Settling in

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 for Clinical Sciences) in FAQ style. Happy reading! So what happens in the induction week? Throwback to my very first day – Medsoc organised a
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The Country Bumpkin Guide to Cardiff

Posted on 28 January 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

So, you’re a self-confessed country-bumpkin, the trees and seas of home are calling, and you don’t know how to satisfy your need for nature. The adjustment can be hard, but you have the whole of Wales waiting for you to explore. You can get that nature fix you need without trekking home constantly, because honestly
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How to be the perfect housemate

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Ellie

When you first start university, it can be tough getting used to an entirely new environment, independent living and co-habiting with often, complete strangers. It is not uncommon that tensions rise in certain situations when living in close proximity and under uni deadline stress. However, I have created this guide to help you play your
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What is Fresher’s Week?

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Ellie

It’s a question on every person going into first year’s mind. You hear a variety of different things floating around about what exactly that first week of uni is about. I for one wasn’t entirely clear on what is what before I started so I hope I can clarify a few things about it and
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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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Why Cardiff?

Posted on 11 March 2019 by Phoebe

When in my first year of sixth form, we had lots of talks about what to do next, how to find your perfect university and were encouraged to look round as many as possible. Coming from Guernsey, choosing a Uni seemed like quite a big decision as I knew I would not come home for
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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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From Guernsey to Cardiff

Posted on 28 February 2019 by Phoebe

Living in the Channel Islands can seem like a bit of a dream world. You feel safe, you know everyone and are surrounded by gorgeous beaches and scenery. For these reasons, moving to a capital city can be quite daunting and can definitely make you feel nervous about taking the leap. After finishing my International
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Parents and University

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Ellie

Ah parents! We love them, we get annoyed by them, but they always seem to be right (well, most of the time!). My mum and dad were and still are a huge help to me through my uni years and provided a lot of support and guidance in my decision of where to go to
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