Benefits of using your University’s Career Service

Posted on 14 October 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

The team from Grad Hive tell us how useful your University Careers service can be, even when you’ve graduated. By The Grad Hive Your university has many useful resources when it comes to employability; one of which is their careers service. Today, we’ll be using Cardiff University’s career service as an example of how these
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Manteision defnyddio Gwasanaeth Gyrfa eich Prifysgol

Posted on 14 October 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae’r tîm o Grad Hive yn dweud wrthym pa mor ddefnyddiol y gall eich gwasanaeth Gyrfaoedd Prifysgol fod, hyd yn oed pan fyddwch wedi graddio. Gan The Grad Hive Mae gan eich prifysgol lawer o adnoddau defnyddiol o ran cyflogadwyedd; un ohonynt yw eu gwasanaeth gyrfaoedd. Heddiw, byddwn yn defnyddio gwasanaeth gyrfa Prifysgol Caerdydd fel
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Alice Edwards

Meet the Student – Alice Edwards, TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year 2020 award winner

Posted on 6 October 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Alice beat out stiff competition at the TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards and won the Award in the category of Computer Science, IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year.  Alice tells us her experience at University and why she applied for the competition… Tell us about yourself I’m originally from near London, but my
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Alice Edwards

Cwrdd â’r Myfyriwr – Alice Edwards, enillydd gwobr Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn 2020 TARGETJobs

Posted on 6 October 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Trechodd Alice gryn gystadleuaeth yng Ngwobrau Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn TARGETJobs, ac enillodd y Wobr yng nghategori Myfyriwr Israddedig Cyfrifiadureg, TG a Ffiseg y Flwyddyn.  Mae Alice yn dweud wrthym am ei phrofiad yn y Brifysgol a pham cyflwynodd hi gais am y gystadleuaeth.. Dywedwch wrthym amdanoch Rwy’n dod o ger Llundain yn wreiddiol, ond
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Beth yw arddangosfa a pham ddylwn i gymryd rhan?

Posted on 5 October 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

I fod yn onest, bydd yn teimlo’n wahanol iawn i ffair yrfaol draddodiadol, a bydd diffyg pethau ar gael am ddim; fodd bynnag, os ydych yn dechrau meddwl am beth hoffech ei wneud pan fyddwch yn graddio, yn awyddus i ddod o hyd i leoliad neu interniaeth dros yr haf, neu os oes gennych ddiddordeb
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What’s a showcase and why should I attend?

Posted on 5 October 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Let’s be honest, it’s going to feel very different to a traditional careers fair and there will be a distinct lack of freebies on offer; however, if you are starting to think about what you want to do when you graduate, keen to find a placement or summer internship, or simply interested to find out
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Martina: Ysbrydoli gwyddonwyr ifanc drwy brofiad gwaith

Posted on 25 September 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae Martina Bonassera yn ysgrifennu am ei lleoliad dros yr haf, sydd wedi rhoi profiad gwaith hanfodol iddi, cyflog a dechrau da ar ddatblygu ei phortffolio, i gyd wrth weithio o bell dramor yn ystod pandemig y coronafeirws. “Rwy’n credu fod y dywediad yn wir: “Yn y tywyllwch mae dod o hyd i’r golau.”“ “Martina
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Martina: Inspiring young scientists with work experience

Posted on 25 September 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Martina Bonassera writes about her summer placement, which has provided her with vital work experience, a salary and a head start on building up her portfolio, all while working remotely overseas during the coronavirus pandemic. “I believe it is true when they say: “It is in the darkness that one finds the light.”“ My name
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How to save money in your first year at university (and what you definitely shouldn’t do)

Posted on 24 September 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Your first year at university always brings a mix of emotions. Mainly of excitement to be starting another chapter of your life, but also a little anticipation of what will happen next.
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Sut i arbed arian yn eich blwyddyn gyntaf yn y brifysgol (a beth na ddylech ei wneud o gwbl)

Posted on 23 September 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae eich blwyddyn gyntaf yn y brifysgol bob amser yn dod â chymysgedd o emosiynau. Yn bennaf o gyffro i fod yn dechrau pennod arall yn eich bywyd, ond hefyd edrych ymlaen ychydig at beth fydd yn digwydd nesaf. Ond os ydych yn dechrau yn y brifysgol yn ystod pandemig byd-eang, mae’n debygol y bydd
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Developing digital education in the Welsh language

