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RAG Week: Bath2Paris HitchHike!

📥  Harry, School of Management

A few weeks ago I took part in one of RAG ('Raise and Give') Week's biggest events - the annual Bath2Paris Charity Hitchhike. This is the story of how I, or rather we, (introducing Megan my fellow BBA course mate and hitchhiker extraordinaire) hitched (almost) all the way to Paris and raised over £500 for four local Bath charities.

So as I mentioned, every year 30 or so teams hitch from Bath2Paris for some amazing charities. This year we were raising for:

  • Time2Share which aims to reduce social isolation by recruiting volunteer befrienders to visit service users to build the confidence and self-esteem of young disabled people in a friendly and non-judgemental environment
  • Jamie's Farm who use a unique 'family, farming and therapy' method to transform the lives of vulnerable inner city children, acting as a catalyst for children to make positive changes, and supporting their teachers to make a lasting difference
  • Forever Friends raises funds to support thousands of patients cared for at the Royal United Hospital in Bath, currently supporting the Cancer Care Campaign to build a new cancer centre
  • Unseen who provide emergency 24-hour accommodation at a 8-bed safe-house for female survivors of human trafficking.

I urge you to check these out if you think you can help, they are all brilliant causes.

So on the 17th of April, at exactly 8:20am dressed as Mario and Luigi (because why not of course) we set off from the Students' Union in the hope of getting to Paris in the shortest time possible! They staggered each teams departure time and marked your arrival time to calculate who made it fastest to Paris, and being just a tad competitive we were quite keen to give this a good shot! Oh how young and naive we were…

Looking the part

Looking the part

First port of call was the campus bus stop - with hardly anyone leaving campus at this time we decided to try and blag our way onto the Number 18 bus. Shoutout to the driver who kindly gave us a free ride down to the bottom of Bathwick Hill and then it was a walk to London Road to try and get us a our first lift. Given our optimism we through we’d wave our sign around a bit and see if we could attract a lift on the walk. Lo and behold the first car stopped and took us to the petrol station on London road. In utter disbelief another 5 minutes later we where in the back of a builders van on the way to the motorway. Comments such as “I thought hitching was supposed to be difficult” and “well this isn’t so bad is it…” were thrown around with a lightheartedness that only the blissfully unaware could manage.

On arrival at the lay-by before the motorway that leads from Bath to London we hopped out of our kind builders van and set about flagging down our next ride. 10 minutes passed and a lovely kind women stopped and offered a lift - Megan, not familiar with the local geography, was ready to jump in the car before I had to point out that in fact Bristol was in completely the wrong direction to London. Crisis averted it was only a few more minutes before Lauren, our next driver was to stop and offer us a lift all the way to Surrey! In utter disbelief we climbed aboard the rather lovely Audi and were well into the front runners (being able to track everyone's progress via the hitch’s website). I think it was at this point we began thinking we’d be in Paris by the evening, and were trying to work out how to spend our Saturday in Paris. Oh sweet optimism.

The plan was to get dropped at Cobham Services, a massive station south of London on the M25. From here we were confident we could catch another lift towards Dover and the Ferry. This is where things took a bit of a turn. The service station was closed. Some rather frantic planning ensued as our driver was now late for work. We had to get dropped at the next junction, not ideal. We then became stranded in Surrey for 2 hours of constant waving of signs as optimism dwindled and our emphatic ‘get a hitch dancing’ with it. Having moved around several times we decided we had to try something different. A quick Google Maps search later revealed the closest petrol station was an hours walk - stick or twist moment. We decided to go for it - beginning with a leisurely stroll though the woods followed by walking through the poshest private school in the country (it looked like a village on the map honestly!) and being photographed by what felt like every child in the school as we sheepishly walked through the playground at lunchtime. Much to both their and our amusement.

Exhausted we finally arrived at the promised petrol station, exhausted and deflated after over 3 hours of waiting around and walking. But once again the hitching gods shone down upon us, in the form of Rachel our next lovely driver who pulled over almost immediately as we arrived at the petrol station. The feeling of elation would only rise as Megan managed to secure us all a free dinner and drinks at what must be one of the friendliest pubs in the UK (if you’re ever in Surrey definitely get yourself down to The Feathers). With morale back at maximum we hit the road en route to Maidstone - seemingly within touching distance of Dover and the Ferry.

