OK, so this probably needs a bit of context… Basically, it’s currently lent, the 40 something days between pancake day and easter sunday. Most of you are probably aware, but it’s pretty common for people to “give something up” during this time, the idea being to use the time saved to do something more productive.
Halls of residence
Learning to cook (or avoiding learning to cook) as a student is a very different experience for everyone, and how flatmates approach this can tell you a lot about the people you’re living with. For example, in my first year I lived with a girl who was capable of cooking full Sunday roasts and often
We all know that student accommodation isn’t always the most homely of places. Maybe there’s some nice mould in your bathroom, or a dodgy chair, or a draft from your window. When I first lived in halls I was so disappointed that I could decorate or leave any marks anywhere – it felt like my
Halls usually mean the start of living away from home, and with people who you’ve only just met. As such, it’s vital that you get used to the necessary etiquette that will ensure you make it through the year unscathed. As usual, if you have any questions or comments then please don’t hesitate to get
I’ve recently moved into my house for second year and I thought it might be useful to give you a few tips about what you need to make sure to bring to your student accommodation in first year. First of all I’d definitely recommend trying to find out who you’ll be sharing a flat/house with.
As some people start their first fresher’s week, and some people start to think about applying to be part of next years, I start my 7th so feel I can pass on a few little titbits: Do not worry about not going out every night if you don’t want to. You may have a fear
I can’t believe summer is almost over. I mean, where’s it gone? It only feels like yesterday I was walking home from the last night out of the year and contemplating how much I was going to miss everyone, and now suddenly it’s only just over a week until I’ll see them again. A new
Housing. It’s a tricky one. As I’m sure you will no doubt be aware, most students choose to live in a private shared rented house when it comes to 2nd year, leaving behind the tiny single rooms of halls. And Cardiff, like most other unis, seems to instill the fear of God into terrified first
So my third day of study had arrived and this was also Chinese valentines day. therefore another reason to go out. But before the fun begins we had a tour of Hangzhou that I conveniently overslept for and so instead spent the morning wandering the streets to see if i could find any hidden gems.