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  • On Missing Home(s)

    My parents and my sister recently visited me, so I had a good occasion to reflect on homesickness. Maybe it’s a bit arrogant, but I consider myself an expert on the matter, first as an Italian student living in the...

  • A Moment of Peace

    This Saturday morning made a welcome change as rather than languish in the after effects of unmoderated wine consumption, I enjoyed the simple pleasure of waking early and going to the market. Walking past the picturesque stalls made me realise...

  • Surviving the exam period at Bath!

    Examinations. That dreaded, dreaded time of the year when students have to swap clubbing for revising, laughing for sobbing and their mojitos for coffee. Exam-season is never fun for anyone, but what’s different about university exams in contrast to exams...

  • Adventures in the Netherlands

    I struggled for breath as my body was in free fall. Some people apparently hate this feeling when a plane descends. I loved it. It almost felt like the thrill of a roller coaster, and I was a kid again...

  • Second Year Mouse Project

    Semester 2 for the Department of Engineering at the University of Bath was always going to be busy, but I never expected it to be quite as varied and exciting as it has turned out to be! At the start...

  • Ellie & Roisin's year at SHPI

      BASES Student Conference 2016 Just before Easter we travelled across the country to Bangor, Wales for this years BASES student conference. This involved two days of talks by leading sports scientists, workshops and short student presentations. This was a great opportunity...

  • Why I accepted my Bath offer

    Making that final choice in your mind about where you’re going to be studying/living for the next 3/4 years is probably the most significant decision you will have to make during your school years. You’ve been in school for almost...

  • Exploring the beautiful city of Bath!

    Being at university in Bath has the amazing advantage of living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country (an opinion shared by many). If you’re not already sold by the University of Bath, then the city should...

  • New research and eccentric commuters !

    Placement Blog 8 This is my 8th blog about my placement year at London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In UK. Behavioural Insights… For the last couple of weeks I have been lucky to be involved in another area of...

  • How to stay active at university, even if you hate sport

    As a student here at the University of Bath, I would say that the most heard statements are as follows: ‘Which sport do you do?’, ‘Who’s holding the pre-drinks?’ and ‘I should probably clean my room’. The former is a...