Navigating the Spanish Night Out (in 6 easy steps)

Step 1: Preparation is key – eat. This is pretty standard for any night out, but it’s pretty important to eat a carby meal before drinking copious amounts of gin. We had a huge bowl of pasta at around 7

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The road ahead…

I am now at the start of the second semester, and I cannot believe how quickly my time has been passing since I have been here. All of a sudden I can feel my mind-set has changed. I previously counted

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The road that got me here…

I am finally here in the land of dreams near the hills of stars. It has been a journey and a half to get here to embark upon my year abroad, which is only just beginning. It hasn’t been the

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My experience at CERN [Part 1]

CERN, in Geneva, Switzerland, is famously home to the LHC: the biggest particle accelerator and black hole generator in the world. Each year, three lucky Southampton MPhys students spend a year with one of CERN’s research groups working on a

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Penn State reflection

It’s been a few months since I came back home from my semester abroad. Due to the absence of January exams (I did my finals in Penn State), I had plenty of time to reflect on my experience.   In short:

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Top 10 Tips for Surviving Exchange

Do some research on the country you’re heading to: Doing some research on the potential countries you could head too is always a good idea. It gives you a great overview of where you might want to apply and will get

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