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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 […]

Vincent and Mia

Le Big Mac, Tarantino and the Deep South

Have you seen Pulp Fiction? It’s a Tarantino cult classic that’s hard to forget with its copious amounts of cocaine, guns and bizarrely mundane dialogue throughout (there’s 5 minutes of screen time dedicated to a conversation about foot-rubs…). It’s a dialogue near to the beginning of the film that I wanted to talk about in […]

Mémé’s Tarte au Citron

Mémé’s Tarte au Citron

August has been a month of adjustment for me. I went home to Leicester at the start of the month and suffered from reverse culture shock, a subject which Katie wrote a really great blog post about here. I’d just adjusted to being back in England when I boarded my return flight to France. I’ll […]

Le Bistrot Lyonnais, proudly serving up brains on Rue Carreterie

Brains for Dinner at Le Bistrot Lyonnais

Last Friday we went to a restaurant just round the corner from the apartment I’ve been renting for the past 5 months in Avignon. I’ve seen this particular restaurant many times on my way to and from uni. It’s painted a dark purple and over the door in gothic gold letters it states: “Le Bistrot […]

It’s Not All About The Work

University. Three or more years of essays, exams, presentations, all nighters in the library and exam-related stress. There’s no denying that studying at university is difficult. Yes, it’s stressful. Yes, sometimes you’ll question why you ever thought it was a good idea. Yes, sometimes you’ll struggle to meet a deadline. HOWEVER: the best advice I ever […]

Go, go, go!

“Your final year will go by so quickly!” Eight words every final year student is told thousands upon thousands of times. Eight words every final year student doubts…until they realise that they’re practically already half way through Term 1. I cannot describe how fast the last four weeks have gone by. I feel like I can now […]

Back to Student Life!

I’m writing this on a Sunday afternoon from the comfort of my brand new student house! I moved back up to Leicester a week ago and, safe to say, everything has been GO GO GO! As ever, unloading my boxes and boxes of clothes, stationary and course books required both of my housemates to lend […]

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