The delays (and to some extent to the time spent at the pub) meant we’d now fallen into the mid-pack in the race, and this proved to be our downfall. With many teams now saturating service stations on the way to Dover getting lifts was proving ever difficult. A few uneventful rides later we arrived in Dover at about 5pm. With the vision of just being able to get on the Ferry that evening and finding a potential lift to Paris onboard we hitched our hearts out on every lay-by in Dover but alas, it was not to be. At 7pm we decided to concede and pay to get on the ferry (this was within the rules of the competition yes, given how difficult it is to get onto the ferry). To our dismay upon arrival in the port we found that they’d stopped taking foot passengers until the morning. Gutting.

We went back outside with heavy hearts and tried one last time to hitch onto the ferry. With the light fading and seemingly endless hooligans of Dover pouring onto the streets we decided to call it a night. We start walking toward the Premier Inn to get a room when we bump into another team - Enter The Swiss Roles (Chris and Tach). Having offered us cake we instantly become friends and agreed the bar was the only place we should be heading so off we went. The Premier Inn, being the only place to look more favourable to stay in than a cardboard box (sorry if you live in Dover) was unsurprisingly full. So we headed back up the high street to find a rather dubious hotel. Now, words cannot really describe how poor the hotel was so I’ll leave you with the fact that is was £10 per person per night and some reviews I found on Google, and leave you to imagine what staying there was like…

'Mixed' reviews

'Mixed' reviews

Up bright and breezy the next morning (or more like Chris and Tach where) as we hauled ourselves out of bed to try and hitch one last time onto the Ferry. Eventually admitting defeat once more we paid to get on, in the hopes we could talk to all the passengers on the ferry and try and get us a lift to Paris from there. Alas, it was not to be - either the Mario Brothers or The Swiss Roles where able to get a lift off the Ferry at all and a long march into Calais followed. There isn’t a lot to see in Calais, bar their magnificent clock tower (pictured) which we’re fairly sure they spent the entire town's budget on before remembering they needed to build the rest of the town.

A few more hours of desperately trying to get a lift followed, but even when we deployed the Swiss Roles secret weapon - the ability to speak French, we were still unable to get a lift. As the hours wore on, we eventually decided that we’d have to get the 2pm train to Paris or not make it before the deadline. So unfortunately, we didn’t quite make it all the way there hitching, but there was some relief in that while sat on the train we were joined by the smurfs and a plethora of other teams showing how difficult it really is to hitch the whole way there.

Paris!

Paris!

Nevertheless, we raised a huge amount of money between us and that was reason for celebration enough so in Paris we treated ourselves to crepes, wine, good food and explored the city by night which was, needless to say, great fun. So, if you’re reading this and thinking of coming to Bath next year then I can’t recommend enough signing up for the Hitch- it’s a rollercoaster of emotions but this is just one story of so many that were made this year. Don’t miss the chance to find out yours!

 

Laughs after Lectures

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📥  Harry, School of Management

There are so many fantastic things to do in Bath, and if you don’t believe me then you seriously need to check out the Bath Leap list because there are many, many cool things on there. This post is all about my suggestion for a really good evening of entertainment in Bath for those who like a laugh with the option of a bit of a dance afterwards too. I am of course talking about Komedia - the city's comedy/night club!

Komedia Bath

Komedia Bath

The evening kicks off when myself and some course mates head on down to the bus stop at campus to catch the 18 bus down into town for about 7pm in time to grab a drink before the Comedy Club kicks off at 8:00pm. Last night we actually went to a ‘new acts and new material night’ which meant entry was just £2. Yes, a whole £2 for 3 hours of comedy where comedians get to try out their new material on an audience for the first time. However, some thorough research (quick Google) tells me the usual night costs £10 with a student card (which is still fantastic value if you think about it!). Now, a new comedy night you say… I know what you’re thinking… an evening of cringe worthy comedy and mediocre laughs.

Well, to be honest that’s kind of what we where expecting for £2 but oh where we wrong. It was awesome - the venue is really cool down at Komedia, varying in the way the place is set up depending on the event. For the standup the setup was quite intimate and had a distinct comedy club type feel to it. We were lucky enough to have a total of 9 acts performing, and although of course some were better than others on the whole it was a night filled with a lot of laughter. I could try and repeat some of my favourite material from the night here, but that will inevitably go down like a lead balloon so I’ll save you the struggle and just recommend you head down to Komedia and try it for yourself. If you’re a bit of a comedy junky like me then you’ll love it, if not - you don’t know what you’re missing, get involved!

