Rhythm Jain on Work Placement at Nestle

My name is Rhythm Jain, I am from India and I am studying the MSc Food Science and Technology at Cardiff Metropolitan University. After researching UK universities, I decided on the course at Cardiff Met, as it felt like it was tailor made for me, and perfectly suited everything that I wanted to learn.

I have thoroughly enjoyed studying the course and I’ve had an amazing time.

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Before coming to Cardiff Met I didn’t know that Healthcare Science existed, let alone that it would be the degree I chose to study! Whilst similar to Biomedical Science, the degree has several clinical training placements, is fully funded by the Welsh NHS and allowed me to specialise within my second year. I struggled …

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Although not everybody at university will experience homesickness, it is a completely normal part of moving away from home, especially if you’re moving away for the first time. You may feel homesick after leaving your family, friends and home comforts – but fear not, I have a couple of tips to hopefully help you …

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The Psychology course at Cardiff Met is very diverse, ranging from studying minds and children’s behaviour to the intelligence of animals in the world around us, therefore, there is something for everyone. Also, the course includes many opportunities for work experience in order to prepare students for the world of work.

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I knew I wanted to move away from my home city for university, but it took me a while to figure out where to go. Eventually I chose to move to Wales and study at Cardiff Met Uni – this was great because I was not only able to move to a different city, but also move to a new country!

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Natalie

When I told people that I was planning on going back to university, aged 29, some were overwhelmingly supportive, but some couldn’t understand why I would leave a promising career to go and study again. Here’s why I did it.

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On Pen Y Fan

I was born in Ghana and lived in London until I decided to come to Cardiff Met for uni. I’ve been studying in the Welsh capital for nearly three years now, and I love it! Here’s why…

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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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Jason at the track

For a lot of people going to university, sport is a big part of their lives. I happen to be one of them – I’m an athlete who specialises in the 100m and 200m. One of my biggest worries coming to university was how I was going to be able to do well academically whilst trying to get better at my sport.

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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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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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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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Every two years there is an International Congress of Environmental Health. Last time it was held, in 2014, it was in Las Vegas, this year it was in Lilongwe, Malawi.

To be able to attend this conference, Cardiff Met Environmental Health students had to send an abstract of our research projects that we submitted as part of our degree.

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I can’t believe how quick these past three years have gone and that I will actually be graduating in July! Soon, a new chapter of my life will begin, but I have a few things I need to do before I finish – completing my research project, assignments and exams means a lot of preparation needs to be done!

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One of the biggest regrets I’ve had whilst being at University, is not becoming a Student Ambassador earlier on. I started working as a Student Ambassador in September of this year, and unfortunately, because I’m in my final year at University this is the only year I will be able to do this role.

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Hello, my name is Amelia and I am a fluent Welsh speaker. I have been speaking Welsh since the age of three and was taught through the medium of Welsh in every subject in school. However, since starting in Uni I am now being taught through the medium of English which has been a big change!

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