Month: September 2019




Mount Meager- Foreign Fieldwork

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Early on Saturday morning I packed my bags with all my brand new fieldwork gear ( literally brand new- after learning about this fieldtrip on Tuesday  had to go on a shopping spree and buy a coat, a sleeping bag and various other bits and pieces ) before heading off to uni at half 7.
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Summer in Seoul

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Laura Simons

안녕하세요 (an-nyeong-ha-sae-yo!) My name is Laura, I am a 3rd year Neuroscience student and this summer I attended Seoul National University International Summer Programme. Seoul is a vivacious city and the young person’s paradise, with a hundred and one things to see and discover and I will do my best to condense it into a small
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Hiking to Vettakollen

Posted on 22 September 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Since being diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions nine years ago, it is fair to say athletic activity has not been on my agenda. I spent the years leading up to university learning how to manage my conditions to the best of my ability and, in my second year of university, I felt confident
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Staying out of trouble in Italy

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter Italy’s reputation for pizza, pasta and bureaucracy is well known. What people are less aware of are the new visitor-aimed rules and regulations that they have introduced in a bid to combat over-tourism. Having just completed a year studying in Italy, I have become well acquainted with these quirky laws. Their zero-tolerance
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My Homecoming Experience

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

I believed Homecoming was just an American tradition so when I arrived in Canada I was surprised to be surrounded by numerous advertisements for the event. For those that don’t know, Homecoming is the day when the school/university American Football team play their first home game of the season. There are lots of attractions on
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My first month in America

Posted on 16 September 2019 by Katie Hawkins

I’ve now been in Los Angeles for a month, so I thought it was time I shared some of my experiences of living and studying in a different country so far! Read on to find out what I’ve been getting up to in the last month! I’ll be honest and tell you that the first
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Class Differences- Adjusting to Canadian Courses

Posted on 13 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Today marks the end of my first full week of classes at UBC. I have noticed some major differences in teaching/learning styles between the UK and Canada. I’ve listed 5 main differences I have noticed so far. Interactive lectures My lectures are in small classrooms with drop-down screens; the lecturers walk around, engaging with students,
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First Week

Posted on 12 September 2019 by Luchia Pontone

Student Card for my new uni Today I had my first meeting to get my student card it was a bit of a hectic day because I forgot my purse and also two of the required documents needed to obtain my student card. Here you need confirmation of your home university this can be your
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American VISAs 101

Posted on 3 September 2019 by Katie Hawkins

So you’ve been offered a place to study abroad in America! That’s great, but once the excitement has worn off you may start to worry about getting an American VISA. That’s why I’m going to explain the process that I went through to get my VISA to hopefully make the process a little less stressful for you!
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