Lectures

A typical day in the life of a student

Posted on 9 October 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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Why I chose to stay at Cardiff for my Masters

Posted on 28 June 2019 by Gee

I have finally finished my Undergraduate degree in Journalism and Communications and I am currently awaiting my graduation ceremony, which will be in three weeks! I am so excited and relieved and cannot wait to start the next step in my education. I have decided to do a Masters before joining the world of work
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A day in the life of a third-year journalism student

Posted on 22 February 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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What happens in January for University students?

Posted on 11 January 2019 by Gee

Happy New Year everybody! I hope everyone had lovely holidays and a nice, deserved break. I know I really enjoyed going home and spending time with my loved ones – especially my puppy and cat. After our joyous Christmas and New Year Celebrations, I am now back at University. However, I have not jumped straight
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10 Things I’ve Learnt Throughout Second Year

Posted on 29 May 2018 by Gee

Despite part time work and two weeks of work experience ahead, I am finally able to sit back and relax for the summer. Second year went ridiculously quick, it seems like only yesterday I was first moving into Talybont North and using my huge bags of pasta as a door stop. Suddenly, I blinked and
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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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First year as an optom student

Posted on 15 February 2015 by Iain

Time to cast my memory back two years ago to give an idea of what first year is like studying optometry. There is now a preliminary year, called Year 0, for those on 4 year course, but I didn’t do it and only started last year so can’t tell you personal experience of it. It
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Top Tips for Freshers Week

Posted on 1 October 2014 by Iain

I’m sure a lot of first years who may be reading this are feeling a little bit confused about what they have gotten themselves into, I know I was 2 years ago, and I’m not just talking about a reaction to the alcohol consumption from Freshers. This is a perfectly normal reaction to being thrown
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Video Blog – Toby talks Studying Journalism

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Toby

How’s Freshers treating you, then? The hardcore will have you believe that if it’s yet to gobble you up and spit you back out again then you’ve probably been doing it wrong, whereas one of your new flatmates may look at you in distain as you whittle away your newly found wealth at the bar.
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Studying Maths at Cardiff

Posted on 11 September 2014 by Nina

Hi everyone, Long time no post – and so much has happened since the last one! A Level and GCSE results days have now passed and I’ve heard Maths clearing spaces at Cardiff have been filled so… Welcome to the 2014/15 cohort joining us in September!!  Very excited to have a brand new bunch of
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