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Last week I took the last few steps and changed from a Cardiff graduand to a Cardiff graduate, as I walked the red carpet and collected my degree. The graduation ceremony is the culmination of a student’s hard work over the course of the degree and the day gives them a chance to celebrate with

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And relax….

Just over a week ago (at 3pm on Monday 1st June) I finished my final exam, and promptly did what most students do at that point. I breathed a huge sigh of relief that it was all over, felt emotional that it was done and so everyone would be moving on and then headed to

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Eyeball 2015

After election season comes the Bristol visits for third years and then just before Easter it is time for the OPSOC annual Eyeball where everyone gets dressed up to the max in long dresses, tuxedos and the odd kilt. The Eyeball includes a 3 course meal, annual awards and the announcement of next years committee, as well

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Election season

Last week it was the madness of the Students Union sabbatical elections which consists of wannabe sabbs coming up with random slogans, dressing up in silly costumes, sticking banners and posters all over the place, bribing voters and coming into occasional lectures. Although we missed most of this due to being slightly out the way

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First year

Time to cast my memory back two years ago to give an idea of what first year is like studying optometry. There is now a preliminary year, called Year 0, for those on 4 year course, but I didn’t do it and only started last year so can’t tell you personal experience of it. It

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Open days

A little while back I posted about making the all important decision about what to study and where (see here). In which I made the point that you should go and visit any university you are thinking of studying at, ideally before you apply there. The first open day gives you a feel of the

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