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Meg Cliff July 25, 2017    No Comments Meg Cliff

Volunteering is a flexible way to gain experience in a variety of fields, and offers all sorts of incentives and rewards – after all, volunteering got me to New Zealand on the 2017 British and Irish Lions Tour.

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Carly and friends July 17, 2017    No Comments Carly and friends

It was a no-brainer for me to spend a year in industry, and I’ve gained more skills than I would have ever imagined through the placement.

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Sarah and family July 7, 2017    No Comments Sarah and family

Graduating after studying a BA in Textiles at Cardiff Met has to be one of my proudest moments yet! Here’s what it was like…

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June 28, 2017    No Comments

My entire future was suddenly thrown up in the air when I got my A-Level results. For those facing the prospect of clearing this year, above all I’d say keep your head together.

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Lauri Dixon June 28, 2017    No Comments Lauri Dixon

Clearing gave me exactly what I needed – more time and freedom to be able to make the right decision as to where I wanted to study.

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Charlotte Parry June 28, 2017    No Comments Charlotte Parry

In my experience, clearing gave me more time to think about what I really wanted to do.

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Harry Meakin June 26, 2017    No Comments Harry Meakin

At University, the world of work seems a daunting one – why would someone hire me over the 40,000 other design graduates leaving uni the same year?

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Rhys June 15, 2017    No Comments Rhys

From completing my Masters to taking on work placements and playing in the Touch Rugby World Cup, I’ve had an interesting journey through life at Cardiff Met!

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Giorgia May 31, 2017    No Comments Giorgia

When it comes to sport, Cardiff is the place to be. There are so many exciting events going on, students at Cardiff Met are spoiled for choice.

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Sam hangliding May 30, 2017    No Comments Sam hangliding

What is the Cardiff Met Award and why should you care? Software engineering student Sam explains…

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Kelsie Taylor May 15, 2017    No Comments Kelsie Taylor

Exam season is never going to be fun, but there are a few things you can do to help make it a little bit less painful.

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Netball Team May 8, 2017    No Comments Netball Team

Being part of the Cardiff Met netball family will enhance your uni experience and develop you as a player – I know it did for me!

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Cardif Castle May 4, 2017    No Comments Cardif Castle

Belgian computer science student Joris spent 5 days at Cardiff School of Management as part of the International Week programme earlier this year – here’s what he thought of Cardiff Met and the Welsh Capital.

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Alicante trip team photo April 24, 2017    No Comments Alicante trip team photo

My tourism field trip to Alicante was a perfect way for me to experience how the tourist industry works in the real world.

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Lucie April 20, 2017    No Comments Lucie

This year, we had the chance to explore rural Greece on a field trip. It was a fantastic experience, giving us tools and knowledge for the future – as well as some great memories!

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Sonny on tour! April 18, 2017    No Comments Sonny on tour!

In January 2017 I returned to Cardiff Met after six months studying in Eindhoven as part of my computer science course. My experiences abroad have already opened many doors for when I leave Uni.

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April 10, 2017    No Comments

Everybody says “it’ll be the best time of your life” or “you’re only young once” – and they’re right! Taking the plunge and spending a year or a few months studying abroad really is one of the best choices you can make at uni.

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Ash April 5, 2017    No Comments Ash

I’ve been living in halls at Plas Gwyn in Cardiff Met for four years now, so as you can imagine I’ve seen it all! Here’s what I’ve learned…

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Cheerleaders March 28, 2017    No Comments Cheerleaders

Cardiff Met Archers: to me and many others it means so much more than a team – it means support, friendship and fun.

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Wonky Chair Team March 22, 2017    No Comments Wonky Chair Team

Starting a business is not for the faint hearted – it is by far the most difficult thing I’ve ever done – but it’s also the most rewarding, exciting and thrilling thing I have ever done.

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Chiara March 20, 2017    No Comments Chiara

I was very impressed with Cardiff Metropolitan University when I attended the open days before enrolling. Now that I am in my second year of study I am still happy with my choice!

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Saad February 27, 2017    No Comments Saad

I wanted to leave my country to discover a new culture and a new language, and to learn about the changes occurring in another part of the world. There is so much on offer for someone who is interested in learning – someone like me!

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February 21, 2017    No Comments

We caught up with SU President and Cardiff Met FC captain Bradley Woolridge to get the lowdown on what his job involves.

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February 16, 2017    No Comments

Third year Ieaun has been a Cardiff Met student ambassador for almost 3 years, so he knows his stuff when it comes to Open Days. Here are his tips for getting the best out of yours…

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Julie playing hockey February 15, 2017    No Comments Julie playing hockey

Julie Whiting is a fourth year International Business Management with French student. She’s also a Great Britain U-23s Hockey International. We caught up with Julie and asked her to tell us about her Cardiff Met experience so far…

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Manasi Parad February 8, 2017    No Comments Manasi Parad

When I finished my undergraduate degree in India, I knew I wanted to study further. I did my research, and soon chose Cardiff Metropolitan University – mainly because it had been ranked first for overall international student support for the fifth year in a row.

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Shahd February 3, 2017    No Comments Shahd

Near the end of my second year at Cardiff Met doing Architectural Design and Technology, I was given the opportunity to visit one of the most historical cities in Italy – Turin.

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February 1, 2017    No Comments

Uni life can be great. You get to meet lots of new people, have your own independence and be who you want to be. On the other hand, as well as all the good things, it can be super stressful. If you feel this way at any point, please don’t suffer in silence.

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January 31, 2017    No Comments

As my alarm goes off at 8am, I turn onto my side and decide that it’s time to change the song again. No matter which song you choose, you always end up loathing it don’t you? Oh well. Now I know 8am doesn’t sound too bad, but training didn’t finish till quite late yesterday and when I first wake up I’m always convinced my body could use some more sleep!

