 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Scot, Wellbeing Practitioner tells us more about men’s mental health and the support available to students at Cardiff University… Men can find talking about mental health particularly hard, but talking can be a lifeline. If you’re worried about your mental health, chances are you’re right to be concerned. Talking about it and finding support is the
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What is a guarantor?

Posted on 18 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Just as you were thinking “that house hunting malarkey was easier than I thought it was going to be” the letting agents hit you with who’s your guarantor? You’ve never heard the word before and have no idea who or what could be your guarantor. What is a guarantor? A guarantor is someone who is
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Getting noticed in the Graduate Market

Posted on 15 February 2019 by Maddie Duffield

Getting noticed in a sea of graduates seems like an incredibly daunting task, and with the graduate market getting more and more competitive, you really need to pull out all the stops to get hired! Final year Genetics student, Maddie, talks about her application experience and how she got onto the Vodafone graduate scheme. After
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Remember to re-apply for funding for next year!

Posted on 12 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Are you in your first, second or penultimate year of study?  Do you get student funding now?  Would you like it again next year?  Did you know that you need to reapply for funding each academic year?  The Advice and Money Team tells us more … In the talks we, the Advice and Money Team, give to Cardiff
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Managing your financial commitments

Posted on 12 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Managing your financial commitments can be a bit like juggling elephants…you know what they are, roughly when they’re going to land, but if you don’t catch them at the right time they might just squash you! Financial commitments go beyond the things you have to pay, like your rent and bills. It also covers the
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Discover Cardiff and Beyond on a Budget

Posted on 11 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Our experts in the Advice and Money Team share some help and advice to make the most of your money. Putting the fun back into budgeting We know that the thought of budgeting can make anyone start to sweat but we’re here to remind you of the benefits of budgeting and why it’s important. So
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Money, food and…climate change?!

Posted on 11 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Our experts in the Advice and Money Team share some help and money management advice. Managing your food shop can not only save you pounds but can also help with climate change. No I’m not talking rubbish………hmmmmmmm well yes I am, food caddie rubbish. The science bit: Food waste is listed as the 3rd biggest
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Budgeting Basics

Posted on 11 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

The looooooooooong second term and the dreaded ‘B’ word (Budgeting of course!) Our experts in the Advice and Money Team share some help and budgeting advice. You’ve managed through the first term of the academic year, survived the money pit of Christmas and finally reached the second instalment of funding pay day; hurray!! Finally, your
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Make sure you and your friends stay safe

Posted on 6 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Stay safe as you move around Cardiff and the university by following our tips and making use of the safety initiatives available to you. Please be sure to: Be safe and sensible Look out for your friends  Make sure someone knows where you are  Keep your belongings out of sight, particularly mobile phones, wallets and laptop bags
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Jo, Wellbeing Practitioner, talks about LGBT+ History Month, the Stand with LGBT+ campaign, and new support options available for LGBT+ students…

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Being at University can be full of high and lows, and this can be heightened if you identify as part of the LGBT+ community. February is LGBT+ History Month, and Cardiff University and the Student’s Union will be running events to mark the month and to promote Stand with LGBT+ The campaign encourages us to
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Why You Should Apply to be a Student Mentor

Posted on 4 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Looking to develop your employability skills and enhance your CV?  Apply to become a Student Mentor and you will be given full training and supervision to support a small group of new students with their transition to university life and to guide them in developing their academic skills. If you are a continuing undergraduate or
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What to do if you experience Sexual Violence or Abuse…

Posted on 3 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week, 4-10 February and time to reaffirm that NO student should experience sexual violence or abuse! The Disclosure Response Team are here to support you and advise on your options should you choose to report… Immediately after an incident it is normal to feel shock, pain, anger, numbness and
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What is Sexual Violence?

