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10 minute breaks for when you have too much work to do

Yesterday on a revision break* I walked around campus with my flatmate and spent far too long posing for photos with the NOTTINGHAM sign and discovering hidden gardens. Whilst it was such a well-needed break from the stress of revision, it got me thinking that I need to find some shorter revision breaks, that don’t …

“Home” for the holidays

Christmas break has arrived! It’s the first holiday for first years; a time when every fresher has to grapple with one simple (or, not so simple) word: home. Many students say they’re going ‘home for the holidays’, meaning that they’ll be returning to their parents’ or family’s house. Yet confusion then arises in what to …

We Meat Once Again

So this past Friday my parents flew in to the UK to visit my sister and I over Easter break. Needless to say I am now being spoiled rotten. My mom has not stopped cooking since she got here and my sister and I haven’t stopped eating. The deliciousness included Malaysian chicken curry and Bak …

Top tips for student holidays: German escapades part 2!

So this is my second post about my student holiday in Germany, and I have some important news…   Lol. Only joking! However although I didn’t get engaged I did have lovely time so I’ve but together a few lists of the fun stuff we did – I hope you enjoy!   My top tips …

Guten Tag: a student holiday to Germany

Hallo!┬áSprecken zie English? “Nein” … Bitte? Pretty bitte with cherries on top?   *awkward silence*   Ok so I’ve been on a post-exams trip to Germany. It was awesome. But people tend to assume I’m a local and I did 8 weeks of German 9 years ago. So obviously I’m fluent. My German = rude …

A Postcard from Slough

Lugging my heavy pink flowery bag to campus on Thursday may have implied that I was headed somewhere exotic after my afternoon seminar. Well, you would be right. I got straight on a bus to head to the train station and my destination was the one and only (drum roll please)…Slough! Okay, so not really …