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Graduation!

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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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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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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Welcome back

This really should start with happy New Year but given that it’s a week and a half into the January it feels a bit wrong but it’s been done now, I think I got away with that. I spent Christmas down in Cardiff before heading up to see my family in Scotland and then back

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Varsity

No, not the one you are probably thinking of or even the second one, this is the prestigious Boots Optom vs Pharmacy varsity that is now in it’s second year and happened this last weekend here in Cardiff. In this ultimate test of sporting prowess OPSOC and WPSA (the pharmacy society) battle it out for

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Sparks in the park

Sparks in the Park is the annual fireworks display organised by the Cardiff Round Table and held in Bute Park – Coopers field to be precise. The event kicks off with a children’s firework display and then the giant bonfire is lit. Whilst waiting for the main event there are plenty of fairground rides to

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Summer in the Bay

Although I’ve spent almost all the time since finishing exams on work placements, with another 2 weeks to go, I have somehow managed to find some time to relax, partly in Roath Park but also for a trip down to Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay is a beautiful location place to chill out, about 15 minutes walk

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