It’s finally December, my favourite month of the year – I love that people are so unexplainably happy at Christmas and the decorations are finally up! There are so many things going on this month you can’t help but get into the spirit of things.… Read More
Christmas is fast approaching and, although everyone is buzzing to get home for the holidays, there’s something lurking in the back of your mind. January exams lurk around the corner threatening to ruin the holiday season, it really is a shame that we have to worry about revising when we are trying to unwind and enjoy some family time – perhaps picking up a few shifts to struggle back to the surface of our overdraft.… Read More
‘Hello! My name is Hayley Taylor and I’m a 3rd year medical student.’ I can’t even begin to imagine how many times I’ve had to say this sentence after nearly 8 weeks on placement at the Royal Glamorgan hospital! I’m about to start the last week of my ‘oncology and surgery’ block and to be honest I feel mentally like I’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards!… Read More
‘Baby it’s cold outside’…
One of my favourite Christmas songs, but also what I say to my friends every morning as soon as I step out of my front door. It’s got to that time of year again where the weather has most definitely ‘turned’, and it never fails to come as a shock to me when it happens!… Read More
Only two weeks of the term left and after finishing my first placement bock it already feels like the Christmas break is here! I can’t believe just how much has been fitted just into one term!
As a third year, we have finally been released from the lecture theatre and now spend a lot of our course time out on placement in hospitals all across Wales.… Read More
Week 6 brings me to Reading Week – sort of like a school’s half term but instead of relaxing it’s probably more hectic than during term time, as I have about 50 books to read and a 100 deadlines to meet (OK so slight exaggeration there).… Read More
When you first get to uni the prospect of making new friends can seem daunting. Sure, you have your new housemates, but what if you don’t get along with all of them? What about when you want a wider circle of friends?… Read More
Recently, a group of friends and I decided to take a leap of faith and be spontaneous by renting a wooden cabin in the Welsh countryside for the weekend.
After about an hour’s drive from Cardiff, we finally arrived. The first night was spent laughing and relaxing around some pizza and games.… Read More
Part of the reason that I chose to study at Cardiff is that there are so many experiences to gain outside of studying the course at university. I love that I live in a bustling, exciting city, but if I jump in the car and take a 30-minute drive I can be at the sea-side or up Pen-Y-Fan mountain.… Read More
Last weekend, I chose to join a new society. People who know me are aware that the cold and I are not the best of friends. I was in Namibia this summer and found the swimming pool water too cold to go in!… Read More