Hannah

Hi, I’m Hannah. I am going to be studying French and Spanish at the University of Bath. I have grown up and lived nearly all my life in London. I spent my gap year working as an au pair in France. I had an amazing 10 months there and came away being (kind of) able to speak French. I then spent a month and half in Mexico to improve my Spanish and see a bit more of the world before starting university. I want this blog to be helpful and I want to give you as much useful information as possible on applying to university. I also want to show you what it’s like being a fresher, especially what it’s like to be a fresher at Bath. I want to share some wisdom on surviving your first year at uni. Finally I want this blog to be fun (and funny, if I can manage it). I hope you enjoy reading it.

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