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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. […]

The aforementioned 'hamster in tow'; his name is Oreo because that is what he looks like.

The Arrival of 2nd Year…

So 2nd year has begun, the year you’re meant to know everything you need to about the university, know the people on your course and know what direction you might want your career to head in. The year your modules get more intense, reading lists lengthen and you’re meant to have figured out a strategy […]

It’s Not All Work & No Play – Trip to Sri Lanka

It’s Not All Work & No Play – Trip to Sri Lanka

As I sit on the balcony of what used to be a Governor’s mansion in Sri Lanka, but is now a tourist-friendly hotel, gazing down at the deserted beach while the cool breeze rescues me from the blazing sun, I think not about the beauty, but rather I think to myself, “Is that sentence really […]

My First Post

Hello everyone! My name is Eugenie and I’m a Ph.D. student here at the University of Leicester via distance learning. I will be regularly uploading to this blog to share my experiences over the course of my time here at the University. My time at the University has certainly been rewarding thus far, and I […]

Research proposal – almost there

Only little more than one week left until I have to hand in my dissertation proposal. It’s quite a significant step, and when this second of the four dissertation modules started I still was unsure whether I’d be able to propose an actual structure, let alone content. Of course, the topic of the project has […]

My Project at Dissertation Module Stage 2

About a week ago Stage 2 of my dissertation writing commenced. This second of four mandatory modules specifically designed to guide students with regard to dissertation writing is called ‘The Dissertation Strikes Back” – a bit nerdy, but, well, I like Star Wars. This module is primarily concerned with methodology and ethics. Most importantly, when […]

Woo…the first breeze after submission

Done! Do you know that feeling? I’m sure almost everyone reading this knows what it feels like to submit an end of module essay. That somewhat ambiguous mixture of relief and anxiety. Suddenly you’re free again and it is especially the next day when you realize how much time this project actually sucked up. Every […]

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