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Meet the Team: Talybont RLAs

By ResLife 01 Aug 2021

Your Talybont RLAs live on-site with you and will be running events for you throughout the year. Meet them below!

Name: Daniele
Hometown: Modena, Italy
Course: PhD Languages and Translation Studies
Academic Year: Second Year

Hobbies: Listen and play music (piano), reading, films & TV shows, video games.
Describe yourself in three words: Approachable, down-to-earth and positive.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi everyone! I work on transnational Italian literature and music and work that deal with experiences of migration and displacement. I enjoy travelling; I have been an exchange student more than once in the past, and I am passionate about music, of all kinds, but classical in particular. Don’t hesitate to come up to me for a chat if you see me around, or just to say hello!



Name: Merula
Hometown: Wellington, Telford
Course: Environmental Geoscience
Academic Year: Third Year

Hobbies: Art and drawing, fashion, sewing, and rocks! No one gives rocks enough credit, they’re great.
Describe yourself in three words: Environmentalist rock lover
Message to the students in your Residence: Starting out in university accommodation is always a scary experience but we're here to make it as easy for you as possible. Also, time tends to fly in the middle of a pandemic at university, so make the most of this year because it won't last as long as you think! I look forward to a great year with you all! 

Name: Corrie
Hometown:
Portsmouth
Course:
 International Relations and Politics with a foreign language
Academic Year: Third Year

Hobbies:
Reading, writing, and swimming
Describe yourself in three words
Steady, compassionate, and curious
Message to the students in your Residence: 
So, the past year has been... an experience. With that in mind, I want us all to work towards a year where we maximise everything - work, fun and experiences - so we can make the very best of the time to come.

Name: Favour
Hometown:  London, United Kingdom.
Course:  Law and Criminology 
Academic Year: Second Year

Hobbies: Jack of all trades. I love reading, painting, visiting art galleries or museums with friends, travelling, and exploring new hobbies
Describe yourself in three words: Curious, Optimistic, and Honest.
Message to the students in your Residence: Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way. Nice to meet you :)






Name: Emilie 
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Course:  Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy 
Academic Year:  First Year

Hobbies: I enjoy exercising, trying out new recipes and catching up with my friends and family
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, approachable and open
Message to the students in your Residence: Don’t be afraid to seek support! It is normal to experience stress when transitioning to university. The Residence Life team and the wider Cardiff University team are committed to ensuring you feel as supported as possible-personally, financially and academically. As my Mum often reminds me ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’. 

Name: Adam 'Ads'

Hometown: West Midlands

Course: International Journalism 

Academic Year: Masters (4th year) 

Hobbies: Football, Journalism, Hiking

Describe yourself in three words: Ambitious, driven, and energetic 

Message to the students in your Residence: Enjoy your next three best years, and I am happy to share and support you on your first! 



Name: Ellie
Hometown: Saint Austell, UK
Course: Law and Criminology
Academic Year: Third Year

Hobbies: Reading, candle making and baking.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, reliable, positive.
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to Cardiff! I hope that you all settle in well and find a second home here. Whilst this may not be a typical university experience, there is still plenty for you to discover in this wonderful city. If you have any worries, issues or questions please speak to me and I will help you as best I can. 

Name:  Naikena
Hometown:  Nairobi, Kenya
Course:  Integrated Masters, Neuroscience
Academic Year:  4th Year

Hobbies:  Reading, Singing, playing the violin, Trekking
Describe yourself in three words: Open, joyful, and wise.
Message to the students in your Residence: Be open to possibilities and the future unknown. Walk boldly every day and let the universe be your playground.



Name: Alonso
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Course: Business Management
Academic Year: Third Year

Hobbies: Photography, drawing, crafting, playing musical instruments and reading.
Describe yourself in three words: Determined, trustworthy and friendly.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi everybody, I’m excited to begin the new academic year as an RLA and excited to meet you all as well!

Name:  Arthur
Hometown:  Kampala
Course:  Law
Academic Year: Second Year

Hobbies:  Swimming, soccer, reading and volunteering.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly. Fun. Smart.
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to Taly! Living in residences may initially be daunting, but you are going to love it! We are here to help, anytime you need it. I genuinely hope Cardiff becomes more than just a university and turns into a place you call home. I know it did for me and I will be there to see that you eventually feel the same.



Name: Ayesha
Hometown: Islamabad, Pakistan 
Course: Accounting and Finance 
Academic Year: Third Year 

Hobbies: Any and all things to do with arts and crafts, Reading, looking for strange information on the Internet and Music. 
Describe yourself in three words: Dessert before dinner.
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to uni! We're here to help and support you however we can so don't be shy and come talk to us whenever you want or need to. 



Name: Iman
Hometown: Birmingham, UK
Course: Economics
Academic Year: Third Year

Hobbies: Reading and travelling.
Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, outgoing and approachable.
Message to the students in your Residence: I look forward to meeting you all, and I am delighted to be able to welcome our newest members to Cardiff University.



Name: Yassir
Hometown: London, UK
Course: Civil Engineering
Academic Year: Third Year

Hobbies: Travelling, hiking, learning different languages and cultures, meeting new people, football, badminton, geography and history.
Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, calm and understanding.
Message to the students in your Residence: After a hectic 2 years of Covid-19 restrictions and all the difficulties that came with it, my job is to make sure that you’re provided with a joyful experience at your stay in halls. If you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to let us know! We’re always happy to help no matter what the situation is. Catch us at Talybont Social Centre and we will be there to chat!

Name:  Ruth
Hometown: 
London, UK
Course: 
Medicine
Academic Year:  Second year
Hobbies: 
Spoken word poetry, roller-skating and D.I.Y
Describe yourself in three words:
Bubbly, polite and caring

Message to the students in your Residence: Living away from home for university is an exciting and unique experience. I am here to help you make that transition and settle into living your best healthy, fun and safe life here at your residences. Welcome to Cardiff and I look forward to meeting you soon! 

Name:  Muli
Hometown:  Kigali + Kampala
Course: 
Law (LLM BTC)
Academic Year:  
First

Hobbies:  Laughing, Reading and Quality Time with Family and Friends
Describe yourself in three words: 
Joyful, Hopeful and Hard-Working
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to Cardiff Uni!! And welcome to Talybont! I hope you have an amazing first year filled with joy and new and exciting experiences and memories! Well done for braving this season and making it this far. Your best is yet to come! 

Name:  Soma
Hometown:  Netherlands
Course:  PhD in Finance
Academic Year:  Fourth-year

Hobbies:  Cooking and swimming
Describe yourself in three words: Reliable organised and caring
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome! I hope you have an enjoyable and successful year. Make this year incredible! Feel free to come up to me for a chat or any questions you may have. 


Name: Nicole (Nic)

Hometown: Luton

Course: Biomedical Science

Academic year: Second year

Hobbies: I love cooking, listening to music, talking about dinosaurs, and going on hikes.

Describe yourself in 3 words: Funny, honest, and caring. 

Message to the students in your residence: Don't feel pressured to have the university experience you see on tv, each persons' experience is unique. Just do whatever makes you feel happy and comfortable. 

Name: Barzy Aziz

Hometown: Cardiff

Course: Medicine

Academic Year: First

Hobbies: Photography, Rugby, Gaming

Describe yourself in three words: Helpful, Caring, Charismatic

Message to the students in your Residence: If you need anything at all, anything whatsoever, come and say hello around Taly :)



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