Student Life

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’ which you can read here: https://blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/insiders/2019/07/24/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
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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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Why Cardiff?

Posted on 11 Mawrth 2019 by Phoebe

When in my first year of sixth form, we had lots of talks about what to do next, how to find your perfect university and were encouraged to look round as many as possible. Coming from Guernsey, choosing a Uni seemed like quite a big decision as I knew I would not come home for
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From Guernsey to Cardiff

Posted on 28 Chwefror 2019 by Phoebe

Living in the Channel Islands can seem like a bit of a dream world. You feel safe, you know everyone and are surrounded by gorgeous beaches and scenery. For these reasons, moving to a capital city can be quite daunting and can definitely make you feel nervous about taking the leap. After finishing my International
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A day in the life of a third-year journalism student

Posted on 22 Chwefror 2019 by Gee

Every degree is different, and no one’s timetable, and day will ever be the same in University. Depending on the degree, you will either have more contact hours and less independent research or less contact hours and more independent study. Contact hours are the number of hours you are in University for, being actively taught.
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Student Life Vlogs – Making Friends

Posted on 15 Ionawr 2019 by Dan

I’m back from the USA! Hello again! I’m back from Arizona with a new Vlog. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make any more videos during my time at NAU as I was so busy with studying and travelling, but I had an amazing time nonetheless. This episode is all about making and finding friends at
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Student Life Vlogs – Northern Arizona University

Posted on 15 Tachwedd 2018 by Dan

I’m back! Hello, it’s Dan again, and I have returned! I am making student life vlogs once again, this time during my semester abroad in the states. In this episode, I introduce my semester abroad studying at Northern Arizona University (NAU), and I briefly talk about the university and the town I am staying in.
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Student Life Vlogs – Global Opportunities

Posted on 14 Awst 2018 by Dan

Hello again! In this vlog I talk about what opportunities are available for working and studying abroad during your degree. Everything you need to know: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/why-study-with-us/global-opportunities As always, questions are welcome. Enjoy!
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