Cardiff Award Bloggers

Become a Student Mentor!

Posted on 2 February 2018 by Amy

Lucy Ghent, a Student Mentor and Cardiff Award student talks about her experience of being a mentor and how it’s a great role to do alongside your Cardiff Award as part of your extra-curricular hours ……….. In today’s competitive job markets, students need to be able to demonstrate to employers that they have transferable employability skills, such
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Cardiff Award and Languages for All; the best duo since Nick Frost and Simon Pegg… by Megan Tomlinson

Posted on 28 November 2017 by Amy

Law and French student, Megan,  explains how getting involved in the Cardiff Award and Languages for All benefitted her…… From within the Cardiff University bubble of SU Wednesdays, orange VKs and outrageous fancy dress, the world of employment feels like a whole different, far more adult, world. And yet, as vacation scheme deadlines loom and
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Meet the Work Experience Team

Posted on 24 November 2017 by Amy

Employers are seeking graduates who have gained meaningful work experience during their academic studies. Cardiff University recognises this as a high-priority and students should too. Gaining relevant work experience and employability skills should be high on students’ agendas and we have a whole department of services dedicated to this. One section of this department is
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How to Motivate Yourself & Other Cardiff Award Magic by Lucy Aprahamian

Posted on 20 October 2017 by Amy

Cardiff Award student, Lucy, felt a little intimidated by the number of  extra-curricular hours she needed to complete when starting the Award. She has now been able to do over 4 times the amount required….. “Induction, 70 hours of extra-curricular activities, 5 employability workshops, a recruitment activity, CV clinic, a portfolio” – this is the list of
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What to expect from attending a mock assessment centre by Ana Alexandrescu

Posted on 13 October 2017 by Amy

An increasing number of graduate employers ask their applicants to attend an assessment centre as part of their recruitment process. Cardiff Award student, Ana Alexandrescu, shares her experience of attending a mock assessment centre at the University…. I chose to do a mock assessment centre because I thought it is one of the most common
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