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Aberdare Halls Interview

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 […]

A Letter to my Fresher Self

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 […]

What to bring to uni?

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 […]

Managing Online Lectures

Managing Online Lectures

Posted on 28 May 2020 by Rowenna

Thanks to Covid-19 and the government enforced lockdown, university systems and how lectures are delivered have been impacted in universities up and down the country. For many, this has meant online […]

Resources for Transition to 1st Year  Medicine!

Resources for Transition to 1st Year Medicine!

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

When starting medicine, one of the most important elements to grasp is an understanding of how everything fits together. It can be easy to separate your anatomy completely from your microanatomy […]

A Step by Step Guide to Staying Focused in Large Lectures

A Step by Step Guide to Staying Focused in Large Lectures

Posted on 8 March 2020 by Monique

Take it from me, your first-year of university can be challenging; you often have to move to a new city, make new friends and on top of all these life […]

5 things to look at when considering private accommodation

5 things to look at when considering private accommodation

Posted on 5 March 2020 by Ayushi

Tenancy Period When you start to consider private accommodation and start doing your research, you’ll realise that most private accommodations have a range of tenancy periods that they offer. Most properties will offer […]

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Fresher Self

10 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Fresher Self

Posted on 28 January 2020 by Rowenna

First year can seem so daunting, moving away from home and your parents. Having to look after yourself and be an adult all while juggling a degree – A-levels were […]

The Country Bumpkin Guide to Cardiff

The Country Bumpkin Guide to Cardiff

Posted on 28 January 2020 by Rowenna

So, you’re a self-confessed country-bumpkin, the trees and seas of home are calling, and you don’t know how to satisfy your need for nature. The adjustment can be hard, but […]

What is Fresher’s Week?

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. […]