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Our Insiders are current students sharing their experiences of Cardiff University in their own words. If you want to know what it’s really like at Cardiff, this is the place to find out.
Each Insider posts regularly to their blog, to Twitter and to their own Facebook page. Some also post photos to Instagram so you can see what they're up to as well as reading about it.
They're here to answer any questions you have about life at Cardiff University. What’s a typical day like? What clubs and societies are there? Is Cardiff’s music scene any good? It can be almost anything - just post a comment on their Facebook page or message them on Twitter.
Our Insiders are real students studying a range of subjects.
2nd year Dentistry
I like anything to do with art, and tie dye almost all of my things. I run regularly and play the piano, but am also a bit of a couch potato and watch Smallville constantly. I loved Duke of Edinburgh and really want to go Backpacking and camping again this summer.
3rd year Mechanical Engineering
Third year Mechanical Engineering student at Cardiff University, originally from sunny Southend-on-sea, Essex (try not to judge). I like running, football, music, board games, pubs and food. My ambition in life is to take over the world one village at a time so nobody notices till it’s too late.
3rd year Welsh
I'm studying Welsh here at Cardiff and enjoying all the great opportunities that are available. Since becoming a student I have become an expert in soup making and have developed an obsession for swimming. I love being adventurous and since the summer I have developed a love for mountain climbing and lake swimming. Looking forward to travel Europe and Wales this summer!
1st year Physics
I am a joyful advocate of terrible Physics and Maths puns; celebrator of all things quirky and all-round enjoyer of life. I am involved with many things Guides-related, and spend far too much time blogging and watching detective shows. My current aim in life is to navigate uni with maximum success, blogging as I go.
3rd year Psychology
My passion is dancing, and has been since I was about 7 years old. Needless to say I was quick to sign up with a dance troupe. I also love singing (in the shower), being a committee member for the Psychology Society and am involved in a few volunteering projects.
1st year Psychology (with professional placement)
I'm Hope, I'm originally from York and I'm currently in my first year of Psychology with a Professional Placement! As well as being the new Psychology Insider I am also a first year Academic Rep, so I should be able to answer any questions you might have :)
I love cooking, reading, SFX makeup and I'm a great big film nerd!.
I’m a mature student who has yet to fully grow up. I’m a bit of a geek, especially when it comes to technology and its many uses in benefiting people. I enjoy scuba diving, but only in warm waters and will try almost any adrenaline rush at least once. In my (small amount of) spare time I practice Aikido.
2nd year English Literature
I'm a English Literature student and wannabe disc jockey, with my own show on Xpress Radio. I enjoy nothing more than listening to some funky disco house with a glass of Pimms in my beach hut on the South coast. In the winter you can find me on the slopes with Cardiff Snowsports. Whilst on my gap year i was well and truly bitten by the travel bug, and i'm always on the lookout for the next place to explore. And i am genuinely terrified of onions.
2nd year Music
Hi, I’m Jordan, a second year music student. My first study is Piano but I also play the clarinet and try to sing a bit as well. Currently flying the flag for the Music Society this year as well as UCAS auditions and Student Staff panel member. I’m an Adele worshipper, Cineworld regular, Nandos lover and self-confessed musical theatre geek. Hoping to pursue a career in musical reviewing (if my job as an X factor judge doesn’t work out). Check back here to keep up to date with the latest news from my life as a student here in Cardiff Uni!
2nd year Medicine
Hi team! I’m Lucy and a second year medical student here at Cardiff! As a Welsh girl at a Welsh university I’ll be talking about all things Cardiff and all things medicine. I fill my time with going on far too many trips to get cake, whilst also enjoying cycling, dancing and dreaming that one day I’ll win the Great British Bake Off!
3rd year French and Politics
I am currently in my third year of one of the many outstanding programs offered here, this one being a double degree course in Politics with Sciences Po in Bordeaux. I love moving around, discovering new places and learning new languages, and thanks to Cardiff Uni', I've had the chance to not only do that, but also study in Politics, which is fascinating to me (boring as it may sound). Keep an eye on this blog for my random posts!! Because I will be sharing with you everything from my walks, to my home cooked dinners and (awesome) essays, to my random philosophical thoughts.
3rd year Maths
Hi I'm Nina! I'm a placement year Maths student working in the University for a year analysing student surveys :) In my spare time I am a Trustee for Student Volunteering Cardiff, whilst also drinking copious amounts of tea
1st year Business Information Systems
A Country girl loving life in the big city! I’m a 1st Year student currently studying Business Information Systems, at The School of Computer Science! I enjoy shopping, socialising and meeting new people and I love being outside in the fresh air! I’m Originally from the small countryside village of Llanwenog, near Lampeter, but at the moment I’m loving life in Cardiff, and can’t wait to see what it has to offer to me in the next few years!
2nd year Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies
I’m a second year Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies student from just outside Bath, and generally spend my days doing as much I can to help me crack a media career. When I’m not studying or freelancing, I’m probably playing football, listening to music or solving the world’s problems on Twitter!
2nd year Journalism
I’m a Londoner tackling the smaller, but equally as beautiful city of Cardiff. I’m President of the Journalism Society and full-time busy body and part time foodie. I love independent bars and restaurants and I’m forever reviewing them on my personal blog. This summer I can’t wait to see more of the world and celebrate my 21st in Las Vegas!
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