This is the first time in my 23 years of life that I’ve not been at home for Easter! Normally it’s spent eating lots of good food and catching up with family, however this year it was a little different for me.… Read More
I’m about halfway through my psychiatry placement in Bangor. Perhaps time moves faster in North Wales, because it only feels like I arrived yesterday! It is slightly disconcerting living on the hospital site, but thankfully the accommodation is more like halls of residence than a medical ward.… Read More
Doedden i ddim gwastad eisiau astudio hanes, roedden i eisiau astudio’r gwyddorau…hynny yw, tan i Lefel A ddigwydd… Mae’n syndod pa mor wahanol byddai’r ochr academaidd o fywyd prifysgol wedi bod. Byddech chi bron yn bendant yn cael eich ffrindiau BSc yn trio dweud fod eich gradd ddim yn waith caled/ddim gwerth gymaint, ond beth am yr holl sgiliau trosglwyddadwy?… Read More
It is crazy to think that I’ve been in New Zealand for exactly four weeks, with only another four to go! The time has certainly flown by already! So what have I done so far? Quite a lot I’d say …
The main purpose of our medical elective is to experience how medicine is practised worldwide, to see how it varies from the UK and also to spend time in an area which interests us.… Read More
University can be a struggle academically sometimes. But there are things that can help you on the way to success.
For example, you might struggle with writing notes and plans. If that’s the case, then perhaps you can use your phone to your advantage.… Read More
This week the Easter holidays started and I’ve decided to stay in Cardiff for the three weeks! I’ve been working a bit, trying to restore some of my depleted savings! At the beginning of the week I helped out on some site visits, doing some campus tours, luckily when the weather was good and we had a scavenger hunt to do around the uni which was fun!… Read More
Lately I have been the queen of procrastination, and with all the work that I have to do, this isn’t really the best thing. I’m sure I’m not alone with finding everything BUT revision/essay-writing exciting. I have slowly been trying to get out of this habit, and these are some of the things that have helped:
- Going into the library – I am one of those people that finds it impossible to do work at home, so even though I live a 40 minute walk away from the university library, I come in most days.
University gives you a huge amount of freedom. You get to make your own decisions about your life, such as where you live, how you spend your money, what you spend your free time doing.
For me, I decided to indulge in my love of animals.… Read More
The sun finally started shining this week, but I couldn’t be outside enjoying it because I had essays to write. My excuse is that the deadline came out of nowhere, but in actual fact, I’ve known it was coming for weeks.… Read More
As part of the third year, you will be doing some sort of research project or dissertation. For my course, I am doing a research project which isn’t as big as a dissertation. It’s a bit confusing to explain but once you start doing it it’ll become easier to understand.… Read More