Living away from home

12 Ways to Prepare for University over the Summer

Posted on 29 May 2020 by Ellie

So you’ve done it. You have secured a place at your university of choice, and after all that hard work, it is time to start thinking about the next phase of your life. There are many ways to use that glorious summer before university, and here are just a few to get you ready. Learn
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5 Things University has Taught Me

Posted on 22 May 2020 by Ellie

It’s official! I have finally handed in my very last assessment and have completed my degree at Cardiff University. What a three years it has been, and I can say with my whole heart that it has been the best three years of my life. It is a strange feeling now that I have finished.
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The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Welcome to University where you will experience some of the best times of your life, some of the hardest and some of the most rewarding. Everything comes for a price and you will probably hear people talking about their overdrafts within a month of being at University.  What is the overdraft?  If you have a student
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10 Easy Ways for Students to Help the Environment

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Being environmentally aware has recently become a trend, and one we should be thankful for considering the planet’s current state. From veganism to sustainable makeup, our generation are making conscious decisions on behalf of a healthier planet. However, there are common misconceptions that it costs more money to be environmentally friendly, stopping lots of people from doing their bit. Yet this
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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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How to be the perfect housemate

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Ellie

When you first start university, it can be tough getting used to an entirely new environment, independent living and co-habiting with often, complete strangers. It is not uncommon that tensions rise in certain situations when living in close proximity and under uni deadline stress. However, I have created this guide to help you play your
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My Study Abroad Experience

Posted on 24 July 2019 by Ellie

I genuinely can’t believe I’m writing this because it means that my semester abroad in Adelaide, Australia is coming to an end. In just 2 days’ time I will be making the journey back to the UK after a fantastic five months down under. For the second semester of my second year studying journalism and
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