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A psychologist wannabe with the moves like Jagger - It's all in the mind!

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Got a burning question? Here’s how you can get it answered

Hey everyone.

This isn’t a blog, but more of an information post giving you links to contacting me and the other bloggers. I’ve had a couple of comments asking the best way to ask me a question, so I just wanted to make sure y’all knew the ways of getting in touch:

Comments under blogs – If you’re just after a quick answer to a question, it’s probably best to post underneath our blogs. I try to check back here most days, so you’ll probably get a response within 2 to 3 days.

Our Facebook page – If you have a longer/more in depth question then you can go to the Insiders facebook page and post up a question on there. If it’s a general question about uni life, then any one of us will answer it – whoever reads it first basically! However if you have a specific question that you’d like to direct to one of us in particular (for example a question about the course we study), then just start by addressing who its for and we’ll get back to you. However please be aware that for questions that require long answers, a reply may not be instant – simply because it’s not often I have a spare two hours in the week. However, I promise I’ll do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

Just a quick couple of things…

  • For security reasons, I’m afraid I can’t accept friend requests. However you can follow me on fb which will allow you to see pretty much everything ‘friends’ would see.
  • I can’t really answer questions about subjects I’m not studying, as don’t want to give you false information – However if you post on the facebook page, someone should be able to give you the answer you need. Even if none of us are doing the subject you are interested in we may know people who can help.
  • I can’t help you get into Cardiff! I am literally just a student here. What I can do though, is tell you about my experience with the application process and the kinds of things I did when I was applying to University.
  • I don’t really know much about the whole scholarship situation. So if you have a question regarding scholarships, the best thing to do would be send an email to and they should be able to help

Anything other than that, I should be able to help you with. So don’t be shy! Drop me a line, and I’ll talk to you soon


Oooh! One last thing, even if you don’t have a question, please feel free to check out and join the facebook group anyway. We tend to post status’s and photos about our uni life. So I guess it’s like a mini news feed specifically related to our life at Cardiff Uni and the student experience in general


  1. Roz says:

    For the Psychology course with a placement – did you get interviewed when you applied?

  2. HannahHannah says:

    No, there are no interviews for either Psychology course. Therefore I would advise putting everything you would like them to know somewhere on your application :)

  3. Calum says:

    Hey! I’m interested in becoming a clinical/counselling psychologist, do you think this is the right course for me? Also how much choice do you have about what you do for your placement year? Could I choose to work with the NHS for that year, for example? Thanks.

  4. HannahHannah says:

    Hi Calum. Unfortunately I don’t know a lot about other university courses, however I believe Cardiff is very strong on its clinical psychology. The psych building is even home to WARC (Wales Autism Research Centre). I know that the majority of undergrad students have an interest in becoming clinical or counselling psychologists. The course itself doesn’t have a main area of focus, but rather aims to give you a broad education so you have the ability to draw on knowledge from a number of areas. For your final year however, you get to choose your modules so you can tailor the course to suit your needs.

    In terms of placement, there is loads of choice, and if the placement you want isn’t on the database already, you can contact the organisation of choice and set up your own one that way (as long as they meet the criteria set out by the department – this ensures you’re not photocopying for a year!). Yes you can definitely choose to work in the NHS, in fact i think there are over 5 placement opportunities with the NHS in the database already :)

    Hope this helps

  5. Calum says:


  6. ayla says:


    I am already trying to figure out how long my christmas holiday is. Do we have exams after the christmas period in our first year and therefore have to return on the 4th? Or is it that we don’t and we can return on the 24th? The website, I find, is slightly confusing and I wonder if you know the answer.


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