"I came to Cardiff because of my supervisors’ work. After three years, I can say that to study in a first-class university also makes a difference. Excellent library services, incentive to go to conferences, courses at the Graduate Centre as well as the support of the Student Union and the Counseling Service to solve problems from letting a house to applying for nursery funding are some examples of what I have experienced. A PhD calls for a lot of effort and the right guidance within a supportive structure. I have found all of this at SOCSI and Cardiff University."