Student Life


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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English Literature Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

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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Making the Most of Reading Week

Posted on 2 March 2020 by Ellie

Although not getting the same half terms as schools and colleges, some university students are blessed with having something called a reading week. This is essentially a period in the middle of the semester where there are no scheduled lectures or seminars – giving you plenty of free time to, well, read. Here are some
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LGBTQ+ Pride in Cardiff

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Ellie

It is February, which means it is also LGBTQ+ history month – a time to celebrate the community and draw attention to pressing issues that continue to affect many individuals across the U.K. The university is committed to championing its LGBT students and are highly regarded by Stonewall as one of the most LGBTQ+ inclusive
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Where to take visitors in and around Cardiff?

Posted on 26 February 2020 by Jess

This blog post is about my experience of taking visitors to places in and around Cardiff. Cardiff is such a lovely place and there are so many places in and around the local area you can take visitors to.  Cardiff Castle Cardiff Castle is full of history and has some beautiful views. Being a student
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My Experience as a Student Mentor

Posted on 26 February 2020 by Zoe Petre

Starting university can be daunting for many reasons, but the Student Mentor scheme aims to ease this transition by assigning students with a student mentor. A student mentor is there to offer their mentees insider tips and support, answer questions, give advice and signpost mentees to the correct services.  When I started university, I was someone who had so many questions, so having a
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A day in a life of an Occupational Therapy Student

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Jess

As an Occupational Therapy student at Cardiff University, we have a mixture of university days and days where we’re on placement. If you’re hoping to study Occupational Therapy at university, this blog post about my experience as an Occupational Therapy student will help you to know exactly what to expect.  University Days  Our university day
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