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Clarissa: Why become a student champion?

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“There were two reasons I was motivated to become a student champion. Firstly, as a MSc student, I wanted to find a flexible role that would fit around my studies. Secondly, and what attracted me most to this particular role, as a people person, I was really interested in the prospect of being able to
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Amser i Siarad Streiciau!

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Gyda streic arall ar y gweill unwaith eto, roeddem am dawelu eich meddyliau nad yw’r byd ar ben, a bod cymorth a chyngor ar gael. Rydym yn deall y byddwch yn bryderus ac yn poeni sut bydd y streiciau hyn yn cael effaith arnoch chi a’ch astudiaethau. A fydd effaith ar fy marciau? Pam mae
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Time to talk strikes!

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

With strike action upon us once again, we wanted to reassure you that all is not lost, help and support is available. We understand that you will be anxious and worried about how these strikes will impact you and your studies. Will my marks be affected? Why does this keep happening? What can I do
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Dathlu Mis Hanes LGBT +

Posted on 19 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Helo bawb, Dyma Fis Hanes LGBT+, adeg o’r flwyddyn pan ydym yn cofio’r holl bobl a oedd yn ymroi i geisio hawliau, rhyddid a balchder. Ar yr adeg hon o’r flwyddyn, mae’n arbennig o bwysig ystyried pa mor bell rydym ni wedi dod, hyd yn oed yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Bob dydd, mae mwy
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Celebrating LGBT + History Month

Posted on 19 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Hi all, It’s LGBT+ History Month, a time of year where we remember all the people who dedicated themselves to the pursuit of rights, freedom, and pride. At this time of year, its especially important to reflect on how far we’ve come, even in the last few years. Everyday, more and more people across the
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Clare: “why I chose to become a student mentor”

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Hello, I’m Clare, a third year Ancient History student. I’ve been involved with the mentoring scheme from my very first day at University – from being mentored in first year, to being a mentor in my 2nd year and now a mentor consultant in my final year. Mentors provide a vital support base for first
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Clare: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Helo bawb, Clare ydw i, myfyrwraig trydedd flwyddyn sy’n astudio Hanes yr Henfyd. Rwyf wedi bod ynghlwm wrth y cynllun mentora ers fy niwrnod cyntaf un yn y Brifysgol – o gael fy mentora yn y flwyddyn gyntaf, i fod yn fentor yn fy ail flwyddyn, i fod yn ymgynghorydd mentora nawr yn fy mlwyddyn
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Ffion: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 12 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Helo bawb, fy enw i yw Ffion, ac rwy’n fyfyrwraig meistr integredig yn fy mhedwaredd flwyddyn yn Ysgol y Biowyddorau, a hefyd Ymgynghorydd Mentora ar gyfer Mentoriaid Myfyrwyr y Biowyddorau.  Rwyf wedi bod yn rhan o’r Cynllun Mentora Myfyrwyr am rai blynyddoedd nawr, ac roeddwn yn rhan o’r garfan gyntaf o Fentoriaid Myfyrwyr y Biowyddorau.
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Ffion: ‘why I chose to become a student mentor’

