I thought it would be a good chance for me to improve my English and learn how to produce news to the British standard, which is very high. Besides that, Cardiff University is famous for its journalism courses.
The practice of running a newspaper of our own for me is the most unforgettable. It gave me the chance to do interviews using English and work with classmates who are mostly from different culture backgrounds.
The tutors are really friendly and devoted to the progress of students. This is the most important thing that a student wants.
Faster than I had imagined.
I wanted to study abroad and Cardiff University has one of the best reputations for journalism!
I found the hands-on approach the most useful aspect of the program. In the documentary pathway, we were out filming and editing films within a few weeks of starting the course.
Nothing beats the international community that MA International Journalism created. We had students from 27 different countries to meet and learn from.
Cardiff is a great city. It's not too big or daunting but it definitely has its fair share of culture and events.
The plan is to head back to Toronto and start applying for work in my field. Ideally, I'd like to work in the documentary medium but I'm open to print journalism as well.
It was definitely very challenging, but the experiences had and lessons learned made it well worth the struggles.
Great variety of lectures and excellent quality of practice-based teaching in
the magazine pathway.
Quite unusual for lots of international students but there is an opportunity for everyone to find something he/she likes. Also, plenty of activities offered by
the Students Union makes the Cardiff social life very rich.
It is a beautiful city on the coast where you feel comfortable and safe. Great quality of teaching at the Cardiff University is complemented by a rich student life so your studies here will be an unforgettable period of your life.
Hopefully, to find an internship in a UK-based magazine. Otherwise I will be a freelance journalist, possibly still in the UK.
The best year of my life - and I'm 29!
There is more than one. It's a very good combination of practical skills and academic knowledge. And the great coursemates and lecturers.
The university itself and the facilities and staff - for journalism it's very well equipped with very experienced staff.
For me - cycling, badminton, meeting new friends, exploring non-central areas in Cardiff.
The university itself and the facilities and staff, plus the beautiful scenery.
Very thought-provoking, challenging and enjoyable process accompanied by a very beautiful landscape and lovely people.
I really liked the international aspect of the course. You can be doing an assignment with people from China, India and America one day and find yourself having lunch with people from Poland and Norway the next. I also
really like hands on approach, you're not just learning about journalism, but you're actually out there doing it.
I chose Cardiff because of its international credentials and because it was between City and Cardiff and Cardiff seemed like a much nicer place to live.
If you love rugby then you're in the right place. Cardiff social life can be a bit overwhelming, but as long as you stay far away from St. Mary Street on a Saturday night, you will find plenty of nice bars and clubs.
Because Cardiff offers everything you need in a city but at the same time has that village feel. The university has lot's to offer and the friendly Welshies will conquer your heart.
An amazing time making friends from all over the world in a capital city dipped in Welshness.
The best thing about the course was the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and engage with global issues. It really widens your perspective - and I now have contacts in over 20 countries!
I chose to study at Cardiff University because of the reputation of its
journalism school. JOMEC is known across the newspaper industry and I'm pleased to have had the chance to study here.
Always a laugh - although be prepared for some debauched behaviour in Cardiff central on a Saturday night.
It's a beautiful, clean city with a really fun vibe, great shopping and a rugby stadium in the city centre.
A year that exceeded my expectations.
The mix between academic study and practical journalism experience.
I wanted to learn how to be a journalist, and I felt the mix of skills offered on the course was just right.
There are plenty of things other than pubs and bars to keep you interested.
It's small enough to feel safe and familiar, yet big enough to attract good music acts and sporting events.
Hard work and lots of study, but the rewards are great; nothing beats a cold beer at the end of a long production day.
It moulded me to become a competent and confident global journalist able to work, live and integrate in any institution around the world. It sharpened my analytical and critical thinking skills to challenge and engage in debates on a variety of global issues, from political, social to economic, facing different societies around the world. My course was a full package of journalism, providing skills in various media genres: online, print, photography and video.
Because of its long-standing history and world-leading repute. Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies was my top choice and dream journalism school in the UK. My course had a global outlook, with multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary ingredients, particularly the optional modules were relevant and tailored to suit the changing global job market demands expecting well-grounded graduates with more skills. Cardiff's alumni are world-leaders in their respective careers and societies which also inspired me to join the growing list of champions.
It's a true student city. Cardiff is small, cheap and fantastic to experience student life in the UK. Everything is within a walking distance, entertainment and nightlife is awesome. It cosmopolitan and rich in diversity with students from around the world making it a global village to learn, share, experience and appreciate people from diverse cultures. And a variety of social activities and events organised by societies allows you to meet and make friends.
It is academically rigorous and much richer. The diversity of backgrounds, of career paths, of educational histories is phenomenal. Cardiff has brilliant people, particularly lecturers who shape your understanding of issues to raise the bar in global journalism excellence. I want to encourage others to make the most of every opportunity they get while studying in Cardiff University.
My experience in Cardiff has been memorable and rewarding.