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Back Home Again

Posted on July 20th, 2008 by Stephen

After an unbelievable 10 months away, I returned home at the beginning of July. Sorry for the delay in posting this, it’s been an incredibly hectic couple of weeks seeing family and friends, not to mention settling back in. Packed quite a bit of sightseeing into the final few weeks after semester ended before returning [...]

The end of semester!

Posted on May 24th, 2008 by Stephen

With my last exam completed, the end of semester celebrations have begun. While everyone is pleased to be finished, it’s also sad to have to say goodbye to friends I’ve made throughout the year as they venture on back to their respective cities around England. The unforgettable, fun times that we’ve had together made up [...]

Nearing the end

Posted on April 22nd, 2008 by Stephen

Over the month long easter holiday I had the opportunity to travel around Ireland, Northern Wales, Southern England and Italy. Had an absolutely fantastic time, and managed to pack so much into such a short time. For someone coming from a country with only a few hundred years of (English) history, walking amoungst the Roman [...]

Some observations…

Posted on March 6th, 2008 by Stephen

I’m cross-posting this with my other blog, which has been used so far for travel notes and photos. I’ve kept this one separate and just covered the University and Study Abroad related things here, but if you’re interested in the travel I’ve been up to feel free to check it out here.Here are some of [...]

Lecturers

Posted on March 5th, 2008 by Stephen

Just a small note while I’m working on a larger post, which will be about some of my observations of the unique qualities of British life. Lectures are usually quite helpful when needed, but might need a reminder for any action to take place. Back home I’d hadn’t needed to consult my lecturers much, but [...]

Second Semester in the UK

Posted on February 16th, 2008 by Stephen

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 [...]

Top 5 Post-arrival tips

Posted on December 8th, 2007 by Stephen

With my first semester here in Leeds now over, I’m counting down the days till I fly over for a trip around Europe. Over 25 day’s I’m traveling to The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France and Scotland. I should be spending Christmas in Paris, France and New Years in Edinburgh, Scotland. This’ll be my first [...]

Top 5 Pre-departure tips

Posted on November 18th, 2007 by Stephen

After a suggestion in the comments, I’ve decided to do a series of Top 5′s tips on the different aspects of studying overseas. Thanks for the comments – they’re all pretty helpful. This is a list of my top 5 pre-departure tips. By following these tips, one can easily stay on top of the often [...]

Guy Fawkes Night

Posted on November 5th, 2007 by Stephen

Just got back from Hyde Park in Leeds, where Guy Fawkes Night was being celebrated. Traditionally a huge night all over Britain (along with other countries), it was my first chance to get involved in a traditional event here. It seemed like the whole city had turned out, surrounding a huge bonfire in anticipation of [...]

Mid Semester

Posted on October 23rd, 2007 by Stephen

Time for an update Thing’s are certainly hectic over here now that the mid semester assessment is coming up. I can hardly believe it, but I’ve almost been here for half a semester now. With 4 exams next week, and two other bits of coursework due very soon, I’ve been trying to focus a bit [...]