After returning from a fantastic holiday, I came to realise how much Leeds now feels like home. While traveling around Europe was great, it was a relief to return, relax and catch up with friends. A couple of days after returning it was straight into exams. Probably one of the most intense exam blocks I’ve had during University, with 7 exams across the two week period. By the end of it I was exhausted, but fairly pleased with how it went. I think it’s unusual for a student here to have so many exams since a lot of the domestic student’s modules stretch across 2 semesters, allowing them to be examined at the end.
Last week we attended a function a the university for students who were from Australia, and those studying there in the next semester. It was a great chance to meet up with students from Leeds coming to the University of Queensland (about 20!), and they got to ask loads of questions regarding accommodation, the city and uni. Since then they’ve set up a facebook group to stay in touch, something I’d highly recommend if you know anyone else doing the same exchange program as you.
The next semester is now underway, starting a few days after the exams finished. It looks to be a good semester, with interesting subjects and a bit less study load. I haven’t done any further travel since the semester started up, but hope to see more of the UK soon. Over the Easter break I’m planning on traveling to Wales, Ireland and Italy. Should be great fun, and there’s always plenty more to do before heading back home in July.