Everything you learn after three years at Cardiff University
Aside from your actual degree…
Although we’re the Russell Group University that everyone forgets about, Cardiff is a bloody glorious place to be. And while university is probably a fab three years for most, there is something pretty special about Cardiff.
Here’s what you learn after three years of living in Cardiff:
You will never love a room as much as your room in Talybont
Despite how shit you thought you had it; the showers which always set off the fire alarm, the narrow beds and noise 24/7 – nothing else will ever compare.
The Welsh are passionate about everything
Literally everything and it’s great.
Relying on eduroam will give you trust issues
Particularly in halls, it’s a nightmare.
You shouldn’t judge a man who wears flip flops and shorts
Even if they look like they are ready to hit the beach in November, they aren’t all dickheads.
You will form an irrevocable love for VKs
Family Fish Bar is life
And resisting it is virtually impossible, living in Cathays certainly tests your will power (or not).
Big cities are overrated
Living in a capital city which is small and compact is so much better than a huge city and 40 minute commute. Cardiff is the dream.
Seagulls are worse than pigeons
Anyone who has lived in Cathays will know the struggle.
The word ‘YOLO’ ruined The Lash
There was a time (back in 2013) when the phrase YOLO was used ironically and was kinda cool but then the SU made the decision to replace ‘The Lash’ and the phrase was ruined forever #longlivethelash
Game days are for drinking
Game days in the Welsh capital means that you should either be drunk in a pub or hiding at home because you’re English.
You’ll disover the magical combination that is chips and curry sauce
The Welsh chip game is on point.
The Woodville is the best pub
Sitting just on the edge of Cathays, beckoning you to enjoy a cold pint and a burger after a long day. The woody is a safe haven.
The Welsh can drink… A lot
The Welsh seem to have this magical power of being able to drink everyone else under the table and yet not be on the floor 10 minutes later. It’s truly impressive and something one can only aspire to.
Umbrellas are a must
Varsity is one of the best days
Whether its in Cardiff or Swansea, the sun always shines and the day is a fabulous drunken blur.
Cathays is well and truely a loveable shit hole
Your mates from home won’t understand your love for place, after all, it is a dive. But they haven’t spent two years roaming its streets, they just don’t get it and that’s okay.
Lidl is THE one
But the queue at 6pm? Not so much.
Rugby boys really aren’t that bad
They get A LOT of stick, but actually they’re kinda alright.
Cardiff you are THE dream, thanks for all the memories, we love you xx