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
So a little about me: I am Sophia and I am currently in my second year studying Journalism and Communications. I literally spent my first year at university on my couch with my best friend (Ben and Jerry’s) binge watching loads of TV shows and studying for my course in my free time, that is, when I felt like I needed a break from my binge watching streak.… Read More
It’s a fact that letting agencies will try to rush you when you start thinking about where you’re going to live in second year. They’ll make it seem like there won’t be any houses left, like you’ll have nobody to live with – and it will all sound very convincing.… Read More
One of the best things about an Architecture degree is that the tutors value travel as much as the students do, meaning we get to go on a few nice trips. Last week, for example, I went on a site visit to Ireland for a week and it was really interesting!… Read More
Alongside my degree I like to get involved in lots of societies. Some are medicine-related and some aren’t, but it’s well known that joining a society is the quickest and easiest way to make like-minded friends while having lots of fun… I highly recommend it!… Read More
So it’s your first time on your own, living away from home. You’re nervous; you don’t know the first thing about looking after yourself… and you’re hungry. Don’t worry! Honestly, we’ve all been there.
First of all, it’s important not to fall into the trap of living on ready meals.… Read More