From Guernsey to Cardiff

Posted on 28 February 2019 by Phoebe

Living in the Channel Islands can seem like a bit of a dream world. You feel safe, you know everyone and are surrounded by gorgeous beaches and scenery. For these reasons, moving to a capital city can be quite daunting and can definitely make you feel nervous about taking the leap. After finishing my International
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Think Pacific Volunteering, Fiji

Posted on 26 February 2019 by Ellie

In July 2018, I set off to the little South Pacific island of Fiji to undertake a volunteering project which involved teaching English, Maths and coaching sports to children. At Cardiff Uni, it is rare that you wouldn’t know at least one person who has gone volunteering with Think Pacific. If not, you will certainly
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A day in the life of a third-year journalism student

Posted on 22 February 2019 by Gee

Every degree is different, and no one’s timetable, and day will ever be the same in University. Depending on the degree, you will either have more contact hours and less independent research or less contact hours and more independent study. Contact hours are the number of hours you are in University for, being actively taught.
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Parents and University

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Ellie

Ah parents! We love them, we get annoyed by them, but they always seem to be right (well, most of the time!). My mum and dad were and still are a huge help to me through my uni years and provided a lot of support and guidance in my decision of where to go to
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Interview top tips!

Posted on 13 February 2019 by Oliver

Hello everyone! I remember A Levels well and what stood out to me was the UCAS application. It took so much time, and let’s not even mention the personal statement! Well sadly, some students have another hurdle they have to overcome…the dreaded interview! As a (lucky) survivor of university interviews, I thought I’d write a
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Valentine’s Day Ideas in Cardiff!

Posted on 12 February 2019 by Gee

As everyone knows, Valentine’s Day is nearly here! That means the pressure of date days/nights is on, and the one question that everyone is asking is ‘where do I go and what can I do’ for Valentine’s Day? One of the many things I love about Cardiff is that there are so many places you
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An introduction

Posted on 10 February 2019 by Oliver

Hello everyone! As this is my first time blogging, I thought I’d start with the basics and just introduce myself and my background. As you can see from my bio, my name is Oliver and I’m currently in my 4th year at Cardiff University. I study Medicine, but this year am doing an intercalated degree
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School/College vs University

Posted on 5 February 2019 by Ellie

Going to university is for many, the first major decision people make in their lives these days. Of course, university isn’t the sole road to success and no-one should feel like they have to go. However, the experience has too many benefits to name and is a time where you really do (cliché imminent) find
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My Experience of University Life So Far

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Katie

Everyone’s first semester at university is bound to be different. It’s a major step up from high school or college – bringing new friends, new places and new experiences. My experience has been a mix of both positive times and challenges which I had already anticipated before starting. After an interview with The Seren Network
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The Rugby Six Nations is almost here…

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Ellie

With the annual rugby Six Nations just days away, I thought it would be a good idea to delve into what exactly Cardiff is like on one of its epic game days. Anyone from Cardiff will tell you just how major rugby is in Wales’ capital. People everywhere, chanting everywhere, beer everywhere. It is certainly
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