Yearly Archives: 2016

A Cardiff Christmas

Posted by Kailea Turner

A time of year that is almost everyone’s favourite? Christmas! Everyone has traditions at Christmas.  The city of Cardiff has some lovely traditions that make the city a truly special place to be when Santa comes around. Its even a stop on the coca cola truck’s journey.… Read More

Christmas in the country

Posted by Eleanor Brooks Roadshow Blogger

Going home for Christmas for me includes some kind of culture shock. As I find myself having to adjust back to life in the dark (how have I lived without streetlights!?) and chilly English countryside. Admittedly my adjustment will not be as extreme as some international students, but it still takes some getting used to.… Read More

Seasons Greetings

Posted by Nicolas Pottier Blogger

Sandy BeachThe greatest thing about university is meeting people from around the world. University is such a big melting pot that by the time a semester ends and you head home, you’ve diluted your accent to the point that your home friends and family start to worry.… Read More

Christmas in Cardiff

Posted by Christabel Lungu HE Roadshow Blogger

Christmas in Cardiff has been one of my favourite Christmases. First, it is the best place for Christmas shopping or any shopping in general! I think I got addicted to shopping when I moved to Cardiff because I moved from living in the middle of nowhere where the majority were charity shops to a pretty amazing city; so, Christmas has given me the perfect excuse to go shopping!… Read More

On the road (again)

Posted by Tom Coope

Just as I was beginning to settle back into life in Cardiff, it’s time to hit the road once more. As you progress through medicine, the majority of your time is spent on placement in hospitals or in the community. Most of these take place in the areas surrounding Cardiff, but eventually it involves travelling further afield to hospitals across Wales.… Read More

Adventures without alcohol

Posted by Eleanor Brooks Roadshow Blogger

A misconception that I’ve found about university life is that everyone drinks, and are drinking, all the time. And yeah, ok, some people do drink and if that’s your thing go for it. But there are other ways to enjoy yourself whilst at uni.… Read More

A well deserved break

Posted by Nicolas Pottier Blogger

Many of my French friends and family will describe me, as “maman poule” which literally translated is mother hen. I am not sure if it has the same meaning in English but as a hen would protect its eggs by covering them, I will make sure everyone around me is happy and well taken care off.… Read More

Housing Rush

Posted by Christabel Lungu HE Roadshow Blogger

The last month has been a crazy rush with finding housing for next year. Around this time everyone starts to panic as this is the time when housing companies start advertising to students.

I found that when people hear others saying that they’ve had a viewing or they have found a place to stay it causes a chain reaction of panic.… Read More

A Winter Break (on a student budget)

Posted by Tom Coope

The nights are drawing in and there’s a chill in the air. Time to dig out the warmest jumper you can lay your hands on and persuade your housemates to keep the heating on. Most of my time over the last couple of weeks has been devoted to preparing for exams, which thankfully are now over.… Read More

Where to live and what to buy?

Posted by Kailea Turner

When coming to Cardiff for uni second year housing was a big debate for me. Do I find a house in Roath/Cathays or do I go back into student accommodation? Forkailea-last-blog me this was something that I struggled over for a while and eventually due to circumstance I ended up in the formerly known Student Castle (now known as liberty gardens).Read More

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