To drink alcohol or not to drink alcohol, is a question that runs through my mind way too often. I don’t know if I want to drink. Personally, I don’t feel like it. Socially I do. In a way, coming to a university in the UK was a mistake. The drinking culture is crazy. People drink to get drunk. The end. A There’s more for you to read!
All around campus boxes have appeared. I see more parents than ever and slowly, the campus is getting emptier. 9 Months of university have passed and it is time for everyone to move on. It is time for everyone to go home. Somewhere around the beginning of April, I more or less started living in a different flat than There’s more for you to read!
Every year there’s a summer ball at the end of the academic year. The ball was kind of ridiculously expensive but I figured I would want to go at least once during my university time and if I were to go now I would know whether it’s worth it for the coming years. Back in September I stayed in while my entire There’s more for you to read!
Penbryn is located at the centre of campus. Most of my classes are at a 5-minute walking distance, which is incredibly convenient. TaMed Da, the restaurant is downstairs in the same building as our sleeping residences. There is a small communal area on each floor for all of the hallways of that floor together. There’s more for you to read!
‘Do you remember when we won superteams??’ was the chant that echoed in one’s ear if in the company of one of the members of our team: ‘Our drinking team has a football problem.’ On Monday afternoon, most of us had a hangover or were still drunk from the previous night of celebration for winning what seems to be the There’s more for you to read!
‘Are you okay?’ I’m not here. I’m not here. ‘She’s asleep.’ ‘Malou?’ I can’t hear you. I can’t hear you right now. From the other side of the counter, she gives me a smile. As I stand there in the middle of the room she picks up her cup and walks There’s more for you to read!
Back in 2015, I intended to write a post about what freshers week was like. It might be a little bit late now, but I like to so that I can save the memory. Looking back at the pictures from that week our haircuts all seem a little bit shorter and all our faces look that little bit younger. It There’s more for you to read!
When I came to university I was afraid that I would not be able to live up to the standards of academic work. Like most, I was also afraid that I might not make any friends and at the same time, I had the slight fear of having chosen a course that I wouldn’t like after all. Then once I There’s more for you to read!
On the 8th of November, I heard the first Christmas song in our flat. Halloween decorations were removed from doors and replaced by Christmas decorations instead. For one, people like Christmas a lot, but on the other hand, since the vacation period started quite early we could not afford to wait too long to celebrate it. James organised our very own There’s more for you to read!
Activities week was basically a 3-day lasting ‘week’ in which we got to try out different sports and societies. You could choose between sports ranging from underwater hockey to lacrosse and to basketball, but I had already set my eyes on football. Since football only took up 2 of my choices, I also tried out tennis, running and gave the There’s more for you to read!
In the last post before my 3-month break, I talked about stress. It turned out that the stress became too much for my body to handle and I became ill right a day before I had to leave. I felt so miserable that I had no choice but to lie in bed and mum finished packing for me. We left There’s more for you to read!
Like I once did, you must have figured out that you want to study in the UK. That is great! But here comes the next question… where do you want to study? If you know what you want to study that’s a good point to start. Every year The Guardian publishes a new university guide league table for a lot of There’s more for you to read!
Including today, there are only 12 days left until I move from this rainy country to the other. Needless to say, it is about time to start packing and our little ‘scavenger hunt’ for supplies is well on its way. The first thing my mum knew to find was the bedding. The accommodation only provides the frame of a bed There’s more for you to read!
Mid-September I will be moving to Aberystwyth to start an undergraduate study in Creative Writing. One of the reasons I ended up choosing to study in the UK and in Wales specifically is because their government enables you to loan the entire tuition fee for the study. The difference between studying in Wales and, for example in England, is that There’s more for you to read!