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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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My Experience of University Life So Far

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Katie

Everyone’s first semester at university is bound to be different. It’s a major step up from high school or college – bringing new friends, new places and new experiences. My experience has been a mix of both positive times and challenges which I had already anticipated before starting. After an interview with The Seren Network
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Adapting to University – VLOG

Posted on 17 January 2019 by Gee

Welcome to the last video blog of three, talking about different aspects of University. In this video, I discuss how I adapted to University life – especially living in University accommodation and making friends! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments below!
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Applying to University – VLOG

Posted on 17 January 2019 by Gee

Welcome to the first video blog of three, talking about different aspects of University. In this video, I discuss why I decided to go to University, when I applied and offer some advice for people who are in that position now! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave them in the
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What happens in January for University students?

Posted on 11 January 2019 by Gee

Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone had lovely holidays and a nice, deserved break. I know I really enjoyed going home and spending time with my loved ones – especially my puppy and cat. After our joyous Christmas and New Year Celebrations, I am now back at University. However, I have not jumped straight
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Planning For Study Abroad

Posted on 29 November 2018 by Ellie

In three months from now I will be (hopefully) settled in my new home for the next 6 months, half way across the world in Australia. How crazy is that?! I have always wanted to do study abroad as part of my degree and Cardiff University Global Opportunities department was one of the main reasons
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Advice for House Hunting

Posted on 18 November 2018 by Gee

It is now getting to that time of year where students are starting to think about finding a house to live in next year! The process is really easy, and it shouldn’t have to be stressful at all. As someone who has now gone through the process twice, I have put together some tips for
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Student Tips On What To Do On An Open Day

Posted on 29 October 2018 by Gee

Looking back on my time as a prospective student, I wish I did go to more Open Days and spend good quality time at the University when I did attend. Remember – University is where you going to spend a minimum of the next three years of your life! With of all this in mind,
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What I am Looking Forward to in My Last Year

Posted on 29 September 2018 by Gee

As I currently do not know where I shall be studying my master’s degree next year, this present academic year at Cardiff University is my last! I am a third year Journalism and Communications student and I will be graduating in July 2019. Cardiff University has been so much fun over the past two years
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What I Eat at University

Posted on 20 September 2018 by Gee

Amongst all the new things that abruptly come into your life when starting University, cooking was probably one of the scariest for me. If cooking is not a skill one already possesses when starting University, it is something you definitely need to learn. Do not worry if all you’re eating for the first few weeks
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