Cornish girl studying second year English Literature. I studied first year french too and continue to learn it outside of uni. My career goal is to become an environmental journalist. I am also taking part in a summer volunteering scientific research project this summer in Malawi! My hobbies include: Surfing, Hiking, Gym, Reading and Painting
Bringing your car up to Uni is a subject often entangled with anxiety and irritation at the lack of parking. This is your how to guide for having a car at Uni and making sure you make the most of it. Tip 1 My first tip is to check with your estate agent and landlord Read more
It’s almost half way through the first term and, even without Covid rampaging and confusing everything, many students would be experiencing a certain level of burnout by now. Stress, anxiety, and depression are common in the student population. Navigating mental health while staying on top of your studies can be a task, but there are ways to get through it. Read more
University halls, known for being far away from campus, lots of people dread living here – but everyone I’ve spoke to who has actually lived here found the experience enjoyable! To learn more about it, I interviewed Ruby. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? I loved how quickly everyone in the flats became so close, as we Read more
Cartwright halls are located close to Albany road with all kinds of interesting shops. To learn more about what it was like to live here, I interviewed Beth. What was your favourite thing about Cartwright hall and why? I loved being a little further from uni, the distance allowed me to separate work and home. The Read more
Beware the jealousy of Taly northers and southers, there were rumours of marble en-suites. This is not entirely true, but the bathrooms are very modern and much bigger than South and North bathrooms. To learn about what it was actually like living in these halls, rather than listening to the south laundry room talk, I interviewed Courtney. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? I would Read more
Talybont North is located between Talybont Gate and Talybont South, it’s location is perfect for athletic students or Macdonald lovers (KFC is also round the corner). To learn more about what it was like to live in these halls, I interviewed Sasha. What was your favourite thing about halls and why? I loved the community feel in Taly North Read more
If university halls aren’t for you, there is always the option to live in student houses. These are scattered around Roath and Cathays and are perfect for older students or couples. To find out more about what it’s like living in one of these houses, I spoke to Inna. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? I was lucky Read more
Senghennydd court – the larger of the two Senghennydd residences. I interviewed a Martina, a bioscience undergraduate to learn more about what her first year experience was like. What was your favourite thing about Senghennydd Court? My fav thing about Senghennydd court was its location! It was so close to lectures, and the libraries. It was really close to the student union clubs as well as being close to Read more
If you don’t like the look of any of the halls of residences, there is always university owned houses! Colum place house is situated in between Talybont halls and the university campus meaning that you are close to the parties and also close to your lectures – oh and don’t forget Fattoush take away, you will have more than Read more
Gordon halls is very close to the city and the university buildings, it is particularly well suited location wise to mathematics, physics and astronomy students. To learn more about what it was like to live here in first year I interviewed Lydia. What was your favourite thing about your halls and why? My favourite thing was how close it was to the uni and 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.