Hi! My names Ellie and i'm a second year Journalism student from Basingstoke. I'm a notoriously big fan of all things Beyoncé and Rugby (with the latter making Cardiff the perfect place to live and study). Although saying that, Beyoncé did perform in Cardiff in 2018 so that definitely makes it the place to be right?!
Whether you are going on a study abroad placement or a summer volunteering programme, it is always difficult to save up for them. All world-wide adventures, no matter where you go or what you do, require money and sadly, this does not grow on trees. Luckily, there are plenty of websites and apps that can Read more
Who doesn’t love a late Sunday morning brunch? Luckily, Cardiff is home to a plethora of cafés serving food that is not only worthy of the insta but divinely delicious. Garlands Quaintly tucked away in a lane belonging to the charming Duke Street Arcade, Garlands has been serving its locally sourced Welsh grub for over Read more
It’s a question on every person going into first year’s mind. You hear a variety of different things floating around about what exactly that first week of uni is about. I for one wasn’t entirely clear on what is what before I started so I hope I can clarify a few things about it and Read more
Following my blog post all about Cardiff University’s ‘Cardiff Award’ which you can read here: https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/insiders/2019/07/24/cardiff-award/ , I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention another fantastic aspect of uni life here in Cardiff. Student media, as you can probably guess, is a student led media initiative comprising of a radio station (Xpress Read more
I genuinely can’t believe I’m writing this because it means that my semester abroad in Adelaide, Australia is coming to an end. In just 2 days’ time I will be making the journey back to the UK after a fantastic five months down under. For the second semester of my second year studying journalism and Read more
Cardiff has a whole host of departments that offer fantastic opportunities for its students. The Cardiff Award is just one of these and is something that I only just signed up to in the last few months. What is it? Essentially, the Cardiff Award is an award that champions extra-curricular activity and experience outside of Read more
Cardiff offers a variety of opportunities to go abroad through its Global Opportunities department. Anything from volunteering in rural Nepal, sports coaching on a remote Fijian island or studying halfway across the world – any of this can become a reality during your time at University. Check out the Global Opps page to find out Read more
As the end of term draws to a close for the year, it is time to start thinking about this year’s summer plans! Last year I spent my long break across the other side of the world volunteering in Fiji which you can read all about here However, this year I am definitely starting to Read more
I remember that feeling very well. The feeling of complete pre-uni panic surrounding what I will bring with me to my little room in my halls of residences. Needless to say that panic was basically for nothing seeing as I only lived 2 hours away and was either home or had visitors every few weeks. Read more
Open days are crucial for giving you the opportunity to get a feel for a university in terms of the course, lecturers, facilities and the location. I remember Cardiff being the very first open day that I attended with my mum. Clearly it was the one that topped the rest for me. I was both 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 or on the Cardiff University Admissions Facebook page.