Making friends and social life

  • Week 7 and it's all starting to make sense!

    Hello all! In my first blog post, I talked about settling in to life on placement and although I did settle in really quickly, I wouldn’t say that has been compleeetely straightforward. For the first few weeks I felt a...

  • What the Year Abroad Means for Lower Income Students

    Hi all, I’m Sauri and I study Politics and Spanish with a year abroad! In this first blog post, I would like to address the preconceptions, stereotypes and expectations associated with the year abroad. I think the principal stereotype associated...

  • The Big Move

    Hello! I'm Helen, a psychology student on placement working as a study coordinator at the Child Attachment, Relationships and Emotion (CARE) Lab based at Pomona College. In these blogs I hope to provide some insight on living in California, the...

  • My first month at Microsoft!

    Hi everyone! I’m really excited to have a record of my  placement year at Microsoft by writing these blogs, and I hope it makes for good reading too. I secured my placement at Microsoft in February 2018 after an initial...

  • How to survive your first day of placement

    I'm Laura, and I am finishing my third week at my placement in an NHS psychiatric hospital. I was a first year blogger back in 2016, and will now be blogging about my experience on an unpaid placement this year, hopefully...

  • The End of Bath Time

    I remember collecting my library card during Freshers’ Week 2014 and glancing at the expiry date. July 2018 seemed like a lifetime away, with four gruelling years lined up ahead of me. I could not have been more wrong. It...

  • Bath- A Night Club Tour

    Now alcohol and clubbing really aren’t for everyone. I have plenty of friends at uni who’d much rather opt for a night in, and that’s fine. But pretty much every time I told someone that I was going to Bath...

  • A Social life: having one and funding it!

    University is definitely not all about work and study, it is so important to have fun and to take some time out from studying. I’ve loved the social side of university so far and I hope I can give you...

  • The importance of living it up and having a social life (even if you're a master’s student)

    Panic. Only four weeks into my master’s course and I can see it in the faces of my fellow peers. The moment when we ask “what have we gotten ourselves in to”? Surely choosing to do an undergraduate degree is...

  • Bath Snowsports Ski Trip 2016

    As you probably know by now the University of Bath has a week’s holiday (inter-semester break or ISB) at the end of semester one (September-January) in the last week of January before semester two (February-May) begins. It’s a chance to...