This post is the second in my weekly series where I write about topics that nearly stopped me going on my year abroad and how they have shaped my experience for the better or the worse. This week I am talking about my relationship. One of the first things I ever told my boyfriend, Sam, Read more
This blog is going to be the first in a weekly series. Each week I will write about topics that nearly stopped me going on my year abroad and how they have shaped my experience for the better or the worse. I knew before I came to Canada that I wanted to write this particular Read more
As hectic uni life took over my blogs had to take a step back but now it’s a new term and I am so excited to get going again! Before I started at UBC I wrote a piece on what I was most and least looking forward to, I thought I would write an update Read more
Today I embarked on my second (likely my final) fieldtrip here in Vancouver. I really enjoyed writing about my previous fieldtrip, and you seemed to enjoy reading it so why not write about today too! Like last time we left UBC at 8am- a struggle for me as my beloved Aston Villa kicked off at Read more
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. Read more
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 Read more
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, Read more
Saturday I left Vancouver Airport at 3pm on Saturday. It didn’t take much more than half an hour to get to UBC and I was checked in my room by 4. I quickly unpacked and decorated my room as much as I could before I met my new flatmates; then, we got some Korean food Read more
I am known to be very anxious at airports and after talking to others sharing my flight, I realised I am not alone. Here are my top tips on a stress-free airport experience! 1. Arrive early There is nothing worse than being in a rush especially in a stressful environment. I recommend arriving at the Read more
It’s now just over a day until I embark on my journey to Vancouver- I have contemplated the parts I am most looking forward to as well as those I am definitely not. Here’s my top 10 fears and cheers for going abroad. Cheers last so it doesn’t get too depressing! Fears (In no particular Read more
One of my major inspirations for studying Geology was the opportunity to travel- this dream has finally come true! This is due to some very hard work and a pinch of good luck. My A-Levels weren’t what I expected, and I ended up at Cardiff through clearing (best thing that ever happened to me) so Read more
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