There are lots of differences between UK and US universities. If you’re trying to choose which country to study in, or are simply nosy as to how they study across the pond, I’m going to dive into the differences for you. I studied at Cardiff University and took a semester abroad in America, so have experienced the academics of both sides. Without further ado, let’s get straight into the differences between British and American Universities.VIEW POST
There are many incredible reasons to study abroad, and weighing these up could help you to decide if going away to learn is the right decision for you. I studied abroad for a semester during my time at Cardiff University and it was one of the best things I did whilst at uni. I’ve drawn together 16 brilliant reasons you should study abroad, so let’s dive right in!VIEW POST
What is Philosophy? A popular subject to study at university, you may be wondering this question to see if you want to dive a little deeper. I graduated from Cardiff University in 2020 with a degree in philosophy. In this post I’m going to walk you through what exactly philosophy is, different types of philosophy, and what it’s like studying this subject at different levels.
Wondering what English Literature is? Luckily for you, I’m an English Literature graduate and am here to tell you all about this subject and what you can expect from it. From how to approach studying Literature, to what you can expect to read when taking this subject on! I’ve got all the details you need!VIEW POST
I finished my joint honours undergraduate degree, in English Literature and Philosophy, this summer. So thought I would give you a little insight into what to expect if you’re thinking about a combined honours degree! From the amount of work, to making friends on your courses, down to exactly how it works, I’m going to tell you it all!VIEW POST
One of the main things that is advertised as a perk of university is societies, along with sports clubs (I wasn’t part of any of these, as team and competitive sport really isn’t my thing so this post won’t go into these). However, before you get to uni it can be a little confusing as to what societies are, what they do, how you can get involved, and how they can benefit you. But don’t worry, as a recent graduate who was on the committee of a society for two years, I have all the info you’re going to need!VIEW POST
Getting through your uni reading list can be difficult. I know, I’ve been there. I recently graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in English Literature and Philosophy, so I know a LOT about reading a LOT! When you first get to uni the amount of reading you’re expected to do for your course can seem overwhelming. But I’ve got your back and am going to tell you everything I did to get through my course reading! Make sure you read to the end as I save my top tip for last!VIEW POST
I’ve just finished my final year at Cardiff University, but what you may not know is I got into Cardiff through UCAS clearing. Having finished my degree I feel I have a good perspective on the clearing process all the way from in the moment on results day, to what it actually means once you’re at university.
My clearing experience on results day was traumatic to say the least. So let’s go back to 2016 and start the story there.VIEW POST
So you want to study abroad but you’re not sure where? Keep reading to see my advice, as a student who spent a semester abroad, on how to pick your study abroad destination!VIEW POST
I’m in my third, and final year, at University now, which I think makes me a good candidate for spilling the dirt on what being an English Literature student is really like! From how much reading the degree actually consists of, to what essays and exams are really like I’m the girl who’s about to tell you it all!VIEW POST