1 in 5 students suffer from a mental health problem – today is a good day to talk mental health

Posted on 18 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Wednesday 18th February is University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day 2015. This annual event, created by UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisors Network), promotes the wellbeing of anyone who studies or works in higher education and is a great opportunity to get talking about mental health. Sarah, Student Intern for Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more …
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Your student life supported – What’s On Mon 16 – Fri 28 February

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Fortnightly Roundup of student services and events delivered by Student Support & Wellbeing, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   Welcome back … here’s the latest from us at Student Support & Wellbeing, and a brief note of what our teams are up to between Monday 16th and Friday 28th February.  Whatever your year or degree discipline you
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HSBC’s internships and graduate opportunities. Are they for you?

Posted on 11 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

HSBC visited Cardiff University to talk more about internships and graduate opportunities, Liam Havard, Student Intern, tells us more …   The HSBC presentation was organised by Careers & Employability as part of Internship Bootcamp and proved popular with around 30-35 students attending it.   Help was at hand when this globally established bank came
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Tips for Competency and Strengths based Interviews

Posted on 11 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amelia Dyer, Student Intern tells us more about EY’s talk on ‘Practice for Competency and Strengths Based Interviews’ … This was the last session of the Internship Bootcamp for this year and the attendance was excellent! It has been great seeing how many people care about improving their chances of obtaining internships and graduate roles!
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The importance of networking and networks

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Cath Bushell, Enterprise Manager, answers the question ‘Is there value in networking?’ … No-one really tells you in your first job how important and rewarding creating a network around you can be. Too often you might find yourself feeling as though you are simply there to complete the tasks you are given and to sit
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Are you commercially aware?

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Liam Havard, Student Intern tells us more about KPMG’s Commercial Awareness session as part of the Internship Bootcamp … KPMG visited Cardiff Business School to enlighten students on the importance of being commercially aware. This interactive session witnessed around 20 students turn up and proved to be an invaluable source of information.
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What would you do if you got arrested?

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

John Cowley, Head of Counselling, Health and Wellbeing offers some useful tips on what to do if you get arrested. Believe or not, students at University get arrested. I’ve come across a great article from Gibran UK, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which has some useful tips for students on how to respond in the event
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Want to get student funding?

Posted on 10 February 2015 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 & Money Team tells us more … In the talks we, the Advice & Money Team,
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National Student Money Week: How to get more out of your money

Posted on 9 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team tell us more about what they are doing for National Student Money Week …            Today marks the start of the fifth National Student Money Week (NSMW); a national event created and supported by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA).  This year NSMW runs from 9th – 13th
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What makes Duncan Bannatyne an inspiration, by Enterprise Ambassador Sophie Gregory

Posted on 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Over the Christmas break, the Enterprise Team set their  Student Ambassadors the question “In your personal opinion, who is the most inspirational entrepreneur of the last 50 years”. Sophie Gregory, a final year English Language & Communication student came back to us with this response… At the age of 30, Duncan Bannatyne was living a modest lifestyle and
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Have you got the Presentation Skills to WOW Employers?

Posted on 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

ACCA ran a session today on Presentation Skills to WOW Employers, here Amelia Dyer tells us more …   With the third day of the Internship Bootcamp underway ACCA paid Cardiff University a visit to help boost students confidence when tackling presentations. The session began by focusing on the skills employers are looking for and then continued
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Make 2015 the year you improve your study skills! Classes available now.

Posted on 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Academic Skills and Mentoring Team explain how Academic Study Skills classes could help you improve your work and confidence … When we study at University we are expected to study in ways which may be different to how we have studied previously. The Academic Study Skills team are here to help all undergraduates get
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Why I’m inspired by Wikipedia, by Enterprise Ambassador Adam Dixon

Posted on 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Enterprise Ambassador Adam Dixon tells us ‘Why I’m inspired by Wikipedia’  …   Over the Christmas break, we set our Student Ambassadors the question “In your personal opinion, who is the most inspirational entrepreneur of the last 50 years”.   Adam Dixon, a Mechanical Engineering student, came back to us with this response.
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L’oreal tell Cardiff students exactly what they’re looking for at Assessment Centres

Posted on 4 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Another great day for the First Year Internship Bootcamp and an ACE Assessment Centre session with L’Oreal. Emma Green our Student Intern tells us more …         L’Oreal were on campus yesterday (3rd Feb) as part of the first year Internship Bootcamp. They were specifically focusing on how to succeed in the group task element of the assessment centre
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Employability Skills Tips from Martin Flynn

