Commonly Asked Questions About Open Days!

Posted on 20 March 2018 by Gee

University Open Days are an exciting opportunity to visit your potential first choice University and get your burning questions answered; as well as being able to take campus/accommodation tours, attend course-specific courses, learn about societies and Cardiff Student lifestyle in general! One of the best pieces of advice I can give to any potential student
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Applying for a PhD

Posted on 31 January 2018 by Hope

I’m currently in the process of applying for a PhD (eek!), so I thought I would give you guys some things I wish I had known a few months ago. 1. You do not need a Masters. I was under the impression that I needed a Masters to even be considered for a PhD, this is
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Life Works Out in the End…

Posted on 31 December 2017 by Wendy

It’s officially been a year that I’ve been a Cardiff Insider and sadly my time as a blogger is coming to an end. I’ve really enjoyed giving advice and sharing my insight into university life at Cardiff. I still remember this time last year, when I had just finished my first term at university and
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How to Revise during the Holidays

Posted on 27 December 2017 by Wendy

So I find it so difficult to revise at home and prefer to stay at university however eventually you have to go back home for all the festivities, hence here’s some tips on how to stay on top of your coursework and exam revision during the holidays! 1. Create a Revision Timetable This is probably
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Revision Tips

Posted on 20 December 2017 by Hope

I know I post something like this pretty much every Semester…BUT it is a good way of reminding myself, and everybody else to do these things. It is very easy to forget very basic stuff when you’re in the last year of your degree. I also like to tell myself I have learnt and grown
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Looking for Housing

Posted on 30 November 2017 by Wendy

So now that I actually have experience of finding houses since I moved out of halls into my lovely 2nd year house this year, here’s some advice on what to look for in a good house: 1. Talk to the Current Residents This is probably the most important point. Don’t be shy, they will give you
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Post-University Plans

Posted on 31 October 2017 by Hope

I’ve been dreading writing a blog about something like this, as it would mean I was terrifyingly close to the end of my degree. Help. I initially went into Psychology hoping it would lead to a career in Forensic Psychology. However, as soon as I got to uni I completely forgot about those plans and
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Cardiff Cafes #1

Posted on 29 October 2017 by Wendy

Ever since I came to Cardiff, I’ve become a big cafe hunter. I came from a very small town so there weren’t alot of independent cafes around so getting to have a variety to go to means that I really want to try them all! So since first year spring semester pretty much every Friday
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My Sri Lanka Mental Health Placement

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Wendy

So it’s already been a month since I came back from my placement abroad and oh my god do I miss the heat 🙁 This summer for 5 weeks I had the amazing opportunity to do a Mental Health Placement in Sri Lanka thanks to the SLV Organisation and it was undoubtedly the best 5
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Adjusting to Final Year

Posted on 22 October 2017 by Hope

Adjusting to final year has been interesting. It feels a lot different to second year, and it definitely feels different to being on placement. I’m finding myself forgetting where to find everything, I even forgot my login for the computer in the first week, I’d been away from uni for so long. The biggest issue
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