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Tom winning an award June 12, 2018    No Comments Tom winning an award

Dear Tom, I’m writing this to you, my 2015 self, at the end of my three years studying Product Design at Cardiff Met. University is going to be amazing!

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Drama soc May 24, 2018    No Comments Drama soc

As my time at Cardiff Met comes to an end, it’s time for me to reflect. I’ve had many amazing experiences, but my highlight without a doubt has been my time with the drama society.

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Jon May 14, 2018    No Comments Jon

In 2015 as a first year Sport and PE student, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Lusaka, Zambia for seven and a half weeks as part of the Cardiff Met Zambia Project.
 
I worked as a coach and PE teacher at a community school with two other British university students. …

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tess May 10, 2018    No Comments tess

I was unsure about my future career goals before university. The only thing I was certain of was my fascination with Psychology. That’s what encouraged me to apply to study at Cardiff Met.

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Naima on placement May 8, 2018    No Comments Naima on placement

I have returned from my Go Wales work experience full of enthusiasm for my chosen career path. Now I’m even more determined to complete my Biomedical Science degree at Cardiff Met and move on to the next step!

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Rachael in Jordan May 4, 2018    No Comments Rachael in Jordan

From swimming in the Dead Sea and rubbing shoulders with royalty to spending my Easter weekend volunteering at a Gaza refugee camp, my trip to Jordan as a Cardiff Met Environmental Health student is an experience that I will never forget.

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Lois at an event May 2, 2018    No Comments Lois at an event

As part of the Events Management degree at Cardiff Met our lecturers encouraged us to go out and seek a range of work experiences to help us gain real life experience of the events industry. I didn’t realise it then but my placement would lead to my future career!

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Millie at the colliery April 19, 2018    No Comments Millie at the colliery

I’ve been on work placement with a local historical group while studying my Creative Writing course at Cardiff Met. It’s been great, and it’s helped me loads with figuring out my ideal career path.

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Rebecca Harvey April 18, 2018    No Comments Rebecca Harvey

When I saw an advert online for the job of a support worker while I was looking for part-time work alongside my Health and Social Care course at Cardiff Met I decided to go for it.

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Lille being welcomed in Rajasthan April 10, 2018    No Comments Lille being welcomed in Rajasthan

India has been on my ‘to visit’ list for as long as I can remember. So when the opportunity arose to go on a field trip to Rajasthan as part of my Artist Designer: Maker course at Cardiff Met, I was pretty ecstatic.

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Cadi Jones April 6, 2018    No Comments Cadi Jones

Practical and theoretical are the two words I’d use to describe my Food Science and Technology course at Cardiff Met. Here’s why I love it so much…

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Chelsea and Team March 20, 2018    No Comments Chelsea and Team

Earlier this month my team from the Cardiff Met Marketing Management course were chosen as one of 11 from across the entire UK to go through to the Pitch 2018 marketing challenge finals. Here’s how it went…

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Playing tennis March 13, 2018    No Comments Playing tennis

I attended my first wheelchair tennis camp in June last year, and currently I am the number 1 junior female in Great Britain and overall number 38 female junior in the world – and studying psychology at Cardiff Met has helped me get there.

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Elin Rees February 28, 2018    No Comments Elin Rees

Sweden’s coastal city of Gothenburg has been my home since mid-January when I moved here from Cardiff Met to spend some time studying Ceramics at Gothenburg University through the Erasmus scheme.

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Heledd Evans February 27, 2018    No Comments Heledd Evans

One of the reasons I love studying Fine Art at Cardiff Met is that no two days are the same!

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Ellie Peck February 27, 2018    No Comments Ellie Peck

Here’s what a typical day is like for me on the BSc Dental Technology course at Cardiff Met.

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Holly Turner February 20, 2018    No Comments Holly Turner

After receiving complementary therapy myself I discovered that there was a BSc in Complementary Healthcare offered at Cardiff Met. I decided to take the plunge, leaving my full-time job in Marketing for a career change as a Complementary Therapist.

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February 20, 2018    No Comments

I’ll be first to admit that I have fallen into the trap of mostly becoming friends with people on my course, but here’s why I think it’s worth making friends with people outside your own course.

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Sophie Scherschel February 16, 2018    No Comments Sophie Scherschel

When studying on the MSc Sport Broadcast course at Cardiff Met we meet people in the industry pretty much daily – and thanks to one guest presentation I managed to bag myself a trip to Dubai!

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Gambia February 13, 2018    No Comments Gambia

As someone studying International Tourism at Cardiff Met, a field trip to The Gambia was an excellent opportunity for me to see how the tourism industry operates in the real world.

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Sri Lanka February 12, 2018    No Comments Sri Lanka

I recently had the opportunity to volunteer on a mental health placement in Sri Lanka while studying my BSc Psychology degree at Cardiff Met. It was an amazing experience.

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Alex Harding February 6, 2018    No Comments Alex Harding

I study Economics at Cardiff Met, and I’d recommend it as a subject that can put you a step above the rest – here’s why…

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Josh Yon February 5, 2018    No Comments Josh Yon

Training for the Commonwealth Games while studying at Cardiff Met has been the most challenging thing I’ve ever done – but it’s worth every bit of effort.

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adhithi February 5, 2018    No Comments adhithi

Moving to a different country thousands of miles away from your home can be hard, but it is worth every mile when it comes to chasing your dream. My football dream brought me to the UK – and Cardiff Met.

