Halls of residence

Exams? Completed them mate.

Posted on 1 June 2017 by Johanna

For some reason exams this year turned out to be more stressful than last year’s exams, even though I am now far better at dealing with exam stress than I was in first year. My first exam wasn’t particularly difficult, but as it was a cross semester module there was a fair amount of info
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Endings

Posted on 1 June 2017 by Jack

  Kingswear Station – Devon (Summer 2016) You know, university has made me realise a lot of things I really wouldn’t have expected, for better or for worse. Perhaps the biggest shock though, is that it has made me realise that I’m actually going to find leaving halls almost as difficult as leaving home to
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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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Day 7 – The day I threw my plan out the window

Posted on 8 March 2017 by Jack

OK, so this probably needs a bit of context… Basically, it’s currently lent, the 40 something days between pancake day and easter sunday. Most of you are probably aware, but it’s pretty common for people to “give something up” during this time, the idea being to use the time saved to do something more productive.
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(Mis)adventures in cooking

Posted on 28 February 2017 by Johanna

Learning to cook (or avoiding learning to cook) as a student is a very different experience for everyone, and how flatmates approach this can tell you a lot about the people you’re living with. For example, in my first year I lived with a girl who was capable of cooking full Sunday roasts and often
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Making your (student) house a home…

Posted on 2 December 2015 by Nina

We all know that student accommodation isn’t always the most homely of places. Maybe there’s some nice mould in your bathroom, or a dodgy chair, or a draft from your window. When I first lived in halls I was so disappointed that I could decorate or leave any marks anywhere – it felt like my
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Video Blog – Halls: 8 Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on 21 September 2015 by Toby

Halls usually mean the start of living away from home, and with people who you’ve only just met. As such, it’s vital that you get used to the necessary etiquette that will ensure you make it through the year unscathed. As usual, if you have any questions or comments then please don’t hesitate to get
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Moving In

Posted on 1 August 2015 by Hope

I’ve recently moved into my house for second year and I thought it might be useful to give you a few tips about what you need to make sure to bring to your student accommodation in first year. First of all I’d definitely recommend trying to find out who you’ll be sharing a flat/house with.
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Freshers week tips

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Iain

As some people start their first fresher’s week, and some people start to think about applying to be part of next years, I start my 7th so feel I can pass on a few little titbits: Do not worry about not going out every night if you don’t want to. You may have a fear
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Video Blog – Toby talks What to take to Uni

Posted on 11 September 2014 by Toby

I can’t believe summer is almost over. I mean, where’s it gone? It only feels like yesterday I was walking home from the last night out of the year and contemplating how much I was going to miss everyone, and now suddenly it’s only just over a week until I’ll see them again. A new
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