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My A-Level Experience – What I Learned

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts since I started, you’ll know that I am currently studying at the University of Leicester. Before that however, like most students planning to study in the U.K do, I completed a 2 year A-Level programme.

And since I grew up on the island of Grand Turk, and the only school offering A-Levels was the British West Indies Collegiate on the island of Providenciales, I had to pack up at the age of 16 and leave the comfort of my parents home for what I later learned would be the worst two years of my entire life. Continue reading My A-Level Experience – What I Learned

U.K. Slang Decoded: For the International Students

Now that I’ve told you guys where I’m from, it’ll probably make a bit more sense to you when I say that U.K. slang was completely foreign to me when I moved there last September. Even though my country is a colony of Britain… the slangs we use are totally different. TOTALLY different.

So in this post, I decided to explain some of the words (have to figure out a few for yourself innit?) I’ve encountered this year, to give those of you moving or thinking about moving to the U.K. to little a bit of a head start.

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Useful Uni Hack #1: Online Grocery Shopping

Eating healthy in uni is hard. And although for some people that may be due to being terrible in the kitchen, for others (like me), it may simply be because of a lack of motivation or time to go to the grocery store. That’s where this helpful little hack comes in. Continue reading Useful Uni Hack #1: Online Grocery Shopping

First Year of Uni? My Tips!

So for those of you that don’t know, I just finished my first year of undergraduate study at the University of Leicester in the U.K. In short form, the past year has been the ultimate roller coaster, from moving to a totally different country (I absolutely love it!) and living all on my own, to making the best friends a girl like me could ever hope for.

In even shorter form, let’s just say my first year was greatness, amazing, phenomenal.. (and every other word in the dictionary with a meaning along these lines).

But for those of you who are probably headed to uni this upcoming fall, you might be a bit apprehensive about the transition from college, especially if that’s paired with moving to a brand new place (whether that be country or city). That’s why I’m sitting down at my desk in the middle of my work day writing this post. Continue reading First Year of Uni? My Tips!