Settling in

Going to University this September part 1

Posted on 24 July 2017 by Nancyanne

Can I be a Religious at University? If so HOW? I am going to use Christianity in this blog.  Are you going to university this September and wondering whether it is possible to reconcile being a student and a Christian? Well here it is. Yes, you can be a Christian at university.   Just under
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Tips for my Fresher Self #CardiffUni #ChiangRai2

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Joe Lovell

As mentioned, here is the second June video, in the Chiang Rai series… Tips for my freshers self is the aim of this video. I’ve concentrated on three specific areas; picking halls, societies and life outside of the university bubble. Hopefully you may find something useful in this video, even its one isolated comment. As
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Loneliness at University

Posted on 31 May 2017 by Nancyanne

I have always struggled with loneliness. I enjoy being in the company of others yet at the same time, I love being alone. There are various forms of loneliness. Sometimes people think being lonely only includes having no friends and being by yourself all the time. How about those who have friends yet still feel
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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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Don’t stress: ways to beat University stress

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Hannah

  A 2013 survey by Nightline found that 65% of students feel stressed – and it’s so easy to believe this number is low when you’re surrounded by university friends all feeling the pressure around exam season. Us students have a lot on our plate: part-time jobs, money worries, assessments coming up… trying to manage
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Sink or Swim? The University Challenge

Posted on 30 March 2017 by Jack

Did you know that 70%  of Christians that go to university will no longer continue to attend church after just one year? I didn’t until last summer when I was at Soul Survivor (which because I’m assuming very few of you will be aware is essentially a Christian youth camp – Yes we really can
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5 Ways to Stay Sane during Exam Season

Posted on 25 March 2017 by Wendy

So it’s come to that time of the year where the Easter holidays are nearly here and you’re excited to be finally having a break! However there is also the looming fact that exams are going to start in less than 2 months. UNLEASH PANIC MODE. Having at least finished my coursework ahead of time,
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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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How to Long Distance at University

Posted on 18 February 2017 by Wendy

A statement like “I’m in a long distance relationship” can either lead to a response of respect or a sympathetic “awww”. What is seen as the typical university lifestyle of degrees, sex and alcohol doesn’t work when it comes to mature, trusting LDRs. Since we’re still in the week of Valentines (I’m really pushing it
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