Ben has now retired from blogging. Hi everyone, my name is Ben and I’m currently on my year abroad at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I’m a History and Politics student and am now in the third year of my degree. I’m a massive politics nerd and so I’ve been loving my degree so far! I’ll be writing about everything that I encounter on my year out here, and hopefully I’ll be able to give you an idea of what Australia and Australians are like, as well as handing out tips and advice to any future study abroad-ers.
G’day mates! I’ve been in Australia a while now, so I thought that I’d share a few differences that I’d noticed between home and Australia: G’day! How ya goin’? Straya!: Whilst those in the UK would have you believe that Australians speak English, their idea of English includes a lot of weird phrases. […]
I’ve been away from the UK for nearly 4 months now, and inevitably you end up missing people you are close to back home. If you’re planning on going on your year abroad to somewhere as far away as Australia, it is admittedly quite hard to catch a plane and head back home whenever you’re […]
In Australia, Universities still have week-long breaks in the middle of a semester in order for students to catch up with any reading or watch any lectures where they’ve fallen behind in a course. However, as you can imagine, when you’re on a year abroad and a free week comes up in the middle of […]
Before I talk to you about the University and life here as a whole, I should introduce you to the place where I’ll be staying during my year abroad- St. George’s College. The University of Western Australia varies from British Universities in so far as halls of residence are organised into five colleges which are […]
One of my biggest concerns about starting my year abroad here was the fact that I was going to be sharing a room for the first time, and as many of you may be in the same situation (whether you’re starting out at Leicester or are applying for a year abroad) I thought that I’d […]
Hi everyone, I’m Ben and this year I’m travelling to Australia to complete a year abroad at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I’m a History and Politics student and have already done two years at Leicester, so hopefully I’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about Leicester as well as […]