Rowenna

Rowenna

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


Latest posts

Top 5 Coffee Shops to do work in

Posted on 5 June 2021 by Rowenna

Exam season can be a daunting time, especially when you have to work in your room or your kitchen as this is not always a quiet space where it is easy to study – especially considering we’ve spent so long in our houses this year! Here is a list of the top five coffee shops
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Dealing with Burnout during lockdown

Posted on 19 February 2021 by Rowenna

With the world as it is right now, it is very understandable that some of the nation’s mental health is suffering. Isolated from our loved ones and our normal lives, many of us are feeling totally unable to function and yet we are expected to continue with our lives to the best of our ability
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Bringing your car to Uni

Posted on 17 November 2020 by Rowenna

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
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Dealing with Burnout

Posted on 17 November 2020 by Rowenna

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.  
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University Halls Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

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
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Cartwright Hall Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

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
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Talybont Gate Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

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
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Talybont North Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

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
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Student Village Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

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
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Senghennydd Court Interviews

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

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
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