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Meet the Team: Talybont RLAs

By ResLife 10 Sep 2020

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



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Name: Cathy
Hometown: Waterford, Ireland
Course: Children’s Psychological Disorders
Academic Year: Masters
Hobbies: Sea swimming, cooking & travelling
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, ambitious & caring
Message to the students in your Residence: I hope that you have a fantastic, fun filled year. Make the most of every opportunity and do your best, as time really does fly by. I am looking forward to meeting you all!



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



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Name: Hassan
Hometown: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Course: Mechanical Engineering
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Football, swimming and travelling
Describe yourself in three words: Patient, determined and organised
Message to the students in your Residence: Do today what you want to do tomorrow!



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Name: James
Hometown: Sheringham, UK
Course: Civil and Water Engineering
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Surfing, Cooking, Reading
Describe yourself in three words: Fun, friendly & sporty
Message to the students in your Residence: Congratulations you made it! Welcome to University. I hope the next three years are full of happy memories and I’m looking forward to getting to know you all.



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Name: Victory
Hometown: Ekpoma, Nigeria
Course: Biomedical Engineering
Academic Year: First Year
Hobbies: Reading, music, playing chess and social activities.
Describe yourself in three words: Communicative, administrative, innovative.
Message to the students in your Residence: Dear Talybont North Residents, transitions in operations to remote methods has been an effective tool to promote safety. The office of the RLA is here to ensure that all challenges faced by residents are coordinated to the appropriate office. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.



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Name: Sana
Hometown: Romford, London
Course: Applied Environmental Geology
Academic Year: Masters
Hobbies: In my spare time I like to draw, read or learn a new skill. Currently, I am trying to learn how to code.
Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, supportive and cheerful.
Message to the students in your Residence: If you are ever feeling lost or not sure who to speak to feel free to stop me if you see me around campus to ask me any questions you might have or even just to have a chat. I’ll always be happy to help (even when I’m looking super stressed in the library)! I look forward to meeting you in September! :)



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Name: Sarim
Hometown: Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Course: Law
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Board games, reading about history and movies.
Describe yourself in three words: Law, Tennis, Cheesecakes.
Message to the students in your Residence: Most of you would be completely new to university life and you will love this change and the independence that comes along with it. This will be one of the most memorable parts of your life, and do not be shy in approaching and making friends. Remember Residence Life is always there for you, and you can share anything that’s troubling you with us



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Name: Praise
Hometown: Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Course: Law
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Singing, swimming and reading.
Describe yourself in three words: Cheerful, friendly and ambitious.
Message to the students in your Residence: Welcome to your home away from home!

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Name: Ruth
Hometown: Jos, Nigeria
Course: PhD Business Studies
Academic Year: Fourth Year
Hobbies: Watching movies, anything involving food, self-care and skincare, painting.
Describe yourself in three words: Brave, outspoken, kind.
Message to the students in your Residence: Be proud of yourselves, you have made it this far and if you keep at it, you will get all you want from life. Breathe, remember to make memories and enjoy moments.

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

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Name: Rebekah
Hometown: Flintshire, Wales
Course: Law
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: Reading, rowing and a new interest in photography.
Describe yourself in three words: Responsible, friendly and fair.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi, I am looking forward to meeting you this year and hope that despite everything you are able to have the best year in Cardiff!

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Name: Manoj
Hometown: Pune, India
Course: Advanced Computer Science
Academic Year: Masters
Hobbies: Playing chess, jogging, trekking, Interacting, Listening to music, solving puzzles.
Describe yourself in three words: Welcoming, Adventurous, Jolly.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi Everyone! I would love to get to know the real you and accept everyone the way they are. Feel free to come up to me for anything or just a “hi” every now and then. Also, if there is anything I can help you with, let me know about it. I believe in making lives better and I'll try everything in my power to do so.



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

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Name: Dana
Hometown: Manchester, UK
Course: Medicine
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Basketball, gym, drawing, reading poetry and playing the violin.
Describe yourself in three words: Optimistic, stubborn and hardworking.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi! I am originally from Syria, but I have lived here in the UK for the past 7 years. I am currently studying medicine, and I love living in Cardiff. I am looking forward to meeting you and making new friends!

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Name: Gavin
Hometown: Bath, UK
Course: Spanish and Japanese
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Playing music
Describe yourself in three words: Chill and approachable
Message to the students in your Residence: Hi there! I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and to help make sure that the transition to Uni life is as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible for everyone.

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Name: Rafe’
Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Course: Medicine
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Running, hiking, swimming, following up on football and basketball, reading and watching historical and political documentaries.
Describe yourself in three words: Curious, grateful and hopeful.
Message to the students in your Residence: Your years at university could potentially be of the most important, fun and exciting. The sad thing is that it passes by quickly. Make the most of any opportunity that comes along your way.

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Name: Iman
Hometown: Birmingham, UK
Course: Economics
Academic Year: Second 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.

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Name: Yassir
Hometown: London, UK
Course: Architectural Engineering
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Travelling, learning different languages and cultures, meeting new people, football, badminton, table tennis, geography and history.
Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, calm and understanding.
Message to the students in your Residence: Hey, I am one of your residence life assistants. My job is to make sure that you’re simply enjoying your stay at your residence. If you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to let me know! You can catch me around the residence, or the Talybont Social Centre and I will always be happy to help.

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Name: Mahruk
Hometown: Copenhagen, Denmark
Course: Applied Software Engineering
Academic Year: Second Year
Hobbies: Sports, photography, travelling.
Describe yourself in three words: Adventurous, enthusiastic, spontaneous.
Message to the students in your Residence: “You come first” 
It might feel overwhelming at the start, take one thing at a time, plan it out. If you need someone to talk to, we are here to support you. We have been in your place, so we know where you are coming from; try talking it out and you will eventually feel better.
Stay safe and healthy

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Name: Mulisa
Hometown: East-African born and raised
Course: LLB Law
Academic Year: Third Year
Hobbies: I love laughing, music, writing, I’m lowkey a hairstylist and I love being around family and friends.
Describe yourself in three words: Listener, determined, fun-loving.
Message to the students in your Residence: This is probably such a different year to what you expected starting Uni would be like. Well done for braving through this uncertain time!! Uni will STILL be an incredible and fun experience for you, and I’m excited for you all to see what this new world holds for you.

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