Posted on 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

A great start to the First Year Internship Bootcamp with the arrival of Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Liam Havard, Student Intern tells us more …      Internship Bootcamp was launched yesterday with a presentation from Martin Flynn, who spoke about Employability Skills. This took place at a classroom in Cardiff Business School and saw approximately 20 people attend it.
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Brush Up On Your Interview Skills

Posted on 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

What’s your stumbling point when it comes to getting your dream job? Guest post by Seb Atkinson, for CGMA, a globally recognised designation for management accountants, powered by CIMA and AICPA.             A survey of CFOs in the US last year revealed that while candidates have brushed up on their CV writing
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First Year Internship Bootcamp gets off to a great start

Posted on 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The First Year Internship Bootcamp got off to a great start yesterday! Emma Green, Student Intern tells us more …         PwC, Enterprise Rent –a-Car, The Royal Mail and HSBC were all on campus targeting first year students for their summer internships.   
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The difference between part time work and internships

Posted on 3 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma Green, Student Intern for Careers & Employability, share her experience and the difference between part-time work and internships …   It’s day two of the First Year Internship Bootcamp, so for first years and any other students considering an internship, Emma offers some great reasons to get involved!   The skills I’m learning on
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What you need to know about this Thursday’s Postgrad Wales 2015

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Cardiff University is once again hosting the Postgrad Study & Funding Fair, Roxanne from Target shares her top tips for the event … We are counting down the days until the Postgrad Wales Fair on Thursday 5 February. We thought that it was only right to provide you with some crucial details about the event, and of
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Internships for first years – the early bird catches the worm!

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Careers & Employability’s Information Team talk about Internships for first years …   Some employers are so keen to get students to work for them that they offer work experience opportunities right at the beginning of your university course. So you’ve only just got used to living away from home and worked out where all
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Your Student Life, Supported – New Fortnightly Roundup

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Welcome to our new Fortnightly Roundup, by Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager, Student Support & Wellbeing Division. Your Student Life, Supported, is our tag line and I hope this new fortnightly round-up will help you learn more about the support, information and events we offer Cardiff Uni students. Here I’ve given an overview of what our teams
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Ignite 2015: Use your skills, have fun and make a profit!

Posted on 27 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Young, CU Enterprise Officer tells us more about IGNITE and what a great experience it is for students …   Ignite is a 4 day intensive enterprise course run by Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales.   Last February I experienced my first ever Ignite and I had an absolute blast!
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Social Enterprise Week starts today – Using your Bright Ideas to Help Others

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Taren Young, CU Enterprise Officer tells us more about how our ideas can help others … From 26th – 31st January Cardiff University Enterprise will be celebrating Social Enterprise Week. This week of activities is aimed at enterprising students who want to become more socially responsible and use their big ideas to solve the big
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Enhance your degree with an Explore Internship – over 40 available!

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Catherine and Annie from WCVA have joined the Careers & Employability Team, here’s more about the Internships they will offer …     We provide Internships to students and graduates to develop skills, gain meaningful work experience and build networks within Wales’ voluntary sector. Since 2011, over 970 individuals have participated in the programme, will you be the
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Work Experience? Here’s 10 reasons why…

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

David Moseley, Internship Officer for our Work Experience team shares his thoughts on why students should do work experience … With the job market as competitive as it’s ever been, it’s tough making yourself stand out from the crowd. Having experienced first-hand the difference that work experience can make to job hunting, we have complied
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First Years: Secure Paid Summer Internships Now! By Emma Green

Posted on 23 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Emma, Student Intern tells us more about Internships and the First Year Internship Bootcamp 2-5 February … Your first year at university can be an overwhelming one and whilst graduation may be the last thing on your mind, you only have two summer holidays until you’ll be applying for full time employment!   The number
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Why The Body Shop is inspiring, by Enterprise Ambassador Alicia Lee

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Over the Christmas break, The Enterprise Team set their  Student Ambassadors the question “In your personal opinion, who is the most inspirational entrepreneur of the last 50 years”. Alicia Lee, a Business Management student, came back to us with this response…     The past 50 years has been characterised by unprecedented advancement in entrepreneurial business
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Become a Student Mentor – Cardiff University is recruiting Student Mentors now for October 2015

Posted on 21 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Academic Skills and Mentoring Team explain how the Student Mentor Scheme gives undergraduates employability skills whilst helping first years settle into university … 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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What can you do if something impacts your exam performance?

Posted on 13 January 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice and Money Team explain how you can make sure that a difficult time will 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, will go wrong. From gastroenteritis to mumps and from panic
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“Oh my, where has the time gone!? I should really start doing something!”

Posted on 22 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, Student Intern at Careers & Employability shares her story … “Oh my, where has the time gone!? I should really start doing something!” Hello! My name is Amy and I have (very) recently started working in Careers & Employability as a student intern. I am in my last year in Cardiff University, as scary as
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Estranged from your family this Christmas?