The night doesn’t have to end there though, oh no - because as part of your entry to the comedy club you also get a free ticket to Komedia’s club night ‘Motorcity’. Now, confession time - I haven’t actually done a night where I’ve been to both the comedy club and Motorcity in one night, but I have done them separately. Having said this, judged on their individual merits I can imagine them combined to be seriously good fun! The theme for Motorcity is very much Motown, Soul, Funk and Disco so get ready to get some serious groove on, don't take yourself to seriously and you’ll be sure to continue the comical theme to the evening.

During first year, assuming you live on campus, after you’re done boogying on down its just a short walk to the bus stop, with buses running until the early hours of the morning its never too long (warning: it may feel like years) before a bus comes and takes you back up to campus. So that is my idea of a pretty good Saturday night in Bath - which just leaves Sunday to sleep it all off and perhaps enjoy a walk around Bath’s beautiful countryside (but that’s a story for another blog post!)

Until then,

Harry.

 

Business Administration at Bath

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📥  Harry, School of Management

With my first post of this semester I would like to take a look at my course, Business Administration, and show you what its actually like to be studying on the course at Bath. So if you’re considering studying a BSc in Business Administration (or BBA as it's so commonly called on campus) you’re reading the right blog post - and lets be honest, with so many great aspects of the course who wouldn’t want to study business, especially here at Bath.

So, firstly lets consider some key facts - the school of management (SoM) has been around a long time, since 1966 apparently, which means they’ve had a fair old time to work out how this business malarkey works. That is good news for students because it means that what you’re being taught, you know is going to be good, relevant and interesting stuff because it’s coming from leaders in industry and academia. The SoM offers a whole range of business and finance related degrees, but I am ever so slightly biased towards BBA so that’s what I’ll be talking about here, but if I can’t sell it to you don’t hesitate to check out the others, they’re all awesome.

The most notable thing  about the course (which you will have probably noted as well if you’ve made it this far) is the two mandatory 6 month placements. It is without doubt the most awesome feature of the course and can’t be emphasised enough. I’m currently going through the process of applying for my first placement and have just completed my mock interview. It’s a very exciting time because everyone is picking out places that they would like to go and work! The mock interview itself has also proved invaluable preparation as the placements office here get a multitude of real employers to come in, and over two days everyone gets to do a mock interview and receive feedback from the people who really do the hiring.

Interviews- practice makes perfect!

Interviews- practice makes perfect!

You’re randomly assigned an employer and I drew AS Watson, who are the holding company of healthcare chain Superdrug. It’s definitely an advantage of studying at Bath to be able to get exposure to such big names at such an early stage in your career. For me the interview consisted of a group exercise in which we had to build paper towers as tall as we could with the smallest amount of resources possible which was a challenging team working exercise followed by a one on one interview. Its a great experience, and a really valuable opportunity to learn about interview technique in a relaxed environment and perfect preparation for my real applications which is the next step!

Superdrug

The School of Management organises mock interviews with real employers, including Superdrug

Another great thing I’ve found particularly on BBA is the diverse range of both modules and skills you get to learn. This has two fold advantages because although in itself its great to have a diverse skill set and  knowledge of lots of different areas of business it also means the course draws a very diverse range of people which is a far greater asset to any aspiring business people! It’s truly amazing to be on a course with some many different types of people with so many different backgrounds and so many different aspirations. Creating a network of contacts in so many fields of business is invaluable no matter what area of business you think you might want to work in because you never know when those contacts might come in useful!

In the first semester we studied a range of introductory modules, all of which are compulsory. This is great because it gives you a grounding in all the key functions of business. For instance we took modules this year in Business Economics (my fav) because it looks at the microeconomic environment around businesses (and you get to use long words that make sure you sound smart). We have also studied other more maths focussed modules like Business Data Analysis and Accounting and Finance (although I should probably point out if you're not maths orientated like me, these really aren't as bad as they sound!). There's also modules in Law, People and Organisations as well as Business in Society which covers everything from contact law to how people interact in businesses.

All in all, its a fantastic course and I am really enjoying it. If you’d like to continue with a conversation about the course then drop me a comment.

Until then, over and out.

Harry.

