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Giving blood in Cardiff

Posted by Hayley Taylor

Having started donating blood back home in Leicester, I was really pleased when I got to Cardiff and realised how easy the process is here! There are regular mobile blood banks that come to the students union and up to the Heath campus, and it’s really convenient to sign up for an appointment and pop in during a lunch break.… Read More

Winter is on its way!

Posted by Nicolas Pottier Blogger

It’s that time of the year when the days are getting shorter and shorter and when you start and leave university in the dark. It’s the time when the temperatures drop and all you feel like doing is staying in bed under your 15 Tog duvet.… Read More

Support at University

Posted by Kate Powell

University can seem like a daunting experience when you’re in school, but personally, I think it’s just the fear of the unknown. For me, university has been the greatest experience I have had so far! It’s given me the opportunity to learn much more about the subject I love, gain more friends than I can remember the names of and to become more independent.… Read More

Who thought January exams would be a good idea?

Posted by Jackson Li

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…

Posted by Hayley Taylor

‘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…

Posted by Hayley Taylor

‘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

Trust me I’m a medical student

Posted by Kate Powell

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

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