Well. I hadn’t envisioned writing this last blog post on an evening train from London to Sheffield, powered by nothing other than Irn Brun and my intense hatred of the British rail system, but sometimes events take things out of

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Perth, WA: The One Where I Play Tour Guide


Much like in my first semester, the weeks prior to my study break were enlivened by the arrival of visitors from back home. This time it came in the form of a family visit, though slightly staggered as my Mum

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Perth, WA: The One Where I Do a Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Impression


Returning to Australia presented a few different challenges to when I first moved in July 2016. Most people know what they’re in for when they return to uni from break, but for me there was one significant change. Having spent

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Perth, WA: The One Where I Go Home, and Then Get Out Of My Depth


There will be people who tell you that going on a year abroad is nothing more than a six-month/year long holiday. I would refute that allegation, but this blog entry is not going to back me up on this. I

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Life in Adelaide


Since I returned from Australia everyone keeps asking ‘So what’s university like in Australia? Is it really different?’ and to tell the truth, no. It is, on the whole, very similar to studying in the UK. However, the more I

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Arriving At My New Home

ESN Trip to Granite Island

Leaving home to study abroad, whether it be for a Summer program, a semester abroad or a year abroad, is an experience like nothing else. Although I had essentially ‘left home’ ten months earlier when I moved from the town

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