Hi! My name's Ellie and i'm a recent Journalism and Communications graduate 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!
Well, 2020’s Saturday night Halloween plans are certainly not how we expected them to go; but I suppose the same can be said about everything right now. With the much anticipated annual Yoloween event not taking place in the Student’s Union this year, here are a few ways you can get stuck into spooky season Read more
Making that often anxiously anticipated jump from a fresher to a second year is a fairly big moment in any student’s life. However, despite it being the first time that your work fully counts towards your final degree grade, it is not something to lose sleep over! Here are some of the main differences between Read more
As we are now finding ourselves typically confined to the work environment of our bedrooms, it is more important than ever to create a peaceful and personal space to optimise our study potential. So yes, I am here to give you every excuse to deck out your room in all the fairy lights, plants, and Read more
Learning online has a ton of advantages with attending lectures in your pyjamas being just one of them. However, as we all begin to navigate this crazy new world we are finding ourselves in, the necessity of taking care of our mental wellbeing in the form of a balanced lifestyle is as important as ever. Read more
Starting university comes with a whole set of worries and uncertainties and more often than not, this includes finding your way around an entirely brand new city. Whether you are moving from a different city, or you are coming from the heart of the countryside, the thought of living in a capital city can be Read more
Dear Fresher Self, Firstly, I am jealous. I am jealous that you are about to begin three of the best years of your life. I know you won’t believe me now with all those years in a brand new city ahead of you, but trust me when I say that it will absolutely fly by Read more
We are just over a month away from the start of a brand new uni year, and I’m surely not the only one who can’t believe how quickly it has come around! Whether you are an excited yet nervous fresher, or a soon-to-be dissertation swamped third year, there are a number of ways every student Read more
Being a fresh BA Journalism and Communications graduate and official alumni of Cardiff University, I am now able to fully reflect on the three best years of my life right here in the Welsh capital. What I can firstly say is that I am so glad I chose to study journalism at Cardiff; it is Read more
A question I am frequently asked is what exactly you should write on your personal statement when applying for a journalism/media course. Putting together a great statement can be a pretty stressful task as it is difficult to gage what exactly universities are looking for. However, all graduates have been through it and there is Read more
Having a degree from a reputable university like Cardiff will already put you in great stead when trying to launch your dream career. However, the value of work experience cannot be understated in industries such as the media, and often this is looked at more favourably than just simply your academic achievements. For this reason, 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.