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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The Art of Being Broke

Posted on 21 February 2020 by Monique

How to live on a student budget and still have fun While student life is notorious for both disciplined studying and wild nights out, excelling at this one aspect of student living is essential for life – The Art of Being Broke. Most students have only a tiny budget to live off of. Even with
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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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Top 10 Student Valentines Ideas

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

It’s that time of the year again, and you’re lucky enough to have a significant other. The day is yours, but what are you going to do to make the most out of it? There is so much pressure to have a good valentine’s day if you are in a couple, that sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming. 
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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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