Second year

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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Study space ideas

Posted on 24 October 2020 by Jess

I thought I would write about study space ideas, because especially during this time when most lectures are virtual, I find it important to have a study space I feel motivated to work in. Here are some study space ideas:  Wall Planner I have a big wall planner pinned up on my pinboard next to
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Tips on how to be prepared when moving into university

Posted on 24 October 2020 by Jess

When moving to university, there are lots of things to remember and the last thing you want is to leave everything to the last minute and forget something. This blog aims to inform prospective students of tips on how to be prepared when moving to university.  Making a checklist or several checklists is always handy
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Making the Jump from First Year to Second Year

Posted on 1 October 2020 by Ellie

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
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An Insight into Quench

Posted on 6 August 2020 by Rowenna

Quench is an award-winning student-based magazine, offering a comprehensive guide to Cardiff life and culture. Founded in 2007, Quench has collected six awards for best student magazine over the years and publishes five magazines a year. The magazine has a multitude of sections: Features, Column, Culture, Film and Tv, Music, Literature, Fashion, Travel, Food and
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What to Look for when Choosing a Student House

Posted on 26 June 2020 by Henry

Living in a student house a rite of passage that many people look forward to. A sign of independence, responsibility and an insight into adult life, for many students, university is the first time that they will living in private accommodation with people that they choose. But it can also be quite daunting, especially with
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Studying during COVID-19

Posted on 21 May 2020 by Jess

During my time at university, we have experienced an unexpected outbreak of COVID-19. University has been very supportive during this time so I wanted to write a blog to inform prospective students of this, in case a similar situation was to occur again.  This unexpected pandemic came fast once Coronavirus had come into the United
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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 you will probably hear people talking about their overdrafts within a month of being at University.  What is the overdraft?  If you have a student
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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 2000 words from nothing. This perception could not be more wrong. Currently studying English Literature at Cardiff University, I can tell you that it is a hard
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