Cooking

Money, money, money!

Posted on 19 March 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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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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Advice for incoming freshers- food edition

Posted on 23 August 2018 by Tamzin

When I started in first year I was a pretty inexperienced cook, there was lots of boiling potatoes and eating junk. Freshers was an exciting time of newfound independence and this means doing your own food shops. Like most people at uni I was food shopping for myself for the first time. It’s important to
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Learning to improvise

Posted on 26 April 2017 by Jack

I was asked recently to sum up being a student here in three words. I doubt I’d be the first to admit that this wasn’t necessarily an easy task, but after much deliberation the words I came up with were “Learning to improvise.” Somewhat appropriate, I think, given the circumstances I was in at the
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Student Friendly Food

Posted on 20 March 2017 by Hope

I’m currently trying to save up some money so I don’t have to rush into anything after University. Hopefully if I save up a bit of money I can take a little bit of time deciding what I want to do, rather than panic and rush into something. I think watching what you’re eating is
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Quick Cooking Tips

Posted on 5 November 2015 by Hope

Hello all! Sorry for the late blog, I wrote it early on in October so I could publish it later on, I felt so prepared until I completely forgot to publish it! As you can see I have been feeling the deadline stress recently and consequently I haven’t been eating too well, it’s all too
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New Beginnings

Posted on 13 October 2013 by Hannah

Well hello newbie freshers, old pro freshers and future freshers alike 🙂 How are we all? Firstly a massive welcome, hello and congratulations to the newbie freshers for getting into Cardiff 😀 I hope that you managed to survive freshers fortnight (we know to party in Cardiff!), and any initiations you have had the pleasure
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"Bon Appetit"

Posted on 9 July 2013 by Madeleine

For me, eating at uni provides an age-old dilemma. How can I cook all those lovely home cooked meals my Mum did at home, for a price that isn’t going to break the bank? Being a bit of a foodie, I budget quite a bit for food every week and that would be first savvy
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When in China…

Posted on 1 April 2013 by Freya

Nimen Hao! (Hello everyone) How are you all? Again, I’m writing to you from sunny China at the moment as I’m still out here learning Mandarin, eating the weird and wonderful food, and attempting to soak up as much as the culture as is humanely possible! Firstly, apologies for not posting on time again! Not
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