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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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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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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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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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Dafydd working on a digital farm

Datblygu fy ngyrfa gydag interniaeth yn Digital Farming

Posted on 6 December 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Dafydd yn dweud wrthym am ei leoliad gwaith fel Cynorthwy-ydd Ymchwil yn Digital Farming a sut mae wedi ei helpu i fod yn fwy cyflogadwy Beth yn enw eich lleoliad a beth mae’n cynnwys? Cynorthwy-ydd Ymchwil yn Digital Farming. Roedd y rôl yn cynnwys mesur ac addasu pH ac EC y tanciau dŵr ar gyfer
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Dafydd working on a digital farm

Growing my career with an internship at Digital Farming

Posted on 6 December 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Dafydd tells us about his placement as a Research Assistant at Digital Farming and how it helped him become more employable. What is the name of your placement and what did it involve? Research Assistant at Digital Farming. The role involved measuring and adjusting the pH and EC of the water tanks for the strawberries
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Lily Ginns at work

Gaining experience on-campus with an internship

Posted on 6 December 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Lily tells us about her on-campus internship with the Centre for Education Support and Innovation and how it’s helped boost her employability. What does your placement involve? My placement involves assisting with the evaluation of National Student Survey (NSS) data and evaluating Student Champions teams, including helping structure their work for the next academic year,
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Lily Ginns at work

Ennill profiad gyda interniaeth ar y campws

Posted on 6 December 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae Lily yn dweud wrthym am ei hinterniaeth ar y campws gyda’r ganolfan cynnal addysg a’r arloesedd a sut mae’n helpu i roi hwb i’w chyflogadwyedd. Beth oeddech chi’n ei wneud ar leoliad? Mae fy lleoliad yn cynnwys helpu i werthuso data’r Arolwg Cenedlaethol o fyfyrwyr a gwerthuso timau Hyrwyddwyr myfyrwyr, gan gynnwys helpu i
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“Y Prosiect Profiad yn y Dosbarth wedi profi i mi fy mod i wrth fy modd yn gweithio gyda phlant ac rydw i eisiau parhau i wneud hynny”

Posted on 6 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Bu Zoe, myfyriwr Hanes a’i bryd ar fod yn athro, yn gwneud profiad gwaith yn Ysgol Gynradd Adamsdown yng Nghaerdydd yn cefnogi athrawon a phlant yn y dosbarth. Roeddwn i eisiau cael mwy o brofiad yn gweithio gyda phlant tra yn y brifysgol, felly gwnes i gais am le ar y Prosiect Profiad yn y
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“The Classroom Experience Project has given me a sure idea that I love working with kids and want to continue doing so.”

Posted on 6 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Zoe, a History student and aspiring teacher, took part in work experience at Adamsdown Primary School in Cardiff where she supported teachers and children in class. I wanted to gain more experience working with children whilst at university, so I applied to the Classroom Experience Project. I found out about the project through my Careers
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Fy mhrofiad i yn y Wobrwyo Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn Target Jobs – Jack

Posted on 5 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Jack Winkles, myfyriwr MA Peirianneg Sifil ac yn rownd derfynol Gwobr ‘Peirianneg ac Adeiladu’ yn dweud wrthym am ei brofiad yn y Wobrwyo Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn. Roedd Seremoni Wobrwyo Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn Target Jobs yn brofiad gwych. Roedd 14 gwobr, pob un wedi’u noddi gan gwmni gwahanol. Noddwr y wobr Peirianneg ac Adeiladu
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Fy mhrofiad i yn y Wobrwyo Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn Target Jobs – Alice

Posted on 5 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Shwmae, Alice ydw i a dwi’n dod o Rydychen. Ar hyn o bryd, rwy’n fyfyriwr Gwyddorau Dynol a Chymdeithasol yn fy nhrydedd flwyddyn. Yn gynharach eleni roeddwn yn rownd derfynol Gwobr ‘Gweithredu Cymdeithasol Effeithiol’ yn y Wobrwyo Myfyriwr Israddedig y Flwyddyn Target Jobs. Dwi wrth fy modd bod fy ngradd yn addysgu pethau ymarferol am
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My experience at the Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards – Jack

Posted on 5 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Jack Winkles, MA Civil Engineering student and ‘Engineering and Construction’ Award finalist tells us about his experience at this year’s Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards. The Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year awards was a great experience. There were 14 awards, each sponsored by a different company. The sponsor for the Engineering and
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My experience at the Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards – Alice

Posted on 5 December 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Hello, I’m Alice and I’m from Oxford. I am currently a third year student studying Human and Social Sciences and earlier this year I was an ‘Impactful Social Action’ Award finalist at the Target Jobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards. I love the fact that my degree teaches me practical things about the world around
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From insight to Career – My experience at Diverse Cymru.

