Cornish girl studying second year English Literature. I studied first year french too and continue to learn it outside of uni. My career goal is to become an environmental journalist. I am also taking part in a summer volunteering scientific research project this summer in Malawi! My hobbies include: Surfing, Hiking, Gym, Reading and Painting
Quench is an award-winning student-based magazine, offering a comprehensive guide to Cardiff life and culture. Founded in 2007, Quench has collected six awards for best student magazine over the years and publishes five magazines a year. The magazine has a multitude of sections: Features, Column, Culture, Film and Tv, Music, Literature, Fashion, Travel, Food and Read more
The Gair Rhydd is the official student newspaper at Cardiff University and has won numerous awards for its journalism. It is available printed in the student union and online on their website. It offers the opportunity to students to hone their journalism skills and gain invaluable experience in their chosen journalism sector. Gair Rhydd boasts Read more
Tips when doing an English Literature dissertation proposal In third year, English literature students get the opportunity to do a dissertation. Unlike many universities, this is an optional equivalent to a module, meaning that if you do not wish to do a dissertation you don’t have to. You can pick an extra module instead. A Read more
It’s the end of the academic year and for some it’s also the end of university. Reminiscing about their time at Cardiff University, some students share their favourite experience at university. Joe – 2nd year – Geology Undergraduate Going to university meant gaining independence: the freedom to explore a new city, create new routines and Read more
Boosting Your Employability While Studying at Cardiff University You are at Cardiff university, congratulations. You are studying to get a degree that you hope will get you a job. With so many graduates competing for the same job, working on your employability is essential. There are many ways to do this and Cardiff University has Read more
Thanks to Covid-19 and the government enforced lockdown, university systems and how lectures are delivered have been impacted in universities up and down the country. For many, this has meant online lectures, and it’s likely that some lectures may still be online for the 2020/21 year starting in September. While online lectures are certainly different, they really Read more
Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down, altered our way of life and created many obstacles – one of which is studying at home. Some of you may have brothers and sisters who make it difficult to stay focused and stay on task. You may find it hard to motivate yourself as it doesn’t feel like ‘real work’ since you’re not Read more
Cheap Meals to Cook without missing out on juicy flavours Being a student is tough, you have to juggle your finances and social life. Where does food fit into all of that? Dominoes or Fam Fish. Take away, or even just weekly Tesco shops can really affect your budget. Home cooking is the answer; not only is it a great skill to have, but it is Read more
These are troubling times, and feeling stress and anxiety is normal in situations like these. It can feel crushing, but you can manage these feelings with meditation if you know how. You may groan at this, but honestly it works. I’ve had anxiety and panic attacks ever since a-levels and I can honestly tell you that meditation has helped me in so Read more
University is intense, there’s no denying that. It is full of socialising, events and studying. Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming and that is perfectly normal. Living in a flat of 4-8 people means that you often are in the company of at least one other person all the time. There can also be pressure from others to Read more
About our Student Bloggers
Our student bloggers are all current students studying a variety of subjects, sharing their real-life experiences in their own words to let current and future students know what life is like at Cardiff University.
Each student has their own section on the blog but you can also ask them any questions you might have in the comments.