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Cardiff Insiders

Freya skydivingOne of our former student Insiders, skydiving

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.

How can I follow the Insiders?

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.

What can I ask them?

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.

Who are they?

Our Insiders are real students studying a range of subjects.

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Aarifa

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.


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Anna

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!


Elli

Elli

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.


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George

3rd year Architecture

Being an architect student I guess you could say I'm creative; I'm a keen photographer and pay the bills working as a club photographer in the union. I'm an avid skier and surfer, lover of mountains,sea and (being a Devon boy) cider!


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Hannah

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.


Iain

Iain

Optometry

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.


Jess

Jess

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.


Jordan

Jordan

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!


Madeleine

Madeleine

3rd year Planning & Geography

What seems like yesterday I started on what can be a terrifying prospect; student life. All of a sudden the finishing point is in sight, with only a year to go. University is a journey and one of the best out there; as long as you embrace it... it’s a roller coaster of a ride!


Nada

Nada

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.


Rhian

Rhian

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!


Vicky

Vicky

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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