Erasmus 6: A trip to Hospital de la Paz

  Another day, another surprise.   When I woke up two hours later than what was expected, I should have realised the day was not going to go as I initially planned. As I was preparing to go to the Madrid International Student Welcome Day, I got a message from one of my friends asking […]

Erasmus 5: ESN UAM

Erasmus 5: ESN UAM

      How is it possible that after a month they can still surprise me?   Wondering who “they” are?   Then wait no longer. I am referring to the lovely ESN team here at my university.   For those of you who don’t know, ESN stands for Erasmus Student Network and if you […]

Our gym and my friend Cristina trying out the treadmill

Erasmus 4- First month at RESA

  I still can’t believe it’s been a month since I checked in the residence hall. For those of you that haven’t been following my Erasmus experience, you can check my last post here. Also, you should take a look at the Spanish accommodation post for reference.   Now, for those of you, that know how […]

Erasmus 3 – Language barriers? What’s that?

Erasmus 3 – Language barriers? What’s that?

It’s official.   I’ve spoken more English than Spanish and I’ve only been here for 28 hours.   How is that possible?   I am hoping that will change as soon as classes start. Spending a good portion of my day on the shopping centre probably didn’t help my case as most stores require their […]

Erasmus 2 – Arrival

Erasmus 2 – Arrival

  It’s happening.   Today, my journey has finally started; It’s the start of the rest the year.   It’s Erasmus.   As I left the plane, I was greeted by Madrid’s sunny weather which helped put a smile on my otherwise tired face. You see, it all started earlier this morning when I missed […]

Top 5 things I love about the DWL

Top 5 things I love about the DWL

    There are a lot of great places at the university such as the MLSC and the Students’ Union but nothing compares to the David Wilson Library (DWL). It is, without a doubt, my favourite part about the university and the one place that I will miss the most when I leave for my […]

 Erasmus 1.1 – Spanish Accommodation

    I promised to write about this when I had the chance, so here it is! You can check my previous post on planning and preparation here.     This past month has been stressful and exhausting, to say the least. I thought I had everything organised with my accommodation when I got an […]

Thoughts on Academic Representation

    For the past two years, I have been involved with academic representation and It has been an interesting experience so far. I started off as a course rep in my first year and decided to take a step further this year by nominating myself for department rep.   Academic representation is one of […]

Your guide to Sprint <3

Your guide to Sprint <3

  Yes, I can imagine what you are probably thinking but don’t worry, this is not a beginners’ guide to sprinting.   It is, however, a guide to one of those extracurricular activities I promised to blog about.   Ladies and gentlemen, (well in this case ladies but you will understand why in a moment) […]

The Modern Language Study Centre

The Modern Language Study Centre

    Today, I will be writing about one of the perks of being a modern language student; the MLSC.   What is it you ask? It’s the Modern Language Study Centre! One of my favourite places on campus. It’s on the 6th floor in Ken Edwards. It is a great place to study, practise […]

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