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Things Maths Students Know

Posted on 12 March 2016 by Nina

Wondering what it’s really like to study maths? In the prevailing style of every media outlet, I thought I’d share a few nuggets of knowledge about what it’s like to be a maths student. 1. You are expected to be everyone’s calculator as soon as you need to split a bill. (Cue you getting out
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How to survive exam season!

Posted on 15 January 2016 by Nina

It’s mid-exams over here, and whilst I am definitely not an expert I’m pretty exam-experienced by now! I’ve always found it difficult to focus and maintain concentration for the whole exam period, but this year I think I’ve finally nailed it! It’s ridiculous, but the tips I’ve been given since first year are actually what
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Making your (student) house a home…

Posted on 2 December 2015 by Nina

We all know that student accommodation isn’t always the most homely of places. Maybe there’s some nice mould in your bathroom, or a dodgy chair, or a draft from your window. When I first lived in halls I was so disappointed that I could decorate or leave any marks anywhere – it felt like my
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The beginning of the end!

Posted on 9 October 2015 by Nina

So I’ve finally returned to Cardiff for my final year… sob. But in the last few weeks I’ve basically kept myself far too busy to have time about how scary that is (someone just posted on my Facebook that there are 9 Fridays until Christmas? Ahhhhh). So what have I been up to? Well… To
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Summer School in Utrecht!

Posted on 22 July 2015 by Nina

  About 6 months ago I was busy procrastinating over something, browsing random University webpages when I came across a list of things you could do abroad at other universities for the summer. There were scholarships to study in China and Japan, and grants from Santander to visit summer schools around the world, and from
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The best views in Wales…

Posted on 15 June 2015 by Nina

Two great things about Wales (apart from the people) are the landscapes and the food. I wanted to tell you a bit about my explorations recently when I visited North Wales and saw some of the best views ever… First, North Wales – only the most magical amazing beautiful place in the world. I got
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Awards Week!

Posted on 17 May 2015 by Nina

This month has been pretty busy, with not one but two awards ceremonies! First was the annual Enriching Student Life Awards, or the ESLAs for short. The ESLAs are coordinated by the SU every year to recognise staff and students who have made a difference and enriched people’s lives over the last year. It was
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It All Adds Up… The conference for women in Maths!

Posted on 25 April 2015 by Nina

Last week I attended a conference at Oxford University for women in the mathematical sciences, which was run by the London Mathematical Society. Can’t wait to tell you all about it! I heard about the conference from an email that was sent round every one in our year advertising the event, which was free for
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Where has 2015 gone already?

Posted on 16 March 2015 by Nina

It’s been a busy month for sure. Let me tell you what’s been going on… First it was Volunteering Week! Student Volunteering Week runs every year and is an annual celebration of the work of student volunteers. At SVC we run a week full of one off volunteering events and also have our ball and
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What’s it like to be on placement?

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Nina

Hi everyone! How weird is it that it’s already February? I’m nearly half way through my placement year now which is a terrifying thought, but things here are going really well! To recap, I’m working as ‘Student Surveys and Communication Assistant’ in Registry and Academic Services in Cardiff University. They are the department in charge
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