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Dr Winfield Young and My Top 5 Part #1

So after 3 long weeks of waiting finals results finally came through this week, and the great news is I PASSED and I’m now officially Dr Winfield Young…. a scary thought I can tell you! And as if the week could not get any better to top it off  I also got my top choice job working in a hospital just outside Cardiff from the end of July! :)

I’ve had to pinch myself several times this week and also double checked my results numerous times as I still quite can’t believe I passed and that  5 years of university are nearly over for me. So as my time at university draws to a close I though for my next few weeks I would blog about a few of my best  (and worst) experiences I’ve had during my time in Cardiff.

Coming in at No 5 : – FRESHERS 2008

Yes it was that long ago, after 2 attempts at getting onto the medicine course at Cardiff I finally got a place, and in September 2008 I moved into Tally North (or “the bronks” as the jealous tally southers like to call it) ready to start a new chapter in my life.

And WOW what a chapter, nothing can prepare you for life as a fresher : freedom , student loan, lectures , random late night parties on a Sunday and setting up a slip and slide in your hallway… everything is just crazy, fast paced and most of all bags of fun.

I don’t think I’ve ever had such an exiting year in all of my life and the best thing about it is the incredible friends that you make. I have several friends who will be some of my closest friends for life thanks to freshers, Here is one of them Deian and me enjoying one of the first nights out during freshers:

Me and my friends often hanker back to those fresher days and occasionally try to re-live them, mostly resulting in terrible 3 day hangovers (which defiantly didn’t exist when I was a fresher) and near fatal injury when trying to do a superman on an indoor slip and slide…

It’s true what every one says, your first year at university is a truly unforgettable experience and one that will live very long in the memory for me. So for all of you A-levelers who are sat at your desks revising your butts off, I promise you it’s well worth all the hard work!







  1. Sarah Jeff says:

    Hello there, I am Sarah. I am a student of diploma in science at Malaysia. I am truly hope and love to further my undergraduate study in Medicine in Cardiff. I would like to know what is the differences between 5 years and 6 years Medicine study in Cardiff? I’m quiet confused. Really appreciate your reply to my email. Thank You.

    • LewysLewys says:

      Hi Sarah , Glad your so exited about coming to Cardiff to study medicine! It really is one of the best places to come and study. As for the diffrence between the 5 and 6 year courses. The 6 year course is really only for those who dont have any science backgroud as they do a foundation year to bring them up to speed before joining the normal 5 year course.

      This may provide more information . If you have any more questions feel free to ask and good luck :)

  2. Muekara Monday says:

    Hi, Happy to meet you Lewy.
    I am from Nigeria and I intend studying Medicine in Cardiff. I have glanced through there website but couldn’t find satisfaction in the help provided hence meeting you.

    I am an A level student in University of Port Harcourt Nigeria. I want to know from you, the chances of getting my desire/dream course in Cardiff University. The link to follow, and when would the application for admission be opened. Perhaps, my study may only be successful on a scholarship grant by the university or other bodies. So, the link and advice on their scholarship is imperative as there’s no outstanding sponsor.

    Thanks as you use your good position in helping me out.

    Kind Regards, Monday Muekara. Phone/whatsapp: +234 (0) 9023917732

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