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 Your Student Life, Supported

“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 Your Student Life, Supported

“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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Cyngor ynghylch arholiadau gan fyfyriwr ôl-raddedig sy’n gwybod orau!

Posted on 2 January 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Ewch ati i gynllunio! A’r tymor arholi’n agosáu’n gyflym, mae cynllunio mor bwysig. Pan ydw i’n dweud cynllunio, rwy’n golygu cynllunio pob dim. Mae eisoes digon o straen i fywyd, ac mae pwysau ychwanegol arholiadau ac adolygu dros y Nadolig yn gallu bod yn feichus. Ond rwy’n addo i chi, os ydych chi’n trefnu, amserlennu
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Exam tips from a postgrad student in the know!

Posted on 2 January 2020 by Your Student Life Supported

Get Planning! With exam season fast approaching it is so important to plan. When I mean plan, I mean everything. Life is stressful enough and the added pressure of exams and revision to consider over the Christmas break isn’t an easy one. But I promise you if you organise, schedule and divide your time accordingly
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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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“Rydw i mewn perygl o roi’r gorau i’r Brifysgol gan fy mod i’n anhapus.’

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor o’r tîm Cwnsela Myfyrwyr yn ymateb i gyfyng-gyngor myfyriwr… “Rydw i’n ei chael hi’n anodd ymgartrefu yn ôl yn y Brifysgol ar ôl yr haf. Rwy’n gweld gofynion yr ail flwyddyn yn heriol iawn yn barod, a dwi ddim yn mwynhau’r gwaith ar hyn o bryd. Fel arfer, rwy’n gwneud yn dda iawn, ond
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I‘m at risk of dropping out of University because I’m unhappy.

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor from Student Counselling responds to a student dilemma… “I’m really struggling to settle back into Uni after the Summer. I’m finding the demands of 2nd year really challenging already and I’m not enjoying the work at the moment. I usually do really well but I didn’t do that well in my summer exams it’s
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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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The summer I met Boris

Posted on 24 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Challenging my mind set I, like many others, thought that the Civil Service Fast Stream wasn’t meant for people like me. I wasn’t male, I didn’t go to Oxbridge and I hadn’t studied PPE. The Bridge Report, published in 2016, found that the Fast Stream intake was still less socially diverse than Oxford and mentally,
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Yr haf y cwrddais i â Boris

Posted on 23 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Herio fy meddylfryd Roeddwn i, fel llawer o bobl eraill, yn credu nad oedd Llwybr Carlam y Gwasanaeth Sifil ar gyfer pobl fel fi. Dydw i ddim yn ddyn, es i ddim i Rydychen neu Gaergrawnt, a doeddwn i heb astudio PPE. Canfu Adroddiad Bridge, a gyhoeddwyd yn 2016, fod y rhai sy’n cael lle
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Speaking out about depression and anxiety

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Polly, Cardiff Alumni and former Wellbeing Champion, talks about her struggles with depression and anxiety…. My symptoms of depression and anxiety first started showing when I started University in 2015. Being in an unfamiliar place, away from my usual support network of family, a feeling of detachment set in. Although I’ve always been a hard
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Codi llais am iselder a gorbryder

Posted on 9 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Polly, un o Gynfyfyrwyr Caerdydd, a fu gynt yn Hyrwyddwr Llesiant, sy’n sôn am ei brwydrau gydag iselder a gorbryder… Dechreuodd fy symptomau iselder a gorbryder ddod i’r amlwg gyntaf pan gychwynnais i yn y Brifysgol yn 2015.  Oherwydd mod i mewn man anghyfarwydd, ymhell o’m rhwydwaith cefnogi arferol yn y teulu, dechreuais i deimlo’n
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“I want to have fun at Uni but how do I reassure my parents I’m safe?”

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor from Student Counselling responds to a student dilemma… I’m in my first year and this is the first time I’ve lived away from home. My Mum is really supportive and happy that I’m at Cardiff Uni but she’s always checking up on me because she’s worried about how I’m coping and where I am
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Dw i eisiau joio tra fy mod i yn y Brifysgol, ond dw i ddim yn siŵr sut i dawelu meddwl fy rhieni fy mod i’n ddiogel?

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Eleanor o’r tîm Cwnsela Myfyrwyr yn ymateb i gyfyng-gyngor myfyriwr… Rydw i yn fy mlwyddyn gyntaf a dyma’r tro cyntaf i mi fyw oddi gartref. Mae fy Mam yn gefnogol iawn ac yn hapus fy mod i ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd, ond mae hi wastad yn gwneud yn siŵr fy mod i’n iawn achos mae hi’n
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My top tips for freshers’…

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Hi all, I’m Clare, a third year Ancient History student. I’m also a student mentor. The student mentor scheme matches first year students (mentees) to mentors from the same academic School (there are mentors in every school except for Architecture). Each mentor is assigned a small group of mentees and they meet on a regular
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Fy awgrymiadau ardderchog ar gyfer wythnos y glas…

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Helo bawb, Clare ydw i, myfyriwr trydedd flwyddyn sy’n astudio Hanes yr Henfyd. Rydw i hefyd yn fentor myfyrwyr. Mae’r cynllun mentoriaid myfyrwyr yn paru myfyrwyr blwyddyn gyntaf (mentoreion) â mentoriaid o’r un Ysgol academaidd (ceir mentoriaid ym mhob ysgol heblaw am Bensaernïaeth). Neilltuir grŵp bach o fentoreion i bob mentor ac maen nhw’n cwrdd
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Congratulations to this year’s Student Mentors and Mentor Consultants!

Posted on 3 June 2019 by Your Student Life, Supported

Ann McManus, Mentor Manager recognises the contribution and achievements of this year’s Student Mentors and Consultants and thanks them for making it another successful year… The team and I are extremely proud of our student mentors and consultants who are hardworking, committed and professional. This year’s celebration event was another great success, and the winners
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Llongyfarchiadau i Fentoriaid Myfyrwyr ac Ymgynghorwyr Mentora eleni!

Posted on 3 June 2019 by Your Student Life Supported

Mae Ann Mc Manus, Rheolwr Mentora, yn cydnabod cyfraniad a chyflawniadau Mentoriaid ac Ymgynghorwyr Myfyrwyr eleni, ac yn diolch iddynt am sicrhau ei bod hi’n flwyddyn lwyddiannus arall… Rwyf fi a’r tîm yn hynod falch o’n mentoriaid ac ymgynghorwyr myfyrwyr eleni, sy’n gweithio’n galed, yn ymrwymedig ac yn broffesiynol. Roedd digwyddiad dathlu eleni’n llwyddiant mawr
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