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
Except you’re not, are you? Not properly on your own: suddenly you’ve been plunged into this new world where not only are you expected to be able to look after yourself, but there are 4-6 strangers shoved in the same house with you – along for the ride. … 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
Moving back for third year….
Moving back to university after a long summer holiday is both exciting and slightly strange. Exciting if you’re moving into a new house, exciting to get to see housemates and course mates again and, of course, exciting to get stuck into another year of the course!… Read More
For most, the end of the year is synonymous with moving out. This involves planning the logistics of the move, either organising the parents to drive and play moving trucks for the day or making the move yourself. If you are lucky enough not to be moving around too many times throughout your university life then this part of the year will not be too problematic.… Read More
We enjoy coming to uni to hang out with friends; join societies and go to parties (particularly Balls as it is the season!), but assessments and exams are a critical part of university life too. A part that for most courses only gets super stressful in May.… Read More
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
Since my last post I have been, as predicted, very busy. Mostly with work from my course piling up until it momentarily (notice I say momentarily) eclipses everything else in my life for a few days as we get to our interim crits.… Read More
After getting back from Thailand, it was immediately my 21st birthday, finally! Besides the fact that my birthday is in June, all of my friends happen to have had gap years before coming to uni – so they are all at least a year older than me anyway!… Read More