University is probably one of the first times that you’ll have to cook and shop for yourself on a full time basis. Having to juggle all of your own cooking, cleaning, washing up and food shopping, as well as studying and balancing a social life can be pretty daunting. It’s so easy to forget that some ‘chores’ like cooking, can actually be fun, sociable and inexpensive!

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I looked into how much a slow cooker cost, and found one on Gumtree for just £5. I decided it was worth the investment risk, and have never looked back – it’s essentially the perfect piece of equipment for cooking cheap and easy meals whilst at University.

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Most people wake up and dread their commute, whether that is to get in to work or to Uni, but part of the charm of studying at Cardiff Met is that I get to walk through the beautiful Bute Park to arrive at my final destination – the Llandaff Campus. Before my lecture starts, I usually have just enough time to meet my course mates in the Gallery Café for an all important caffeine fix.

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