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Erasmus 8: How to spend a public holiday in Madrid

Erasmus 8: How to spend a public holiday in Madrid

Hola chicos!   As I mentioned yesterday, today is a public holiday here in Spain. El día de todos los Santos (Saints day) is considered a national holiday and it is a tradition to have some buñuelos (fried dough ball) which can sometimes be filled with something sweet or savoury depending on your personal preference. […]

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Erasmus 7: Halloween in Madrid

  Happy Halloween!     It certainly is for me.     What better way to celebrate the Halloween than with your Erasmus friends?     Today was one of my closest friend’s 21st birthday so we all gathered together and organised a surprise party for her. It took about three weeks to plan and […]

My favourite restaurants in Leicester

My favourite restaurants in Leicester

  As we begin to accustom ourselves to the busy schedule that university life has to offer, there is one thing that we should all be prepared to indulge in; good, heavenly restaurants. This is why I have compiled a list of my favourite restaurants in Leicester which will hopefully provide you with some useful […]

Erasmus 6: A trip to Hospital de la Paz

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 […]

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 […]

Erasmus Part 1: Planning & Preparation

¡Hola!   Yes, you guessed it right.   I’m going to Spain and it’s going to be an incredible experience!   Why am I so sure?   Well, I can never be certain but I am currently preparing and planning for my year abroad which is why I thought it would be useful to give […]

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