There’s an app for that… [Enterprise at Bath]

  

📥  Harry, School of Management

I’m a big technology fan, and certainly like to think of myself as a bit of an entrepreneur (I am a business student after all) so when I joined Banter, the society for Bath Entrepreneurs, and learned about their competition to design an app and win a trip to Silicon Valley in California you can be sure I was going to enter. The competition, called Apps Crunch is run by Enterprise Bath which is an alumni funded initiative run by the university which provides fantastic opportunities for entrepreneurs at the University of Bath.

Apps Crunch then, requires you to join together in teams or 2 or 3 (enter my cofounder Cecilia) to come up with an app idea (Back to Business - more on this in a bit!) to write a business plan, produce a wireframe for the app and then potentially present your idea at the finals for a chance to win the trip.

The level of competition was fantastic; having done a few business competitions back at school you really could see this was the next level. There were so many ideas that were genuinely innovative and original - something that is not easy to do in a world where there seems to be an ‘app for everything’.

So what was our idea I hear you ask! Well, without giving too much away we came up with Back to Business, an app that feeds information to small business owners. The rationale being that micro-business owners (businesses with 0-9 employees) spend far too much time searching out information that they need to know but simply don’t have to time to find. A prime example of this would be a change in health and safety regulations. Business owners need to know this, but unless they’re told when do they find out… usually when they’re in trouble for breaching the rules is the answer!

Back to Business

Our 'Back to Business' app

Our app aims to make sure business owners no longer find out these things when it’s too late. This is just a snap shot of what the app will do, but until it’s up and running you’ll just have to wait and see, I’m afraid!

So how did the competition go!? Well, the short answer would be to tell you that we didn’t win. Although the real answer would be to say we learnt a huge amount about writing a business plan, making a wireframe - digitally sketching out all the screens in our app (which neither of us have done before) and how to develop an idea from a simple concept to a realistic business plan. We’re already working on developing the idea into a proper feasible business plan through another of Bath Enterprises competitions and are now working with a mentor to add more direction to our work. It just goes to show that if you’re in the slightest bit entrepreneurial the support and encouragement from both the University and students around you can really inspire you to make cool ideas a reality.

I hope to be able to update you on our progress next semester. For more info on Bath Enterprise just check out their Facebook page!

Cheers, Harry.

 

Being dyslexic at Bath

  

📥  Harry, School of Management

I have always found it ironic that dyslexia is such a difficult word to spell - even now (being dyslexic myself) I had to use the spell check to make sure it was right.

In this post I’m hoping to share my experiences of what it’s like to be dyslexic at university, what support the university and the government can give you and what you need to do now in order to make sure all that support is available when you finally make it to Bath because if you’re thinking about revision for your A2’s now - blink and you’ll be here at uni in a flash!

Firstly, if when you filled out and submitted your UCAS application you declared yourself to have a disability (be that dyslexia or something else) then the universities that you declare as your first and second choice will most likely contact you with some (to be honest quite boring) but really important forms which you should definitely take time to fill out, as this is how the Uni will assess how they can best help you.

An alternative to typing!

An alternative to typing!

Secondly, and most importantly, check to see whether you’re eligible for the Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) because this is an absolutely awesome initiative by the government that helps disabled students access the technology they need to be able to perform at their best at university. If you’re eligible then I believe you can already begin the application process by downloading an application form from the DSA website. I would recommend doing this as soon as you can because as with most government processes, it’s quite long. You may have to get an assessment of your disability completed before you can apply as well, and all these things take time to organise although hopefully your school can help you out with this!

So you’ve applied early, got all the necessary assessments done and the DSA people (whoever they are) have decided that you do indeed have a disability (of course you’ve know this all along but now they officially agree!), so what are the benefits. Well you start by going to another assessment, yes another one, called a needs assessment. Fear not though because this one is different! The assessment takes place at a local assessment centre so you won’t have to travel far. It takes place with an experienced professional who will first start by asking you questions about things like how you work, what technology you currently use and whether you think certain types of technology might be useful for you. The whole process isn’t rushed so you have plenty of time to talk about all your needs and even try out some of the dyslexia busting gadgets. In all I was there for about 2 hours but it varies depending on what you need.

