Student Stories

Students and alumni share details of their life experiences and encounters with Student Support.

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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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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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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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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Kaiya: “why I chose to become a student mentor”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“In order to succeed in the job market following graduation, it is important to not only succeed in your degree but to also develop your skills via work experience opportunities. Graduate employers look specifically for communication, teamwork, leadership and time-management skills. The Student Mentoring scheme is a brilliant opportunity to develop such skills and attain
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Kaiya: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Er mwyn llwyddo yn y farchnad swyddi ar ôl graddio, mae’n bwysig llwyddo yn eich gradd yn ogystal â datblygu eich sgiliau drwy gyfleoedd i gael profiad gwaith. Mae cyflogwyr graddedigion yn chwilio’n benodol am sgiliau cyfathrebu, gweithio mewn tîm, arwain a rheoli amser. Mae’r cynllun Mentora Myfyrwyr yn gyfle gwych i ddatblygu’r fath sgiliau
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Sophie: “why I chose to become a student mentor”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Hi, my name is Sophie and I was a Student Mentor in my second year of university. I found the scheme very rewarding as I was able to help first year students as they started their university life. In my meetings I covered topics including housing and referencing, which I believe are topics that are
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Sophie: “pam y dewisais bod yn fentor i fyfyrwyr”

Posted on 5 February 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

“Shwmae, Sophie ydw i, ac roeddwn i’n Fentor Myfyrwyr yn ystod fy ail flwyddyn yn y brifysgol. Rhoddodd y cynllun lawer iawn o foddhad i mi am fy mod yn gallu helpu myfyrwyr y flwyddyn gyntaf wrth iddyn nhw ddechrau eu bywydau yn y brifysgol. Yn fy nghyfarfodydd, bues i’n trafod llety a geirdaon ymhlith
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‘Mae fy mhryder yn fy mharlysu mewn arholiadau – rwy’n poeni y byddaf yn methu!’

Posted on 19 January 2020 by Katrina

“Rwyf yn fy 2il flwyddyn a dwi wedi sylwi nad wyf yn ymdopi ag arholiadau yn dda iawn. Rwy’n ymdopi’n iawn â fy ngwaith cwrs yn ôl pob golwg, ond mae fy meddwl yn mynd yn wag pan fyddaf o dan bwysau mewn ystafell arholiad! Rydw i eisoes wedi gorfod ailsefyll rhai arholiadau ac rwy’n
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‘My anxiety paralysis me in exams – I’m worried I’ll fail!’

Posted on 19 January 2020 by Katrina

“I’m in my 2nd year and I’m finding that I’m not coping with exams very well. I seem to do okay in my coursework but when put under pressure in exam settings I just go blank. I’ve already had to re-sit some exams and I’m worried I’m going to have to re-sit the whole year
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