Student Stories

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

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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