Hi! My name's Ellie and I am originally from Basingstoke. I'm a current MA Magazine Journalism student at Cardiff who recently graduated from the BA Journalism and Communications course at Cardiff. During my time here I have had the opportunity to volunteer in Fiji and study abroad in Australia!
Trying to motivate yourself to do work over the Christmas break is nothing short of tough. With new distractions – from being at home to the fact that the festive season only comes around once a year – it is easy to forget that January is one of the most important times for deadlines during Read more
Now, there is one thing that Cardiff is not short of – shops. The city-centre is every shopaholic’s paradise, and it is even better at Christmas when you are hunting down gifts for all your friends and family. Here are the best places to get Christmas shopping ticked straight off your to-do list. Christmas Markets Read more
With Christmas just round the corner and Coronavirus still alive and kicking, the festive season is looking a little bit different this year. However, there is nothing stopping you and your housemates getting stuck into some merry Xmas activities to keep your spirits up. Christmas Dinner Rally around and cook up a Christmas feast for Read more
As the world continues to change all around us, students have been forced to adapt and navigate the academic world in an entirely new way. Whilst previously, a student’s day would have been filled with in-person lectures, study power hours at the library, and an evening drink at the pub with friends, the reality at Read more
Found yourself stuck indoors with your housemates for a period of self-isolation? Fear not – here are some fun ideas to pass the time: Come Dine With Me Just like the show, take it in turns to host your very own dinner party, and strap in for a night of fine wining and dining. Get Read more
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
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.