Living away from home

Commuting into University

Posted on 16 February 2021 by Zoe

Commuting to University is something a lot of students weigh up when applying to University and is becoming an increasingly more common decision. As a home student, I live around 30 minutes away from Cardiff University, and I’ve commuted throughout my entire degree. When writing my UCAS application I attended numerous University open days, but nothing stood out like Cardiff did. It wasn’t
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Where to get your Christmas Shopping Sorted in Cardiff

Posted on 6 December 2020 by Ellie

Now, there is one thing that Cardiff is not short of – shops. The city-centre is every shopaholic’s paradise, and it is even better at Christmas when you are hunting down gifts for all your friends and family. Here are the best places to get Christmas shopping ticked straight off your to-do list. Christmas Markets
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8 Fun Christmas Activities to do with your Housemates

Posted on 6 December 2020 by Ellie

With Christmas just round the corner and Coronavirus still alive and kicking, the festive season is looking a little bit different this year. However, there is nothing stopping you and your housemates getting stuck into some merry Xmas activities to keep your spirits up. Christmas Dinner Rally around and cook up a Christmas feast for
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Study space ideas

Posted on 24 October 2020 by Jess

I thought I would write about study space ideas, because especially during this time when most lectures are virtual, I find it important to have a study space I feel motivated to work in. Here are some study space ideas:  Wall Planner I have a big wall planner pinned up on my pinboard next to
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Dealing with Homesickness in a Locked-Down World

Posted on 12 October 2020 by Henry

The world is a pretty weird place right now. With concepts such as ‘test, track and trace’; ‘self-isolation’ and ‘lockdown’ all being thrust upon us over the past few months, it isn’t easy getting up and moving on with life again. But that isn’t to say normal struggles don’t matter any more – if anything,
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Making Your Uni Room a Peaceful Place to Work

Posted on 28 September 2020 by Ellie

As we are now finding ourselves typically confined to the work environment of our bedrooms, it is more important than ever to create a peaceful and personal space to optimise our study potential. So yes, I am here to give you every excuse to deck out your room in all the fairy lights, plants, and
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