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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 […]

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 […]

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