Posted on 3 February 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s Sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week, 4-10 February, and the perfect opportunity to remind students that Cardiff University has a zero tolerance policy for violence and abuse.  Please read on for more information about sexual violence and how to access support. The term “sexual violence” is an an all-encompassing, non-legal term that refers
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Interview with a graduate entrepreneur – Mohamed Binesmael

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Recent graduate, Mohamed Binesmael, shares with us his new start-up and how he took it to Dubai. My name is Mo, I studied civil engineering at Cardiff University, and I’m from Cardiff.  I’m an avid competitor and love to program, hence I joined Cardiff Racing at the earliest opportunity, and founded Cardiff Racing Driverless, bridging
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Becoming a Student Mentor

Posted on 28 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Becoming a Student Mentor will enhance your employability skills by giving you the opportunity to guide new students in their transition to university and academic career. If you are a continuing undergraduate or post-graduate taught student and would like to volunteer to help first year students, the Student Mentor Scheme is a great opportunity for
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Are you giving Dry January a go, or wish you were?

Posted on 23 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Scott from our Wellbeing team tell us more about Dry January and the support available to students if alcohol is an issue… It’s a new year, we’re all feeling the after-effects of the Christmas period (some for the better, some for the worse), and what better way to start 2019 off than Dry January. This
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Getting the funding right for your placement year or study abroad

Posted on 21 January 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Siobhan and Tania from our Advice and Money Team explain what students need to do to apply for funding for a work or study placement year.   Photo credit: Hugh Doyle, BA History, George Washington University, USA It’s nearly that time of year again when you have to reapply for your funding. If you are going on
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Guarantor Scheme for care leavers and estranged students

Posted on 10 January 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Are you a care leaver or an estranged student unable to find someone to act as a guarantor to secure accommodation in the private sector? If so, Cardiff University has a Guarantor Scheme to assist you. Basically, this means that the University will act as your guarantor so you can secure somewhere to live in the private sector
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Tips and advice for your exams and assessments

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Help is at hand to support you through the exam period. Our exam and assessment tips are here to help you through the next few weeks.   Whilst it’s important to work hard and try your best, try not to overdo it. Taking regular breaks and sticking to a healthy routine can improve your time management and make your
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Organisation, revision and exam strategies for success

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Ann, our Academic Study Skills Manager, shares organisation, revision and exam strategies for success…   Prior planning and preparation are the keys to exam success. So let me introduce my exams guide, with organisation, revision and in-exam strategies to help you set a course and stay on track. From planning to procrastination and revision notes
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Top tips to help you manage exam stress

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy from our Wellbeing Team shares some useful tips to help you cope with exam stress.   It is normal to feel a little bit of stress (some level of stress can help you focus), but too much of it can lead you to feel out of control and can make it harder for you to
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In-exam guidance: Three golden rules

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Chloe, from our Disability and Dyslexia Team shares three golden rules for the exam relevant to all students… With exams looming, here are three golden rules from us at the Disability and Dyslexia Team relevant to all students!
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Top tips to help you revise effectively

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Rachel from the Student Wellbeing Team shares tips on how to manage your revision time effectively.     It can be really hard to find self-motivation as the exam period gets closer. It requires a great deal of discipline and organisation to revise, especially when the joint demands of different courses or modules become overwhelming. Good
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The Exam Diet: Your guide to budget-friendly brain food

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

27Kate, our Student Intern, shares her tips for eating well on a budget during exams…   Endless tesco meal deals, the occasional wi-wo, various chocolatey snacks and an array of beverages from hoffi coffi’s selection may seem like the ideal exam diet, but it’s neither brain food nor budget-friendly. I know the struggles of exam
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Presentation Panic? Tips to help

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Victoria, Student Intern, shares her advice on preparing for a presentation…   Most students experience a bit of presentation panic at some point. Your stomach drops, your mouth goes dry, your knees wobble beneath you and a lump forms in your throat. It can be especially terrifying if it’s marked. However, burying your head in the
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Tips on coping with anxiety before and during exams

Posted on 7 January 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Rachel, Wellbeing Practitioner from the Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Service, shares tips on coping with anxiety before and during exams. It is natural to feel anxious prior to an exam. In fact, a little anxiety can actually help performance. Anxiety and stress cause the body to release adrenalin which can be helpful when responding to challenging
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