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

My name is Luned Hunter and I’m about to start my third year studying Politics and Modern History. During the last academic year I’ve been part of the Student Champion scheme which meant I was part of a team of students across different schools that worked closely with University staff to ensure that students voices
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Datblygu addysg ddigidol yn yr iaith Gymraeg

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Fy enw i yw Luned Hunter a dwi ar fin dechrau fy nhrydedd flwyddyn yn astudio Gwleidyddiaeth a Hanes Modern. Yn ystod y flwyddyn academaidd ddiwethaf dwi wedi bod yn rhan o’r cynllun Hyrwyddwyr Myfyrwyr sy’n golygu ‘mod i wedi bod yn rhan o dîm o fyfyrwyr ar draws ysgolion gwahanol sydd wedi gweithio’n agos
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Working on the student digital induction

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

My name’s Ella and I’m a Student Champion at the University. As you know, March 2020 saw Cardiff University swiftly transform studies to virtual learning as a result of COVID-19. With this, the work of Student Champions also became remote and online. Over the summer, most of my Student Champion work has become focused on
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Gweithio ar y cyflwyniad digidol i fyfyrwyr

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Fy enw i yw Ella a dwi’n Hyrwyddwr Myfyrwyr yn y Brifysgol. Fel y gwyddoch, ym mis Mawrth 2020, gweithredodd Prifysgol Caerdydd yn gyflym i wneud ei hastudiaethau’n rhithwir o ganlyniad i COVID-19. Gyda hyn, dechreuodd yr Hyrwyddwyr Myfyrwyr weithio o bell ac ar-lein. Dros yr haf, mae’r rhan fwyaf o ‘ngwaith i fel Hyrwyddwr
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My work with staff to help shape our digital education

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

My name is Clarissa and I am studying MSc Environment and Development at the School of Geography and Planning. I have been a student engagement champion since last October and since the end of March (beginning of lockdown), I have been undertaking this role remotely. These remote opportunities have allowed me to become more involved
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Fy ngwaith gyda staff i helpu i lunio ein haddysg ddigidol

Posted on 22 September 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Fy enw i yw Clarissa a dwi’n astudio MSc yn yr Amgylchedd a Datblygu yn yr Ysgol Daearyddiaeth a Chynllunio. Dwi wedi bod yn hyrwyddwr ymgysylltu â myfyrwyr ers mis Hydref diwethaf ac, ers diwedd mis Mawrth (dechrau’r cyfnod cloi), dwi wedi bod yn gwneud y rôl hon o bell. Mae’r cyfleoedd hyn o bell
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Clementines

Clementine Kind

Posted on 21 May 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Kindness is interpreted and carried out in various ways: some of them that occur as part of a developed habit and others that require you to take extra steps to yield a long lasting satisfaction that never fades away, such as charity organisations. Some of the habits include smiling at people, helping out a person
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Clementines

Clementin Caredigrwydd

Posted on 21 May 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Caiff caredigrwydd ei ddehongli a’i weithredu mewn ffyrdd gwahanol: mae rhai mathau’n digwydd fel rhan o arferion a ddatblygwyd ac mae mathau eraill yn gofyn i chi gymryd camau ychwanegol er mwyn cael boddhad parhaus nad yw’n diflannu byth, megis sefydliadau elusennol. Mae rhai o’r arferion yn cynnwys gwenu ar bobl, helpu person mewn angen
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Luned: Pam dod yn fyfyriwr hyrwyddo?

Posted on 19 May 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Fy enw i yw Luned Mari Hunter ac rwyf yn astudio Gwleidyddiaeth a Hanes Modern ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Y bwriad ar ôl cwblhau fy ngradd yw gwneud cwrs MA mewn gwleidyddiaeth yma ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Rwyf yn gobeithio symud ymlaen i weithio mewn maes gwleidyddol ar ôl hynny ond nid wyf yn sicr pa yrfa
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Luned: Why become a student champion?

Posted on 19 May 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

My name is Luned Mari Hunter and I study Politics and Modern History at Cardiff University. The aim after completing my degree is to do an MA course in politics here at Cardiff University. I hope to move on to work in politics after this, but I am not sure what career I would specifically
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Grzegorz: Pam dod yn fyfyriwr hyrwyddo?