Posted on 12 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Hi everyone, my name is Ffion and I’m a 4th year Integrated Master’s student in the School of Bioscience and also a Mentor Consultant for Bioscience Student Mentors. I’ve been part of the Student Mentoring Scheme for a few years now, and I was part of the first cohort of Bioscience Student Mentors. If you’re
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Kaiya: “why I chose to become a student mentor”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“In order to succeed in the job market following graduation, it is important to not only succeed in your degree but to also develop your skills via work experience opportunities. Graduate employers look specifically for communication, teamwork, leadership and time-management skills. The Student Mentoring scheme is a brilliant opportunity to develop such skills and attain
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Kaiya: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Er mwyn llwyddo yn y farchnad swyddi ar ôl graddio, mae’n bwysig llwyddo yn eich gradd yn ogystal â datblygu eich sgiliau drwy gyfleoedd i gael profiad gwaith. Mae cyflogwyr graddedigion yn chwilio’n benodol am sgiliau cyfathrebu, gweithio mewn tîm, arwain a rheoli amser. Mae’r cynllun Mentora Myfyrwyr yn gyfle gwych i ddatblygu’r fath sgiliau
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Sophie: “why I chose to become a student mentor”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Hi, my name is Sophie and I was a Student Mentor in my second year of university. I found the scheme very rewarding as I was able to help first year students as they started their university life. In my meetings I covered topics including housing and referencing, which I believe are topics that are
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Sophie: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Shwmae, Sophie ydw i, ac roeddwn i’n Fentor Myfyrwyr yn ystod fy ail flwyddyn yn y brifysgol. Rhoddodd y cynllun lawer iawn o foddhad i mi am fy mod yn gallu helpu myfyrwyr y flwyddyn gyntaf wrth iddyn nhw ddechrau eu bywydau yn y brifysgol. Yn fy nghyfarfodydd, bues i’n trafod llety a geirdaon ymhlith
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Cyngor ynghylch arholiadau gan fyfyriwr ôl-raddedig sy’n gwybod orau!

Posted on 2 January 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Ewch ati i gynllunio! A’r tymor arholi’n agosáu’n gyflym, mae cynllunio mor bwysig. Pan ydw i’n dweud cynllunio, rwy’n golygu cynllunio pob dim. Mae eisoes digon o straen i fywyd, ac mae pwysau ychwanegol arholiadau ac adolygu dros y Nadolig yn gallu bod yn feichus. Ond rwy’n addo i chi, os ydych chi’n trefnu, amserlennu
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Exam tips from a postgrad student in the know!

Posted on 2 January 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Get Planning! With exam season fast approaching it is so important to plan. When I mean plan, I mean everything. Life is stressful enough and the added pressure of exams and revision to consider over the Christmas break isn’t an easy one. But I promise you if you organise, schedule and divide your time accordingly
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UOTY

My experience at the Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards – Alice

Posted on 5 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Hello, I’m Alice and I’m from Oxford. I am currently a third year student studying Human and Social Sciences and earlier this year I was an ‘Impactful Social Action’ Award finalist at the Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards. I love the fact that my degree teaches me practical things about the world around
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“Rydw i mewn perygl o roi’r gorau i’r Brifysgol gan fy mod i’n anhapus.’

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor o’r tîm Cwnsela Myfyrwyr yn ymateb i gyfyng-gyngor myfyriwr… “Rydw i’n ei chael hi’n anodd ymgartrefu yn ôl yn y Brifysgol ar ôl yr haf. Rwy’n gweld gofynion yr ail flwyddyn yn heriol iawn yn barod, a dwi ddim yn mwynhau’r gwaith ar hyn o bryd. Fel arfer, rwy’n gwneud yn dda iawn, ond
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I‘m at risk of dropping out of University because I’m unhappy.

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor from Student Counselling responds to a student dilemma… “I’m really struggling to settle back into Uni after the Summer. I’m finding the demands of 2nd year really challenging already and I’m not enjoying the work at the moment. I usually do really well but I didn’t do that well in my summer exams it’s
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Teacher in classroom

Are you considering a career in teaching?

Posted on 31 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Elena Hajilambi, who studies BA Music, completed work experience last year as part of the Classroom Experience Project. She went to Radyr Comprehensive’s Music department. Here she tells us about her experience. My experience I’ve known for years that I wanted to become a teacher in the future but wasn’t aware that in order to
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Iris Prize poster

Fy nhaith gyda theulu Iris a chipolwg ar Ŵyl Ffilmiau Rhyngwladol LGBT+ Caerdydd

Posted on 31 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Roedd y brifysgol o hyd yn golygu ehangu fy ngorwelion, sy’n brofiad tebyg i gymaint ohonom. Yn aml, dyma ein cam cyntaf ar lwybr annibyniaeth, ac mae ein hamser yma wedi’i lunio gan bobl a phrofiadau yn llawn cymaint â darlithoedd a llyfrgelloedd. I mi, un o’r ffyrdd mwyaf cadarnhaol o archwilio’r ochr gymdeithasol a
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Iris Prize poster

