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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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Things to Do in Cardiff Over the Holidays

Posted on 29 November 2018 by Maddie Duffield

Genetics student, Maddie, shares some things to do in Cardiff over the winter break. Staying in Cardiff over the holidays and looking for something fun to do? There’s a variety of events and activities to suit everyone in Cardiff this Christmas no matter what your interests, but here are our top picks!   1. Visit
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#ITSNOTOK Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

Posted on 3 February 2017 by Your Student Life Supported

Amy, Wellbeing Practitioner, talks about how you can get involved to show your support…   Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, 6 February- 12 February 2017 Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence is happening across the UK. Statistics in the NUS Hidden Marks report show that 1 in 4 students will experience unwanted sexual advances whilst at
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Have you heard about our NUE finalists?

Posted on 23 December 2016 by Your Student Life Supported’

Have you heard our news…? Following our blog post on 21st October we can proudly announce that Cardiff University has 3 (yes 3!), successful shortlisted nominations in the National Undergraduate Employability awards 2017. Congratulations go to the following: Student Shortlist Hristo Anastasov Timothy Taylor They have both been shortlisted in the Best Intern category. This
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Bag it up, Bag it up…

Posted on 8 November 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Bag it up, bag it up… Student intern Kate tells us all we need to know about bins. Are tea bags for the green bin? Are eggshells for the black bin? Don’t send the bin men (and the council) reeling over the metaphorical banana peel of your waste. Bins are the dreaded household topic, and are
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Halloween is for dressing up… not mocking mental health

Posted on 31 October 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo, a member of the Student Wellbeing Team, talks about Time to Change… Happy Halloween! Halloween can be lots of fun, but it can also be a difficult time for people with mental health problems. Costumes, events, TV shows and horror films can all contribute to spreading misconceptions that people with mental health problems are
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What does dyslexia mean to you? Find out more and join in the fun on 6th October

Posted on 21 September 2016 by Your student life, supported

Dylan, Student Intern, tells us more about plans for our new fun and engaging events to increase awareness around dyslexia…   Our aim is to provide students with information and support to help make their student life easier! This is a great event and opportunity for Cardiff University and we hope that you’ll join us and
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How Experience Works

Posted on 30 August 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Internships Officer David Keane, talks about the benefits of undertaking a paid graduate internship…   For those graduates who are still unsure on what the future holds for you after life at Cardiff University, did you know that you are still eligible to apply for a paid internship for up to 3 years after graduation? Internships are
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Support for Student Veterans – Celebrating Armed Forces Day

Posted on 22 June 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Rachel, Wellbeing Practitioner from our Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Service, talks about the dedicated support available to Student Veterans…   Armed Forces Day is an annual event which provides an opportunity to show our support for the men and women in the Armed Forces who are currently, or have previously served, as well as their families
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Night of Celebrations for our Student Mentors

Posted on 9 May 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Ann Mc Manus, Our Student Mentor Programme Manager tells us more about this year’s Celebration Evening… A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Student Mentors and Mentor Consultants who turned out for the annual Celebration Evening. This was the university’s opportunity to thank and celebrate you and your work; THANK YOU!
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Using alcohol & drugs safely – new student drop-in service

Posted on 28 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Bel, Counselling & Wellbeing Placement Student, provides more information about a new drop-in drugs and alcohol service for the university…  As part of the Student Support team, we are aware that student safety is one of the most important things to focus on, and this encompasses many things, including: safety at night; safety with money; sexual safety;
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It’s LGBT+ History Month: this Week ‘T is for Trans’!

Posted on 26 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month, this week ‘T is for Trans’… Following on from our previous weeks’ blogs in recognition of LGBT+ History Month (‘L is for Lesbian’, ‘G is for Gay’, ‘B is for Bisexual’), this week’s blog is ‘T is for Trans’…
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It’s LGBT+ History Month – this week ‘B’ is for Bisexual

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

 Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team talks about LGBT+ History Month – this week ‘B’ is for Bisexual…     Following on from last week’s blog in recognition of LGBT+ History Month (‘G is for Gay’), this week’s blog is ‘B is for Bisexual’… A number of events have already taken place on campus in
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The Ultimate Valentines Blog – Top tips for saving money this Valentines

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Placement Student, provides all the information you need this valentines… This week, also National Student Money Advice week, is the lead up to Valentine’s Day. Single or in a relationship, either way Valentines can end up costing a lot. Whether you enjoy eating out, or getting a take-away, or even going for drinks, it all
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‘G’ is for Gay! A closer look at LGBT+ History month

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month, this week ‘G’ is for Gay…   Following on from last week’s blog in recognition of LGBT+ History Month (‘L’ is for Lesbian), this week’s blog is ‘G’ is for Gay. So far there have been some great events
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What sexual consent means and how it might affect you

