first year

What is Fresher’s Week?

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Ellie

It’s a question on every person going into first year’s mind. You hear a variety of different things floating around about what exactly that first week of uni is about. I for one wasn’t entirely clear on what is what before I started so I hope I can clarify a few things about it and
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What you might not think about taking to uni…

Posted on 21 March 2019 by Hannah

There are countless – and endless – lists online advising you on what is best to take to university when you’re leaving home for the first time. I don’t want to state the obvious – I’m sure you’ve thought about taking your clothes, shoes, etc. and that’s why I’ve made a list of the things
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What to Take to Uni: The Essential Checklist

Posted on 8 March 2019 by Ellie

I remember that feeling very well. The feeling of complete pre-uni panic surrounding what I will bring with me to my room in my halls of residence. Needless to say that panic was basically for nothing seeing as I only lived 2 hours away and was either home or had visitors every few weeks. However,
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Cooking in uni

Posted on 23 August 2018 by Tamzin

When I started in first year I was a pretty inexperienced cook, there was lots of boiling potatoes and eating junk. Freshers was an exciting time of newfound independence and this means doing your own food shops. Like most people at uni I was food shopping for myself for the first time. It’s important to
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Moving Out Day

Posted on 31 May 2018 by Ellie

So the time has come. After a memorable and brilliant first year at Cardiff University it is time to begin the mammoth task of packing up my hordes of possessions to take back home. The question I am asking myself is how can I possibly have even more stuff now compared to when I first
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Top 15 First Year Advice

Posted on 17 May 2018 by Ellie

As my first year at Cardiff University draws to a close, I am left pondering what I have learnt and what I would change. However, what I can say is that year one of uni has been incredible and exceeded all of my expectations. I have not only made great friends and memories but I
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5 ways to make it through the exam season

Posted on 25 March 2017 by Wendy

So it’s come to that time of the year where the Easter holidays are nearly here and you’re excited to be finally having a break! However there is also the looming fact that exams are going to start in less than 2 months. UNLEASH PANIC MODE. Having at least finished my coursework ahead of time,
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