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Toni De Jesus in Korea January 23, 2017    No Comments Toni De Jesus in Korea

Field modules are all about taking us outside of our usual environment to inspire us and give us a new perspective. I chose South Korea, as that felt like the biggest adventure.

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December 7, 2016    No Comments

I’m now a manager for product testing at the Adidas headquarters in Bavaria. I’m in charge of the running and swimming clothing categories. I manage the testing process which involves organising and overseeing wear tests, examining garments, writing test reports and communicating the results with our marketing, design and development departments. I am in constant contact with Adidas athletes and I’m always trying to find new product testers. I love my job and I’m proud that all the hard work and effort paid off.

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December 7, 2016    No Comments

Halls life is an important part of the university experience and it is a great way of meeting so many new and different people.

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November 15, 2016    No Comments

After receiving the amazing news that I had been selected as one of the students for the #SendMeToCardiff scholarship programme, I was speechless and extremely excited. I couldn’t help but reminisce about all the late nights and hard work I had to put in to get where I am.

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October 3, 2016    No Comments

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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August 21, 2016    No Comments

Two of our graduates, Carys and Kelsey, tell us about their summer working at Glastonbury music festival as part of their BA Events Management degree at Cardiff Met.

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August 10, 2016    No Comments

I had a slightly different experience of Clearing to the one you might expect – I only made one application via Clearing, and that was to my first choice of Cardiff Met.

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August 4, 2016    No Comments

I am a bit different to most University applicants, because I did not do A Levels. Instead, I went down the apprenticeship route.

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August 3, 2016    No Comments

On results day I didn’t get the grades that I needed to get in to my firm or insurance University choices, and this meant that my application was automatically entered in to Clearing.

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August 1, 2016    No Comments

Probably one of the fonder memories that everyone has of being a student is packing a suitcase and heading off across the country to live in student accommodation. In my case, in between my second and third years, I packed up a suitcase and backpack and headed off across the continent to do a traineeship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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July 28, 2016    No Comments

Changing home, leaving your family & friends and starting University in a different country is not easy, but it is better with some help from those who have already experienced this situation! If you are an international student and feeling nervous about applying to Cardiff Met, my only advice for you is not to be nervous at all! I know everything is completely new here but Cardiff Met will make you feel at home.

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July 11, 2016    No Comments

I haven’t looked back since choosing to study Biomedical Sciences (Health, Exercise and Nutrition) at Cardiff Met. The variety of modules, and the opportunities to complete practical work, make the course ideal for those with an overall interest in health, exercise and nutrition. Personally, as someone coming to university without a clear idea of the exact field in which I would like to work, I have valued the wide range of topics covered during this course.

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June 28, 2016    No Comments

As most students will agree, waking up in the morning in time for university can be one of the hardest things to do, and even when you wake up on time you still crave more sleep. Therefore waking up at 7:30am on Monday mornings can be a struggle at times. After hitting snooze a few times, I get ready and pack my bag with my tunic, clinic trousers and black shoes ready for clinic. At Cardiff Metropolitan University we have a clinic on the Llandaff campus where patients come to be treated by students on the BSc Podiatry course.

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June 22, 2016    No Comments

I am an fluent welsh speaker from the heart of North Wales. I have been surrounded by welsh since birth, and have been taught through the medium of welsh throughout my education. When I started university, teaching through welsh in the school of art was not widely available.

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June 1, 2016    No Comments

As I look forward to my graduation in a couple of weeks, I am realising that what I really enjoyed about studying at Cardiff Met, the School of Art & Design and particluarly my course, is the fact that we are constantly encouraged to step out of our comfort zone and try new things.

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June 1, 2016    No Comments

I am originally from Carmarthen in West Wales, and moved to Cardiff in 2008 to begin studying a BSc in Biomedical Sciences (Health Exercise & Nutrition) at the Llandaff campus of Cardiff Met.

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May 17, 2016    No Comments

Since graduating from Cardiff Met, I am very happy to have recently been offered a full time job in London as a Display Coordinator for a company called Anthropologie; a chain of lifestyle shops specialising in quirky, artsy and ‘boho chic’ clothing and homeware.

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May 10, 2016    No Comments

Are you in the process of deciding what you’d like to study at University? Haven’t made your mind up yet? We asked a few of our student bloggers to share their top tips for choosing the right course at University.

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May 9, 2016    No Comments

One of our final year students, Stef Slack, recently went on an Erasmus exchange with one of our partner Universities, in Turkey. Here she has answered a few questions about her experiences for the blog!

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April 25, 2016    No Comments

On a drizzly Cardiff afternoon the middle of winter, we caught up with 4th year Strength and Conditioning student Emily Allen. The 23 year-old is captain of the Cardiff Met Ladies women’s football team, who have an impressive track record of success on behalf of the University in the BUCS Southern Premier, as well as at elite level in the Welsh Women’s Premier League.

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March 14, 2016    No Comments

22-year-old first year Education Studies student Gethin Stedman went travelling in Asia before starting at Cardiff Met. Here he tells us what life is like living in student halls on Cardiff Met’s Cyncoed campus, and how he has settled in since moving out of his parent’s home in Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire.

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February 23, 2016    No Comments

Back in Liverpool where I’m from, there’s a venue I love called Camp and Furnace. It’s essentially a warehouse that’s been transformed in to a permanent festival of food, drink, art and music.

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January 11, 2016    No Comments

In my 2nd year of my BA Fine Art degree I was given the opportunity to go to Rajasthan, India through the ‘Cultural Exchange’ module and thanks to Cardiff Met’s Short Term Mobility Funding.

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