Student Life

A typical day in the life of a student

Posted on 9 Hydref 2019 by Ellie

Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of
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How to be the perfect housemate

Posted on 8 Hydref 2019 by Ellie

When you first start university, it can be tough getting used to an entirely new environment, independent living and co-habiting with often, complete strangers. It is not uncommon that tensions rise in certain situations when living in close proximity and under uni deadline stress. However, I have created this guide to help you play your
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Top City Study Spaces

Posted on 10 Medi 2019 by Ellie

Every student has their favourite study time, study buddy and study space. But where is the prime place to put your head down and churn out that essay? Look no further, as I will be going through all the very best study spaces Cardiff has to offer in order for you to make the most
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The Student Mentor Scheme

Posted on 10 Medi 2019 by Ellie

What is it? The student mentor scheme is an initiative run by the university to help first year students settle in to university life. Each fresher will be assigned a second or third year student mentor from their academic school to assist them during their first term or so at Cardiff. University can be a
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Cardiff’s Best Spots to Unwind

Posted on 7 Medi 2019 by Ellie

Sometimes, when uni work stress gets too much, we all want a place where we can escape the madness and impending deadlines, and just take a breather. Cardiff has a number of spots where you can do this, and I am here to tell you about the very best ones. Bute Park Known as the
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What is Fresher’s Week?

Posted on 31 Gorffennaf 2019 by Ellie

It’s a question on every person going into first year’s mind. You hear a variety of different things floating around about what exactly that first week of uni is about. I for one wasn’t entirely clear on what is what before I started so I hope I can clarify a few things about it and
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Student Media

Posted on 30 Gorffennaf 2019 by Ellie

Following my blog post all about Cardiff University’s ‘Cardiff Award’. I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention another fantastic aspect of uni life here in Cardiff. Student media, as you can probably guess, is a student led media initiative comprising of a radio station (Xpress Radio), a magazine (Quench), a newspaper (Gair
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Cardiff Award

Posted on 24 Gorffennaf 2019 by Ellie

Cardiff has a whole host of departments that offer fantastic opportunities for its students. The Cardiff Award is just one of these and is something that I only just signed up to in the last few months. What is it? Essentially, the Cardiff Award is an award that champions extra-curricular activity and experience outside of
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How to manage your money at university!

Posted on 19 Mawrth 2019 by Phoebe

You’ll realise very quickly that money is a big talking point at Uni. It is a slightly different experience coming from Guernsey, as you don’t get student finance and most Uni’s charge slightly higher tuition fees. This can often put Channel Island students in a harder situation, with many students deciding they need to work
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