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Christian

Top tips for starting at university

It’s really weird being a recent graduate living in a city like Cardiff which is populated by so many students. I find myself looking out of coffee shop windows (enviously) as fresher’s rock up for their first term here, or final years moving into their new place in Cathays. There’s so much excitement in the

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Cari

My university and me

A level results day didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped, I didn’t get the grades for the course I wanted to do at university and I remember feeling as though all my future plans were ruined. I cried, a lot, I made a number of desperate phone calls attempting to negotiate, I think I even

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Rory

Shored up at New Jersey

Calling his experience a far cry from MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’, Cardiff University’s Rory Hollings calls his Study Abroad year in Rutgers University a ‘phenomenal’ one and something he can only recommend to others. Picking modules from the School of Engineering, Earth Sciences and Geography, he says he’s come home a far more organised person, raring

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Juliette

Studying English at Cardiff

I suppose my Cardiff story starts in the social area at sixth form, where my friend and I pored over University guide after University guide. We analysed their facilities, the cities and the courses but really, I chose Cardiff because of its atmosphere. The city seemed welcoming, the people unintimidating, the layout simple and the

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Emily

Learning German in Hamburg

When people ask me how long I have been learning German for, they are always surprised to hear me tell them that I began studying it properly at university. Having always wanted to learn German since dabbling in it a little at school, Cardiff offered a brilliant opportunity to start right from the beginning, alongside

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Charlotte

Then until now…

66 days ago I arrived in the country of Malta on my final occupational therapy work placement. I am a final year Cardiff University student completing a BSc Hons in Occupational therapy and I had the opportunity to complete my last placement on the Erasmus scheme.

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