Oh my, Cardiff was definitely the right choice for me to spend my next 3 years studying economics. I preferred a city lifestyle but...
OVERALL UNIVERSITY RATING29 Nov 15
Oh my, Cardiff was definitely the right choice for me to spend my next 3 years studying economics. I preferred a city lifestyle but not in a majorly big place like London so Cardiff was the best place to be at. The ridiculous amounts of pubs, night clubs, shopping centres and entertainment keeps you busy everyday! We have the Bay as well! I've been kept busy all year long that my target for this summer is to regain all the energy for next year! I truly recommend cardiff. it has everything in a small location shopping, watching rugby, football, theatre and our CIA provides us with top UK chart singers and performances from around the world!
the experience has been terrific! think of coming to cardiff if you enjoy the city life.
I've heard that cardiff graduates gets a job not long after they graduate so it should be pretty decent, especially in the business school, seeing as we have good reputation internationally as well as domestically! Wouldn't worry about it...just get a 1st or a 2.1 and we should get a job easily as we just studied in Cardiff!
Course and Lecturers
Well, no matter what you choose to study and even if you adore that subject, there will always be a boring modules and 1 hour lectures which feels like 10 hours.
Lectures are simple and you just have to pay attention to what the lecturer is saying. Noting down the important bits rather then simply writing the whole sentence down would be useful skill to have.
this year,I feel that I have got some good understanding of what I needed to know (marketing) and now understand its been done....I've been relating it to real life activities too whenever I see it being used. (I'm cool).
Pay attention in lectures, do the work as soon as possible and life will be easy. :)
Like I've said before, its good. It organises lots of themes, events and performances which makes it difficult to choose whether to head into town or stay at the union!
TALYBONT SOUTH! I've said it. No matter what people say about accommodation, talybont south is the best place to be. The rooms are relatively small compared to what I've seen from other uni's I've visited to stay with friends(Oxford's is huge....after all, they need the space for books lol)
The people you meet in the house will give you the chance to meet so many people and be friends. South has the atmosphere and a better quality standard than it's neighbours. Unfortunately, Talybont (North,South,Court) are quite far away from lecture halls so it means we have to walk and exercise. We do get used to it after the second week and then it's not too bad.
The room's are all ensuite too which is good. Talybont is near the massive tesco (so big!!) macdonalds and subway so it is easy to do some food shopping or if you want to just have a quick bite.
Library isn't that big of a deal at all. It everything a library should have anyway. I use the Aberconway library which is in the business building. It's quite small but the right size. However, the computers in there are not enough during exam periods.
The main library is much bigger and has spacier tables to work on but again, the lack of computers available is a let down. However there are special places like in the Julian Hodge where there are computer rooms (100 over computers) for students to work.
The student union is terrific. It has a good bar (taf), serving cheap drinks and food. They also provide a good nights out!! I love the Lash! However, the acts they choose to perform in our union isn't as eye catching...
Our sports facilities are at best average. We don't have a massive gym room or super modern sports hall and equipment. It is just enough to satisfy our needs. The good thing is that the uni provides tones of sports to pick from basketball to ultimate frisbee!!
Like I've said before, there are loads of things to in Cardiff.
Watching sports (Cardiff city and the millennium stadium)
Go to live concerts or watch comedy performances
Entertainment(cinema, ice skating, bowling etc...)
Clubbing at night(I've lost count of how many different places I've been at night and they're all good)
Choosing hundreds of nice eating places
Clubs and Societies
There's so many to pick I wish I was in Uni for years in order to do the ones I like!
Really guys, there's so many to pick from. Check out from the union website to see the list. You get to try so many new things and be able to meet new people!
Having said what you have said would you recommend your uni?