Student life

Top 10 Tips to Stay Productive at Home

Posted on 28 May 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Covid-19 has turned our lives upside down, altered our way of life and created many obstacles – one of which is studying at home.  Some of you may have brothers and sisters who make it difficult to stay focused and stay on task. You may find it hard to motivate yourself as it doesn’t feel like ‘real work’ since you’re not
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English Literature Crash Course

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Often English Literature is perceived as a course where you simply read, consider the way that the colour of curtains reflects the mood of the author and essentially pull out 2000 words from nothing. This perception could not be more wrong. Currently studying English Literature at Cardiff University, I can tell you that it is a hard
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10 Easy Ways for Students to Help the Environment

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Rowenna Hoskin

Being environmentally aware has recently become a trend, and one we should be thankful for considering the planet’s current state. From veganism to sustainable makeup, our generation are making conscious decisions on behalf of a healthier planet. However, there are common misconceptions that it costs more money to be environmentally friendly, stopping lots of people from doing their bit. Yet this
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A typical day in the life of a student

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Ellie

Lectures The cornerstone of student life has to be lectures. The amount of these that you have is very much dependent on your course. Mine for instance, Journalism and Communications, has 9 hours of lectures and seminars every week. This may not seem a lot compared to something like medicine, however, a primary element of
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Student Media

Posted on 30 July 2019 by Ellie

Following my blog post all about Cardiff University’s ‘Cardiff Award’. I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention another fantastic aspect of uni life here in Cardiff. Student media, as you can probably guess, is a student led media initiative comprising of a radio station (Xpress Radio), a magazine (Quench), a newspaper (Gair
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How to manage your money at university!

Posted on 19 March 2019 by Phoebe

You’ll realise very quickly that money is a big talking point at Uni. It is a slightly different experience coming from Guernsey, as you don’t get student finance and most Uni’s charge slightly higher tuition fees. This can often put Channel Island students in a harder situation, with many students deciding they need to work
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Student Life Vlogs – Introduction

Posted on 3 May 2018 by Dan

Hello all! My name is Dan and I’m starting a series of video logs (vlogs). I’m a Electronic and Electrical Engineering Student at Cardiff, and currently I’m on my placement year. I’m starting a series of vlogs to highlight student life at Cardiff. I’ll be giving advice and insights about starting university and going to
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Top 10 Reasons Why Cardiff is Great

Posted on 25 April 2018 by Ellie

Big City, Small Town Vibe This was probably one of the main reasons why I instantly fell in love with Cardiff. With the idea of London completely intimidating me, yet the idea of living in a capital city being really appealing, Wales’ capital was the perfect match. Having a population of around 350,000 people, the
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Playing netball at Cardiff University!

Posted on 24 October 2012 by Freya

Hello once again! So now it’s week 4, so the realisation of being in third year is really hitting home, I mean, I’ve got a reading week which starts at the end of next week which means a) the term in officially half way through, and b) I’m expected to have made some decent progress
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