Mark Sweeney

Mark Sweeney

Hey! I'm Mark, a third year Pharmacy student at Cardiff. This blog is a diary of sorts, to keep track of what I've been up to while on my Erasmus placement in Regensburg in from June to August 2015.


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So Long

Posted on 19th August 2015 by

The last week in the labs was fun. For the last week, I’ve had to write a report, detailing the work that I have done at the labs, and the results that we found. The report is done, a lot longer than I anticipated. On my last day, I also had to present my results
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Time Is Dancing

Posted on 3rd August 2015 by

My time in Regensburg is coming to an end; this is the last proper weekend that I’ll spend here. Most of my flatmates go home every weekend, so often I am the only one who is in the flat. Being the only Erasmus student in my halls, I’ve spent quite a bit of time solo. The
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About Regensburg

Posted on 30th July 2015 by

I’ve realised that, despite spending almost two months here, I’ve still yet to really talk about the city of Regensburg. Regensburg is a small city, in the south of Germany, in the region of Bavaria. It is about an hour and a half away from Munich. It is home to about 140,000 people, 25,000 of
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Munich

Posted on 29th July 2015 by

Since I last spoke a lot has been happening. First and foremost, my friend Michael came to visit. He flew in from Manchester on Wednesday, and he too was equally impressed by Singapore Airlines. We spent a few days together, where he visited Regensburg before spending the weekend in Munich. I was in the lab on
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Hamburg

Posted on 14th July 2015 by

This weekend, I met up with Yaw (who is in Gothenburg, Sweden) and Chris (who is in Munich), in Hamburg. It was about 11 hours travel for each of us – it took me 12 hours by coach, which was no small feat, but it was fantastic to see them! Firstly, this was a stop
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Plage

Posted on 7th July 2015 by

These last few days have been incredibly hot and also a lot of fun! On Friday, it was about 36º, so we finished half day at the lab; it was too hot to work. I went for lunch with the staff in the department to the pizzeria at the university. Later on that day, Fiona came
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Regens-hot.

Posted on 2nd July 2015 by

Here we are, in July. The weather here is insane; I feel like I’m meting! The weather has been about 30-35º daily, and it is set only to get hotter. I’ve been more in the lab this week, and given a lot more responsibility. Last week, I was shown how a tissue sample is taken,
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Liverpool by night.

Home

Posted on 29th June 2015 by

This week, I’ve been in the lab. It turns out that I will be completing a research project, writing it up and then doing a speech on it! I can’t help but feel a little daunted, but I’ve been told that it’s not as bad as it sounds. Time will tell… It’s been a busy
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Budapest

Posted on 23rd June 2015 by

The trip to Bratislava was really cool. First of all, the boat – this was it! It kind of flew across the water. It was smooth and quick – there should be more like them. Also, when I was waiting for the boat, I was in a queue of five people. Three of them were from
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Dear Vienna

Posted on 19th June 2015 by

It’s been a long time since my last entry! This past week has flown by. I started working in the lab this week. My supervisor, Andrea, and everyone else in the department is really helpful and have made me feel so welcome. Also, their English is really good which is a massive help, considering my lack of German!
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