Lectures

A Day in the Life of a Student: Lockdown Edition

Posted on 1 November 2020 by Ellie

As the world continues to change all around us, students have been forced to adapt and navigate the academic world in an entirely new way. Whilst previously, a student’s day would have been filled with in-person lectures, study power hours at the library, and an evening drink at the pub with friends, the reality at
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Making the Jump from First Year to Second Year

Posted on 1 October 2020 by Ellie

Making that often anxiously anticipated jump from a fresher to a second year is a fairly big moment in any student’s life. However, despite it being the first time that your work fully counts towards your final degree grade, it is not something to lose sleep over! Here are some of the main differences between
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Managing Online Lectures

Posted on 28 May 2020 by Rowenna

Thanks to Covid-19 and the government enforced lockdown, university systems and how lectures are delivered have been impacted in universities up and down the country. For many, this has meant online lectures, and it’s likely that some lectures may still be online for the 2020/21 year starting in September. While online lectures are certainly different, they really
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Top 10 Tips to Stay Productive at Home

Posted on 28 May 2020 by Rowenna

Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down, altered our way of life and created many obstacles – one of which is studying at home.  Some of you may have brothers and sisters who make it difficult to stay focused and stay on task. You may find it hard to motivate yourself as it doesn’t feel like ‘real work’ since you’re not
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PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

Posted on 19 March 2020 by Ellen

So let’s get started! Firstly, I’ll talk about the very first week, which like all other courses, is the induction week! Then, I’ll jump into some details about PCS (Platform for Clinical Sciences) in FAQ style. Happy reading! So what happens in the induction week? Throwback to my very first day – Medsoc organised a
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English Literature Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna

Often English Literature is perceived as a course where you simply read, consider the way that the colour of curtains reflects the mood of the author and essentially pull out 2000 words from nothing. This perception could not be more wrong. Currently studying English Literature at Cardiff University, I can tell you that it is a hard
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