My journey with the Iris Family: a look at Cardiff’s own LGBT+ International film festival

Posted on 31 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

University, alike for so many of us, was always about expanding myself. Often our first gateway to independence, our time here is shaped just as much by people and experiences, as it is by lectures and libraries. For me, one of the most positive ways to explore that sociable and creative side outside of the
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The summer I met Boris

Posted on 24 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Challenging my mind set I, like many others, thought that the Civil Service Fast Stream wasn’t meant for people like me. I wasn’t male, I didn’t go to Oxbridge and I hadn’t studied PPE. The Bridge Report, published in 2016, found that the Fast Stream intake was still less socially diverse than Oxford and mentally,
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Yr haf y cwrddais i â Boris

Posted on 23 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Herio fy meddylfryd Roeddwn i, fel llawer o bobl eraill, yn credu nad oedd Llwybr Carlam y Gwasanaeth Sifil ar gyfer pobl fel fi. Dydw i ddim yn ddyn, es i ddim i Rydychen neu Gaergrawnt, a doeddwn i heb astudio PPE. Canfu Adroddiad Bridge, a gyhoeddwyd yn 2016, fod y rhai sy’n cael lle
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Speaking out about depression and anxiety

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Polly, Cardiff Alumni and former Wellbeing Champion, talks about her struggles with depression and anxiety…. My symptoms of depression and anxiety first started showing when I started University in 2015. Being in an unfamiliar place, away from my usual support network of family, a feeling of detachment set in. Although I’ve always been a hard
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Codi llais am iselder a gorbryder

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Polly, un o Gynfyfyrwyr Caerdydd, a fu gynt yn Hyrwyddwr Llesiant, sy’n sôn am ei brwydrau gydag iselder a gorbryder… Dechreuodd fy symptomau iselder a gorbryder ddod i’r amlwg gyntaf pan gychwynnais i yn y Brifysgol yn 2015.  Oherwydd mod i mewn man anghyfarwydd, ymhell o’m rhwydwaith cefnogi arferol yn y teulu, dechreuais i deimlo’n
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“I want to have fun at Uni but how do I reassure my parents I’m safe?”

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor from Student Counselling responds to a student dilemma… I’m in my first year and this is the first time I’ve lived away from home. My Mum is really supportive and happy that I’m at Cardiff Uni but she’s always checking up on me because she’s worried about how I’m coping and where I am
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Dw i eisiau joio tra fy mod i yn y Brifysgol, ond dw i ddim yn siŵr sut i dawelu meddwl fy rhieni fy mod i’n ddiogel?

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor o’r tîm Cwnsela Myfyrwyr yn ymateb i gyfyng-gyngor myfyriwr… Rydw i yn fy mlwyddyn gyntaf a dyma’r tro cyntaf i mi fyw oddi gartref. Mae fy Mam yn gefnogol iawn ac yn hapus fy mod i ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, ond mae hi wastad yn gwneud yn siŵr fy mod i’n iawn achos mae hi’n
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My top tips for freshers’…

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Hi all, I’m Clare, a third year Ancient History student. I’m also a student mentor. The student mentor scheme matches first year students (mentees) to mentors from the same academic School (there are mentors in every school except for Architecture). Each mentor is assigned a small group of mentees and they meet on a regular
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Fy awgrymiadau ardderchog ar gyfer wythnos y glas…

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Helo bawb, Clare ydw i, myfyriwr trydedd flwyddyn sy’n astudio Hanes yr Henfyd. Rydw i hefyd yn fentor myfyrwyr. Mae’r cynllun mentoriaid myfyrwyr yn paru myfyrwyr blwyddyn gyntaf (mentoreion) â mentoriaid o’r un Ysgol academaidd (ceir mentoriaid ym mhob ysgol heblaw am Bensaernïaeth). Neilltuir grŵp bach o fentoreion i bob mentor ac maen nhw’n cwrdd
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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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