Thinking of studying abroad?

So I was lucky enough to be offered an exchange at the University of Adelaide in Australia for the first Semester of my final year of my BSc Population and Geography degree at the University of Southampton. Firstly I was apprehensive of accepting this and was therefore choosing between Adelaide and Amsterdam (very different I…

Week 16: SWOTVAC week

After a mad week celebrating the end of the semester we were all brought back down to reality pretty quickly coming Monday morning. I had the release of my take home exam for one of my Geography modules coming out tomorrow morning at 9am. Luckily this week was SWOTVAC week so there were no contact hours…

Week 15: End of Semester Celebrations

Another week and another week of uni work but it was okay because I was handing in my last assignment on Wednesday so that meant all my deadlines would be over then it was the exams to go! After a long blues Monday we all headed to the Union Hotel to devour the $6 pizzas…

Week 14: The library=my second home

This week I unfortunately wasn’t able to escape the library with final deadlines looming and exams forthcoming so for some serious library motivation we planned our last big night out on Friday before everyones assignments and exams get too crazy. But for now it was back to the library day dreaming of the day where we…

Week 13: Studying made easy Down Under

After a weekend full of birthday celebrations it was back to the library to get going with my extending list of deadlines. Myself and a few friends seemed to walk through the hub just at the right time when a huge display of free sweets from PWC were being put out. As expected we looked over…

Week 12: Birthday Bonanza

So this week was a heatwave in Adelaide with temperatures hitting 40 degrees and it being the first week back to uni after spring break meant we unfortunately spent the week in the library! But at the weekend we had three of our groups birthday in a row so we had a big weekend to look…

Week 11: Fraser Island, Noosa and Brisbane

East Coast trip continued… We woke up from a surprisingly good sleep on our first night on Fraser Island even if I did sleep on a rock and wake up to realise Taylor and Dries had sleeping mats under their sides of the tent…my fault for asking for the middle. First stop was at Indian head…

Week 10 : Touring the Whitsunday Islands & Fraser Island

The journey to Airlie beach was a long 12 hours with stops on the way in the middle of the night which made it even more tiring but with reclining chairs, usb sockets and my cuddle buddy Taylor it wasn’t so bad. Oh forgetting the part where I locked myself in the bus toilet and…

Week 9: Roll on East Coast trip!!

This week was a busy one chaotically trying to finish all my deadlines whilst getting myself reading to head off on Thursday morning to Cairns. The early week was spent as expected living in the library and in front of my laptop screen. One of my deadlines for my module ‘Globalisation, Justice and a crowded…

Week 8: Taste the rainbow

So I’ve been a bit quiet on here recently due to a busy few weeks but I’m back and have a lot to share of what I’ve been up to!!  The week leading up to spring break was full of long library days with multiple assignments due before I went away and some due during my time…

Week 7: Royal Adelaide Show Adventures

Spring has sprung!! The week started off beautifully resulting in us all heading home from uni in the afternoon to do work on the balcony whilst catching some rays. On Tuesday there was a big fire in the CBD which turned out to be just on the corner from our accommodation. It was a pretty big…

Week 6: Making the last week of Australian ‘Winter’ count

It’s been a great week here in Radelaide especially since its the last week of Winter, hoorah! The week started off very nicely finding out I won a competition at my accommodation Urbanest and won a $100 visa card! The competition was for the best photo of how we are using their new renovations and…