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A Guide to Political Institutions in The Hague

A Guide to Political Institutions in The Hague

The Hague can be seen as one of the most underrated cities to visit in Europe, particularly for Politics and International Relations students (as you may probably know by now, this is where I am living and studying- so I may be somewhat biased). When visiting the Netherlands, the majority of people tend to prioritise […]

First Impressions

First Impressions

      Hello and welcome to my first post! After a crazy two weeks of various induction classes, countless tours around the city and meeting more people than I can possibly remember, I am finally sitting down to write this post on my first impressions of the Netherlands and settling into my new home. […]

Internship application

Internship application

I’m a proper responsible uni student, I applied for an internship! SO EXCITING! I found the advertisement on indeed.co.uk, for a marketing intern this summer in London and went about creating my CV. My first CV! So I was a bit lost on how to go about doing my CV and I thought ‘hey I could […]

Valentines Weekend

Valentines Weekend

ROMA ROMA, need I say more? Friday TB (my boyfriend) and I set off to Luton airport at midday, having enjoyed a delightful brunch at Jones Cafe to prepare us for the upcoming day. TB was given the responsibility of DJ and being a sensible calm passenger, he failed on both counts. About 2 mins […]

NYE

NYE

NB- I wrote this post nearer the beginning of January (as opposed to now: the end of January) but forgot to post it.. oops.  NYE I had a bunch of the girls from school over, could I have gone back to Leicester? Yeah I guess but 10 weeks at uni followed by a month off […]

Driving back to Uni

Driving back to Uni

‘Driving back to uni’ – sing that in your head to the christmas song ‘Driving home for Christmas by Chris Rea’, NONSTOP FOR NEARLY 3 HOURS. I hate myself on car journeys. You now have my journey back to university from home summed up nicely. I’m pretty sure the universe was sending me a sign that […]

Society’s Xmas Functions

Society’s Xmas Functions

Best part about being in a society? – THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS! Last term; hectic, so so hectic – hence this very late post. It all started mid November, the time when assignments are due and the idea of Christmas is blossoming in your mind, teasing you, trying to distract you from work. Assignments are the worst, […]

Ill at Uni?

Due to Oreo developing a taste for curry powder (put on his cage to stop him trying to chew through the bars), marmite now coats several of the bars. Oreo very much falls into the latter category of 'you love it or hate it'.

It’s that time of year; it’s getting chilly, colds are going round and you’re not 100% sure whereabouts you put your (only) super warm coat. Taken ill at uni? Utter panic ensuing as you realise you need your parents there to look after you? Don’t worry here’s a (fairly) independent step by step guide to […]

What am I doing?

What am I doing?

So I’m sat in bed, completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work I’m meant to have done over the past 8 weeks, which I’ve skived off the majority of it if I’m being perfectly honest. I have a 2,000 word essay due in tomorrow, of which is not nearly ready for submission. Have to […]

Black Friday Paris 2015

Australia

Friday night I’m sat at my desk, trying to cram in my last bit of reading before I go downstairs and watch TV with my housemates, when I get a text from my boyfriend – “I’m in shock with what’s going on in Paris”. “Paris? I’ve not got the news on?” “There’s been a terrorist […]

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