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, our Wellbeing Practitioner talks about the importance of knowing more about sexual consent and how it might affect you… Checking for consent should be an ongoing process in any sexual relationship or encounter as both parties should have the freedom and capacity to choose to participate. The consequences of not getting consent can be devastating
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New Support for LGBT+ Community

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from our Student Wellbeing Team talks about a new kind of support available for LGBT+ students… February is LGBT+ History Month, an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. For more information about LGBT+ History Month, please visit the Student
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Support for Cardiff Uni students whatever the weather

Posted on 3 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will, our Student Intern, tells us more about the University’s student support teams and how to get your hands on one of our new umbrellas …   No matter how long you have lived in Cardiff, it is easy to see that it rains quite frequently! I am one of many students who have experienced walking to
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Become a Student Mentor – Cardiff University is recruiting Mentors now

Posted on 3 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Ann, Student Mentor Scheme Manager explains what it’s like to be a Mentor, how valuable their support is to other students and how to apply … Being a Student may mean making some great new friends, having an awesome social and sporting life, having some unique experiences and of course getting a degree! However, not all students
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Top tips from the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week

Posted on 3 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia, Employer Liaison Assistant, gives us a roundup of Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering Week … If you joined us thank you, if you missed the event/s then don’t despair, here’s a roundup of how the week went.  Last week, from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th around 1300 students engaged in the Internships, Work Experience & Volunteering
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LGBT+ History Month

Posted on 1 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month and the activities and events the University has planned …   February is LGBT+ History Month, and 2016’s theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy: A Leap of Faith. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are also Christians, Muslims, Jews,
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5 ways not to spend your student loan in 52 days!

Posted on 1 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy from our Advice & Money teams offers advice on making your student loan last …                 In Gair Rhydd last semester Mark Sweeney wrote an article about a recent survey undertaken by Voucher Cloud. This revealed that students, on average, will have spent their entire loan only
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Good news for the graduate job market

Posted on 28 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah Allbeson from Careers & Employability highlights new positive statistics about graduate employment in the UK … The 2015 edition of What do Graduates do? shows the graduate employment rate is 76.6% (up from 75.6% in 2014) and unemployment rates are down at 6.3%, the lowest level since before the recession. The number of graduates
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Need work experience? We did and here’s how we found it

Posted on 27 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our final year interns, Phoebe and Will, offer advice on how to gain valuable work experience … Read their stories and find out more about the support available to you whilst you are at Cardiff University.
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Careers and Employability helped me land a Graduate Scheme

Posted on 26 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Claire Blakeway, SU President tells us more about how Careers helped her land a graduate job …     What should I apply for, how and when …  My name is Claire Blakeway and I am the President of Cardiff University Students’ Union. Back in September, I began the long and, what felt like, daunting process of
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‘L’ is for Lesbian! We’re celebrating LGBT history month

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern tells us more LGBT History month, this week, ‘L’ is for Lesbian …   Over the next 4 weeks we will posting blogs to recognise and raise awareness regarding LGBT+ History Month. LGBT history month is an annual celebration and recognition of anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, and takes
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Does it affect you? It Affects me! Talking about Mental Health

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, our Student Intern tells us more about #itaffectsme, a new mental health campaign … Talking honestly about mental health for some is still a challenge. There is still a stigma that surrounds mental health and the battle to break this stigma continues. People often feel they can’t talk about their mental health, or if
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Has a rough time during exams affected your performance?

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy from our Advice and Money Team tells us more about ‘extenuating circumstances’ and how you can make sure that a difficult time in your life does not unduly impact your academic chances.     Despite your best efforts to concentrate and revise it’s quite possible that Murphy’s Law will strike and anything that can go wrong,
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Contact details and apps every student needs

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern provides you with a directory of numbers and  list of apps for when you are in need of support…     Feeling like you have support, or you know who to contact if someone else needs support, is an important part of looking after yours or someone else’s wellbeing. It’s good to educate
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Make your own Wellbeing Shoe Box

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie and Bel, Student Interns, tell us more about the upcoming wellbeing shoe box making event, and why you should join in …     What is a wellbeing shoe box? A recent wellbeing craze that seems to be catching on is the idea of a wellbeing shoe box. The idea behind this, is that
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10 top tips to prevent you feeling lonely at Christmas

Posted on 16 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir England from our Advice & Money Team shares her top tips for preventing loneliness this Christmas … The Christmas period can be challenging for people, especially those who have become estranged from their families.  You could risk feeling lonely and isolated if you stay in your halls of residence or on your own in your student home.
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Estranged? No contact with your family? Disowned? We are here to support you at Uni

Posted on 15 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir England from our Advice & Money Team explains what its means to be estranged and the support available to students … Most Universities in the UK recognise that students who have been through the care system face barriers in access to higher education and have developed a support package to try and address this issue.
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A new team of Student Wellbeing Champions to support you

