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Just like starting over

This academic year marked the start of my second year of my part-time MA. Although I have already completed half of my course, this year has been less like the transition between years I experienced as an undergrad, and more like starting over in the same academic department. 456 more words

Student Blogs

Syrian Family of 7 Is Quickly Settled in New Jersey

Despite the vow by Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey not to accept any more Syrian refugees and withhold state financial support, another Syrian refugee family arrived in the state on Monday night. 636 more words

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My first month as a Sheffield student

If I had to sum up my feelings about moving to Sheffield, I’d say I was hopeful but nervous. Excited but terrified. Exciterrified.

Starting my shiny new course, English and Theatre, was a brilliant prospect, but meeting my flatmates, cooking for myself and the inevitability of getting lost gave me the same feeling of dread I get when a friend drags me onto a rollercoaster. 562 more words

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Settling into Costa Rica

We have now been in Costa Rica for 4 nights and things have not quite been what we expected. Unfortunately we had what felt like neighbours from hell in our apartment building. 256 more words


Corner's Deli

We ventured out to Corner’s Deli by Citic Plaza this weekend. We’d been hearing about this Aladdin’s cave of imported wonders for weeks and decided it had to be worth a visit. 359 more words


Grocery Shopping GZ

Just after we arrived in Guangzhou, my employer arranged a grocery shopping trip for new staff to Aeon. This took place on a Tuesday afternoon around 5 o’clock and was definitely one of the most eye-opening experiences I have had since moving to China. 633 more words



sometimes takes you by surprise. . .

It throws you from
your act of balancing
that you’ve done long,

yourself, your life
to compromise. . 61 more words