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Tackling burn out in your final semester

Tackling burn out in your final semester

Posted on 19 February 2024 by Jasmine

The final semester of university is a notoriously challenging time in students' lives. While we face many unknowns in our lives (where we will live and what job we will […]

My favourite places to study in Cardiff

My favourite places to study in Cardiff

Posted on 11 December 2023 by Jasmine

With the beginning of December comes Christmas shopping, cute markets and cosy evenings but, for the student population at least, it comes with the end-of-semester essays and preparing for exam […]

Habits I’ve started at the beginning of the year (that I wish I’d started sooner)

Habits I’ve started at the beginning of the year (that I wish I’d started sooner)

Posted on 5 December 2023 by Jasmine

Getting into the right routine at university is key to your academic success and general well-being. The habits that you pick up at the very beginning are especially important for […]

Tips for writing your first university-style essay

Tips for writing your first university-style essay

Posted on 13 November 2023 by Jasmine

Having reflected on writing a university-style essay, it's time to share tips for writing your first university-style essay. There are several differences between A-level essays and university essays, making your […]

My International Relations journey so far

My International Relations journey so far

Posted on 13 November 2023 by Jasmine

Recently, while visiting my home town, I returned to working at the original library where I studied when I was 16 years old and came to realise that I wanted […]

How to find the best housemates

How to find the best housemates

Posted on 13 November 2023 by Jasmine

Finding the right housemates can be challenging, however, these tips should help you consider the decision from all angles before committing to a specific group of housemates. This blog aims […]

The Cardiff house hunt: How to make the most of resources

The Cardiff house hunt: How to make the most of resources

Posted on 13 November 2023 by Jasmine

Looking for a student house can be stressful, especially when balancing your budget between saving money and good accommodation. In fact, there are many useful services through the university that […]

My Mamma Mia summer and the existential dread of growing up

My Mamma Mia summer and the existential dread of growing up

Posted on 27 September 2023 by Jasmine

The time of our lives while at university involves many changes - our first taste of independence, looking after ourselves, new relationships, managing our finances and considering what careers we […]

Personalising a student flat

Personalising a student flat

Posted on 11 September 2023 by Jasmine

Moving or returning to uni can be an exciting time, filled with new things. This includes a new student flat, which comes as pretty standard and impersonal, not helping with […]

A reflection on the upheaval of being a student

A reflection on the upheaval of being a student

Posted on 29 August 2023 by Jasmine

Being a student can be a fun and exciting time, full of rich experiences and making memories. However, there is a less talked about side of being a student, the […]