Hi! I'm Jess, a 2nd Year Occupational Therapy student. I can’t wait to start writing blogs on my student experience at Cardiff University. I love Cardiff, it is such a welcoming city and has perfect spots to take visitors and friends. I really enjoy tap dancing and was so excited when I found out I could carry this interest on with the Broadway Dance Society at university. If you have any questions about my student experience, please feel free to message me through the UniBuddy service!
With COVID restrictions, there is a lot of time spent at home or in your term time accommodation. Here are some ideas of things you could get up to in your spare time: Read a book Reading is such a good way to let your mind relax and forget about all the stress and worries Read more
I thought I would write about study space ideas, because especially during this time when most lectures are virtual, I find it important to have a study space I feel motivated to work in. Here are some study space ideas: Wall Planner I have a big wall planner pinned up on my pinboard next to Read more
When moving to university, there are lots of things to remember and the last thing you want is to leave everything to the last minute and forget something. This blog aims to inform prospective students of tips on how to be prepared when moving to university. Making a checklist or several checklists is always handy Read more
I have found so many books useful whilst at university, and wanted to inform prospective students about these. One main factor of moving away from home is cooking. There are so many different student cook books available. I have brought so many different ones, although before buying these I would have a look in them Read more
This blog is to help prospective students with tips on how to settle in when you first go to University. When you first go to University it can be quite daunting and it is hard to know what to expect. So knowing what you can do to help yourself to settle in, I thought might Read more
This blog aims to inform prospective students of places to visit outdoors in and around Cardiff. Bute Park Bute Park is in the heart of Cardiff city centre and has the beautiful Cardiff castle next door. Bute Park has so much garden space, to be able to go and play rounders with your friends, sit Read more
Whilst being at University, there have been many times when I’ve opened my kitchen cupboards to realise I have so much leftover food. Before my budgeting skills got better at university, I had always just chucked my leftover food. However, during COVID-19, I have ensured I have used every bit of leftover food I have Read more
I know when you first look at what university to go to, it can be a very overwhelming experience. So I wanted to write this blog to inform prospective students of what to look for when looking at different universities and courses. Type of course When looking for what course to study it is important Read more
During my course I have received different types of support and wanted to make prospective students aware of these. At the start of my course, I was allocated a personal tutor. My personal tutor is someone I can email for support if needed and even to meet him/her for a meeting. I have found my Read more
During my time at university, we have experienced an unexpected outbreak of COVID-19. University has been very supportive during this time so I wanted to write a blog to inform prospective students of this, in case a similar situation was to occur again. This unexpected pandemic came fast once Coronavirus had come into the United 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.