Posted on 19 May 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Fy enw i yw Grzegorz ac rwy’n fyfyriwr PhD ar fy mlwyddyn olaf mewn Microbioleg Fferyllol. Bûm yn Hyrwyddwr Myfyrwyr am bron i ddwy flynedd ac roedd yn brofiad gwerthfawr iawn. Wrth fod yn Hyrwyddwyr Myfyrwyr cefais gyfle i siarad â llawer o fyfyrwyr am faterion cyfredol yn y brifysgol. At hynny, cefais brofiad trwy’r
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Grzegorz: Why become a student champion?

Posted on 19 May 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

My name is Grzegorz and I am a final year PhD student in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. I worked as a Student Champion for almost two years and it was a really valuable experience. Working for Student Champions gave me an opportunity to talk to many students about current issues around the university. Furthermore, this scheme also
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Llwyddiant diweddar ar gyfer un o raddedigion Prifysgol Caerdydd sy’n amlygu manteision cydweithio rhwng addysg uwch a’r diwydiant

Posted on 30 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Roedd Roula Khir Allah, un o raddedigion diweddar LLM Cyfraith Masnach Gydwladol, wedi digalonni ar ôl methu â chael swydd Paragyfreithiol, er iddi wneud cais am sawl swydd. Roedd hi ar fin rhoi’r ffidl yn y to. Cafodd gyfarfod gyda’i Chynghorydd Gyrfaoedd, Helen McNally a roddodd arweiniad iddi ynghylch gwella ei CV a’i llythyr eglurhaol,
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A recent success for a Cardiff graduate highlights the benefits of collaborative working between higher education and industry

Posted on 30 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Roula Khir Allah, a recent graduate of LLM International Commercial Law, had become become disheartened by being unsuccessful despite applying for many Paralegal opportunities. She was on the verge of giving up. She met with her Careers Adviser, Helen McNally, who gave her guidance on improving her CV and cover letter and suggested that she
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Clarissa: Pam dod yn fyfyriwr hyrwyddo?

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Roedd dau reswm imi gael fy ysgogi i ddod yn hyrwyddwr myfyrwyr. Yn gyntaf, fel myfyriwr MSc, roeddwn i eisiau dod o hyd i rôl hyblyg a fyddai’n ffitio o amgylch fy astudiaethau. Yn ail, a’r hyn y denodd fi fwyaf at y rôl benodol hon, fel person sy’n hoffi cymdeithasu, roedd gennyf i ddiddordeb
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Clarissa: Why become a student champion?

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“There were two reasons I was motivated to become a student champion. Firstly, as a MSc student, I wanted to find a flexible role that would fit around my studies. Secondly, and what attracted me most to this particular role, as a people person, I was really interested in the prospect of being able to
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Sut beth yw gweithio gartref go iawn? (o’i gymharu â bywyd prifysgol)

Posted on 28 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Graddedigion Daearyddiaeth mae Harriet yn rhoi cipolwg i ni o’i phrofiad o weithio gartref yn y Gwasanaeth Sifil Oherwydd COVID-19, mae fy ngwaith fel Ymgynghorydd Polisi Llwybr Carlam ar drafodaethau gyda’r UE wedi mynd o fod yn brysur iawn ac adweithiol, i weithio ar strategaethau a pharatoadau hirdymor. Yn dilyn canllawiau Iechyd y Cyhoedd, rwy’n
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What’s it really like to work from home? (compared to university life)

Posted on 28 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Geography graduate Harriet gives us an insight into her working from home experience in the Civil Service Fast Stream. Due to COVID-19, my work as a Fast Stream Policy Advisor on negotiations with the EU has gone from fast-paced and reactive, to long term strategy and preparation. Following the Public Health guidelines, I am currently
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4 Steps for keeping active and positive in self-isolation

Posted on 17 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Careers & Employability Intern Chloe shares her tips to help you stay motivated at this tricky time… Keep to a routine In my opinion, the most crucial thing to maintain during isolation is your routine. When everything around us is so disrupted and uncertain having set aims for your day is the first step in
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4 Cam i gadw’n heini a phositif wrth ymneilltuo

Posted on 17 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Pwysigrwydd cadw trefn Yn fy marn i, y peth pwysicaf yw cadw at drefn wrth ymneilltuo. Pan mae popeth o’n hamgylch mor ddryslyd ac ansicr y cam cyntaf i gynnal eich iechyd meddwl a chorfforol yw gosod nodau ar gyfer eich diwrnod. Bydd gwybod yr hyn rydych am ei gyflawni yn eich diwrnod yn eich
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Dyma Bethany Lane: Myfyrwyr Cymeradwyaeth Uchel Gwobr Caerdydd

