November 2016

  • Year Abroad II – working in a local language school

    Fécamp, Normandy, France.                                                                          ...

  • Staying Sassy at SASI

    Nearly 4 months in now and I can say that deciding to move to Adelaide to spend my placement year at the South Australian Sports Institute has been one of the best decisions that I have ever made. In my...

  • Winter is Coming

    All I can say is why go to Iceland or fantasise about joining the Night's Watch, when you can stay and freeze in England. The temperature in Bath has dropped significantly, and as someone who cycles to their placement (due...

  • Verano nunca termina

    Location: El Puerto de Santa María, España.                                     Day 141 Being so aloof, I realised I never mentioned what I am actually doing...

  • The social side of a PhD

    Being a PhD student is time consuming, but this does not have to mean that you spend all your time working. In fact, I think it’s very important to socialise with other people, as it can otherwise become very intense!...

  • Life on a student budget: adapting from a gap year to supermarket own-brands

    I wasn’t sure what to expect regarding my financial situation at Uni. With my student loan not quite covering my accommodation costs (I mean, that’s a bit of an understatement; it’s £600 less than my termly fees so not a...

  • Welcome to Another Academic Year

    Once you get into the swing of things, days begin to merge. When summer arrives, things go quiet. Having about three months of quiet, you quickly get used to that. Then, the next academic year starts… New students start, others return, leading to...

  • The Tequila Diaries

    Guadalajara is best known for two things; mariachi music and tequila, not really abating the stereotype very well. But the latter association is because it is forty minutes away from the town of Tequila, where the university took us on...