Hi, there! My name's Emma and I'm a student on the Modern Languages & European Studies (French & German) course. Originally from the Isle of Man, I'm a proud Northerner, Latin & Ballroom dancer and my guilty pleasure is undoubtedly cheese, chips & gravy.
A Final Year’s Thoughts: Surprising Realisations About Bath
Nearly five years ago, I rocked up with an oversized suitcase as an excited, yet somewhat naïve fresher, outside one of the five accommodation blocks that make up Quads on campus (why five rather than four blocks, as the name...
Why I used the Careers Service every year – not just in Final Year!
When I first started my degree in Modern Languages, I had my heart set on a high-flying career in accountancy. Every time I did a career quiz, accountancy was always near the top of the suggested list – and I...
Why I chose to study Languages at Bath
Growing up, I had several childhood dreams, from being an astronaut to appearing on MasterChef. One dream that remained unchanged, however, was to become fluent in French. Right from my very first French lesson at the age of 7, I...
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