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Preparing for your medicine application – what do you need to do?

Preparing for your medicine application – what do you need to do?

Posted on 11 April 2020 by Ellen

Every year, the UCAS deadline for submitting an application for medicine is 15 October. So what should you be doing to meet this deadline? This blog is going to talk […]

Reading recommendations!

Reading recommendations!

Posted on 8 April 2020 by Ellen

I thought it would be good to have a collection of reading recommendations - tried and tested by current medics at Cardiff across a range of years! This is useful […]

PART 4: What’s it like dealing with the workload?

PART 4: What’s it like dealing with the workload?

Posted on 8 April 2020 by Ellen

So finally for the last part of this subseries, I just wanted to delve deeper into what the transition was like for me straight from A levels to 1st year […]

How to time manage during clinical placement

How to time manage during clinical placement

Posted on 31 March 2020 by Jess

During my time at university, I have found time management really important - especially when on clinical placement. Whilst on placement, sometimes I have had university related work and placement […]

PART 3: What’s it like on placement?

PART 3: What’s it like on placement?

Posted on 21 March 2020 by Ellen

I'd thought it'd be interesting if I shared a bit more on what you get to do on placement, which you do once a week when CBL teaching starts. It's […]

PART 2: What’s it like doing CBL?

PART 2: What’s it like doing CBL?

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Ellen

So last blog, we talked about how PCS (the first term) was so important to build the foundations for CBL = case based learning. This blog, I will talk about […]

PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

Posted on 19 March 2020 by Ellen

So let's get started! Firstly, I'll talk about the very first week, which like all other courses, is the induction week! Then, I'll jump into some details about PCS (Platform […]

1st Year Medicine: What’s it like? – Intro to Bonus subseries!

1st Year Medicine: What’s it like? – Intro to Bonus subseries!

Posted on 18 March 2020 by Ellen

Hi everyone! Just wanted to give a short intro into my next 4 PART subseries, aiming to give you a greater insight into how I found my first year of […]

The Dreaded Overdraft

The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna

Welcome to University where you will experience some of the best times of your life, some of the hardest and some of the most rewarding. Everything comes for a price and […]

English Literature Crash Course

English Literature Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna

Often English Literature is perceived as a course where you simply read, consider the way that the colour of curtains reflects the mood of the author and essentially pull out […]