Julia Diniz

I started at Cardiff Met in September 2015 on a Foundation year. The decision to pursue the BSc (Hons) International Economics & Finance was a tough one after learning so much in the Foundation year about several other courses in the Cardiff School of Management. However, it was in the Economics programme that I …

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Joshua Richards

My name is Josh, I’m 26, living in Cardiff and I graduated with BA (Hons) Business & Management from Cardiff Met in 2017. Since graduating my time has been filled with enriching work experiences, mainly in small businesses. This blog is a reflection on how Cardiff Met has shaped my career so far…

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Hi, my name is Emmanuel Lomax, and I am a second year BA
(Hons) Business Economics student at Cardiff Met and a Course Representative.

Going in to University I had never really considered becoming
a Course Representative, but when the opportunity to put ourselves forward for
the role arose I …

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My name is Catherine and I’m currently in my second year studying Business Management with Human Resources at Cardiff Met. I can’t believe that I’m in my second year and half way through my course.

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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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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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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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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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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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I was recently invited to attend the annual Cardiff Met Sports Awards, as a result of my cheerleading and powerlifting. It was such a great night where we got a chance to dress up, have a nice meal and celebrate all the sporting achievements of the year!

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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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