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Marie Liebelt February 1, 2018    No Comments Marie Liebelt

I always wanted to study abroad and Cardiff Met offered me the perfect opportunity to do so. Here are a few reasons why I love studying abroad in Wales.

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Isabel Melendez February 1, 2018    No Comments Isabel Melendez

I felt nervous about studying Health and Social Care at Cardiff Met as an older student at first. However, university is the most rejuvenating place anyone can go to!

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Sam Conboy February 1, 2018    No Comments Sam Conboy

Gaining work experience in your relevant field is always encouraged at Cardiff Met – in fact it was a compulsory module on my course! Here’s how it’s helped me so far.

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Katie February 1, 2018    No Comments Katie

I’m currently halfway through my final year of studying Speech and Language Therapy at Cardiff Met. First things first – what exactly is it?

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Hareem Rehman February 1, 2018    No Comments Hareem Rehman

Looking back, the past two and a half years studying Psychology at Cardiff Met as an International student have been the best of my life.

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February 1, 2018    No Comments

You’ve submitted your personal statement, applied for University, and now you’ve been offered an interview at Cardiff School of Art and Design – congratulations! Here’s what to expect on your Interview Day at Cardiff Met…

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Aimee January 31, 2018    No Comments Aimee

My journey as a Healthcare Science Student at Cardiff Met began when I left my job as a Dog and Cat groomer to follow my childhood ambition to become a Scientist. Worlds apart right? Here’s how it happened!

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James Hodkinson January 28, 2018    No Comments James Hodkinson

Sport Coaching at Cardiff Met isn’t about learning how to throw a ball, or some fancy new exercises – it’s so much better than that!

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January 22, 2018    No Comments

Primary Education Studies at Cardiff Met seemed like the natural course for me as I’d always wanted to be a teacher. Here’s how it’s been so far.

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Max Baron November 29, 2017    No Comments Max Baron

When you’re studying Primary Education there are lots of opportunities to have new experiences. One of my favourites involved working with a year 6 class from a local school.

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Jemma Gwilym November 28, 2017    No Comments Jemma Gwilym

I used to have weekly panic attacks sat outside college in my car, or even during lessons if I was called upon to answer a question I couldn’t. So how was I going to handle a 3-year degree?

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Elise November 23, 2017    No Comments Elise

When I began my journey towards choosing the best university for me, I learned that there were three steps in the process…

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November 21, 2017    No Comments

Societies can really improve your student life – and if there’s not one for you then you can just start one!

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drama society November 14, 2017    No Comments drama society

The Cardiff Met Drama Society isn’t just for drama students or natural born performers – here’s why you should join!

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November 9, 2017    No Comments

I know what you’re thinking, all accounting students do is maths all day, right? Adding numbers together? Wrong! Here’s what we actually get up to…

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November 3, 2017    1 Comment

I found my dream job after studying English and Creative Writing at Cardiff Met.

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outreach event October 16, 2017    No Comments outreach event

When 90 pupils from local schools were invited to Llandaff campus for a unique experience in our bioscience labs, I got a feel for what it is like to be one of our lecturers.

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Rachael October 13, 2017    No Comments Rachael

So the prospectus has arrived in the post, you’ve had a good read and like what you see… the next stage is to go to an Open Day! Here are some useful Open Day tips.

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team October 10, 2017    No Comments team

I’ve been working as a student Ambassador since January and it’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had! I’d definitely recommend it to anyone – here are just a few reasons why…

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October 9, 2017    No Comments

I’ve just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime experience after being granted a Cardiff Met Santander Scholarship to visit Brazil – here’s what I got up to!

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Meg October 4, 2017    No Comments Meg

I came to Cardiff Met because of the facilities and the fact that there are world leading researchers lecturing here, but I love the whole sports scene!

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October 3, 2017    No Comments

Dwi’n dod o dref fach yn Ne Cymru. Rwy’n siarad Cymraeg yn rhygul, ac wedi cael fy haddysgu trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg trwy gydol fy addysg. Yr oeddwn mor falch o ddarganfod y byddwn yn gallu parhau fy hastudiaethau trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg ym Met Caerdydd.

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Elise with Irene and David October 2, 2017    No Comments Elise with Irene and David

Along with hundreds of other students, I attended Freshers’ Week at Cardiff Met this year. I wanted to share my experience and opinions in a personal and realistic way – so here are 5 things I learned as a fashion student during Freshers’!

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Green Man Team September 27, 2017    No Comments Green Man Team

The incredible Green Man Festival brings together music, art and science – and I played a part in it thanks to my Cardiff Met course!

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ISoc September 25, 2017    No Comments ISoc

Cardiff Met Islamic Society (ISoc) is one of the oldest and most diverse student societies at the university – but what makes it the most active society at Cardiff Met, and why should you join?

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Beijing September 12, 2017    No Comments Beijing

Last summer when I received an email from my tutor offering me an Erasmus place studying in Beijing I knew it would be the opportunity of a lifetime.

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Anna Rogers August 22, 2017    No Comments Anna Rogers

There is still a lot of misunderstanding about what a Fine Art degree actually is. On paper, it’s the study and making of visual art, but I think it’s much more than that.

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Chorus Line August 10, 2017    No Comments Chorus Line

Being a student at Cardiff Met is never boring – here’s what a typical day on English and Drama is like!

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Charlotte Parry August 8, 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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July 31, 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 July 31, 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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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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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    1 Comment 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    1 Comment 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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