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48 hours in Wroclaw

Picture this – we’re sitting in my room late one evening armed with our laptops and various flight booking websites, trying to compete with each other on who could get the cheapest flight to somewhere in Europe. What was the result? We booked tickets to Wrocław, Poland for £45 return. Finally, for three days I …

Storm Doris

Well I haven’t blogged for a while ever since being caught up with the whirlwind that was exams and then a busy start to the semester with my dissertation, but I have found a calm within the storm to relax for a bit and reflect on the last few weeks. Speaking of storms, that storm …

Why Learn A Language?

Without wanting to sound like a cringy phrase from a personal statement, I have a passion for languages. I study English and German and this year I’ve been taking evening classes in Spanish with the Language Centre. As you probably know, modern language learning in the UK is declining rapidly, with language departments dwindling in …

Spending the summer in Notts? Be a tourist!

It’s rather an English tradition that, come summer, students flock back to the nest for a few months instead of sticking around their university town. A Dutch friend of mine found this bizarre and confusing – why would you want to go back to your parents’ place? (Aside from cheaper living costs, of course…) For …

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”

So its 3:23am, perfect time for a blog post right? So I’m sat here in bed, armed with my phone and my tiny keyboard – 가자! Through a combination of talking about my travel experiences with a friend, and reading another blog* which had been recommended to me, I was inspired to finally write this …

How the EU enriched my degree

It’s no secret, I am a Europhile. Since I was a child, annual trips to France were the highlight of my summer. As soon as I got the chance, I took up French so that I could understand what my family and their friends across the stream were chatting about – 10 years later, I’ve …

5 Tips for Travelling by Plane

Reading the “5 Top Tips for Train Travel” blog by Amy I was inspired to write this post. While I am not an expert at air travel, I have done my fair share of long-haul flights to head back to my home country; Malaysia. Here are some of the ways I ensure I have the smoothest …

5 Top Tips for Train Travel

Once Upon a Time I was a very naive student who thought that taking the train would be a simple task, you get on at one stop and then off at the other – but I turned out to be very wrong. Taking the train is an art form, a craft that I have developed through …

Slovenia: 8 Reasons You Should Visit

With my last Easter holiday break having come and gone, I thought it was wise that I took a break from revision to travel to a new country. I headed to the sunny side of the Alps a.k.a Slovenia. Don’t know where it is? Neither did I until I booked this holiday. It’s a small country nestled between …

My UoN highlights: #1 Learning a Language

As third year draws to a reluctant (and panicky) end, more and more I find my nostalgic finalist self wistfully reminiscing upon the highlights of my years at UoN. One of the most fun and most important experiences of my studenthood has been learning Dutch. We English are famed for only speaking, well… English. And not even …