Without a doubt, one of the best things about my degree at Cardiff University has been the wealth of opportunities to gain experience and skills outside of the undergraduate teaching. For me, this has involved doing a placement year, two research internships, research assistant roles and voluntary work – all of which I think helped Read more
Last week I had three exams, this is the most amount of exams I have had over the past three years in exam period. I had to endure Monday, Wednesday and Friday exams and then had a weeks gap before my last one. Dealing with exams is never easy and if the exam timetable gods Read more
Uni summer holidays are definitely something to treasure. With some people getting up to four months off, how will you spend yours? Volunteer There’s nothing more challenging and exciting than spending your summer giving back to the wider community. Being in the sun potentially half way across the world, plus having something to add to Read more
University includes nights out with friends, the struggles of cooking and if your course is anything like mine, very few contact hours. When those contact hours disappear completely it is important not to treat your time like a holiday. You don’t want to end up like this come May/June time… Whatever year you’re in, missing Read more
First of all I just wanted to say well done to all of you who got what you wanted on results day! As I am now a couple of weeks away from moving back to Cardiff myself, I thought I would run through a quick list of things that you shouldn’t forget (because I totally Read more
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 Read more
I travel to and from university by train. It can be a nightmare carrying all of my bags with me and trying to get them to fit in the luggage racks, but I try and make travelling less of a pain by saving money on transport. Here’s my top tips. Travel by train: Book as Read more
I’ve just done something potentially very very stupid… So I have no idea how many of you are aware, but it’s gotten to that point in the year where people in first year have been thinking about the (mostly) inevitable move out of halls and into private accommodation, and with that comes no end of Read more
Hello, My name is Nancy, this is my first blog. Hope you enjoy it. In life, we have three types of travellers. • The ones who can afford spontaneous trips anytime. • The ones who spend months/ years working to save for a holiday. • The ones who never have enough money but are travel Read more
So it’s approaching that time of year. The moment most students can’t wait for, but most parents are dreading. It’s time for you to leave your comfortable family home for university. For a lot of people this means moving away from home for the first time, and most probably beginning at least a three Read more
Our student bloggers are current Cardiff University students, sharing their real-life experiences in their own words.
Each student has their own blog but you can also ask them questions on the Cardiff University Admissions Facebook page.