Brexit and its impact on my future

What are your plans for after university, Nele? I get asked this question a lot. Especially now I’m back in my hometown for the summer and everybody knows I’m only one year away from graduating university. Do I want to get a job straight away? Get a master degree? Move back to the Netherlands? What […]

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My favorite video games

As I kid I loved video games. From online games like runescape and neopets to playing Mario kart on the wii with my sisters. Near the end of my high school career and the start of my higher education – dropping out of my first course, taking a gap year and then moving to England […]

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How I edit my instagram photos

Out of all social media platforms, instagram is by far my favourite. I love seeing all the creativity that is put into making sure your feed looks good, your pictures show personality and being able to engage with your followers in such a great way. I’ve been on instagram with a personal account for years, […]

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My Cruelty Free Skincare Routine

As long as I’ve been using make-up and skincare products I’ve made sure I only bought from brands that don’t test on animals. I just don’t see why animals would have to suffer for something as silly as cosmetics!? By not buying any cosmetic products that are tested on animals, I make sure that I […]

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The resources I use to learn Japanese

Almost a year ago I started taking Japanese classes at my university. I already had some basic knowledge from self-study but the “pressure” of having deadlines helps me revise much better than having to do it all by myself. Also having a Japanese native teaching me the things I find difficult saves me a lot […]

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University room tour ’16/’17

In July I moved out of my student hall/dorm room into a little house that I started renting with four of my best friends here in Manchester. It’s amazing to be able to live with friends instead of random people and share a bathroom, living room and kitchen with them instead. My bedroom in our […]

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Picking the right language course

Learning a foreign language is a lot of fun, but can be very difficult to practice without being able to speak to native speakers.  Also learning a new language in a classroom environment for a couple of hours every week might help with your basic knowledge, but there’s a limit to what you can learn […]

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Learning Japanese

I am studying Japanese! Yes, the language that seems so difficult associated with anime and sushi. On top of my normal English and Creative Writing degree course I take extra Japanese classes as my university provides them and I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to learn Japanese from a Japanese teacher. I’ve […]

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How I improve my English

Surprise; English is my second language. Okay, maybe not a surprise. I still make mistakes and even though I speak English fluently, I still have to work hard to broaden my vocabulary and improve my language skills. During high school I followed English, French and German as foreign languages. I sucked at the, not going […]

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How I got into English university

Studying abroad for a semester or one academic year is quite a common thing nowadays. Doing your fulltime degree abroad is a different story. And yet here I am, finished my third year in England and my second year at English university doing an English and Creative Writing degree. It’s been quite difficult at times […]

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