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  • Pique, tref, cœur,carreux - card suits

    This means respectively: spade, club, heart, diamond. I learned this playing a drinking game with my housemates and his four friends that are visiting us. We were playing a game where you had to guess what suit a card was,...

  • Living in Woodland Court

    Aside from applying for uni itself, applying for accommodation is the most stressful experience of uni preparation- at least it was for me! I live in Woodland Court, and thought it would be good to offer a little personal insight...

  • Campus: coffee shop and study space tour

    As a keen participant of café culture, I’ve been eager to try out the coffee shops on campus since arriving. My budget has not. But with deadlines looming I’ve been getting very bored of sitting in my room on my...

  • Un parasseux - a sloth

    This means (in a noun form) “sloth”. I learnt this because I spent some of my day watching nature videos about sloths and reading Life of Pi. I’ve always really liked sloths and it’s nice to read about things you’re...

  • Fiche de Lecture - synopsis

    I spent a lot of work today on my Fiche de Lecture, for my Master’s course in European studies. It’s hard to know what a French university wants of you in terms of essays because they do it very differently...

  • S'engorger

    To become clogged. I found this lovely piece of information when I returned to mundane life after a perfect time in Madrid to find a sink blocked in the bathroom. Half a bottle of bleach and some new vocabulary later,...

  • Year Abroad II – working in a local language school

    Fécamp, Normandy, France.                                                                          ...

  • Moving into and being in Student Accommodation - Westwood

    So the point arrives, you have got into uni and found out which flat you are in. Your mind is filled with ideas- What will it be like? How many people will be in my flat? Will they steal my...

  • Atterrissage d'urgence - emergency landing

    Today, I went to lectures as normal and then to the airport to catch my flight to Madrid to see my boyfriend. I arrived about 3 hours early because I’m far too keen about these things… After I’d checked in,...

  • Getting into the flow: essays, reports, and the struggle to concentrate

    I am in my 6th week of university. One assessed essay behind me, two reports due next week, two group presentations to perform, more assessments to come and unfortunately, I’d say I have not yet got into the flow of...