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

There is a new Student-led team at Cardiff Uni and they are ready to help you … meet our Wellbeing Champions … The Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Team are proud to introduce the Wellbeing Champions, a team of student volunteers who are on a mission to help their fellow students including you.  
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Make the most of the Science Careers Fair

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Nikki Vivian, Employability Advisor, School of Biosciences share her thoughts on why you should attend this years Science Careers Fair …     The Cardiff University Science Fair takes place this Wednesday.  Sponsored by GE Healthcare this Fair is a great opportunity for Bioscience students to get out there and meet potential employers, learn about career opportunities and
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Great customer service for Cardiff Students

Posted on 27 October 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our Division has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence ® standard, here we tell you more about what this means for students … We are putting students at the heart of everything we do and are really pleased to have received the Award and acknowledgement of the work we do to ensure students receive great service
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It’s National Care Leavers Week – Here’s how we are supporting Care Leavers

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir your Care Leaver contact in our Advice & Money Team tells us more about National Care Leavers Week and the support available at Cardiff University  …                     Between the 22nd – 30th October 2015, charities and different organisations around the UK will be celebrating National Care Leavers Week.
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Registering with a Doctor whilst at University

Posted on 15 October 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Students are urged to register with a GP to secure access to professional advice, vaccinations and to keep yourself healthy whilst at University … Whilst you may already be registered with a doctor prior to joining University, if they aren’t local to you during your studies you wont have easy access to them.  Therefore, it’s essential that you
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National Hate Crime Awareness Week – What is hate crime?

Posted on 12 October 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern for Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more about Hate Crime …   This week (10th – 17th October) is National Hate Crime Awareness week, this occurs annually in order to raise awareness and address what hate crime is, as well as how to respond to it. Through making people more aware
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Making the most of IT at Cardiff University – top tips for students

Posted on 18 September 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

We’ve teamed up with the University’s IT Services team to offer you some great tips for getting connected when you first start at the University and making the most of IT …     Getting online will be one of the first tasks you want to perform after arriving on campus but once your online there’s
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We are supporting the LGBT Hate Crime Campaign

Posted on 2 July 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from our Wellbeing Team tells us more about the LGBT Hate Crime Campaign and how our Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team can support students …     The Campaign A major new campaign has been launched by the National LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Hate Crime partnership to raise awareness of LGB and T
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Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity with benefits that will last a lifetime!

Posted on 8 June 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, final year English student and Intern at Careers & Employability shares her thoughts on working abroad …     Working abroad is a fantastic opportunity with benefits that will last a lifetime! We all know that. However more often than not, some of us can’t help but feel that it is an opportunity that
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Studying or working abroad? The Student Passport to Wellbeing is here to support you

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah from the Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team explains more about the Student Passport to Wellbeing … Travelling during your degree can be incredibly rewarding. If you’re studying at a foreign university or on a work placement abroad you’ll have some fantastic opportunities to meet new people, learn a new language and immerse yourself in another culture – experiences which
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Employers continue to recruit at Cardiff throughout November

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Our Careers Fairs may be over but employers are still busy recruiting, don’t miss the remaining events for this autumn …  Thousands of students have attended Careers Fairs in the last four weeks and gained amazing exposure amongst an array of local, national and international employers.  We’ve had great feedback from students and employers alike
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Maths Students + Careers Fairs = Jobs and Opportunities

Posted on 19 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

With our Careers Fairs under way we are keen to help students make the most of the valuable opportunity they offer them to meet student and graduate recruiters. For Maths students in particular, there may not be a careers fair with maths in the title, but there’s definitely good reason for you to attend Fairs
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Prepare to Meet Student and Graduate Recruiters

Posted on 7 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Helen Mc Nally, from the Careers & Employability Team shares her thoughts on Preparing to meet Recruiters …   At Cardiff, the autumn term is bursting with opportunities to meet employers at careers fairs, campus events and employer presentations.  Rather than occasions just to sit back and listen, these events are fantastic opportunities for you to make
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Enhancing Your Wellbeing as a Cardiff Student

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo Pinder from the Student Wellbeing Team introduces the many ways they aim to help enhance your wellbeing as a Cardiff student … Earlier this year, the Student Wellbeing Team was appointed by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Division to offer a new strand of support for students across the University. 
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My Career in the Foreign Office

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Nikesh Mehta, Counsellor (Foreign Policy and Security) at the British High Commission in Malaysia … Find out more about career opportunities at  the Civil Service Fast Stream & Foreign & Commonwealth Roadshow – Friday 17 October 2014 at Cardiff University. Book your place Civil Service Fast Stream and Foreign & Commonwealth Office Roadshow. What is a
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