Posted on 8 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Beth wnaeth eich ysbrydoli i ymuno â Gwobr Caerdydd? Roeddwn i wedi clywed llawer am Wobr Caerdydd, ac, yn ôl pob golwg, eisoes yn gwneud llawer o bethau a allai gyfrannu ati, fel bod yn Fentor Myfyrwyr. Meddyliais i byddai’n werth mynd yr ail filltir a gweithio tuag ati, achos byddai’n fy ngalluogi i ddysgu
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Meet Bethany Lane: Highly Commended Cardiff Award student

Posted on 8 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

What motivated you to join the Cardiff Award? I had heard a lot about the Cardiff Award, and I seemed to already be doing many things that could contribute towards it, such as being a Student Mentor. I thought that it was worth going the extra mile and working towards it, as I thought that
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Dyma Violina Sarma, Enillydd Gwobr Mynd yr Ail Filltir Caerdydd 2019/20

Posted on 3 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Beth wnaeth eich ysbrydoli i ymuno â Gwobr Caerdydd? Y syniad o gael cydnabyddiaeth ar gyfer pob un o’m gweithgareddau allgyrsiol wnaeth fy annog i ymuno â Gwobr Caerdydd. Roeddwn i eisiau gwella fy sgiliau cyflogadwyedd, ynghyd â chael profiadau ymarferol. Llwyddais i gyflawni llawer mwy na fy nodau cychwynnol. Fy ngweithgaredd cyntaf ar gyfer
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Meet Violina Sarma, winner of the Cardiff Award Above and Beyond Award 2019/20

Posted on 3 April 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

What motivated you to join the Cardiff Award? The idea of being recognized for all my extra-curricular activities encouraged me to join the Cardiff Award. I set out to enhance my employability skills, along with gaining hands-on experiences. I was able to achieve much more than my initial goals. My first activity for this award
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Making yourself employable: top tips from a Postgraduate student

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

University students face a constant pressure to be more than their degree. Achieving good grades is important, but students must also take steps towards increasing their employability. This prepares us for life after graduation, when we will compete with our peers in crowded job markets – many of them will have the same qualifications that
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Gwneud eich hun yn gyflogadwy: awgrymiadau defnyddiol gan fyfyriwr ôl-raddedig

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Mae pwysau cyson ar fyfyrwyr prifysgol i fod yn fwy na’u gradd. Mae ennill graddau da yn bwysig, ond mae’n rhaid i fyfyrwyr hefyd gymryd camau tuag at wella eu cyflogadwyedd. Mae hyn yn ein paratoi ni at fywyd ar ôl graddio, pan fyddwn yn cystadlu â’n cymheiriaid mewn marchnadoedd swyddi gorlawn – bydd gan
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Gwerth fy Interniaeth Ar y Campws

Posted on 6 March 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

I mi, roedd ymgymryd ag Interniaeth Ar Gampws mewn ymchwil (a elwir yn gynharach yn CUROP) yn gyfle cyffrous a ganiataodd imi gymryd rhan mewn ymchwil bwysig, ddiddorol a pherthnasol a oedd yn ategu fy astudiaethau. Cefais gyfle i weithio ar y rhywogaeth grwban Madagascar sydd mewn perygl difrifol o farw allan, y Ploughshare o
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The benefits of my On-Campus Internship

Posted on 6 March 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

For me, undertaking an On-Campus Internship in research (formerly known as CUROP) was an exciting opportunity that allowed me to become involved in important, interesting and relevant research that complemented my studies. I had the chance to work on the critically endangered Madagascan tortoise species, the Madagascan Ploughshare. I succeeded in producing genetic data that
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Amser i Siarad Streiciau!

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Gyda streic arall ar y gweill unwaith eto, roeddem am dawelu eich meddyliau nad yw’r byd ar ben, a bod cymorth a chyngor ar gael. Rydym yn deall y byddwch yn bryderus ac yn poeni sut bydd y streiciau hyn yn cael effaith arnoch chi a’ch astudiaethau. A fydd effaith ar fy marciau? Pam mae
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Time to talk strikes!

