Most people wake up and dread their commute, but part of the charm of studying at Cardiff Met is that I walk through the beautiful Bute Park to arrive at my final destination – the Llandaff Campus. I usually have just enough time to meet my course mates in the Gallery Café for an all-important caffeine fix before lectures start.
The lecture begins and I take out my printed slides which I read through the night before in order to have an initial understanding of the topic. Our Psychology lectures usually last two hours, just the right length, as this gives you enough time to get stuck into the discussions. Todays lecture is Clinical Psychology, one of my favourites. In these lectures we look at the psychological difficulties and mental health in adults and we also consider the evidence that underpins psychological interventions.
Once this lecture finishes I normally pop to the café and enjoy one of their sandwiches with my friends to discuss our weekend plans.
Often in the afternoons we will have seminars to support us with our project proposal, which I am currently preparing for. It is pretty terrifying that this is due only a month into our third year, so I am relived I did some research over the summer.
After uni, I catch the Met Rider to the Cyncoed campus in order to rehearse with the Dance Society. I have been a part of the society throughout my time at uni as it is a great way to unwind after a long day in the library! I would recommend anyone to get involved in the huge array of societies available at Cardiff Met. The Dance Society does all sorts of styles from contemporary to hip hop and is regularly involved in competitions up and down the country.
Once I finally arrive home, I relax with my housemates as we huddle around our television and drink copious amounts of tea!