By Poon Yun Xuan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hello again! It’s been almost 2 months since lessons started, and Reading Week has come and gone. Honestly, where did all the time go?? A few weeks ago, my friends and I decided to make the responsible decision to ignore our growing pile of work and visit Alton Towers Resort over the weekend. I’m such a sucker for amusement parks, so this day trip was right up my alley. In this post I’ll be taking you guys along with me on my day to the theme park!
By Nina Decuignierre (Lille 3 University, France)
I arrived in Manchester on 8th September, coming from Paris Beauvais airport. I will have to be honest, the goodbyes were emotional! However, I just had to remind myself I was incredibly lucky to fly to another country to study for a year, which was so overwhelming but equally exciting!
Studying British law after having been trained in Canadian jurisprudence is fascinating. As an exchange student at the University of Manchester’s School of Law, I have been thrilled to learn that many cases that I studied originally at the University of Toronto were also being taught in a British context. As it is self-evident that Canadian law is functionally built upon fundamental British cases, I have still been pleasantly surprised at the nuances between jurisdictions.
By Divyasree Harikrishnan (University of Queensland, Australia)
Coming into Manchester for the first time, a lot of things were foreign. The streets, the double-decker buses, the weather and the sense of being a complete stranger in a new place, halfway across the world from home.
By Annique Goldschmidts
Nursing Student, Villanova University, United States of America
One month in and slowly adapting to the Mancunian culture. Bathroom has become loo and line has become queue. These may seem like subtle changes, but it is hard for a New Yorker to change that quickly.
By Shannon Mahon (Villanova University, United States of America)
I am not a well-travelled person- well, not yet at least. My life has been limited to my small corner of the world in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. My social circle pre-departure closely reflected this fact- nearly all of my friends hailed from the same area, with travel history about as limited as mine. In choosing to spend my second year of university studying nursing in Manchester, I made a promise to myself. Continue reading