Posted on 27 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

With strike action upon us once again, we wanted to reassure you that all is not lost, help and support is available. We understand that you will be anxious and worried about how these strikes will impact you and your studies. Will my marks be affected? Why does this keep happening? What can I do
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Staff working in an office

Bywyd ar ôl y Brifysgol: Fy Mhrofiad o Weithio mewn Busnes Technoleg Newydd

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Gall gorffen yn y Brifysgol deimlo’n eithaf brawychus. P’un a ydych yn lasfyfyriwr neu yn eich blwyddyn olaf, mae’r syniad o gychwyn ar yrfa yn sicr yn un brawychus, ac mae’n gwbl normal i deimlo nad ydych wedi’ch paratoi’n ddigonol ac yn betrus wrth fynd i’r afael â’r gwaith dychrynllyd o chwilio am swydd am
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Life Post-University: My experience working in a Tech-Education Start-up

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Finishing University can feel pretty daunting. Whether you’re a fresher or in your final year,the prospect of embarking upon a career is definitely a scary one, and it is totally normal to feel slightly under prepared and hesitant when it comes to tackling the dreaded job-hunt for the first time. Having spent four years in
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Sut arweiniodd fy Interniaeth ar y Campws at PhD

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Mae Ryan Coates yn dweud wrthym ni am ei Interniaeth ar y Campws mewn ymchwil, yn gweithio gydag academyddion yn y Brifysgol. “Roedd ymgymryd â phrosiect Interniaeth ar y Campws (CUROP) yn rhan allweddol o fy mhenderfyniad i ddilyn gyrfa sy’n canolbwyntio ar ymchwil. Yn ystod fy ngradd israddedig, roeddwn i’n gwybod fy mod i’n
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How my On-Campus Internship led to a PhD

Posted on 24 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Ryan Coates tells us about his On-Campus Internship in research, working with academics at the University. “Undertaking an On-Campus Internship (CUROP) was a key part of my decision to pursue a research-focused career. During my undergraduate degree, I knew that I enjoyed practical sessions, but these were rarely reflective of what research is actually like.
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Dathlu Mis Hanes LGBT +

Posted on 19 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Helo bawb, Dyma Fis Hanes LGBT+, adeg o’r flwyddyn pan ydym yn cofio’r holl bobl a oedd yn ymroi i geisio hawliau, rhyddid a balchder. Ar yr adeg hon o’r flwyddyn, mae’n arbennig o bwysig ystyried pa mor bell rydym ni wedi dod, hyd yn oed yn ystod y blynyddoedd diwethaf. Bob dydd, mae mwy
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Celebrating LGBT + History Month

Posted on 19 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Hi all, It’s LGBT+ History Month, a time of year where we remember all the people who dedicated themselves to the pursuit of rights, freedom, and pride. At this time of year, its especially important to reflect on how far we’ve come, even in the last few years. Everyday, more and more people across the
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Clare: “why I chose to become a student mentor”

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Hello, I’m Clare, a third year Ancient History student. I’ve been involved with the mentoring scheme from my very first day at University – from being mentored in first year, to being a mentor in my 2nd year and now a mentor consultant in my final year. Mentors provide a vital support base for first
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Clare: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 13 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Helo bawb, Clare ydw i, myfyrwraig trydedd flwyddyn sy’n astudio Hanes yr Henfyd. Rwyf wedi bod ynghlwm wrth y cynllun mentora ers fy niwrnod cyntaf un yn y Brifysgol – o gael fy mentora yn y flwyddyn gyntaf, i fod yn fentor yn fy ail flwyddyn, i fod yn ymgynghorydd mentora nawr yn fy mlwyddyn
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Ffion: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 12 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Helo bawb, fy enw i yw Ffion, ac rwy’n fyfyrwraig meistr integredig yn fy mhedwaredd flwyddyn yn Ysgol y Biowyddorau, a hefyd Ymgynghorydd Mentora ar gyfer Mentoriaid Myfyrwyr y Biowyddorau.  Rwyf wedi bod yn rhan o’r Cynllun Mentora Myfyrwyr am rai blynyddoedd nawr, ac roeddwn yn rhan o’r garfan gyntaf o Fentoriaid Myfyrwyr y Biowyddorau.
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Ffion: ‘why I chose to become a student mentor’

Posted on 12 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Hi everyone, my name is Ffion and I’m a 4th year Integrated Master’s student in the School of Bioscience and also a Mentor Consultant for Bioscience Student Mentors. I’ve been part of the Student Mentoring Scheme for a few years now, and I was part of the first cohort of Bioscience Student Mentors. If you’re
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