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Colombia Part 1

Colombia Part 1

It seems like a lifetime that I have visited Colombia, even though it was six months ago. I do miss Colombia as it was a once in a lifetime experience. I do miss the beautiful sunsets and the warm weather. However, I don’t miss the mosquitos or sweat flies. Going to Colombia was a culture […]

Handing in my dissertation

Handing in my dissertation

It’s over.  After 6 months of collecting data, analysing the data, and writing it up. I am so happy it is done. I am very glad to say goodbye to it but, sad to leave it behind. When you work so hard on something, you grow attached it to. My dissertation was based on trees […]

Dissertation stress- how to deal with it?

Writing up a dissertation is an overwhelming experience in a university career. I know some courses offer it as an optional module but, this was not the case for me. Personally, it was a roller coaster because there were the high moments and low moments. I had good and bad days where one day I […]

Dissertation idea

The whole idea of writing a dissertation based on your own research scares me. Shall I say, it used to scare me. I am fresh out of the dissertation ocean and I am here to enlighten you what my dissertation was about. My dissertation was creating a master chronology based on oak trees in Perivale […]

Where have I been?

It has been a very long time since I have blogged. The last time I blogged was in October 2017 and now look, we are in January 2018. Where have I been? I have been in a very bad place (Stranger things quote, any fans out there?). No, I have not been in a very […]

Third year: less than a year until I graduate!

It’s only the second week of first semester and I can already tell a difference from second to third year. The first difference is the intensity of work compared to second year, everyone is already stressed with deadlines and work loads. As my dissertation is due in January, every moment counts and I can’t waste […]

Colombia 2017

Entering third year was quite different for me compared to others. Instead of returning back to the university, I had the chance to fly out to Colombia for two weeks. As a third-year geographer, I had a chance to pick a field trip module to Colombia or California. Colombia was my personal choice as I […]

Leicester City 󠄀- few of my favourite places to visit

I remember when I first came to Leicester, it was a completely different area from where I am in London. Leicester is definitely smaller than London but, I love how its more peaceful and relaxed unlike London. Personally every time I return back to Leicester after visiting my family in London, I feel more at […]

Personal Statement

I remember when I was 18 years old, I was writing my university personal statement and indeed, it was a stressful period of time. There were high expectations to create a “perfect” personal statement as you’re trying to sell yourself to a university. Here are my top tips to write a personal statement: Make it […]

Having problems sleeping?

A French Kiss bubblebar

Everybody knows that feeling of tossing and turning in your bed at night time where, you want to sleep but you can’t. Once you finally close your eyes and drift off into dreamland, your alarm goes off (not a great feeling). Everyone has their reasons for not sleeping at night, it might be down to […]

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