Month: June 2017


LingoMap: My career prospects

Posted on 30 June 2017 by Emily Seaborne

Quelle horreur! I can’t believe that my Year Abroad is over! It has flown by so fast and I have learnt so much in the 7 months I have spent living in the South of France. Not only have I vastly improved my language skills but also my knowledge and awareness of French culture. Although
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Surfing Heat Waves

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Conor White

There’s been a heat wave back at home, 29⁰C and everyone is complaining, here we worked in 41⁰C heat on Tuesday with no escape! David’s heat tolerance in the field surpasses ours but even he felt ‘like a chicken baking in the oven’ (Buchs et. al 2017). But we did find what could be a
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Faulty science

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Conor White

Following the historical trail ‘Camino de Cruces’ we hiked through the rainforest, a first for many of us; we ventured there in order to investigate quaternary faulting, which may have significant implications for the Panama Canal as the fault cuts the ACP’s new locks. Much to David’s frustration the original map had no coordinates and
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Lingo Map: Careers and Employability

Posted on 27 June 2017 by Molly Timmons

It’s official. My year abroad is (pretty much) officially over. I’ve had the most amazing year of my life and now it’s time to get back to the normality (and scary prospect of final year) in Britain. I was in the UK for just under two weeks after getting back from Portugal, and now I’m
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Lingomap: Erasmus over…What next?

Posted on 25 June 2017 by Melissa Tavares

Hola a todos! Wow, so we’ve come to my last blog! My year abroad is over and I could not be sadder, I have had such great time both in Toulouse and Granada, I have gained amazing friends (whom I cannot wait to visit already), I’ve seen amazing places and have had an incredible experience
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So, what’s next?

Posted on 22 June 2017 by Liam Barrett

And we’re done! As of 2nd June 2017, I have finished my year abroad. Having first left for Belgium on 25th August 2017, I have spent a little over nine months and two weeks living abroad. Undoubtedly, the Year abroad is a worthwhile experience, regardless of where you do it, you will see places you
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Coring and Exploring

Posted on 19 June 2017 by Conor White

Our first day in the field was an introduction in order to understand and recognise the major rock formations along the Gaillard Cut part of the canal. We travelled from North to South, moving up through the stratigraphic units along the canal. Some of our favourites were the ignimbrites and a fossiliferous ash deposit. The
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Reflections at the end of my Erasmus

Posted on 18 June 2017 by Simona Dundova

So many things happened in the last couple of months that I haven’t had the time to write about each and every experience. That is why I am using this opportunity to summarise some of them and share my feelings less than two weeks before I leave Valencia. Spending the whole academic year as an
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Exploring Panama City

Posted on 16 June 2017 by Conor White

Two flights after leaving Cardiff, travelling first to Paris and then across the Atlantic, we arrived in Panama. Having settled into the accommodation provided by the Panama Canal Authorities (ACP), we found our way around the immediate locality and explored the old town as well as visiting the historical museum of the Canal and discovered
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What next?..

Posted on 7 June 2017 by Harriet Codd

Well, well, well. We have reached our final post in the LingoMap program. I hope you have all enjoyed these blogs and can at least take something away from each of them! Now that us university students have come to the end of our blessed Year Abroad (how time flies!), it’s now back to reality and
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