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Christmas period can be challenging for people 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. Here Einir Evans from Advice & Money shares her tips to prevent becoming lonely at Christmas time:
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 6 – Need to talk?

Posted on 13 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 6 – Need to talk? If you feel like
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 5 – Keeping Warm

Posted on 12 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 5 – Keeping Warm Winters in Cardiff are famously
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Online support available 24/7

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah Braes, our Counselling Health & Wellbeing Student Intern tells us more about the online support available 24/7 … All of us need support at times, but these times aren’t always convenient in our 9-5 world. It can be difficult to find help during weekends, or over the Christmas holiday, or at 3am the night
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 4 – Events in Cardiff

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …     Part 4 – Events in Cardiff Being away from
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 3 – Top 6 Festive Films to watch

Posted on 10 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …   Part 3. Top 6 Festive Films to watch  
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 2 – Combatting Homesickness

Posted on 9 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …     Part 2. Combatting Homesickness Being at uni over the
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 1 – How to make the most of the winter break …

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 1. How to make the most of the winter break … Deadlines
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Me, Movember and Mens Health

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Intern for Counselling, Health and Wellbeing shares his Movember story … I decided to do something different this year. Some of my football team mates persuaded me to take part in Movember to collectively raise awareness of men’s health and also as a ‘team bonding’ exercise; simply see who could grow the best moustache
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My career planning so far – Virginia 3rd Year JOMEC

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Virginia, Marketing Intern, shares her experiences and an insight into her course, work experience and career path …    My name is Virginia and I’m a third year Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies undergraduate. I came to Cardiff because I always wanted to be a journalist and this was the best university in the UK for this discipline.
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Juliette’s insight into JP Morgan’s Business Challenge

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Juliette, our Marketing Intern, shares her experience at JP Morgan’s Business Challenge …   I applied to the JP Morgan Business challenge event in Bournemouth after I received an email from Jane McElroy (the Business School Careers Adviser)  informing us of the opportunity. I had never considered operations as a career before as I was convinced
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Guarantor Scheme for care leavers and estranged students

Posted on 2 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Einir Evans, Advice & Money Team tells us more about the Guarantor Scheme for care leavers and estranged students …    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 are introducing a new Guarantor
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The Cardiff Award is Changing …

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

You’ve probably seen that the Cardiff Award is recruiting for its new programme. Here Kathryn Foot, Cardiff Award Manager tells us more … We have 500 spaces, meaning this will be our biggest intake ever.  This is hugely exciting, but it has meant we have needed to make some changes to ensure we maintain the quality. 
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I’m a Cardiff alumni now recruiting Cardiff students

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Cardiff Alumni Catherine Walters from Enterprise-Rent-A-Car … When I think back to the start of my final year, awkwardly approaching employer’s stands at careers fairs, I remember feeling daunted by the whole idea of graduating and entering the real world. I never thought in just two years I would be on the other
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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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Cardiff students success at Bloomberg BAT Test

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest blog by Lisanne from Bloomberg on Cardiff students and the BAT test …   Bloomberg have had 452 connections made between employers and Cardiff BAT test takers. These were made by 87 unique different companies ranging from Investment Banks, Consultancy Firms, Financial Services, Insurance, Wealth Management, Large Multinationals and everything in between.
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Let’s talk about something we don’t talk about

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

John Cowley, Head of Counselling Health & Wellbeing at Cardiff University tells us more about The Student Sex Work Project and the support available to Cardiff students …   You may have seen a stall during Fresher’s week belonging to The Student Sex Work Project; here I’d like to tell you a little more about
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Career Tips for International students

Posted on 18 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Career Consultant Aled Williams talks to Craig Gonzalez, Cardiff Alumni, about Career Tips for International students … The leaves may be falling thick and fast, but have you noticed the career events and fairs that have descended upon Cardiff recently? It’s mid-way through the Autumn semester and we are well into another graduate recruitment season. 
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Preparing and writing application forms for internships

Posted on 12 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Juliette, Marketing Intern and 2nd year Business student shares her thoughts on ‘Preparing and writing application forms for internships’ …   Everyone always stresses the importance of getting an internship as this gives you a taster of a job you may be interested in, the transferable skills that employers are looking for when hiring graduates as
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More of the UK’s graduates want to leave for opportunities overseas

Posted on 11 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest Blog by David Palmer of trendence UK, on how the UK risks losing almost a quarter of its graduate workforce to employment opportunities overseas, according to their research. Where do you see yourself after graduation? Are you going to live the high life in London or do you intend to head off to France, America, Australia
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