Stress

General tips for studying in the Netherlands

The university year is quite different here than in England – you do more modules in a shorter amount of time and it was quite an adjustment from what I was used to in Leicester. I can’t say I prefer how it is here compared to Leicester but I had no choice and it isn’t […]

Not drinking alcohol at University – the benefits?

You cannot deny that british universities in particular (maybe America too) have a bit of a reputation where it concerns alcohol – this was definitely confirmed for me after speaking with other people from other countries on my year abroad! It’s quite bad when you think about it really, but alcohol and nights out are seriously […]

My first semester in the Netherlands overall

Even though strictly speaking, my first semester isn’t over, in my head, once Christmas holidays hit – the semester is over. So I thought i’d just discuss the first fourth months of my semester studying in Amsterdam.   Wow, to be honest I can’t believe it’s already been four months. I have my two final […]

Feeling alone at university

I wrote this about a month into my time here, when I was feeling like this. I decided to hold off posting it until now because UK university students don’t start term until around the end of September, so I felt it made more sense to post it now, in case anybody else was feeling this […]

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