Hi! My names Ellie and i'm a third 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). During my time here I have had the opportunity to volunteer in Fiji and study abroad in Australia. If you have any questions, leave me a comment and i'll get right back to you!
Most students are blessed with having a pretty decent amount of free time. Although this can be spent making a bit of extra cash or chilling with mates, using your time to volunteer will be one of the most rewarding decisions you make during your studies. Cardiff University’s volunteering department offers a whole host of Read more
Although not getting the same half terms as schools and colleges, some university students are blessed with having something called a reading week. This is essentially a period in the middle of the semester where there are no scheduled lectures or seminars – giving you plenty of free time to, well, read. Here are some Read more
It is February, which means it is also LGBTQ+ history month – a time to celebrate the community and draw attention to pressing issues that continue to affect many individuals across the U.K. The university is committed to championing its LGBT students and are highly regarded by Stonewall as one of the most LGBTQ+ inclusive Read more
You have probably heard it time and time again, but I will say it one more time – the importance of your mental health cannot be understated. This is why during your studies it is so necessary to feel supported and part of the extensive community of students right here in Cardiff. Although university can Read more
So, it’s that time in your first year of university that you begin to get bombarded by student letting agents telling you that they offer a whole load of tempting perks – no agency fees, competitive rents, free prosecco. Halt. Don’t get sucked into the mad rush which normally comes as early as October of Read more
Sometimes, all you need is just to get out the house and have an evening out, but this doesn’t always have to mean heading to the club. With Cardiff catering for pretty much every taste and interest, here are some alternative night out ideas that won’t leave you strapped for cash or with a hangover Read more
The end of my three years studying at Cardiff University is in sight, and no I am not happy about it. In July of this year I will be graduating with a degree in Journalism and Communications. That is just 6 months away! With this realisation I have become entirely fixated with doing all the Read more
Christmas time at Cardiff uni is always a fun time of year. Plenty of events are put on in the last few weeks of the semester and here is just a few of them… Society Balls Getting towards the end of November and start of December is when sports and societies will start having their Read more
Christmas is well and truly on its way which means it’s time to start thinking about what fun festive activities you will get up to in the Welsh capital. So what exactly can you do in the run up to the big day? Markets There’s no better way to get in the festive mood than Read more
Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of 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.