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First impressions of Cardiff University

13 February 2017

Here is a bit of insight into some of our Postgraduate Ambassadors first impressions of postgraduate student life at Cardiff University, from the application process to the start of their studies.

“The postgraduate community in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy as a whole is so welcoming and friendly, with regular talks from a range of research bodies, which is a great help in formulating personal research, and just generally really enjoying the masters course. On top of that, the members of academic staff are really enthusiastic, and have also shown a great care for those of us beginning postgraduate study – there have been regular reminders that if anyone is struggling there is flexible support available, which is great support in itself.” Cerys, MA English Literature
“During the week, we had a variety of sessions ranging from a library induction to introductory lectures for the modules. This was also a good opportunity to meet the lecturers and the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies support team. The week ended with a guest lecture from Huw Edwards followed by a lunch with him and fellow students; this was undoubtedly the highlight of my week.” Hannah, MA Broadcast Journalism
“My school, the school of geography and planning, organised a few different activities, such as an introduction to the computer and library systems, but I especially enjoyed the trip organised to Cardiff Bay. This was meant for all new Master students of the school and provided a really good way to meet fellow classmates. During the first weeks most of the societies had ‘Give It a Go’ sessions, the number of societies at Cardiff University is really astounding! I ended up joining the hiking society, so I could explore Wales a bit further. The administrative bits of induction and enrolment proved to be quite straightforward. Getting the Cardiff University Student Card made it official though: A student and ready to study.” Lisa, MSc Food, Space and Society
“Since my course has started I haven’t really looked back. The organisation has been very good.  Communication via email and Learning Central has been plentiful.  Having student reps has meant that there is a point of contact if any issues arise with the course and a personal tutor is available for any personal challenges” Sian, MSc Computing