It’s important to remember that this assessment is no longer about proving your disability but finding out how technology, strategies and learning support can help you at Uni. This is awesome because (even as a self confessed tech fan) I was so surprised at the software and support that could help me out. For instance as a result of the DSA I can now use a piece of software called Dragon that to dictate my essays. It may not sound much but for my specific needs it makes a world of difference. In fact, I’m even speaking out this blog post right now… creepy huh! “Hellooooooo”. Of course my flatmates think I’m a bit weird because I like to talk to myself in my room about how a rise in inflation could seriously affect small businesses but there are pros and cons to everything!

This really is just the start though, there is mind mapping software, read aloud software, advanced spelling software the list is endless. They can also help you out with providing new laptops, printers and personalised 1-1 support where you can get specific help with your learning disabilities, all which as I’m sure you know can make a massive difference. So yes, if you're like me (awesome and have dyslexia etc) then I can’t stress enough the benefits of applying for DSA, there is masses to be gained and nothing to lose!

If you would like any advice on applying or on dyslexia in general talk to either the Students Disability Advice Team or drop me a comment below!

Until the next post!

Harry.

 

Life in the fast lane...

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📥  Harry, School of Management

It still amazes me how much you have the chance to get involved with at Bath. I am constantly wishing that I just had a bit more time in order to cram in another society or sport but I am barely being able to keep up with the ones I’m already signed up for. Today I’m going to share with you an awesome experience I’ve been lucky enough to be apart of for the last few months: Team Bath Racing.

Team Bath

Ready to go!

If you’re going to study Mechanical Engineering at Bath then the chances are you will have heard of Formula Student. Or if you haven’t, you definitely will by the time you arrive at Bath. Team Bath Racing is the top Formula Student team in the UK. For those of you not in the MechEng sphere Formula Student is a competition where students design, build and run a single seater formula race car from scratch. It’s high tech stuff (and as a business student it’s completely over my head) but anyone with a love of motorsport, business or mechanical engineering has the capacity to help out in some way.

Over the last month I’ve actually been lucky enough to take part in a few tests trialling out to be a driver for the team. The day starts with the team checking over the car to make sure it’s both safe and set up for optimum performance before loading it up into the truck to transport to Colerne, which is a local airfield where the team tests the car (about 10 minutes from the university). Once we arrive we set up the course on a stretch of unused taxi way using cones to create a twisty test track designed to challenge the car and driver. After this we do a track walk (it always helps to know where you’re going) before getting kitted up, helmets on and belted into the car.

Our awesome car

Our awesome car

At the first test we actually had to do an ejection test (no there isn’t an ejection seat unfortunately) but you did have to be able to get out of the car in under 5 seconds in case of fire. Unfortunately on my first attempt I only managed 6 seconds meaning I died in a petrol fuelled inferno, but the second practice I managed 4 seconds thank goodness. There were 3 drivers testing out on the day, myself, Max (Super Fast German) and Mark (who races at MSA level) so competition was very high! It was a great experience to be able to drive the car though, which was actually very nippy for it’s size and a great challenge as getting used to driving the (as Top Gear would describe it) flappy paddle gearbox was particularly tricky!

It’s an awesome piece of machinery - carbon fibre monocoque, full data system - the lot! The scale of the project is just crazy for a student initiative.  But I think it’s an absolutely brilliant example of why you might want to consider studying at Bath - not only is it a world class university it also offers you the opportunity to get involved in what it is you love doing. No matter what it is, you can almost be sure there will be a group of equally enthusiastic people who want to get involved in the same area, and with a fantastic Students Union behind you, the sky is the limit (there is actually a gliding club so it really is). And if the sport, club, society that you want to be a part of isn’t already here then you can create it yourself!

So how do you get involved in all these crazy activities you ask? Well, during freshers week there are sports and societies fairs happening all week which is a great chance to go round and talk to all the different clubs and find out what they’re about. Once you find a few you like, sign up and attend a taster session! After that if you still think it’s something you’d like to get involved in you just need to buy your membership fee (it’s really not much for what you get don’t worry!) and away you go!

I hope this post helps, and maybe I’ll see you at the race track next year!

Harry

 

Don't Panic: 3 Uni study tips

  

📥  Harry, School of Management

One thing is for sure about your first semester at University, it will go incredibly fast! It feels like literally just yesterday my parents were waving goodbye and I was embarking on Freshers Week. With just 3 weeks of term left the last few weeks have been pretty hectic as the first wave of scary assignments are due and the dreaded in-class tests started appearing.