Posted on 3 December 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Georgia Marks, a final year law student tells us how she secured a job after her work experience insight at Diverse Cymru. What was the name of your insight and what did it involve? My insight was a policy and research insight at Diverse Cymru. It involved gaining understanding into the workings of policy and
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O interniaeth i yrfa – fy mhrofiad i yn Diverse Cymru.

Posted on 3 December 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae Georgia Marks, myfyriwr blwyddyn olaf ym myd y gyfraith, yn dweud wrthym sut y llwyddodd i sicrhau swydd ar ôl ei phrofiad o brofiad gwaith yn Diverse Cymru. Beth oedd enw eich interniaeth a beth oedd yn ei gynnwys? Roedd fy interniaeth yn golygu ennill dealltwriaeth o sut mae polisi ac ymchwil yn y
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Job hunting as an International Student

Posted on 13 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

It’s tough being an international student. Moving to Cardiff from Jakarta, my hometown, was no doubt the scariest thing I’ve ever done, as I had to adjust to an unfamiliar place where I knew absolutely no one and had no idea about the culture. Navigating university life as an international student is difficult enough, but
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Chwilio am swyddi fel Myfyriwr Rhyngwladol

Posted on 13 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Mae bod yn fyfyriwr rhyngwladol yn anodd. Heb os, symud i Gaerdydd o Jakarta – y man lle cefais fy magu – oedd y profiad a gododd y mwyaf o fraw arnaf erioed, gan y bu’n rhaid i mi addasu i rywle anghyfarwydd lle nad oeddwn yn adnabod unrhyw un nac yn gwybod unrhyw beth
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Teacher in classroom

Ydych chi’n ystyried gyrfa ym myd addysg?

Posted on 1 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Cwblhaodd Elena Hajilambini – sy’n astudio am radd BA Cerddoriaeth – brofiad gwaith y flwyddyn academaidd ddiwethaf fel rhan o Brosiect Profiad yn y Dosbarth. Aeth hi i adran gerdd Ysgol Gyfun Radur. Mae hi’n rhoi gwybod i ni am ei phrofiad yma: Fy mhrofiad Ers blynyddoedd, rydw i wedi gwybod mai athrawes rydw i
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Teacher in classroom

Are you considering a career in teaching?

Posted on 31 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Elena Hajilambi, who studies BA Music, completed work experience last year as part of the Classroom Experience Project. She went to Radyr Comprehensive’s Music department. Here she tells us about her experience. My experience I’ve known for years that I wanted to become a teacher in the future but wasn’t aware that in order to
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Iris Prize poster

Fy nhaith gyda theulu Iris a chipolwg ar Ŵyl Ffilmiau Rhyngwladol LGBT+ Caerdydd

Posted on 31 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Roedd y brifysgol o hyd yn golygu ehangu fy ngorwelion, sy’n brofiad tebyg i gymaint ohonom. Yn aml, dyma ein cam cyntaf ar lwybr annibyniaeth, ac mae ein hamser yma wedi’i lunio gan bobl a phrofiadau yn llawn cymaint â darlithoedd a llyfrgelloedd. I mi, un o’r ffyrdd mwyaf cadarnhaol o archwilio’r ochr gymdeithasol a
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Iris Prize poster

My journey with the Iris Family: a look at Cardiff’s own LGBT+ International film festival

Posted on 31 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

University, alike for so many of us, was always about expanding myself. Often our first gateway to independence, our time here is shaped just as much by people and experiences, as it is by lectures and libraries. For me, one of the most positive ways to explore that sociable and creative side outside of the
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