Living away from home

Books to help you survive university

Posted on 16 September 2020 by Jess

I have found so many books useful whilst at university, and wanted to inform prospective students about these.  One main factor of moving away from home is cooking. There are so many different student cook books available. I have brought so many different ones, although before buying these I would have a look in them
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Navigating a Brand New City

Posted on 28 August 2020 by Ellie

Starting university comes with a whole set of worries and uncertainties and more often than not, this includes finding your way around an entirely brand new city. Whether you are moving from a different city, or you are coming from the heart of the countryside, the thought of living in a capital city can be
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A Letter to my Fresher Self

Posted on 24 August 2020 by Ellie

Dear Fresher Self, Firstly, I am jealous. I am jealous that you are about to begin three of the best years of your life. I know you won’t believe me now with all those years in a brand new city ahead of you, but trust me when I say that it will absolutely fly by
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What to bring to uni?

Posted on 20 August 2020 by Ellen

Firstly, if you’re reading this after having been officially accepted into Cardiff, congratulations! What an achievement and relief to reach the end of your application journey. This blog is useful for all students as it aims to give some advice on what is useful to bring to university. There is also some extra guidance for
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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 Importance of Taking ‘Me’ Moments at University

Posted on 18 April 2020 by Rowenna

University is intense, there’s no denying that. It is full of socialising, events and studying. Sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming and that is perfectly normal. Living in a flat of 4-8 people means that you often are in the company of at least one other person all the time. There can also be pressure from others to
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The Dreaded Overdraft

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna

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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