Halls of residence

What you might not think about taking to uni…

Posted on 21 March 2019 by Hannah

There are countless – and endless – lists online advising you on what is best to take to university when you’re leaving home for the first time. I don’t want to state the obvious – I’m sure you’ve thought about taking your clothes, shoes, etc. and that’s why I’ve made a list of the things
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What to Take to Uni: The Essential Checklist

Posted on 8 March 2019 by Ellie

I remember that feeling very well. The feeling of complete pre-uni panic surrounding what I will bring with me to my room in my halls of residence. Needless to say that panic was basically for nothing seeing as I only lived 2 hours away and was either home or had visitors every few weeks. However,
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Student Life Vlogs – Making Friends

Posted on 15 January 2019 by Dan

I’m back from the USA! Hello again! I’m back from Arizona with a new Vlog. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make any more videos during my time at Northern Arizona University (NAU) as I was so busy with studying and travelling, but I had an amazing time nonetheless. This episode is all about making and
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Cooking in uni

Posted on 23 August 2018 by Tamzin

When I started in first year I was a pretty inexperienced cook, there was lots of boiling potatoes and eating junk. Freshers was an exciting time of newfound independence and this means doing your own food shops. Like most people at uni I was food shopping for myself for the first time. It’s important to
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How To Decorate Your University Room!

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Gee

Though it is probably the last thing on your mind when moving back to University or moving there for the first time, it is something you will have to tackle eventually. How should you choose to decorate your University room! This is a room where you are going to spend the majority of your year
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Moving Out Day

Posted on 31 May 2018 by Ellie

So the time has come. After a memorable and brilliant first year at Cardiff University it is time to begin the mammoth task of packing up my hordes of possessions to take back home. The question I am asking myself is how can I possibly have even more stuff now compared to when I first
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Hall Life

Posted on 15 April 2018 by Ellie

Moving away from home for the first time is not easy in itself let alone being chucked in a flat with potentially 7 other random people (or more). It certainly is a challenge for most. The thought of university for pretty much a year before I arrived was massively daunting. I think what the main
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Tips for my Fresher Self

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Joe

As mentioned, here is the second June video, in the Chiang Rai series… Tips for my freshers self is the aim of this video. I’ve concentrated on three specific areas; picking halls, societies and life outside of the university bubble. Hopefully you may find something useful in this video, even its one isolated comment. As
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What to ask on a University Open Day?

Posted on 25 April 2017 by Wendy

So tomorrow is the Cardiff University Open Day! I remember this time last year where I was going to Open Days and I feel like they really give you an insight and character of the university. I found when reading prospectus’ it is hard to differentiate the universities from one another and figure out whether
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