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SYNIAD competition winner announced!

Posted on 10 March 2021 by Your Student Life, Supported

SYNIAD is Welsh for ‘IDEA’ and last November we opened the doors to the exciting Syniad competition, which gave students the opportunity to become innovators by growing their ideas and confidence. But we also wanted to take things a step further so we teamed up with Cardiff University’s Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation
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Syniad

Cyhoeddi enillydd cystadleuaeth SYNIAD!

Posted on 10 March 2021 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mis Tachwedd diwethaf agorwyd gystadleuaeth gyffrous SYNIAD, a roddodd gyfle i fyfyrwyr ddod yn arloeswyr drwy dyfu eu syniadau a’u hyder. Ond roeddem hefyd am fynd â phethau gam ymhellach, felly fe wnaethom weithio gyda Chanolfan Newid Hinsawdd a Thrawsnewid Cymdeithasol (https://cast.ac.uk/) Prifysgol Caerdydd, ac annog myfyrwyr i rannu syniad a allai greu newid mawr
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Dilynwch yng nghamre gweithwyr allweddol: Darganfyddwch yrfa mewn Addysgu

Posted on 23 February 2021 by Your Student Life, Supported

Bu cynnydd yn y ceisiadau am hyfforddiant athrawon ers pandemig y coronafeirws yn ôl y Sefydliad Cenedlaethol ar gyfer Ymchwil Addysgol (NFER). Mae’n amlwg bod diddordeb wedi tyfu yn y proffesiwn ‘gweithiwr allweddol’ gwerth chweil hwn. Pam mae addysgu wedi dod yn fwy poblogaidd? • Mae’r pandemig wedi cynyddu apêl gyrfaoedd gyda mwy o bwrpas cymdeithasol.
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Follow in the footsteps of key workers: Discover a career in Teaching

Posted on 23 February 2021 by Your Student Life, Supported

There has been a rise in teacher training applications since the coronavirus pandemic, as reported by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). It’s clear that interest has grown in this rewarding ‘key worker’ profession. Why has teaching become more popular? The pandemic has increased the appeal of careers with a greater social purpose. There
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Meet the students starting a new venture at University.

Posted on 16 February 2021 by Your Student Life, Supported

We have everything you need to bring your ideas to life. The Start-up Support Package is a three-staged journey to take you from having an idea to making it a reality, whether it is a business, freelance career, or community project. Hear from the students already growing their ideas through the Start-up Support Package. Stage
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Cwrdd â’r myfyrwyr sy’n dechrau menter newydd yn y Brifysgol

Posted on 16 February 2021 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae gennym bopeth sydd ei angen arnoch i wireddu eich syniadau. Mae’r Pecyn Cymorth Dechrau Busnes yn daith tri cham i’ch arwain i wireddu eich syniad, p’un a yw’n fusnes, gyrfa lawrydd neu brosiect cymunedol. Cewch glywed gan y myfyrwyr sydd eisoes yn datblygu eu syniadau trwy’r Pecyn Cymorth Dechrau Busnes. Cam 1: Chwilotwr Chwilfrydig
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Lowri Pitcher

My experience of an On-Campus insight

Posted on 7 December 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Lowri Pitcher tells us about her On-Campus insight with the Residence Life team here at the University. What was your insight? The internship involved contacting local companies to arrange vouchers/freebies for students who are moving into residences this year. The latter weeks involved doing large-scale translations of website articles from English to Welsh. What attracted
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Lowri Pitcher

Fy mhrofiad i o fewnwelediad ar y Campws

Posted on 7 December 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae Lowri Pitcher yn dweud wrthym am ei mewnwelediad ar y Campws gyda’r tîm Bywyd Preswyl yma yn y Brifysgol. Beth yw eich interniaeth? Roedd yr interniaeth yn cynnwys cysylltu â chwmnïau lleol i drefnu talebau/nwyddau rhad ac am ddim ar gyfer myfyrwyr sy’n symud i breswylfeydd eleni. Yn ystod yr wythnosau olaf bûm yn
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Ffeiriau Gyrfaoedd Rhithwir: Ffair Yrfaoedd ar eich telerau chi!

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Medrwch elwa gymaint neu gyn lleied ag y dymunwch o’ch Ffair Yrfaoedd Rhithwir! I ddechrau, fel y mwyafrif o bobl, pan glywais y geiriau ‘ffeiriau gyrfaoedd rhithwir’ roeddwn yn rhagweld y byddwn yn eistedd sgrin wrth sgrin gyda darpar gyflogwr, heb wybod beth i’w ddweud ac yn colli fy Wi-Fi neu bydd fy ngliniadur yn
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Virtual Careers Fairs: A Careers Fair on your terms!

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Get as much or as little as you want out of your Virtual Careers Fair! Initially, like most people, when I heard the words ‘virtual careers fair’ I envisioned being sat screen to screen with a potential employer, not knowing what to say and having my WiFi cut out, or my laptop break down. However,
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Syniad

Your chance to shine a light on your idea and make a change to the world as we know it.

Posted on 4 November 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

SYNIAD is once again being launched this year to help students become innovators by growing their ideas and confidence. Plus you get the opportunity to win a brand new iPad & a cash prize! (SYNIAD is Welsh for ‘IDEA’ – it is pronounced SUN-YAD)  SYNIAD competition (Open to students from Cardiff University, University of South Wales,
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Syniad

Eich cyfle i dynnu sylw at eich syniad a gwneud newid i’r byd sydd ohoni.

Posted on 4 November 2020 by Your Student Life, Supported

Mae SYNIAD yn cael ei lansio unwaith eto eleni i helpu myfyrwyr i fod yn arloeswyr drwy ddatblygu eu syniadau a’u hyder. Hefyd, cewch gyfle i ennill iPad newydd sbon a gwobr ariannol! Cystadleuaeth SYNIAD (Yn agored i fyfyrwyr o Brifysgol Caerdydd, Prifysgol De Cymru, Prifysgol Abertawe, Prifysgol Bangor a Phrifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)
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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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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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Staff working in an office

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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CEP W

“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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CEP

“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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