Halls of residence

Advice for incoming freshers- food edition

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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Living with Other People

Posted on 18 September 2017 by Hope

Among the many changes you will have to make when you go to uni, living with other people and adapting to a new living situation will most likely be one of the biggest adjustments you’ll have to cope with. Whether you’re moving into halls with strangers, moving into a house with friends, or moving into
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Moving In

Posted on 2 August 2017 by Hope

I’m currently preparing to move back to Cardiff at the end of August. This will be my fourth (and hopefully final) time packing the majority of my stuff up and moving it distressingly far away. As I’ve been packing all of my possessions up once more, I’ve been thinking about all of the places I’ve
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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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