I am of course, over-exaggerating.  Your first assignments are in actual fact not that scary and the in-class tests really aren’t as difficult and horrible as they might sound. However, when you do them for the first time they can seem like they’re a bit daunting. I know I’ve definitely been panicking a bit the last few weeks so I’d like to share with you a few top tips so that when you arrive at university you won’t need to worry at all!

As a Business Administration student, the first semester is largely about introductory modules in the various areas of business. This is designed to get everyone up to the same level before progressing onto the more advanced topics. Obviously some students have studied some of the module topics before (for instance I’ve already studied 2 years of economics, where as others have no economics experience but are absolutely amazing at Accounting - which I am definitely not!). Which is where my first top tip comes in: Study Groups!

When it comes to learning everyone is different, but I certainly find it much easier to get to grips with that pesky statement of financial position when I’m learning in a group of friends. It’s a great way to exchange knowledge, get motivated to study and mutually benefit everyone.

Study groups are great

Study groups are great!

Second up is Office Hours, what on earth are they you ask? Well, each lecturer at the university will have set office hours advertised. This is usually a few hours a week where you can simply drop by their office and question them on that tricky problem you’ve got stuck on. My real tip though is to utilise this time - I spent far to long sitting around not being able to work out problems because I didn’t want to bother my lecturer with my silly problems. It’s really important to remember that’s exactly what they’re there for - so no matter how small your problem, as long as you’ve spent time considering and working on it then just pop along and get it sorted before it comes to exam time! If you really don’t want to head along to their offices, try grabbing them at the end of a lecture or during the break.

Office Hours

 

Third and final is Time. Keep track of it and don’t leave it to the last minute (although we all inevitably will right?). I know I got caught out by the fact that 3 deadlines all fell within 1 week, and didn’t allocate enough time in order to get them all done. Which involved a lot of Red Bull and not much sleep. I’ve certainly learnt for next time!

So there you have it, 3 top tips on not panicking about assignments and in-class tests. Get in groups, utilise office hours, and keep track of time!

Until next time!

Harry.

 

"Surviving" Halls

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📥  Harry, School of Management

Living in halls has to be one of the most talked about subjects when it comes to university and that's because everyone's experience will be different. Not only from university to university but also differences between the different halls available. At Bath that means you could be in a number of different blocks, on or off campus - all have their benefits and disadvantages.

I'm in the perhaps unusual situation of sharing a flat with only two others in a small house of only 36 students (Osborne House in case you want to search it up on the uni's accommodation site). Some of my friends are sharing flats with 20 people with hundreds of students in the same building (Quads) Where you will stay will come down to 2 things: where you would like to stay / what preferences you have and also how early you apply! It's first come first serve so make sure to get your application in very early to ensure you get your first choice accommodation.

The fun bit:

So what's it's actually like to live in halls you ask? Totally awesome I say... If this is your first time living away from home, or even if it's not, then you're going to love it. It's a lot of fun to be living with friends and always having some around to do anything from just having a cuppa and a chat with to going on nights out with. You'll find someone who shares your interests - no matter how obscure. So, just to give you a snapshot I'll highlight two things me and my flatmates have been up to this week!

1. The Walking Dead... For those of you not familiar with this relaxing TV show, it's a dramatic horror series set in a post apocalyptic world where the dead have come back to life leaving a few pathetic humans to wonder round trying not to get eaten. So this week we've been watching an episode every day (we're not addicted, honest) but with one small twist... We've all assigned each other a minor character (you'll soon understand why a major character would be cheating) based on our personalities in real life. The aim of course, to see who can survive through the series the longest! I'm pleased to report (at time of writing) as of episode 5; series 1 I am still going strong, unfortunately so are the others but I will report any updates in future blog posts!

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead

2. Pancakessss. Who doesn't love pancakes right? Everyone loves pancakes so we've made it a flat tradition (of which you will make many- both wonderful and bizarre!) to make pancakes every weekend when we're all in the flat. This is a great way to get everyone together and to chill out at the weekend so make sure to brush up your culinary skills before you come (I hear cake goes down equally well!) So yes, as you can see from the image we were very proud of our efforts.

Pancakes!

Pancakes!

So these are just a few of the many things you can get up to in halls... I hope to be sharing some more halls activities amongst many other university related things very soon!

Until then!
Harry.