first year

Making the Jump from First Year to Second Year

Posted on 1 October 2020 by Ellie

Making that often anxiously anticipated jump from a fresher to a second year is a fairly big moment in any student’s life. However, despite it being the first time that your work fully counts towards your final degree grade, it is not something to lose sleep over! Here are some of the main differences between
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Student Village Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

If university halls aren’t for you, there is always the option to live in student houses. These are scattered around Roath and Cathays and are perfect for older students or couples. To find out more about what it’s like living in one of these houses, I spoke to Inna.    What was your favourite thing about your halls and why?   I was lucky
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Senghennydd Court Interviews

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

Senghennydd court – the larger of the two Senghennydd residences. I interviewed a Martina, a bioscience undergraduate to learn more about what her first year experience was like.   What was your favourite thing about Senghennydd Court?  My fav thing about Senghennydd court was its location! It was so close to lectures, and the libraries. It was really close to the student union clubs as well as being close to
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Colum Place Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

If you don’t like the look of any of the halls of residences, there is always university owned houses! Colum place house is situated in between Talybont halls and the university campus meaning that you are close to the parties and also close to your lectures – oh and don’t forget Fattoush take away, you will have more than
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Liberty House Interviews

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

Liberty house, also known as Clodien house is perfect for medical students as it is so close to the Heath campus. It also is reallyclose to Heath park which is a lovely green open space with a beautiful lake and a rose garden. To learn more about what it was like to live in these halls I interviewed Zandrea and
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Talybont Court Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

Talybont Court is next to Talybont South and the closest of the Taly residencies to university and town. It was great in first year for Taly-south students to go to for pres as it had such a good amount of living space in comparison to Talybont south kitchens. To learn more about what it was actually like to live here
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Talybont South Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

In the series of accommodation interviews, I asked myself the same questions i asked other interviewees about Talybont South – one of the most popular student accommodations.   What was your favourite thing about your halls and why?   I would have to say my favourite thing about south was the community spirit, everyone would mix and socialise, you didn’t just stick to your flat.   What was something you wish
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Aberdare Halls Interview

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Rowenna

Aberdare halls is situated right next to the school of music and about a 3-minute walk away from Bute park! To learn a bit more about what it was like to live here, I interviewed Hannah.  What was your favourite thing about your halls and why?  My favorite thing about my halls was its location. It was very convenient and
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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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